Manchester Digital Laboratory is a not-for-profit grassroots digital innovation organisation based in Manchester, UK.

36-40 Edge Street
Manchester
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Upcoming Events

Now and next at MadLab

Sunday 25 June

GGTP #70: Dear Friend

Want to know who the first woman in space was? Or the first woman to graduate with a degree in Medicine? This workshop is for you!
Monday 26 June

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

Manchester Amnesty Group

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!

Patch: Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.
Tuesday 27 June

MadFabLab Open Night

If you’ve got something you’re working on – a supercool project, or just something you’re learning and experimenting with – open nights are the perfect chance to share it with others too.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 28 June

Etsy Manchester

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!
Thursday 29 June

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Bitcoin Manchester

A meetup for Bitcoin users, miners, buyers, sellers or anyone else otherwise interested in Bitcoin in the North West.

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Monday 03 July

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tuesday 04 July

MadFabLab Open Night

If you’ve got something you’re working on – a supercool project, or just something you’re learning and experimenting with – open nights are the perfect chance to share it with others too.

Manchester React User Group

The Manchester React User Group is an opportunity for React.js developers to get together and discuss the latest in the world of the popular JavaScript UI library, its ecosystem, along with other similar libraries.

Manchester Learning Angular

Learning Angular is a forum for coders keen to get to grips with a relatively new platform for web app development.

Bokeh Yeah! Presents - Moments

Experienced international photographers evaluate two distinct areas of reportage; journalism and travel photography.
Wednesday 05 July

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

MancJS

Manc.JS is Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.
Thursday 06 July

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

NWTCG

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 10 July

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

Tech & Tea at Age UK Salford, Swinton

In partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, MadLab is delivering the Tech & Tea programme across Salford.

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Tuesday 11 July

MadFabLab Open Night

If you’ve got something you’re working on – a supercool project, or just something you’re learning and experimenting with – open nights are the perfect chance to share it with others too.

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.
Wednesday 12 July

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Thursday 13 July

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Saturday 15 July

Manchester Linux User Group

ManLUG is a group of GNU/Linux users from in and around Manchester who meet up regularly to discuss Linux and the GNU operating system.
Monday 17 July

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

The Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.
Tuesday 18 July

MadFabLab Open Night

If you’ve got something you’re working on – a supercool project, or just something you’re learning and experimenting with – open nights are the perfect chance to share it with others too.

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Sci-fi Book Club

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.
Wednesday 19 July

Manchester WordPress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thursday 20 July

NWRUG

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Python North West

Python North West is a user group for the Python programming language. Welcoming Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages!

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 24 July

Manchester Amnesty

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.
Tuesday 25 July

MadFabLab Open Night

If you’ve got something you’re working on – a supercool project, or just something you’re learning and experimenting with – open nights are the perfect chance to share it with others too.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 26 July

EtsyMCR

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.
Thursday 27 July

Crochet, Chat, Coffee and Cake

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake is a crochet and knitting group with the aim to get together with like-minded people to crochet, knit, and make new friends.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Café Scientifique Manchester

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Saturday 29 July

Manchester Game Jam

Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in making video games? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us for the next Manchester Game Jam!
Monday 31 July

Patch Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Tuesday 01 August

Manchester React User Group

The Manchester React User Group is an opportunity for React.js developers to get together and discuss the latest in the world of the popular JavaScript UI library, its ecosystem, along with other similar libraries.

Manchester Learning Angular

Learning Angular is a forum for coders keen to get to grips with a relatively new platform for web app development.
Thursday 03 August

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

NWTCG

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 07 August

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tuesday 08 August

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.
Wednesday 09 August

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

SpecFic

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Thursday 10 August

Eco Home Lab

We use open-source hardware and software to better understand our homes and how they work.

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 14 August

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Tuesday 15 August

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Sci-fi Book Club

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.
Wednesday 16 August

Manchester WordPress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thursday 17 August

NWRUG

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Python North West

Python North West is a user group for the Python programming language. Welcoming Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages!

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 21 August

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

The Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.
Tuesday 22 August

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 23 August

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.
Thursday 24 August

Crochet, Chat, Coffee and Cake

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake is a crochet and knitting group with the aim to get together with like-minded people to crochet, knit, and make new friends.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Monday 28 August

Patch Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Wednesday 30 August

EtsyMCR

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!
Thursday 31 August

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Café Scientifique Manchester

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Thursday 14 September

Build your first website with WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Learn the basics of WordPress and start to build your own site.
Tuesday 19 September

Bid Writing

Led by Laura H. Drane

Aiming to raise funds for projects or operations? Whether you’re new to the bid writing process or want to scale up your applications, this course will equip you to win.
Thursday 28 September

Intermediate WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Take your WordPress site to the next level.
Thursday 26 October

Intermediate WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Take your WordPress site to the next level.
Thursday 09 November

Build your first website with WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Learn the basics of WordPress and start to build your own site.
Thursday 23 November

Advanced WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

If WordPress is your business – as a developer, power-user, or marketing pro – this is the course for you.

Latest News

Updates, opinions & ephemera from the MadLab hivemind

Summer fun in Leeds with ASMbly Lab

Posted by Team MadLab, 4 days ago

MadLab’s Arts + Tech accelerator alumnus Lawrence Molloy has clued us into some special goings-on in Leeds this summer.  The Superposition (the Art, Science and Makers collaborative) is putting on their annual ASMbly (A(rt)S(cience)M(aker)bly) Lab.

Make Stuff Wins at Big Chip

Posted by Team MadLab, 6 days ago

We’ve finally managed to sleep off our hangovers and drag ourselves to a keyboard to let you know that MadLab’s digital engagement programme – Make Stuff – won ‘Best Tech for Good Project’ at the Big Chip Awards 2017!

MadFabLab Tuesday Open Nights are Go!

Posted by Team MadLab, 11 days ago

With the MadFabLab slowly gathering momentum since last month’s launch, we thought that it was about time we got our social calendar up and running with some regular community meetups.

Code Club Trainer Needed!

Posted by Team MadLab, 18 days ago

We’re looking for someone to run MadLab’s Code Club! Could that be you? MadLab has been hosting a Code Club for years now. And – fun fact – MadLab’s was the first Code Club in the world to take place outside of a school setting!

Freds at Night IV: Make Stuff with Madlab

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

We had a fantastic time bringing Make Stuff to Fred Aldous last Thursday for Manchester After Hours – an evening of unique collaborations and exceptional happenings across the city. Over 700 people joined us for wearable tech, virtual reality, coding, soldering and more!

Digital Skills for Salford – Term 3

Posted by Claire Dodd, about 1 month ago

Digital Skills for Salford returns in May for the last run of the 2016/17 season. These courses are only available to Salford residents aged 19+. Get help starting your digital journey: from web development and programming to setting up your first website!

The City Talking: Tech In The North

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

We’re in The City Talking‘s latest film – Tech In The North: a collection of short stories about northern organisations and figures shaping the both the UK & worldwide tech industry.

MadFabLab open from May 8th

Posted by Team MadLab, 2 months ago

Big thank you to everyone who came along to the MadFabLab Launch Night last Thursday! Great to see lots of old and new faces excited to join the community.