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Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Producers Club

Update: 26/10/2016 – Tonight’s event has been cancelled due to technical issues in the recording studio. The next Producers Club meetup will be on 9 November. For updates, head to the Producers Club Facebook group.

The Producers Club is for producers, musicians and audio engineers of all skill levels and experience. It’s all about learning and appreciating the awesomeness of musical creation.


Bring along a work in progress, a final mix or even just a musical idea and we’ll crank it up in the studio. You may hear exactly what’s been missing, get a few ideas on where to take your track, or you might just sit back and bask in the glory of your musical masterpiece.

In between meetups you can keep the conversation going on the Producers Club Facebook page or via meetup.com.

 


Learning the craft of bookbinding

On a Thursday afternoon, in Window Bay overlooking the river at The Edge you will come across a creative group of bookbinders.


The aptly titled, Bookbinding Club, experiments with different bookbinding styles and materials, like; leather, cloth, thread, found objects, and traditional materials, including paper and card.

Bookbinding club meetup

Michelle Vandermeer, organiser of the Bookbinding Club, is an artist and graphic designer who has always been drawn to book design, and the tactility of handcrafted book making.

Using various techniques and materials, Michelle has recently fabricated a book using the lid of a vintage cigar box, she has also previously used other found items such as, vintage gameboards, waxed timber boards, old ornate novel covers, linoleum, storybook pages, vintage sheet music, pianola-rolls, and even a book printed entirely on white cotton.

Bookbinding

Bookbinding Club

The craft of bookbinding can be simultaneously highly technical and highly creative. Skills in precise measuring, folding, and cutting are necessary, but a creative flair for materials and methods is the means for creative and

polished works.

Those new to bookbinding find hands-on, collaborative learning is easiest, so you can physically learn the steps and how to use some of the more challenging tools and materials, such as awls, bone folders, book presses, waxed thread, particular glues and pastes.

 

Bookbinding club

The Bookbinding Club group meets regularly at The Edge to share projects, ideas and skills (for free!).

The group offers a variety of get-togethers and events that encourage anyone interested in learning the craft of bookbinding, with a wealth of information about learning to bind, sourcing the materials and tools required – it’s a fun social gathering too!

 

For more information, check out the What’s On calendar, or follow the Bookbinding Club on meetup.com.

 


Hack the Evening

Two of the best things about my job as Program Officer at The Edge are:

  1. Working with a variety of talented and interesting people and
  2. Finding solutions to technical problems using some of the great tools the Edge has on hand here.

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And this is why I look forward to, “Hack the Evening” every week. Hack the Evening is The Edge’s informal maker meetup. Every Thursday night from 5.30pm in The Edge basement, tinkerers, hackers, hobbyists, artists, makers and programmers meet up to chat and work on their own and collaborative projects. HtE punters show off new toys gadgets, come to get assistance with a project that’s got them stumped or to try out one of The Edge’s new tools or workshop prototypes that is in development.

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If you’re curious about The Edge’s makerspace but not sure where to start, come along to a free Hack the Evening meetup. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and start your journey in The Edge’s Fabrication Lab. You can also join the Hack the Evening Facebook group, and get involved in the conversation.

No registration or pre-booking is required.

For more information on the Fabrication Lab or to book your induction, visit edgeqld.org.au/fabricationlab.

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What Is Brisbane Jelly?

Swing by The Edge on a Friday and you’ll encounter a curious group of laptop-tappers, either completely absorbed in their computers or passionately engaged in discussion. This is Brisbane Jelly, an informal co-working group that meets at The Edge every Friday from noon. The purpose of Brisbane Jelly is to sample the world’s finest flavours of…no wait, that’s not it!

“Jelly” is the name of a worldwide trend that began in 2006. Two New York freelancers grew tired of working alone, so they invited a group of other freelancers to their apartment to work together for the day. Legend has it they were eating jellybeans at the time, and like a wet jellybean to paper, the name stuck.

Brisbane’s version began in 2009, when a small group began meeting in people’s houses (and one time on a yacht). Eventually it grew too big and bounced between various co-working spaces. Then, somebody discovered The Edge – with its creative atmosphere, free wifi, convenient coffee bar and ridiculous river views – and Jelly’s remained there ever since.

That one time on a yacht…)

That one time on a yacht…

I never went looking for Jelly. Jelly found me. Around three years ago I was working on my laptop at The Edge when two sparkling-eyed young guys asked if they could share my window bay. We got talking – their names were Jaap (from Holland) and Anton (from Russia) – and they told me I should come to Brisbane Jelly. I’d seen this “Jelly” mentioned online, but figured it was for computer programmers. Being a copywriter, musician and media all-rounder, I didn’t want to feel like Jen on The IT Crowd. But Jaap and Anton persuaded me it wasn’t just for “techies” and now, I’m a regular!

Jelly on a Friday

Jelly on a Friday

I love Jelly because it attracts positive, knowledge-thirsty, outside-of-the-box thinkers, enthusiastic about what the world could be. I always learn something new and come away feeling inspired!

Originally the group was attended by programmers, software developers and designers, but we’ve also had illustrators, filmmakers, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists and reptologists. We’ve had university students, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, and employees who just want a place to work away from the office. There are the regulars, and there are travelers from all over the world who pop in while passing through.

Jelly in White, we obviously all got the memo!

Jelly in White, we obviously all got the memo!

In coming posts, I’ll profile a couple of our fascinating regulars. If you’re interested in coming to Jelly, feel free to sign up to our Meetup page. We hope to see you there!

Wendy Lang

www.wendylang.com


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.