Unfortunately, this vision is unlikely to be implemented under the current Labour leadership.
26 May 2016 at 1400 by Comments (1)|
WPUK Unconference York UK 2016 (working title) will take place on the weekend of 10-11 September 2016.
The event will be held in the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET.
Details of the structure of the weekend, along with how to propose a presentation, have been posted.
An application for WordCamp status has been made for this event.
The weekend is the follow-up to WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015.
23 May 2016 at 1910 by Comments (1)|
In one of the most interesting posts I’ve read in a long time, Wired investigates artificial intelligence, machine learning, programming, science and biology.
22 May 2016 at 2036 by Comments (1)|
21 February 2016 at 1806 by Comments Off on WPUK Unconference ???? UK 2016 venue proposals invited|
You are invited to propose the venue for the follow-up to WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015.
The event is planned to take place either on the weekend of 27-28 August 2016, 3-4 September 2016 or 10-11 September 2016.
This event allows those applying to gain experience of organising a WordCamp with the support and financial input from an experienced group of organisers of previous similar gatherings.
This will be the ninth in the series of WPUK gatherings of WordPress publishers, designers and developers, which is held at a different location for each event.
The deadline for completed submissions is midday on Saturday 16 April 2016.
It’s planned to apply for WordCamp status for the event when the full planning team has been put in place.
Full details are on the event venue requirements page.
8 September 2015 at 1816 by Comments (1)|
We’ve been to the festival every year since 2011, and since 2013, have stayed for seven days as Green Man Settlers.
We pitched our tents on Monday 17 August 2015, followed by our first visit to the nearby extended Settlers Bar, to sample the Growler bitter along with the new Guzzler cider, both specially brewed for the festival.
Before the start of the actual festival, we enjoyed the new entertainment laid on for settlers, and also visited nearby Crickhowell, making sure we went to both the Bridge End Inn beer garden adjacent to the River Usk and the Britannia Inn.
On the first night of the festival proper, Thursday 20 August 2015, we saw the effective Leftfield on the Far Out stage.
On the final evening we saw the multimedia Public Service Broadcasting, and then sampled some of the excellent ciders on offer at the expanded Green Man Beer and Cider Festival. We then saw the burning of the Green Man, visited the Green Man Bonfire, then danced in the Far Out area, followed by a visit to End-Up Bar to sample more of the Guzzler cider.
We then (attempted) to make our way back to our tents, and, on my suggestion, took a route down a hill “where the chance of slipping will be less” in the somewhat treacherous conditions prevalent at the time. Needless to say, within seconds I had slipped, resulting in mud all down the side of my body!
We eventually got back to our tents at around 0600, ready to derig our tents by 1200 later in the day!
Later on, whilst Christina was in rest and recuperation mode, we depitched the tents. Des then decided to return to the wilds of West London, and Christina and myself made our way to our next venue: Llangenny camping site.
Following a taxi journey, I pitched my tent whilst Christina continued to rest and recuperate. I then decided to visit a nearby pub, since the local was closed on Monday, following a route suggested by the taxi driver.
Unfortunately, a journey that should have taken about twenty minutes, ended up taking more than two hours due to a wrong turn, and I virtually ended up were I started – in Crickhowell. Following a couple of pints in the Britannia Inn, I made my way back on foot, since the local taxi companies had closed for the night!
The rest of the week was spent exploring the locality, including the excellent Dragons Head, which was virtually across the road from the camp site.
We returned home on the train on Friday 28 August 2015 – another brilliant Green Man two weeks!
4 June 2015 at 1627 by Comments Off on Cancelled: WPUK Unconference ???? UK 2015 number 2|
Following a review of the expressions of interest to host WPUK Unconference ???? UK 2015 number 2 (working title), which was scheduled to take place on the weekend of 25-26 July 2015, the event has been cancelled.
4 March 2015 at 1607 by Comments (1)|
The day started with Huw Stephens spinning the disks.
Then followed the experimental folk sounds of Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog who sing mainly in Welsh.
Poet, author, playwright, actor and TV presenter (phew!) Owen Sheers then recited poems concerning the experiences of wounded soldiers.
Teleman, who where suprisingly heavy at points, concluded the event in fine style.
On my way back to Camden Town, I popped into the Dublin Castle for a final pint, and in the backroom found a group from the Hwyl – the dancing continued until 0200!
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