Hello Friends of the Electron Workshop! This looks to be a big year at the Workshop, with all sorts interesting and informative events in the pipeline. Look forward to more events by Chris Burgess on WordPress, Arduino/3D printing/engineering and electronics with Mark Butt’s Hackduino meetup, and more CryptoParty events for those concerned about digital privacy.

Electron Workshop in the Press:  Chief economist of St George Bank and journalist, Besa Deda, recently wrote an insightful article on the burgeoning coworking movement in The Australian, describing the unique environment at the Electron Workshop and mentioning co-founder Martin Gleeson. Deda writes, “The co-working movement is growing fast, having roughly doubled in size each year since 2006. In fact, it is estimated that more than 2000 co-working spaces have opened across the world, including nearly 800 in the US, a 250 per cent increase since 2010!”

Free Co-working 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 in the space. Send an email to jeanette at electronworkshop dot com dot au if you’re interested in visiting for the day. We’re working on some interesting ideas to make Fridays more than just another day at your desk… Watch this space!

Hello Jeanette!

Over the past year, Electron Workshop has grown and diversified, and we’re really excited to finally have our new community & events manager, Jeanette, join our growing community. You’ll be hearing a lot more from Jeanette about upcoming events, activities and interesting projects throughout the year! -Nick

Upcoming events

OpenTechSchool: Intro to Python: It’s very exciting for us to welcome the Melbourne branch of OpenTechSchool to the Electron Workshop!  OTS is currently operating out of Stockholm and Berlin, and we are hosting OpenTechSchool Australia’s inaugural Introduction to Programming workshop.  Whether you’ve got dreams of building a software empire or are just curious about programming we’ll give you a taste of how things work Python-style. More info on our events calendar.

2013 Co-working Conference Australia: Electron Workshop co-founder, Nick Jaffe, will be giving a talk as part of the 31 Flavours of coworking panel at this year’s Coworking Conference in Melbourne, in a day of workshops designed to get participants to lead more collaborative, innovative, and community-oriented organisations. This two-day event happens over 1 & 2 March. For schedule information:http://coworkingconference.com.au/program/

Drupalchix: A monthly meetup for the hidden women of Drupal! We have an ambitious goal to find all the hidden women of Drupal to help build and strengthen the wider Melbourne Drupal community, as well as provide a forum for women to network and learn about Drupal. Electron Workshop is passionate about encouraging women to participate in Drupal and technology – watch this space for some upcoming initiatives.

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