Michael Dorrington | 1 Apr 15:59 2012
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Update: C Foundations course at Madlab

Update from Madlab:
"I just wanted to let you know that we have decided to postpone the
Omniversity course C Foundations. Instead of 14th and 15th of April we
are running it on the 26th and 27th of May. We hope it will not cause
any inconvenience."

On 22/02/12 19:25, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Madlab, our home, are hosting a course on C Foundations.  A lot of Free
> Software is written in C such as many of the GNU programs, Linux and
> Apache.  So this course might be just the thing you are looking for to
> start contributing.
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> 
> Omniversity has added a new course you and the members of your group
> might be interested in. A hands-on introductory course to the C
> programming language called C Foundations run by Ian Johnson takes
> place on the 14th and 15th of April.
> 
> C is one of the most ubiquitously used languages of all time due to
> the number of platforms for which compilers are available. Since its
> inception in 1969, and appearance in 1972 it has been the influence
> for other languages, e.g. C++, Objective-C, Java and C#, and can be
> used to create performant yet small implementations. C is an
> imperative and high-level language but allows programmers to achieve
> low-level activities easily; making hardware interfacing simple.
> Programmers will benefit if you have an interest in:
> 	▪	Boosting the performance of scripting language packages
> 	▪	Developing and using cross-platform libraries for your own or
> existing projects
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Michael Dorrington | 1 Apr 21:31 2012
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Fwd: Just to remind you about the up-coming Web Design Foundations courses

Another interesting set of courses at Madlab on how to keep the web free.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Just to remind you about the up-coming Web Design Foundations
courses
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:57:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Natalie Whittaker <office@...>
Reply-To: madlab-organisers@...
To: MadLab-organisers <madlab-organisers@...>

Web Design Foundations is a four part modular course aimed at anyone
who wants to learn about how the Web works from the very basic
beginnings and be taken step by step, in a friendly informal style, up
to the point where they know how to build a basic modern best
practices web site and put it online. This includes a bit of theory,
but it largely focuses on getting your hands dirty with code (such as
HTML and CSS), and learning how it REALLY works.

Web Design Foundations 1(3) : Introduction to the Web, and web design
http://s.madlab.org.uk/wdf13

2nd April

This course starts you off at the very beginning, looking at
fundamental topics such as where the web came from, how it works, how
a web designer creates a web page and uploads it onto the web for
others to see, how to be a part of the web design community,
accessibility, usability, information architecture, and more. At the
end of the session, you will briefly dive into HTML and CSS, two of
the most important technologies used to build web pages.
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Michael Dorrington | 2 Apr 09:50 2012
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Follow-up: MFS at Chorlton's Big Green Festival 2012

Firstly, a big thanks again to all those that helped out with the stall.
 It was another good year.  We explained why Open Source misses the
point of Free Software¹ and about the FSF's worldwide mission².  Again
the FSF's Moving to free software³ site was useful.  The FreedomBox⁴
really caught people's interest, along with the upcoming talk on 17th
April - FreedomBox: Practical freedom in a box⁵.  The stickers and
magazines went down well.  Looking forward to next year, see you there.

¹ http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
² http://www.fsf.org/about
³ http://www.fsf.org/working-together/movinghttp://freedomboxfoundation.org/http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-04-17

On 24/03/12 12:06, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> It's the annual MFS at Chorlton's Big Green Festival next Saturday, 31st
> March.  The details are below and if you would like to help out then let
> us know.
> 
> The festival have sent us information on the timings of the event so we
> have slightly adjusted set up and finish times.  Set up will now be
> about 9:30 and tear down will be about 17:30.  The public opening is
> still 11:00.
> 
> Regards,
> Mike.
> Chair, Manchester Free Software.
> 
> On 09/03/12 07:57, Michael Dorrington wrote:
>> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
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Paul Waring | 4 Apr 22:07 2012
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Fri 20 Apr: ThaiBeer

On Friday 20 April a number of us from various geek groups will be going 
for some thai food at Try Thai on Faulkner Street. We'll be meeting 
outside the restaurant just before 7:30pm and going straight in for a meal.

http://www.try-thai.co.uk

There's a menu on the web site with full costs, but expect £25-30 per 
head, depending on which banquet you choose and how many beverages you 
drink.

The event is open to all but I need to book a table, so please let me 
know by email (paul@...) if you would like to attend. The deadline 
for booking is 6pm, Wednesday 18 April.

Hope to see you there!

Paul

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Michael Dorrington | 6 Apr 22:30 2012
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Fwd: [Gta04-owner] GTA04A4 Group Tour - next steps

The GTA04 Group Tour production is going to happen, even though the
target number of subscribers wasn't reached.  Even if you haven't got
the money to support this project you can still help by getting the word
out.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Gta04-owner] GTA04A4 Group Tour - next steps
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:04:10 +0200
From: Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@...>
Reply-To: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners
<gta04-owner@...>
To: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners
<gta04-owner@...>

Dear all,
the group tour has been closed now and although we did
not even reach 50% of the original goal, we will start anyways.

Thanks to some smaller and some generous donations we
will be able to "charter the plane" for making our tour. Even
if the seats are more expensive.

We already have ordered most of the components so
that production is planned to start after the easter weekend.

In the meantime we also have fixed most of the units from
the first production run so that our backlog for the "from stock"
orders and for the "GTA04 Complete" are almost delivered
or will be shipped tomorrow. With every unit we broaden our
base of developers and contributors.
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Anna Morris | 11 Apr 14:06 2012

mancggd@... - 3 Messages in 2 Topics

hi, sorry was on holiday so didnt pick up the mail straight away. So, shall we figure out a good date for this cool museum trip and then try and get more people to come allong?

When are you free? how about Sat 5th of May? or 19th of May?

Anna



On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Sarah Carswell <sarah.c.carswell-gM/Ye1E23mwN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi Sam and Anna yes trip to Liverpool for the exhibition sounds interesting, a weekend would be good for me.

Let me know if you go!

Cheers Sarah

    Samantha Bail <samanthapbail-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> Apr 01 12:30AM +0100  

    Not been to Liverpool in a while, I'd definitely be up for it! We've also
    been invited to run a coding intro at FACT in May, so it would be a good
    chance to meet the organisers.
     
    Any other ladies from Manchester fancy a trip? :)
     
    (Sent from my mobile)

     

    khalida begum <khalida.begum-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> Mar 31 01:11PM +0100  

    Hu Natalalie, just got this email.
     
    please can you tell me how much it costs? is it a female only thing? where
    will it be based at?
     
    my brother inlaw and husband really like the sound of this course.
    my bil is looking for additional skills to improve his employability as he
    works as a 1st level tech helpdesk adviser, and my hubby is looking at
    picking up a new skill for his new business (he's a photographer wanting to
    build and mange his website or learn more about the web) as he's going to
    be made redundant from his day job.
     
    please feel free to call/text me on 07702468045
     
    thanks
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Michael Dorrington | 11 Apr 19:45 2012
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Fwd: MadLab rates for the Web Design Foundations

Madlab, our home, have got special rates for Web Design Foundations
courses, see forwarded email below.

And Madlab have "Geek Vouchers", these are gift (of learning) vouchers
to spend on courses, see:
http://omniversity.madlab.org.uk/2011/10/for-the-special-geek-in-your-life/

Regards,
Mike.
Chair, Manchester Free Software.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: MadLab rates for the Web Design Foundations
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:45:34 +0100
From: Kaija-Luisa Kurik <office@...>
To: michael.dorrington@...

Hi Michael,

I just wanted to let you know about the special rates for the upcoming
Web Design Foundations courses.

As you know MadLab is a not-for-profit organisation and we use
Omniversity to generate some income. We could always use help in
promoting the courses. It is especially important to us to fill as many
places as possible and we would like to  offer special rates for the up
coming Web Design Foundations courses for the groups and their friends
and family. Instead of the regular £100 price for the session we would
give a 30% reduction and offer each two part session for £70.  I think
creatives could really benefit from learning how to create their own
space on the web.

