Why I’m not standing for re-election

Hi all, while its normal to say why you are standing for election, I thought having been at the forefront of Hack Oldham since the very start I should explain why I have decided not to stand for re-election this year. As I mentioned I have been leading Hack Oldham...

The next step?

For the last few years I have focused on Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space in Oldham, what started out as a tiny little group grew into something much larger with the the move into the former Wahoo building on Yorkshire Street. As you have probably...

Funded with Food & the Hacker Mindset

About six months ago I attended the launch of Open Future_ North's latest intake "Fair by Design", this intake was for businesses that address the poverty premium, a situation where people on lower incomes tend to end up paying more for goods and services. This was...

Wayra is coming to Oldham

You may have hear that Wayra is coming to Oldham, Wayra are part of Telefonica, better known in the UK as 02. They will be moving into the former Wahoo building along with Hack Oldham, the community maker space I established last year. Yesterday I had the pleasure of...

What a year (ahead and behind)

So here I am, at home, having a week off, this isn't something I do very often, having time off isn't something I'm very good at, relaxation is something I just don't do. I'm taking this week off to take stock, a lot has happened in the last 12 months or so and when...

I accidentally a Hack Space

Back in October 2014 I game a talk at Barcamp Manchester  about how I had accidentally made a hack space, it was a little tongue in cheek at it wasn't so much a physical space as a group of people who wanted a space to happen. This year there will be a follow up. It...

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