Hello friends of the Electron Workshop! It’s been a good month! We have some new members in the space, we’ve been in the press, and we’ve begun putting together plans for a big summer party with the [sounding]board.

New members: We’d like to welcome Dan & Stu from Digital Pigeon to the Electron Workshop – they’re a fully featured file delivery service, providing a fast and secure way to send large files to your clients, colleagues and friends. We’d also like to welcome Mat from Bitpiggy Platform, a provider of APIs and services aimed at developers, including Bitcoin payment options.

In the press: After running Cryptoparty last Saturday (more info below), The Age journalists Henrietta Cook & Craig Butt put together a great article featuring the Electron Workshop, which ran on The Age website frontpage on Sunday. StartupSmart also wrote a piece on the Flexicar/Electron Workshop collaboration last Friday.

Free coworking Fridays: Coworking at the Electron Workshop on Fridays continues to be free and open to those who have not yet had the opportunity to work out of the space. Send through an email to martin@electronworkshop.com.au if you’re interested in visiting for the day.


Cryptoparty: From Twitter hash tag to global movement – Electron Workshop successfully hosted Melbourne’s first Cryptoparty this weekend past, with over 70 people in attendance. “What’s a CryptoParty” you ask? CryptoParties are gatherings of individuals interested in personal privacy, with a desire to learn how to use the most basic cryptographic applications, and the fundamental concepts of their operation. CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and are commercially non-aligned. The next Cryptoparty is slated to be held again at the Electron Workshop on the 27th of October. You must RSVP via the official wiki, located on the Cryptoparty website.

Hackduino: Unfortunately Hackduino didn’t run this month – organiser Mark Butt has been too busy being awesome at Springrocket – he has however promised to run Hackduino in late October! Take a look at some photos of previous Hackduino events, and get registered!

Podcasting Melbourne: Daryl Cook’s Melbourne Podcasters meetup continues to run on the third Tuesday of each month – as always, more info is available on the events area of our site.

Electron Yoga: Karinella Petronella, a Norwegian guest yoga teacher visited the Electron Workshop this month, and ran a successful class in the space, before returning to far north Oslo last week. Hopefully the group will continue to be run with local teacher Meredith, of Popupyoga North Melbourne – keep up to date via the Meetup.com page or on our own calendar for any future events.

Always keep up to date with future events on our dedicated events calendar.