On the second Thursday of each month, starting on Thursday 10th December 2015, we will be hosting a new social salon entitled All Things Open (ATO).
ATO will, as the name suggests, provide an informal and accessible space for the discussion of all of the various things that have benefited and blossomed thanks to the contemporary explosion of openness.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- Software (Linux, WordPress, Libre Office)
- Hardware (Electronics, 3D printing, Single Board Computers)
- Culture (Art, Books, Music)
The format of the evening will evolve over time but initially we are planning to provide a monthly round up of open / software / hardware / culture / related news, followed by a talk from a visiting guest speaker. We have already got some interesting and notable visitors lined up for the new year.
After the talk we would like to invite attendees to join us for a drink (coffee or beer!) at a local hostelry to be confirmed.
ATO will start at 6.30pm and run until 9pm at which point we will retire to the pub to carry on the discussion.
On evenings when no visiting speakers are available, we will instead offer practical workshops covering a wide range of ‘open’ related subjects.
Our wish is that ATO will be accessible to all, particularly those people who may not feel welcome at the average tech meetup.
Entry is free to Bridge Rectifier members. Non members can make a suggested donation of £5 at the door on the night.
For the December ATO, we would like to encourage everyone to bring some drinks and nibbles to help get us off to a good (and festive) start.
I will be giving a talk entitled - “The Origins of Open - what is it and what does it mean for me?”
Please spread the word, and hopefully see you there!