Liverpool’s makefest is in it’s third year running. Thousands of people swarm in each year to investigate various themes from coding to nerf guns, to giant robots to 3D printing. This family friendly event is an incredible exploration of STEM and is right up our street! This year we’re honoured to have been asked to curate a women in tech section right at the front of the central library, where it all takes place! Meet some of our favourite women who we’ve asked to take part…
Rachel Brewster / Little Vintage Photography
Little Vintage Photography was founded by Rachel Brewster to help people embrace the unique, experimental and beautiful craft of analogue photography.
She explores the convergence of traditional processes and modern technology through both STEM and creative fields and runs ‘Discover & Create’ workshops such as Pinhole to Pinterest, combining the magic of traditional darkroom techniques and the use of mobile technology in order to produce analogue images.
She also uses ‘Rosie’ her converted vintage caravan obscura & travelling photo booth/darkroom which you can find out more about here: www.littlevintagephotography.co.uk. Rachel will be running photography activities on her stand all day so make sure you check it out!
LivWiSE has been created to raise the profile and interaction between women in Engineering and Science and provides events and opportunities for networking, mentoring and enable members to develop an active forum to exchange experiences and ideas.
Members of LivWiSE range in age and experience, from students and academics to alumni and business people who are involved in any aspect of engineering, science or technology. To find out more, come and see their stand!
Ash Moore / The Nerdy Gift Company
The Nerdy Gift Company was set up by a couple of nerds (like us!), working together at a design agency with a shared desire for cool, made to order gifts and accessories that appealed to them and their friends.
Most of their ideas border on the geeky side of life. But of course being a nerd isn’t in anyway restrictive which gives them a lot of scope for inspiration!
Beth Heale and Amelia Roberts / Liverpool Girl Geeks (us!)
We don’t need to tell you what we do – if you actually don’t know you can read all about us here! Beth Heale and Amelia Roberts are graduates from our first ever Girl Geek Academy and are super star web designers, bloggers AND ultimate Girl Geeks! Beth and Amelia will be taking over the LGG stand at Liverpool Makefest to tell you all about their experiences so far in tech!
Rachel Friere / Artist & Designer
Rachel Freire is an artist and designer who uses the body as a canvas. Her work combines material innovation with traditional craftsmanship, focusing on provocative narratives, value attributions and sustainable processes. With a background in fine art, she graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Design for Performance and launched her conceptual fashion label on the catwalks of London Fashion Week in 2009. She is textile designer of mi.mu gloves, a wearable gestural interface which lets you compose and play music with your hands. She is currently fascinated with engineered surfaces, combining fabric and circuits to create functional garments for the future. Her work exists to tell stories, or to inspire them.