QUARTER LABS

No lab coat required

Quarter Labs are a space for members of the network to run workshops on things they practice: vocal training, comedy, public speaking, photography, website building, starting up a charity / a business. Whatever you can do, other people want to know about it.

Teaching is the best way to hone your skills, and be asked questions you hadn’t even thought of. If you’re interested in running a Quarter Lab, get in touch: jo@thequarterclub.org / saskia@thequarterclub.org

Quarter Labs will take place according to demand. Stay tuned on our blog and Twitter for the latest news about events.

LAB #1 [CODING- THE BASICS] in partnership with DECODED

22.03.16

On Tuesday 22nd March we kicked off the first in our Quarter Lab series honing in on our TECH SKILLS with a partnership with Decoded. For us it seemed like a pretty smashing place to start, as honestly, it’s an area where we feel COMPLETELY out of our depth- and it turns out, we’re not alone. Plus, side by side our branding is clearly meant to be (both got a lotta love for the yellow) 👌

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But it’s true it’s becoming increasingly important for the creative or freelancer to get some kind of handle on the world of coding and try and master that big world wide web. And, let’s be straight, when you’re starting up you don’t always gots the time or the benjamins to outsource your projects to someone else. So when Decoded stepped up offering the chance to demystify the digital world we jumped at it and so did the Network.

We were honoured to be joined by the CEO and all round wonder woman Kathryn Parsons who kicked off the night with a chat about the Decoded journey thus far and the importance of getting a handle on coding. So with the Prosecco flowing (come on, it’s a Quarter Club event after all) and our sexy Decoded notebooks in hand, we launched in.

Led by the glorious Luuk and Nicky from team Decoded, in a mere hour and a half we learnt about the formidable Ada Lovelace– the world’s first coder- we mastered algorithms and got hands on with html, ending with coding our own apps (impressive right!). The night truly opened up the world of tech and revealed it’s not insurmountable. And actually, it’s REALLY creative- we’re not so worlds apart all. Fuelled with a whole lot of Prosecco courage we left with big plans for website and app designs and now we’re left with a serious case of the coding bug. Watch this space.

For all information on Decoded visit their website here and get your asses to one of their coding classes. Now. Seriously. Go

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GOT A SKILL YOU WANT TO SHARPEN UP? EMAIL SASKIA@THEQUARTERCLUB.ORG AND WE’LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO