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Our Workshops & Hack Nights for the Brighton Digital Festival

Creative With Money Thurs 5th September Money is a mirror that takes whatever we project on it. We all have our own stories about what money is like, and these usually reflect our self-beliefs. In this half-day workshop, we’ll explore how to change our relationship with money and work with it more creatively. Taught […]

Lab for the Recently Possible: now in Brighton’s North Laine

The Lab for the Recently Possible is open again, in a beautiful, light and leafy home in Brighton’s North Laine, and we have a whole set of new events starting up. Come along, or tell a friend. In our first four workshops, you can learn to code (in a day), learn JavaScript (from scratch), learn […]

2012 and All That

This year has felt downright seminal since it started. Against the backdrop of a Mayan prophecy for the new social cycle, the Arab Spring, Occupy, the (sometimes unmentionable) triumphant Olympic Games and the ensuing breakdown of the Eurozone and who knows what else… things are also changing for us, albeit in significantly less dramatic ways.

A web app for tiny tasks and a crowd of volunteers

URL: People like to help out with a good cause, but it can be difficult to find the time. What if, through the Web, we could gather enough people and bring them together to achieve something great? At Dharmafly, we’ve been hard at work creating an open source tool called “Tasket“, which we hope […]

Digital inclusion goes mobile

URL: There are 61 million people in the UK and 10 million of them have never used the Web. How would you help someone to get online for the first time? The job of the Government’s UK Online Centres is to help bridge the digital divide, by providing places with free public Internet and […]

Festive Geekery

It’s geek festival season, down here in Brighton. First up is dConstruct, a one-day conference on the cutting edge of interface design and user engagement. And then it’s good old BarCamp Brighton, now into its fourth incarnation. BarCamp, always a favourite, is a handmade 2-day conference, pulled together by its community of participants. Everyone gives […]

Teen Hackers Take Over Google

At the weekend, I helped mentor a group of tech-minded teenagers at the community-led event, “Young Rewired State“. Held at Google’s London HQ, this was a two-day, action-packed programme for 15-18 year olds to build something better with government data on the web. And the results were truly impressive. Young people are sometimes written-off as […]

OpenFreecycle won at OpenHackLondon!

URL: Streuth. Hot on the heels of last week’s UnLtdWorld award, I was amazed to experience the web application that I created with Tom Leitch being awarded the top two prizes Yahoo’s OpenHackLondon. And this, after winning a prize with ‘HackHUD‘ at the previous Hack Day London, two years earlier (the famous one, when […]

We Won a Bric!

At last week’s beautiful UnLtdWorld first birthday gathering, I was honoured to collect a shiny BRIC award, for “using technology for social good in the most creative and innovative way”. Thank you to everyone who voted for Dharmafly, and to all who have supported us in the last 2 years. There were five award categories,

Nominated for an UnLtdWorld BRIC Award

Dharmafly are chuffed to have been nominated for a BRIC award with UnLtdWorld, the social network for social entrepreneurs. You can vote with your feet (erm, your mouse) right here. Since its launch, one year ago, UnLtdWorld has gone from strength to strength as a platform for collaboration, helping people to work together for social change. We’re listed in […]