Past Events

41 total events organised and joined since Love Tech started

Beach Buddies X Love Tech Beach Clean

Location: Ballaugh Beach

Join us anytime between 2 and 4pm on Ballaugh Beach this Sunday, where you can;

🌊Make a difference by helping to keep our islands beaches clean 

🔬Meet the Love Tech team and find out more about our work and events 

💙Enjoy an afternoon of free fun for the whole family 

See you on the beach! Team Love Tech 

 

Event Safety 

All equipment will be provided, as well as a safety briefing beforehand for younger volunteers. Beach Buddies has full public liability insurance.

Feel free to join for the full session or even just a few minutes.

Isle of Man Graduate Fair 2022

Location: Comis Hotel and Golf Resort Golf Club

Join Love Tech, meet our Committee Members & Mentors and try out our state of the art Virtual Reality Headsets at our exhibition stand between 1pm and 5pm!

You might also want to check out the panel session at 2.45pm where one of our Technology mentors, Rachel Grant, will be speaking during the ‘Inspirational Islanders’ session.

Get a fresh perspective!

If you aren’t quite sure where your qualifications are going to take you or the jobs and career opportunities the Island has to offer… The Isle of Man Graduates Fair is the place to be.

You’ll find OVER 57 companies represented from 12 different sectors

  • Information & Communication Tech / Finance & Financial Services / Manufacturing & Engineering / Construction / Utilities / Maritime / BioTech & BioMed / E Gaming & E Business / Aviation / Public Services / Health Care / Education

Bright Future, Big Career – Get your ticket to the Isle of Man Graduate Fair 2022

Programme overview

ENTRANCE HALL

1pm: Registration Open

EXHIBITOR HALL

1:00pm – 5:00pm:   Meet The Employers!

Meet and network with a wide range of Island based employers, and find out more about the diversity of opportunities available in the Island.

SPEAKER STAGE – PANEL SESSIONS

1:30pm – 2:00pm: CV Surgery

2:45pm – 3:15pm: Inspirational Islanders (Love Tech STEM Mentor, Rachel Grant will be speaking at this panel session)

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Starting a Business

Hear from a programme of inspirational speakers, all of whom have graduated and then relocated or moved back to the Island and are now making their mark in their respective fields of the Island’s economy. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements via the Locate Isle of Man social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and Eventbrite.

No pre-booking required.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

2:10pm – 2:35pm: Graduate Employability Skills Masterclass

This session will provide an introduction to the Graduate Employability Training Programme which offers young people the opportunity to enhance their workplace skills through a free, two-week training course.

Spaces on this workshop are limited and bookings must be made in advance.

3:30pm – 3:55pm: Graduates Guide to LinkedIn

The ‘Graduates Guide to LinkedIn’ workshop will be held by Alison Teare; experienced LinkedIn Trainer and Marketing Manager for Locate Isle of Man, to discuss the best way to leverage LinkedIn for your career.

Spaces on this workshop are limited and bookings must be made in advance.

SAY CHEESE! SNAP A BUSINESS HEADSHOT

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Take a business headshot

Looking for the perfect professional headshot to accompany your LinkedIn profile, job applications and more? Stop to say ‘cheese’ in our dedicated headshot photography section so you are photo-ready to apply for jobs!

Mentor Rachel Grant

Rachel Grant – Love Tech STEM Mentor, Software Quality Engineer at Derivco and Speaker at the 2.45pm ‘Inspirational Islanders’ panel session.

Love Tech does TikTok

Location: Heartbreak Motel

Love Tech is holding the Isle of Man’s first ever TikTok event! Come along and learn how to create tiktoks using the funky backdrop of Heartbreak Motel!

There will be 6 sets where you will be allocated a 15 minute time slot in each!

Time slots will be 11am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-2pm and 2.15pm-3.30pm.

Tickets are £2.50 each with all funds going to Love Tech to help us continue running our STEM events.

This event is for age 13-18 year olds!

Due to event space, parents are to drop children off no earlier than the start time of their ticket and collect at the end. Our friends at Windsor Coffee is offering a treat if you pop along there while you wait!

Please bring your own device to record TikToks.

Drinks will be available for £1 per can. Please note this is an alcohol free event and LoveTech IOM condemns underage drinking. Please bring cash for drinks.

There are limited tickets which is why we are charging a small fee to help raise funds for the charity.

Reminders will be sent two days before the event.

Prizes will be available for the best TikTok made in each set by sharing your TikToks using the hashtag #lovetechtiktok2022

VICE Cards will be available on the day with instructions and online safety around tiktok.

We can’t wait to see you all and your amazing creations!

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE VIA EVENTBRITE:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lovetech-does-tiktok-tickets-298716668597

 

FREE Half Term Tech Fest

Location: Promenade Suite - Villa Marina, Douglas

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED – Love Tech’s Tech Fest event will be held at the Promenade Suite in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre, this Friday 29 October from 9.30am-12pm! This FREE educational event is open to all young people between the ages of 11 and 18 and aims to help attendees to learn more about local jobs in tech and immerse themselves in tech-focused activities first-hand.

There will be various stations to visit on the day, including an Oculus Quest II VR experience, a display of retro technology by the Isle of Man Vintage Computing Group and a chance to try your hand at coding with Code Club. Various local tech companies will be hosting stands at the event, including space company ManSat, app developer Memory Lane Games, international software companies Derivco and PDMS, cyber security and technology company Riela Cyber and Riela Tech and digital training and skills company Readynez Isle of Man. The British Computer Society, who is sponsoring our grand prize on the day, will have a stand too, as will the University College Isle of Man, who will be showcasing their various technology-based courses on offer.