If you could spread that information around within the Manchester Free
Software, it would be very much appreciated.

There are three upcoming web design courses this spring:

Web Design Foundations 2: HTML Basics
23rd April and 30th April (6pm-9pm)
Web Design Foundations 3: CSS Basics
14th May and 21st May (6pm-9pm)
Web Design Foundations 4: Advanced CSS and HTML topics
11th June and 18th June (6pm-9pm)

People should not worry about missing the first session - we can share
the materials for catching up.

Maybe you could also remind the people in your group about the Geek
Vouchers. Geek vouchers are available for all the courses.

Many thanks!

Kaija-Luisa

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Michael Dorrington | 11 Apr 20:13 2012
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Fwd: [Liverpool] UCubed 2012

The more Free Software supporters at UCubed the better.

http://madlab.org.uk/content/ucubed/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Liverpool] UCubed 2012
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:05:52 +0100
From: Les Pounder <lespounder@...>
Reply-To: Liverpool Linux User Group <liverpool@...>
To: Liverpool LUG <liverpool@...>

Hi everyone

Just wanted to let you all know that this years UCubed event will be on the
28th April, at Madlab in Manchester.

UCubed is a free unconference for those interested in free software and
free thinking.

Take a look at our website http://ucubed.info for more information, and to
see pictures and videos from last years event, including Dan Lynch's
keynote talk.

Thanks

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Michael Dorrington | 11 Apr 21:47 2012
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The Liberated Pixel Cup: FSF + CC + OpenGameArt game authoring competition

Liberated Pixel Cup
http://lpc.opengameart.org/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The Liberated Pixel Cup: FSF + CC +
OpenGameArt game authoring competition
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:43:38 -0400
From: Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo@...>
To: Discussion of Free Culture in general and this organization in
particular	<discuss@...>,
libreplanet-discuss@..., 	LibrePlanet Massachusetts Team
<libreplanet-us-ma@...>, 	gnugeneration-discuss
<gnugeneration-discuss@...>

Free Game Alliance would love this!
http://www.freegamealliance.com/

On reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/duplicates/s4g81/the_liberated_pixel_cup_creative_commons_the_fsf/

StatusNet http://identi.ca/notice/92642635

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DPic/status/190117768765505538

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christopher Allan Webber <cwebber@...>
Date: Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:20
Subject: [cc-community] The Liberated Pixel Cup: FSF + CC + OpenGameArt
game authoring competition
To: cc-community@...

Hi all,

I'm extremely pleased to announce the Liberated Pixel Cup, a project
that brings together Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, and
OpenGameArt to run a gaming competition:

 http://lpc.opengameart.org/

There will be a style guide written, and both a (CC BY-SA + GPL dual
licensed) game art authoring competition, and a game coding (GPL)
competition that uses those assets.

I'm extremely excited about the launch of this project, and hope you
are also!  Please do spread the news!

More from Creative Commons' press release here:
 http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/32322

Thanks!
 - Christopher Allan Webber
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Bob Ham | 15 Apr 21:23 2012

Liverpool LUG meeting - Saturday 21st April 2012

On Saturday, 21st April 2012, the Liverpool Linux User Group¹ will be
meeting.  This is a Saturday meeting so there's no talk.

Last month proceedings were distrupted somewhat by the presence of
bands practicing in Studio 2, even though we occupied a sound-proof
booth.  This month, I thought we might try meeting at The Shipping
Forecast² on Slater Street³.  And also at an earlier time, seeing as
they serve meals there.

So, the place to be is The Shipping Forecast at 12.30pm next Saturday.
As always, a fluffy Tux penguin toy will be on display because it's
cute and cool.  Depending on the swiftness of the US Postal Service,
it may even be joined by a cute and cool fluffy GNU toy :-)  In case
you need it, my mobile number is 0783 034 5001.

Cheers,

Bob

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² http://www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com/
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