Hello Friends of the Electron Workshop! It’s been a vibrant month at the Electron Workshop. Our community is expanding. We have new members joining every week. DrupalChix is back. OpenTechSchool had yet another successful second run of Introduction to Programming, and we have an intriguing mystery event coming up in early June; so stay tuned to our events calendar for details!

Welcome Jenny Jiang! Our Women’s Grant Recipient: It’s been great to welcome our women’s grant recipient, Jenny Jiang! Jenny graduated from high school thinking there were maybe 20 different jobs out there in the ‘real world’, and was deep into a law degree before she had any idea of what a lawyer might actually do on a daily basis. Her ‘A day in the life of…’ website aims to catalogue as many different jobs as possible to give students a meaningful insight into what their life in the workplace holds for them. Stay tuned for updates on her experience at the Electron Workshop over the upcoming months.

Monthly Member Spotlight: I thought I’d find out what some of our members at the Electron Workshop have been working on, and so this month I caught up with digital and creative design duo, Luke and Tony of Middle Men & Juice Group, who have been with us for over a year now. Check them out on our blog.

Free Co-working Fridays: Coworking at the Electron Workshop on Fridays continues to be free & open to those who have not yet had the opportunity to work in the space. Email jeanette [-at-] electron workshop dot com dot au if you’re interested in visiting for the day. Fridays at Electron Workshop are a great opportunity to come and meet new people. Next Friday, May 31st, Melbourne Jelly will be back for a coworking pop-up day!

My First Month at the Electron Workshop: Check out Hamish Crittenden of Melbourne Made’s blog about his first month at the Electron Workshop.

Upcoming events

DrupalChix: Drupalchix will be back at the Electron Workshop at 6pm on 20 June, providing a forum for women to network and learn about Drupal. For more info check out: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/event/drupalchix-2/

OpenTechSchool #3 Introduction to Data Processing: OpenTechSchool is back on 15 June to host a workshop on Introduction to Data Processing. Whether you’ve got dreams of building a software empire or you’re just a little curious about what programmers get up to, OTS will give you a taste of how things work Python-style. For more info visit our events page.

Mystery Event June 8 & 9: Booking & Invitation only!! Watch this space… details coming soon.

New Workshop Hosts & Members: In addition to welcoming Jenny Jiang, we are excited to welcome aboard four new members this month! Web-developer, John Barham of Slick DNS, Keith & Karina of LMA, and Nathan Keatch of Zap Digital. To find out more on what they do visit our members page.

Join Us! Looking for a fresh and inspiring work environment? We currently have casual and permanent desks available – for more info on how to become a member of our growing community, check out http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/join/

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And keep up to date with our dedicated events calendar.

More from me soon!