It would be great to meet you in Liverpool

Liverpool largeFancy an evening of hearing and talking about civic technology, digital democracy and innovative online projects?

If so, then you should definitely come along to our meet-up on 1st October in the wonderful city of Liverpool.

We’ll be holding it at DoES Liverpool, so many thanks to them for hosting us!

As a remote organisation with staff based all around the UK (and the world), we organise monthly meet-ups around the country to get together face to face, and to meet and hear from others who are also working on, and interested in, civic technology and cool online projects.

So this time, it’s Liverpool’s turn.

This month, we’ll be joined by the following awesome speakers:-

Julian Todd: Julian, the co-founder of Publicwhip and ElectionLeaflets, will have only five days left of proper employment on the day of the meet-up. What did he learn from this two year experience in a large and successful American software company? Come along to find out.

Paul Furley: Paul is the CTO of Sea Level Research, a startup based in Liverpool. This talk will introduce the centuries-old problem of predicting sea levels, why it now matters more than ever, and how Sea Level Research are trying to save the shipping industry millions of dollars.

The guys from Fruitful: By removing the need for a traditional bank, Liverpool-based start-up, Fruitful, connects savers’ money with borrowers’ mortgages. Their peer-based marketplace aims to help savers earn more on their savings, while providing borrowers with the best possible mortgage deals.

Luke and Tom from the Fruitful team will talk about how Fruitful came to be, and what they’ve learned about using technology to disrupt an established industry from the bottom up.

Our very own Matthew Somerville: Matthew has been a key player in the development and maintenance of many of our websites including TheyWorkForYou, FixMyStreet, MapIt and WriteToThem, to name but a few.

Matthew will talk about his latest work on SayIt, our project that allows you to present transcripts online so that they are browsable, linkable, searchable and shareable. Matthew has been working on face recognition to improve the appearance of speakers’ profiles.

So, we hope you can join us for an evening of cracking talks, drinks, pizza and getting to know each other.

Yes, that’s right, *free* pizza and beer will be available…what more could you want?

When: Wednesday 1st October, 6pm – 9pm
Where: DoES Liverpool, Gostins Building, Hanover Street, L1 4LN
How: Add your name to the Lanyrd page:, so we know you’re coming.
Who: Anyone who fancies it.

NB: Watch our Twitter stream on @mySociety to check for last minute advice if we have moved venues for unforseen reasons.

Photo by Neil Howard (CC)