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Lightbulb Night: Thurs 5th May 2016

BeerCodeDesign and Nerd Nights merged last year to form Lightbulb Nights but we still think it's important to remember where we came from. So we're going to be celebrating the Nerd Nights 4th Birthday. Time: 5:30pm on Thursday, 5th May 2016 Place: 3rd Floor, Digital Greenhouse, Market Square The speakers we've got lined up are: Dennis Stoller - Accelerator Physics: Really big experiments with unbelievably small particles. How does it apply to every-day life? Lucy Witham - Technology in Education: Lucy is the Education Development Officer for Learning Technologies in the Education Department of the States. Undertaking ed-tech research into play, passion and purpose, for both students and staff. Exploring and developing digital competency and strategy across teaching and learning. Cake: It's not a birthday without cake! 🎂 🎉 🍰 We’ll be finishing at Digital Greenhouse around 7:30pm but Lightbulb Night always goes on at nearby pub which is now our chosen Golden Lion pub on the Market Square from 7:30/8:00 onwards. Hope to see you there, Marcel, Adrian, et al. In case you don't know where it is, the Digital Greenhouse can be found above Edinburgh Woolen Mill (just along from Guille-Allès Library:

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Lightbulb Night: Thurs 7th Apr 2016

The line up for the next Lightbulb Night, on Thursday 7th April, is taking shape. As usual we'll be meeting at the Digital Greenhouse from 5:30pm with talks starting at 6:00pm. Newmotion As a small island we can benefit from EV technology very easily as the vehicles are ideally suited to stop start driving. Find out more about the new Guernsey based startup called Newmotion which specialises in the supply of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. My (other) life in elearning Adrian Bott has been involved in the elearning space for decades and has seen it continuously evolve. Come find out more and get Adrian's thoughts on where this will go next. LetsMakeGames After 2 successful global game jams, a number of the participants are keen to grow a game creating community within the Channel Islands. Any interest? What would it look like? What do we need to put in place? Come join in the discussion. 1 other exciting topic to be confirmed More details to follow! We’ll be finishing at Digital Greenhouse at 7:30pm but Lightbulb Night always goes on at nearby pub which is now our chosen Golden Lion pub on the Market Square from 7:30/8:00 onwards. Hope to see you there, Marc, Adrian, et al. In case you don't know where it is, the Digital Greenhouse can be found above Edinburgh Woolen Mill (just along from Guille-Allès Library:

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Tools & Resources: March 2016

At the March 2016 Lightbulb Night we decided to try something new, following comments from a previous Lightbulb Night. We opened up the floor for anyone to pitch in with ideas a suggestions of tools and resources that they find useful. As the main talks of the evening were maker related, it's unsurprising that the suggestions that came out followed along that theme. For those that were unable to make the event, or have forgotten what was suggested, here is the list (in almost random order): Engineers Edge - where designers, engineers and manufacturing professionals (and amateurs!) can quickly find a variety of information to aid in the solution of typical and complex technical problems: http://engineersedge.com/ Hackaday- Hackaday serves up Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet. Our playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts (the good kind of hacks, not the bad): https://hackaday.com Make: - Maker Media is a global platform for connecting Makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Make serves a growing community of Makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology.: http://makezine.com/ instructables - Share what you make: http://www.instructables.com/ Guille-Allès Library - far more than just dead trees: http://www.library.gg/ Tello - free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone: https://trello.com/ LastPass - Stop wasting time writing, remembering, and resetting passwords. Only remember one master password, and keep the rest locked up and easy-to-find in the LastPass password manager: https://lastpass.com/ GWX Control Panel -…

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Lightbulb Night: Thurs 3th Mar 2016

How is it March already? What happened to February and January? Join us for another night of innovation, ideas and learning at the Digital Greenhouse from 5:30pm, followed by animated networking and beers at the Golden Lion pub, now owned and run by our friends at the White Rock Brewery. This month we have our core members back talking about some fab subjects: Raspberry Pi 101 - an express lesson with Marcel Lenormad, the quintessential Guernsey maker and tinkerer who has been self-learning this fascinating new piece of tech revolutionising DIY computer/gadget making. 3D printing basics and summary of Maker Week with Adrian Ritchie - this is a postponement of Adrian's talk from the last meetup and perfectly timed after a whole week of Making that took place at the Digital Greenhouse recently. Learn the 3D basics, see a 3D printer in action. A round-up of exciting news in the world of Making, Tech and Creativity in general with Paul Dodd. Avoids you having to read news and follow the trends. (TENTATIVE) - Showcase your favourite website/app/software - at the last meetup, we suggested to crowdsource part of the March meetup and get you to briefly present our favourite application of the moment. It can be web or mobile based or something tangible and physical. Kind of like speed-dating with fav resources you are using right now? We'll be finishing at Digital Greenhouse at 7:30pm but Lightbulb Night always goes on at nearby pub which is now our chosen Golden…

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