There is a QR code treasure hunt for attendees to take part in on the day and all those who complete the treasure hunt will receive a swag bag filled with goodies sponsored by Derivco Isle of Man and there will be a prize draw for the completed cards, with the grand prize being an Oculus Quest II VR headset sponsored by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT!

There will also be a panel of ‘techperts’ talking about their jobs and what it takes to pursue a career in tech. The panel includes computer game designers for socially-conscious app games, cyber security experts, crypto-currency experts and digital forensic analysts who use technology to stop criminals in their tracks.

Thank you to Digital Isle of Man for covering the cost of the room hire at the Villa.

Speaker line-up as follows:

10.00-10.20am – Jobs in Cryptocurrency:

– Zakk Lakin – Tech Lead at CoinCorner

– Molly Spiers – Head of Marketing at CoinCorner

 

10.30-10.50am – Jobs where technology is used to fight crime:

– Holly Croydon and Jilly Christian – Financial Intelligence Analysts at IOM Govt

– Carey Cooper – Cyber Security Expert at Riela Cyber

– Peter Allwright – Head of Forensics at Suntera Global

 

11-11.20am – Jobs in Computer Games:

– Lisa Karran – Consultant at Memory Lane Games

– Sikhulile Dlamini – Integration Lead at DGC

– Rachel Grant – Software Tester at Derivco

 

This is a ticket only event, so please sign up via here for what we anticipate will be a SOLD OUT event.

We look forward to seeing you and your young ones there!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

  • Suitable for children between the ages of 11 and 18 years old
  • Tickets/places are strictly limited – Please reserve a ticket for all children who wish to attend.
  • Please ensure your child brings a reusable water bottle. Refilling stations will be available on site.
  • SNACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED on site due to risk of allergies, please ensure your child has eaten before they attend the event.
  • Wipes and hand sanitiser will be made available on arrival.
  • Toilets and hand-washing facilities are avaiable on site.

If anyone in your household shows signs of illness, has recently had contact with someone who is isolating, we kindly ask that you do not attend the event on this occasion.

DISCLAIMER:

FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHY: Love Tech will be filming and taking photos of those attending and taking part in the event and may wish to use these photographs or film featuring attendees (including children) on Love Tech’s website and social media channels and for the marketing and promotion of Love Tech’s channels for these specified purposes.

Please refer to our privacy policy on our website for further information: https://lovetech.im/legal-policies/

Thank you for your understanding.

FREE #TechMums Digital Training Club with Love Tech

Location: VENUE to be confirmed (Douglas area)

FREE #TECHMUMS TRAINING IS COMING TO THE ISLE OF MAN

Some of our wonderful team have recently completed their #techmums training and we are therefore delighted to be running our first X6 week training programme starting on Thursday 30th September.

Who is it for?

This practical and in-depth ‘in person’ & online training club is for Mums  in the Isle of Man, which will span a range of useful topics and equip them with the digital skills they need for 2021 and beyond.

#techmums programmes and initiatives are designed to support mothers becoming more familiar, confident, and excited about the use of technology in their personal, professional, and parenting lives. The organisation’s vision is to reach as many mums as possible, to ignite potential in not only mums, but their families, and their communities.

#techmums mandate is to create a safe space for women to learn.

Why is it important? 

  • #techmums research has shown that by equipping mums as the main care giver, this can strongly influence their children.
  • By being better equipped to understand the emerging world of tech & digital, and how this translates into the jobs of now and the future, we are better able to influence social mobility for our #techmums and their families.
  • Mums are the force multipliers in society. When you support a mum in becoming more tech-savvy, you are supporting her children, her parents, and her wider community.
  • #techmums is all about making as big an impact as possible. Our programmes don’t just benefit mums, but the whole family, whilst creating female role models.

What will I learn?

  • Setting safe passwords
  • What is the Cloud and how to use it
  • Staying safe online, including phishing, privacy, parental controls and shopping.
  • Social media platforms, gaming, and shared online media apps (Netflix / Spotify etc)
  • Managing family finances online, getting good deals and budgeting.
  • Work place skills and how to use the Internet to look for work
  • An introduction to App Design, Web Design and Coding.

#techmums Background

IN THE UK, COMPUTER SCIENTIST AND TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST SUE BLACK HAS FOUNDED #TECHMUMS.

INSPIRED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCE, #TECHMUMS PROVIDES COMPUTER TRAINING FOR MOTHERS SEEKING TO LEARN NEW SKILLS OR SIMPLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE DOING.

IT’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT CREATIVE THINKING IN THIS AREA CAN DO.

ITS GOAL IS TO REACH AS MANY MOTHERS AS POSSIBLE, SO THEY CAN THRIVE AT WORK, CHANGE JOBS IF THEY WANT TO AND NURTURE THEIR CHILDREN’S INTEREST IN TECHNOLOGY.

How do I find out more?

  • If you are interested in attending this course, you must be a Mum and be able to attend some OR all of the 6 sessions.
  • Start date 30th September 7pm-9pm through to 11th November inclusive (PLEASE NOTE this is a 6 week course, however there will be a week’s break for October half term, hence the dates above spanning a 7 week duration).
  • To register your interest in this training course, funded by our kind sponsors and recent donations, please email: contact@lovetech.im