MadLab Events

Upcoming events

September

Sun 25
September 2016

BarCamp Manchester

BarCamp Manchester 7 is a 2 day tech un-conference, where people with passion come to share knowledge, learn new things and meet new people. Unique to 2016, we will also be hosting a number of taster session style workshops on the Sunday to celebrate the final day of National Coding Week! 

Django Girls workshop - BarCamp Manchester

The Django Girls workshop invites women to join us in learning how to build the internet using HTML, CSS, Python and Django in a safe, friendly, inclusive environment.

Rails Girls workshop - BarCamp Manchester

During this workshop you’ll dive into the magical world of web development with Ruby on Rails.

Introduction to GitHub - BarCamp Manchester

Learn to save and manage different versions of your code projects with this essential tool.

Drop-In Session - BarCamp Manchester

Speak to the CodeUp mentors for free and friendly coding support throughout the afternoon.

Learn to Solder - BarCamp Manchester

The ‘I Can Solder Badge’ is a basic soldering kit which provides an ideal platform for teaching people how to solder.

7 languages in 7 days – Java

Learn Java development in the real world.

Code Club Salford CANCELLED

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 26
September 2016

Startup Yoga

Free yoga classes for all levels. New to yoga? Want to unplug? Experienced yogi? This is for you.

Scala Manchester

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

CodeUp Stockport

CodeUp Stockport provides free and friendly adult coding tuition.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tue 27
September 2016

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!

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wed 28
September 2016

The Common Room - SALFORD

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.
Thu 29
September 2016

Manchester Space Programme

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

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Fri 30
September 2016

Body Beats: A musical health hack event for makers

A hack for makers to explore how health data can be turned into sounds, beats and music - Mixer and team formation

October

Sat 01
October 2016

Body Beats: A musical health hack event for makers

A hack for makers to explore how health data can be turned into sounds, beats and music - Hack, judging and prizes
Sun 02
October 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 03
October 2016

Drake Music

Drake Music are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEND) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tue 04
October 2016

Manchester Social Entrepreneurs

Manchester Social Entrepreneurs is a group for people who care about social impact.

Bokeh_Yeah!

A monthly get together of DSLR video makers to share camera knowledge, demonstrate kit and techniques, showcase and critique films.

CodeUp Sheffield

CodeUp Sheffield provides free and friendly coding tuition.
Wed 05
October 2016

North West Playtesters

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

MancJS

Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Led by Liz Hardwick

If you're looking to learn the very basics of web development, then this is the course for you!
Thu 06
October 2016

Manchester InfoSec

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

Manchester Space Programme

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

North West Technical Communicators

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.
Sun 09
October 2016

Manchester Girl Geeks

A non-profit group which organises networking events, talks & workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science & Technology.

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 10
October 2016

Kotlin Manchester

A meetup for anyone interested in the Kotlin language.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

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

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.

CodeUp Manchester

CodeUp Manchester provides free and friendly coding tuition.
Tue 11
October 2016

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.

Open Source Writing

Open Source Writing is an artist and technology-led get together which gives an impartial, non-pressured space to get on with writing code, words, music, patterns, poems or anything in a way that promotes new experiences and approaches.
Wed 12
October 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Meteor Manchester

Meteor (AKA MeteorJS) is an open-source real-time Javascript web application framework built on top of node.js.

Manchester Go

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

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.
Thu 13
October 2016

2016 everywoman Academy: advancing women in technology

Join over 100 middle managers and future leaders for an interactive programme that will equip attendees with practical techniques to navigate workplace challenges, become more confident and, ultimately, unlock their full potential.

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 Robotic Process Automation

This group aims to explore the reality and potential of Robotic Process Automation technology.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Sat 15
October 2016

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.

Introduction to Arduino

A one-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn to get started with your own digital-physical products using Arduino hardware.

Java beginner's workshop

Led by Alison McGreavy

Learn how to get started with popular programming language Java.
Sun 16
October 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 17
October 2016

CodeUp Huddersfield

CodeUp Huddersfield provides free and friendly coding tuition.

Short Story Writing Group

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

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.
Tue 18
October 2016

North West Playtesters

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

Community SpirIT

A friendly group of artists, creatives and cultural producers interested in using digital media in a community context, to give voice and expression to the many different cultures and communities living in the North West today.

Manchester Free Software

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

Manchester SciFi 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.

