Hello Friends of the Electron Workshop! The sun is out and North Melbourne has never looked better. Our members have been busy at work developing and launching some exciting projects this month, and we are excited to announce our second Women’s Workshop Grant. This weekend Valhalla Social Cinema’s Horror Marathon will take place at Electron Workshop, and to add to the mix, we have a PHA Political Economy of Health conference coming up and a Melbourne Fringe Festival theatre production in October!

Women’s Workshop Grant #2: The Election Workshop is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for round two of our Women’s Workshop Grant! This grant highlights our commitment to supporting women in technology and the startup community, and aims to enhance women’s reputation in the tech industry and connect women with a wider network of tech organisations. Applications close Monday 30 September 2013. Spread the word!

Learning Tea Break // The Art of Coffee Making: Last week we had Daniel Cardamone of Autosystems sharing his knowledge of and passion for coffee making. Daniel’s family has been in the restaurant business for years and, as a chip off the old block, showed us the secrets to coffee making over delicious biscotti.

International Coworking Day: Coworking might be an unfamiliar concept to many but it’s taking the world by storm. In Australia the number of co-working facilities has grown by over 500 per cent in the past two years to 65! We pulled out the ole coworking manifesto on ICD to learn what it was all about (and celebrated over Happy Hour of course!).

The Birth of Bespoke: From hobby to agency, check out Jason Mun’s blog post on the launch of his latest project, Bespoke.

Serendipity and the Art of Non-Disclosure: Hamish Crittenden of Melbourne Made shares the joys and hurdles of his latest project, Flinders.

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.

Upcoming Events

Valhalla Social Cinema HORROR & FANTASY marathon September 7: VSC is back this weekend with cool program of horror & fantasy film. Old Masters vs the New: laughs aplenty balanced by healthy, old-fashioned screams. Last chance for tickets!

PHA Political Economy of Health: The Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia presents a two-day pre-conference workshop at the Electron Workshop on September 14 & 15 on The Global Health Crisis: Understanding the Causes – Exploring Solutions. Learn about the political economy of health, nationally and globally. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.

Melbourne Podcasters: Want to get a podcasting project off the ground? 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 and make connections, and learn and share knowledge about podcasts. When? 6pm September 17. Book here.

OpenTechSchool #5: OpenTechSchool is back on September 21. Stay tuned for more info.

FOA Film Night (www.fixed.org.au): FOA is back on September 28. Watch this space.

Melbourne Fringe Festival // The Digital Anniversary: Home Sweet Theater’s The (Digital) Anniversary will take place at the Electron Workshop during the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The play is a modern take on Anton Chekhov’s The Anniversary, having adapted this Russian classic to the modern day workplace of the Electron Workshop. More info here.

New Workshop Members: We are excited to welcome aboard our latest member, Luke Lornie, who works as a landscape photographer. Alastair Pharo and Nathan Keatch have also upgraded to permanent memberships this month! Check out our members page for more info.

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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