Past Events
26 total events organised and joined since Love Tech started
29 October 2021 | Promenade Suite, Villa Marina, Douglas

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.

30 September - 11 November 2021 | 7pm-9pm

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 
31 July 2021 | 2pm - 4pm

Fossil Hunting with Love Tech & Manx Wildlife Trust

Location: Scarlett Visitor Centre

FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ‘STEM’ EVENT

Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a fascinating Fossil Hunt and science themed talk at the Scarlett Visitor Centre, in Castletown. This location offers outstanding coastal scenery, spectacular limestone and volcanic rock-formations, great seasonal flowers and plenty of birds to see.

Whether you have a budding palaeontologist in the household, you simply want to get your child outdoors to explore nature or looking to feed your child’s curiosity, in a fun and educational environment, this event is for you, and most importantly, the children!

A big thank you to the Manx Wildlife Trust for supporting us with this wonderful event, we can’t wait!

Whilst tickets are FREE, every person attending will need to book a ticket (adults and children), which can be found on our Eventbrite Page.

Due to limited spaces, tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. For terms, conditions and disclaimers, please see Eventbrite.

About Scarlett Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre stands between the quarry, source of the limestone which built Castletown, and the triple lime-kilns on the shore. Displaying maps, diagrams and data, the Centre introduces the complex geology and fossil remains of the Scarlett peninsula. A short film shows off the areas rich coastal flora and bird life. A marked Nature Trail explores these features on the ground, specifically the limestone pavements and volcanic rocks such as the Stack. This is an exhilarating walk at any season, especially when spring flowers including spring squill, thrift, bird’s foot trefoil and stonecrop, carpet the rocky outcrops and the turf. In addition to the many and varied seabirds of Castletown Bay, wheatears, stonechats and meadow pipits dart among the rocks in summer and the disused quarry lake attracts hawking swallows and martins.

 

 

27 March 2021 | 13:00

Risso’s Dolphin Watch & Marine Conservation Talk – POSTPONED

Location: Marine Drive

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE INFORMATION FORTHCOMING.

 

Join the Love Tech team and the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch for our spring event – Risso’s Dolphin Watching & Marine Conservation Talk with the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch on Marine Drive in Douglas.

This event will be FREE of CHARGE. However, due to restricted numbers, we will require those attending to acquire a ticket from Eventbrite. Click here to reserve a ticket.

There will be no food or drinks available on site, so please bring refreshments. Binoculars will be provided by MWDW, but if you have some you would like to bring, please feel free.

This event is for children aged 10 and up. For anyone younger than 12, please bring an adult chaperone.

If the weather doesn’t permit this outdoors activity, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, 28 March. If the weather is also poor that day, we will find another date.

Note that while this is a popular time of year for sighting them, dolphins are not guaranteed as they travel widely.

More about the Risso’s Dolphin, from our friends at Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch…

The Risso’s dolphin can be distinguishable at the surface by the large dorsal fin on the centre of the back. They generally have a rather slow travelling pace, but break out into bursts of highly active behaviour during or after foraging. This behaviour varies widely and can include breaching, head slapping, spy hopping, head and tail standing, swimming upside down and logging.

Risso’s dolphins are the most commonly seen dolphin species in summer months despite our distinctly shallow waters. They are often observed extremely close inshore in areas such as Port St Mary, Marine Drive and Langness. These coastal areas have water depths of just 22m-35m, so quite different from their typical habitat. They are often seen around the Calf of Man, either passing through The Sound or around the back near the Chicken Rock. Young calves are seen every year during the spring and summer.

The reason for such abundance in our shallower waters is not yet known, but Manx waters are clearly a critical habitat for this species.

28 November 2020 | 12pm-2pm

Plastic-free Christmas Crafts Workshop

Location: Barclays Eagle Lab, Queen Victoria House, Victoria Street, Douglas

Christmas crafts with a conscience!

Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a two hour eco-friendly Christmas Crafts workshop at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Victoria Street, Douglas, where children will indulge their creative minds and create up to four plastic-free festive items to take home, including;

  • Bath Bombs
  • Crackers
  • Sweets
  • Wrapping paper

£15 + booking fee per child.

Ideal for children 6 years and upwards.

Children age 8 YEARS +, have the option to be signed in by an adult and chaperoned by the Love Tech Team of volunteers during the 2 hour workshop.

Children UNDER 8 years of age, MUST be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times and will not be chaperoned during the event.

Find out more and book your child’s place here, via Eventbrite

We look forward to having lots of STEM fuelled festive fun with you all, very soon!

31 October 2020 | 10am to 2pm

Spooky STEM – A day at the Museum

Location: The Manx Museum, Douglas

Join us for a FREE day of Spooky STEM at the Manx Museum on Saturday 31st October 2020.