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.
Wed 19
October 2016

Patch: Manchester

Patch:Manchester is a couple of hours, every month, where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

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.
Thu 20
October 2016

North West Ruby User Group

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

Manchester Space Programme

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

Python North West

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

Intermediate WordPress

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

Take your WordPress site to the next level!
Mon 24
October 2016

CodeUp Stockport

CodeUp Stockport provides free and friendly adult coding tuition.
Tue 25
October 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.
Wed 26
October 2016

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!

The Common Room

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.
Thu 27
October 2016

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, 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

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Sun 30
October 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 31
October 2016

Startup Yoga

Free yoga classes for all levels. New to yoga? Want to unplug? Experienced yogi? This is for you.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Sat 22
October 2016

Game Dev 101

Led by BAFTA award-winning Dan Hett

A one-day games development course that teaches the fundamentals of creating videogames completely from scratch.
Sat 29
October 2016

Hands-on with the Internet of Things

A two-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn the need-to-know essentials for making your very own Internet of Things project in this two-day course.

November

Tue 01
November 2016

Bokeh_Yeah!

A monthly get together of DSLR video makers to share camera knowledge, demonstrate kit and techniques, showcase and critique films.
Wed 02
November 2016

North West Playtesters

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

House of Pod - Salford

House of Pod is monthly meetup for anyone who is a podcaster, has an interest in being a podcaster or just wants to talk about podcasts.

MancJS

Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.
Thu 03
November 2016

Manchester InfoSec

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

Manchester Space Programme

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

North West Technical Communicators

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

ADDITIONAL DATE: Intermediate WordPress

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

Take your WordPress site to the next level!
Fri 04
November 2016

NaNoWriMo Manchester

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
Sun 06
November 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 07
November 2016

Drake Music Innovation North

Drake Music are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEND) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tue 08
November 2016

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.

Open Source Writing

Open Source Writing is an artist and technology-led get together which gives an impartial, non-pressured space to get on with writing code, words, music, patterns, poems or anything in a way that promotes new experiences and approaches.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.
Wed 09
November 2016

MadLab and Comma Press present: ARTS-TECH PITCH DAY

Arts-Tech Pitch Day matches local arts organisations and social enterprises with tech developers who have the skills and experience to help them bootstrap ideas into reality.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Manchester Go

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

Manchester Amnesty Local Group Meeting

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.
Thu 10
November 2016

Eco Home Lab

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

Robotic Process Automation

This group aims to explore the reality and potential of Robotic Process Automation technology.

XP Manchester

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

Meteor Manchester User Group

Meteor (AKA MeteorJS) is an open-source real-time Javascript web application framework built on top of node.js.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Fri 11
November 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
Sun 13
November 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 14
November 2016

Kotlin Manchester

A meetup for anyone interested in the Kotlin language.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

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

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.

CodeUp Manchester

CodeUp Manchester provides free and friendly coding tuition.
Tue 15
November 2016

NW Playtesters Salford

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

Community SpirIT (CAN)

A friendly group of artists, creatives and cultural producers interested in using digital media in a community context, to give voice and expression to the many different cultures and communities living in the North West today.

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.
Wed 16
November 2016

Patch Manchester SALFORD

Patch:Manchester is a couple of hours, every month, where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

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.
Thu 17
November 2016

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

North West Ruby User Group

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

Manchester Space Programme

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

Python North West

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

Advanced WordPress

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

If WordPress is your business, either as a developer, power-user or marketing pro, this is the course for you.
Sun 20
November 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 21
November 2016

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.
Tue 22
November 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wed 23
November 2016

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
Thu 24
November 2016

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.
Sun 27
November 2016

Code Club Salford

An opportunity for Salford children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Mon 28
November 2016

Startup Yoga

Free yoga classes for all levels. New to yoga? Want to unplug? Experienced yogi? This is for you.

Scala Manchester

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

CodeUp Stockport

CodeUp Stockport provides free and friendly adult coding tuition.
Tue 29
November 2016

Linked Data

This group is for people interested in the practical application of linked data, semantic web technologies, knowledge engineering and ontology development.

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.
Wed 30
November 2016

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

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!

The Common Room - Community Music Project - Salford

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.
Sat 05
November 2016

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Led by Liz Hardwick

If you’re looking to learn the very basics of web development, then this is the course for you!

December

Sat 03
December 2016

Hands-on with the Internet of Things

A two-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn the need-to-know essentials for making your very own Internet of Things project in this two-day course.