Hello Friends of the Electron Workshop! Lots on at the Workshop this month! We launched our Women’s Workshop Grant for International Women’s Day, Cryptoparty, Electron Workshop & EFA are collaborating this Thursday for their first series of events, and OpenTechSchool are back in April for their second workshop. Also keep an eye out for more workshops by Chris Burgess on WordPress and Mark Butt on Hackduino in the coming months.

Electron Workshop’s Women’s Grant: To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we launched our Women’s Workshop Grant! We’re passionate about supporting women in technology, so we’ve introduced a grant dedicated to helping with the sometimes difficult step of starting your own business or going freelance. Application deadline – April 15. Spread the word! http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/grants/

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 is a great place to come and meet new people: This month we had a coworking pop-up run by The Fetch team!

Free desk? Become a Workshop host: In exchange for free 24×7 access to Electron Workshop, we’re looking for our first space host – more details on the jobs 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/

Upcoming events

Cryptoparty + EFA + Electron Workshop Collaboration – THIS THURSDAY 21st of MARCH: Our first Cryptoparty / EFA collaboration is happening this month, featuring special guests Jon Lawrence and Andrew Pam to give an introduction on EFA and speak on issues concerning encryption and their campaign against data retention.

OpenTechSchool: Websites with Python Flask: We are excited to welcome back the Melbourne branch of OpenTechSchool for its second workshop. Have you ever wanted to learn how to develop websites in Python? Now is the time to start with the OTS Websites with Python Flask workshop. More info.

Kate Kendall of The Fetch: Kate Kendall, founder and CEO of TheFetch.com, is hosting her sought after two-hour workshop on community strategy and building at the Electron Workshop this week – not surprisingly, this event is unfortunately sold out!Electron Workshop is now on Instagram! Follow us for the latest pictures and updates on events @electronworkshop