Virtual meetup (every other) Wednesday night


It’s that time of the week again, so please join us for a virtual meeting this evening.


7pm - 8pm tonight.

We’ll aim to finish whatever is added onto the agenda by 8pm, but will leave the video call open if anyone would like to remain and chat.


Google Meet -
Etherpad -

You will need both links for call.

How it will work…

We will use the call link for video and audio, and the etherpad to allow us to type and share links. This also helps us keep track of what is said and allows people to contribute while others are talking.

We have an open agenda that anyone can add to see etherpad link from line 10. You can even do it now before the session!

Spotlight sessions
We are also inviting anyone to contribute to 5-15min ‘spotlight sessions’ to share something they are working on, or learning, tinkering within the techie field, that is as practical and visual as possible to share. For example you may want to screen share and show us how you are coding something, designing a new XXXXX or are building a new invention…?

So if you have something you’d like to share please add on the agenda in the etherpad.

Next Wednesday will be our final weekly TechShed for 2020 - and what a year it’s been. Do join us!

Great meetup last night, thank you for being so welcoming everyone!


We’re on for tonight at 7 as usual?

Hey Folks,
Just wanted to offer my aplogies for last night. I had a long week of back to back zoom sessions combined with NCT zoom calls in eve in preparing for the new arrival. I meant to email out ahead and it totally slipped my mind. Perhaps in future we should consider a less dependable on one person approach for our weekly calls.

Thinking a conf call with no password or relying on host to admit people… I may be able to configure the existing link to do this in future so it’ll work whoever arrives

Sorry everyone, I won’t be able to make it tonight as I have a deadline for tomorrow and I’ll probably be working late. I hurt my back earlier this week so am trying to make up for lost time!


Everyone else: please join us at 7pm, we’ll convene at the usual etherpad and there’ll be a zoom link there. (We might need a series of 40min free mini-zooms but I’m sure we can cope with that.)


The Zoom link for tonight has changed and now requires a PASSCODE: Passcode: 174536

Hey everyone.

I’m not going to be there tonight - bad head/neck so feeling a bit rough.

There’s a quick cleanair update is over on the project thread

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How are feeling now?

Much better thanks @Laurentius

Our first Wednesday session of the New Year is coming up - tomorrow! Hope to see you (all) there.

Apologies, how did it go?

As ever, it was good to catch up with each other. We’re seeing only modest turnouts in these online gatherings, which isn’t too surprising, but we’re keeping the flame, and we have a space in which to share our technical findings and interests.

I think the spotlight idea is working well - we don’t always have one, and it doesn’t always result in a thread here, but it’s a chance to go a little deeper into something which is currently occupying someone’s attention. Recent spotlights have been about the log4j vulnerability, a Christmas tree programming challenge, and last night - one I missed - it sounds like the talk was about cleaning PCs with compressed air, a new model of 3D printer from Prusa, and an online AI service of some kind (WebGPT, openAI).

Just a quick reminder - our fortnightly online session comes around again on Wednesday. It would be good to see you there!

It’s that time again - join us this Wednesday on zoom for a catchup and a chat and possibly even a spotlight session.

Quick reminder - Techshed will be meeting on Zoom tomorrow at 7.

The regular fortnightly video call comes around this week - an hour with your Tech Shed buddies! Do join us, on Wednesday at 7.