MadLab

MadLab
36-40 Edge Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester
M4 1HN
England

Website

http://madlab.org.uk/

E-mail

office@madlab.org.uk

Telephone

0161 839 6324

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A creative space for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, innovators and idle dreamers.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday 10am til 9pm

Admission charges

Charge depends on activity.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Introducing Arduino & Physical Computing

  • 11 April 2015 10am-5pm

You'll learn how to configure and program the Arduino, to prototype circuits, to interact with sensors and other common components, and to communicate with Processing software running on your computer. After completing the course, you’ll understand not just the limitless creative possibilities of the Arduino, but how to integrate them into larger projects. The course includes your first Arduino Uno, as well as all necessary cables and a stash of buttons, sensors and LEDS to get you hacking the real world (worth over £60).

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£135.00 per person.Inc VAT.
Includes equipment.

Website

http://madlab.org.uk/content/introducing-arduino-and-physical-computing-11-04-2015/

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Intermediate Wordpress with WP Co-founder Mike Little

  • 14 — 15 May 2015 10am-4:30pm

This intermediate course takes your WordPress site to the next level. You will learn how to thoroughly customise themes, find the right plugin for your needs, understand the different requirements for mobile platforms (smartphones/ tablets) and how to unleash the full power and potential of this CMS platform. Mike’s hands-on course will teach you WordPress best practice, SEO strategies, security tips and caching techniques. You’ll get started with e-commerce and find out about little-known and useful features of WordPress - and all from the man who helped create it in the first place.

*Who will benefit from this class?*

You may already have a WordPress site or two but you want yours to be better than the rest.

You may be contemplating spending several thousand pounds on hiring a developer/ designer for your new company website.

Total beginners should go on our WordPress for Beginners course.

More information can be found here: http://madlab.org.uk/content/intermediate-wordpress-27-11-2014/

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£300. Please contact office@madlab.org.uk for details of concessions.

Website

http://madlab.org.uk/content/intermediate-wordpress-with-mike-little-wp-co-founder-14-05-2015/

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Advanced WordPress with WP Co-founder Mike Little

  • 12 — 13 March 2015 10am-4:30pm
  • 18 — 19 June 2015 10am-4:30pm

This advanced course takes your WordPress skills to the next level.This advanced course takes your WordPress skills to the next level. You will learn: how to build sophisticated websites for yourself and your clients, how to customise and brand administration screens, how to build an e-commerce site, and how to create events booking and membership sites. You’ll get an insight into choosing the right production and marketing tools for your needs. You’ll build a truly unique theme using WordPress child theme capabilities.

*About the course tutor*

Mike Little is the co-founder of WordPress, and founder and CEO of zed1.com ltd, a WordPress specialist web development consultancy. He has developed many web sites for his clients (WordPress-based, of course) including a number of prominent UK government websites. His background is in software development and has more than 25 years’ under his belt, many at the most senior levels. He is a member of Mensa, a published author, technical editor, and a member of the Usability Professionals Association.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£400 please contact office@madlab.org.uk for details of concessions.

Website

http://madlab.org.uk/courses/

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WordPress for Beginners with WP Co-founder Mike Little

  • 16 — 17 April 2015 10am-4:30pm

If you’ve never had a website or blog, or never been happy with the one you have, start here.

Over two days you’ll learn everything you need:

- planning and setting up a site
- publishing content
- getting a polished look with themes
- adding functionality with plugins
- how to make conversations with your readers effortless

This course if for total beginners; no prior knowledge is required. This class is ideal for someone who wants to set up their first website, whether you have heard of WordPress or not. If you have heard about blogging and want to start your own blog, this course will get you started.

Mike Little will be teaching this course. He's the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy zed1.com, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association.

More information can be found here: http://madlab.org.uk/content/wordpress-for-beginners-20-11-2014/

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£300

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wordpress-for-beginners-with-wp-co-founder-mike-little-tickets-12723356903

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Bid Writing

  • 17 March 2015 10am-4:30pm

If you’re an individual or small-to-medium enterprise aiming to raise funds for projects or operations, whether you’re new to the bid-writing process or want to power- or scale- up your applications, this course will equip you to win. You’ll understand every stage of the bid-writing process from identifying funds to delivering a winning bid, both in the wider strategic and policy contexts and at the nitty-gritty level of practical dos and don’ts. After completing this course, you’ll be fully-prepared not just for filling-in the form, but for the whole journey.

Who will benefit from this class?
Individuals to small-to-medium enterprises aiming to raise funds for projects or operations. The course is suitable both for those who have not been through the bid-writing process and those who have some experience and wish to improve their skills or increase the scale of their applications.
For those with existing bids in mind…

Laura will tailor the course for attendees who are targeting specific bids if they send supporting materials in advance. This is an incredibly valuable addition to the course for those working towards a specific fund, although it is not a requirement and does not affect the core content and activities of the course.

Laura is a producer and consultant specialising in public engagement across the arts, cultural and science/technology sectors. She’s a veteran bid-winner on all scales from from £500 to £500,000, and for organisations large and small. This course is based on training provided in-house to the RSA, Clore Leadership Programme and British Science and this is the first time these materials and exercises will be available to the public and smaller organisations.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£100 (inc VAT)
Please contact office@madlab.org.uk for information on concessions.

Website

http://madlab.org.uk/content/bid-writing-17-03-2105/

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