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Weaving our own Web: Coding for Campaigners
The third workshop will be on Tuesday 10 January.
The fourth workshop will be on Tuesday 14 February.
The fifth workshop will be on Tuesday 14 March.
For anyone who was not able to attend, or who has forgotten what we covered last time, please do take a look at the blog: http://zylum.org/weaving/news
Who is putting this on?
We are activists who see the value of websites, email lists and so on in campaigning on issues that matter. Mostly, we don't know how these tools are built, or even how to use them to the full.
What will happen at the event?
We plan to meet regularly to build our skills with digital tools, to share tips and possibly develop new tools together.
Why learn coding?
Computer languages can be beautiful. Well-written computer programs can read like poetry. We all know that computers don't always do what we ask. Understanding more about machine languages will help in everything you do with computers.
Who is this event for?
Weaving Our Own Web is for campaigners. Partly it's for people who may find WordPress complicated, or Facebook too invasive of their privacy. It's also for people with skills who’re willing to support the learning of others. (Maybe you're tired of being asked to help with activist websites and would rather help people learn how to do things themselves.)
Please bring laptop capable of hooking up to WiFi, or a tablet - preferably with a keyboard. A USB stick might also be useful.
Both sessions will take place at the Woodcraft Folk Office:
Unit 9, 83 Crampton Street, London SE17 3BQ.
It is on the ground floor of a large residential block next to the railway line.
The nearest stations are Kennington (Northern Line) and Elephant and Castle (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line, National Rail).
Here is a Google map with directions: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z_a4IGfwCkjc.kjLMCQmagzyo&usp=sharing
The front door is around the back of the building when you approach from Kennington tube. If anyone has trouble finding us, the phone in
the meeting room is: 020 7358 6457.