Children of all ages are invited to come along and try out our chilling coding workshop, be transfixed by mathematical wizardry, crawl around our creepy computer games, tackle our spooky sphero maze,  try out an eerie engineering challenge, dig out games and computers of the past (RIP), step up to our lego building challenge  and meet our magical Love Tech Mentors, all working in STEM roles on the Isle of Man.

(Please note that some activities may be subject to change)

Every child attending will need to register for a FREE ticket (adults do not need a ticket) via the link below. Upon arrival, they will be given a spooky challenge card to complete during your visit, in return for some ghoolishly fun and tasty goodies!

Grab your tickets via this link!

 

 

4 September 2020 | 10am - 12pm

Love Tech Beach Clean & Marine Conservation Talk, Derbyhaven, Castletown

Location: Derbyhaven Beach, Derbyhaven, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM8 1AA

Have you had a fabulous summer enjoying the Island’s clean beaches and want to learn more about Marine Conservation on the Isle of Man?

Join us for a morning with Beach Buddies, Rowan Henthorn (Marine Scientist/Love Tech Mentor) and members of the Love Tech team, for an End of Summer Beach Clean and Marine Conservation Talk at 10am on 4th September, at Derbyhaven Beach, Castletown.

TICKETS: The event is open to all ages, although children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. All children attending must be registered and acquire a free ticket via eventbrite.

LOCATION: Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM8 1AA – GOOGLE MAPS PIN DROP https://goo.gl/maps/kGw29YpHezL1AkUj9

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE: Bags, Litter Pickers, Gloves and Hand Sanitiser

WHAT YOU YOU WILL NEED: Please bring a full water/drinks bottle – Please note, there are no water refill stations available on site. You will also need wellies and appropriate clothing for the event.

We’re proud to be supported by ELS, who have kindly donated headsets and microphones for the event, to allow the children to move around the beach and listen to Rowan’s talk. ELS will also be filming the event.

First Aid kit, PLI and Risk Assessments provided.

Disclaimers:

FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHY – Love Tech will be filming and taking photos of those taking part in the event and may wish to use these photographs or film featuring the attendees (including children) on Love Tech’s website and social media channels and for the marketing and promotion of Love Tech’s initiatives and events. We will not be able to accept any attendees who do not wish to be filmed or photographed and featured on Love Tech’s channels for these specified purposes. Please refer to our privacy policy on our website for further info https://lovetech.im/legal-policies/

INCLEMENT WEATHER – The event is weather dependant meaning that if very wet, the headsets and camera equipment cannot be used, resulting in the event having to be postponed to an alternative date. In the event of inclement weather, we will email all tickets holders the night before the event (3rd September).

 

15 February 2020 | 12pm-3pm

Technology Through Time – Love Tech on Tour

Location: Manx Museum

To celebrate the launch of our new exhibition ‘The Luxury of Time’ Dr John C. Taylor’s incredible collection of wonderful clocks and timepieces we are joining Love Tech on Tour.

Join us at the Manx Museum on 15 February as we have fun exploring ‘Technology through Time’.

From 12 noon until 3pm you can have the chance to navigate a Mini Sphero Ball in a timed challenge, experience VR headsets and look at a range of retro consoles on display.

Drop-in sessions are free of charge.

Children under 12 years of age are to be accompanied by an adult.

29 January 2020 | 12pm - 2pm

Lisa Karran panel speaker – Survival Skills for Future-Proof Recruitment for your Business

Location: iMuseum

Join Love Tech’s very own committee member and COO of ‘Creative 3D Web’, Lisa Karran for this interesting panel event about a changing landscape and the future of recruitment, guiding attendees through a number of key areas, including:

• Filling future demand for talent

• Jobs that will thrive in the future

• Soft skills for the future of work

• The future of workplace training

• Training for change and just-in-time learning

• Automation and job displacement

• Realigning education for tomorrow’s workforce

• Retraining and re-skilling workers

• Adult apprenticeships

The event will be led by Manx Radio’s Beth Espey, who will be joined on the panel by Anne Murray (Recruitment Manager at Search & Select), Dee Copley (Human Resources Business Partner at Zurich), Lisa Karran (COO of Creative 3D Web and Committee Member of Love Tech), and Sue Gee (Managing Director of TLC Business Solutions).

24 January 2020 | Invitation Only

Mini STEMfest Follow-up Event

Location: Manx Telecom HQ

We are joining forces with PDMS, Swagelock and Manx Telecom, to run a Mini STEMfest event at Manx Telecom HQ on the 24th January. This private event has been arranged for pupils from Laxey and Dhoon primary schools, who unfortunately couldn’t make the Villa Marina event last year, due to the terrible flooding and school closures that occurred in Laxey village.

For more information on this follow-up event, please contact Lorna.Trevethan@pdms.com