Hello Friends of the Electron Workshop!  Things have been heating up at Electron Workshop this winter: FAO’s Tour de France film night was a big hit, drawing in Melbourne’s fixed gear community for a night of beer & TdF news. We were pleased to welcome Melbourne’s Monthly Maths and Science Meetup last month, and next week we will take part in Startup Week, offering free passes for the week to aspiring entrepreneurs. Lots on the agenda for September, including a very special program from Valhalla Social Cinema, not to mention International Coworking Day THIS Friday! Read on for more info.

FOA Film Night (fixed.org.au) – Le Tour de France: Last month’s Tour de Film night was VIBING.  The workshop was packed with Tour de France fans watching the event’s insane climb up Alpe D’Huez. Coffee Peddlr and Beatbox Kitchen were in the house serving up deliciousness.  Check out Rolly’s awesome recap of the event.

RHoK: Following on from all the great work that’s been happening at the last Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne events, RHoK scheduled last month’s meet-up to keep the momentum going and catch up with other RHoKstars to see what they’ve been up to: Hacking for humanity. Learn more about RHoK here.

The Melbourne Maths and Science Meetup: We had our very first at Electron Workshop! You may be a researcher and feel like telling other people about what you do, or you may be a computer scientist and want to share some cool programming techniques or computational approaches; so if you’re interested, you’re invited to share your Einstein wisdom in events to come. Check out the action.

Le Blog du Jour… Brewing Ideas: Women’s grant recipient Jenny continues to chip away finding unexpected support on her journey. Read more on her latest blog post.

Upcoming Events

Valhalla Social Cinema HORROR & FANTASY marathon: We’re stoked to have VSC back for another super cool program of horror & fantasy film. Old Masters vs the New: laughs aplenty balanced by healthy, old-fashioned screams. See here for more info.

Melbourne Podcasters: Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast? Would you like to find collaborators or help someone to start their own podcast? This group aims to provide a place for people to meet, make connections, learn and share knowledge about podcasts. Learn more here.

OpenTechSchool #4 “Social Coding with Git”: OpenTechSchool is back on 10 August to host a workshop on the world of social coding with Git and GitHub! Git is a popular tool for storing and sharing the source code to your programs. Whether you just want to share a little script, connect with fellow programmers or contribute to some of the largest and most dynamic software projects in the world, we’ll show you how to get started! More info here.

Startup Week: Startup Victoria has launched with Startup Week starting August 10. To support this we will be offering free drop-in passes all week (August 11-16). This is a must attend event for anyone interested in startups and entrepreneurship, featuring internationally renowned speakers plus some fantastic panels.

Lunchtime Learning: On August 16 we have coffee aficionado Daniel Cardamone sharing his love and knowledge on the art of of coffee making!

New Workshop Member: We are thrilled to welcome aboard Mick Byrne, who works alongside Mark Beaton in we make apps. Check out our members page for more information about them.

~ International Coworking Day August 9 ~ Come Cowork with Us! Come down to Electron Workshop for the day, plug in, do some work, make friends, and experience and celebrate all that is coworking. If you stay long enough you’ll be able to join us for HAPPY HOUR FUN from 4pm onwards ($3 beer & wine). Bring your friends & colleagues!

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/

Check out the action at Electron Workshop on our blog.