Creative Tech Meet-up with Diatom - July 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (BST)
TechHub Creative Tech Meetup - @TechHub Campus!
(Special Interest Group)
A new meetup where creative minds and technical brains can come together over a lunchtime break!
Come along and meet other entrepreneurs who have an interest in both the creative and tech industries! Bring your lunch and have a chat about what's going on in the world of creativity in the tech industry right now while you munch.
It's just a casual chat with others from the industry, and only open to entrepreneurs and developers with a special interest in creative tech. If you'd like to bring a friend, please ask them to register here too so we know how many people are coming.
This month's speaker is Greg Saul from Diatom.Diatom is a London based design studio. We are exploring the possibilities that digital fabrication offers, to give the end user a role in the design process. By developing tools and experiences that produce this collaboration, we hope to create products that are enriched by the individual and supersede the capabilities of discrete design.
I would like to share two projects that we've been working on recently; SketchChair is an open-source system that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture.(SketchChair.cc)
The second project Piccolo the tiny CNC-bot, is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For under $70, made for tinkering, and playing with basic CNC output. (Piccolo.cc)
We are pleased that Sketchchair was successfully funded on the crowd funding platform Kickstarter. I will share our experiences with funding through Kickstarter and challenges, rewards and reasons for releasing both projects open-source.
See you on 16th July
This event is exclusively for tech entrepreneurs and developers working in the creative/tech industries, others will have registrations cancelled.
Please note that we usually add people who come to our events to our email list to keep you updated on what's coming up @TechHub. Please let us know if you'd prefer not to be added.
To get to TechHub @ Campus
- Take Exit from 4 Old St tube station up to City Rd
- Walk down City Road and then take Epworth Street on your left
- Take the first right down Tabernarcle St
- Then the first Left onto Bonhill St - Campus is no. 4-5 on your right
See you @TechHub!
TechHub is an exciting project creating a physical space in London for tech start-ups not just based nearby but entrepreneurs and others in the tech industry from across the UK, Europe, the US and beyond.
We've created a community space reflecting the vibrancy and global outlook of the technology scene today.
TechHub is affordable and accessible, with a great environment to bring together the right people in one place - the people who really do want to change the world through their businesses. We're near 'Silicon Roundabout' in the Old Street area of London where there is an existing cluster of tech start-ups AND at our new location, TechHub@Campus which is within the Google Campus Building on Bonhill Street.
Please note that we usually add people who come to our events to our email list to keep you updated on what's coming up @TechHub . Please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd prefer not to be added.