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Fixfest UK 2018

Fixfest UK was a gathering for the UK repair community in October 2018. We gathered in Manchester to share experiences and skills as well as talk about how to promote community repair around the country.

Find photos from the event here.

:warning: This is archived content. Information about Fixfest UK 2020 is here


Welcome to this gathering for the UK repair community. We’ll be using this online space to provide information about the different sessions, collectively document the events of the day and collect your feedback. In the spirit of unconference, we invite you to get stuck in here!

Fixfest Programme (6th Oct, 2018)

Here’s the provisional programme (subject to changes):

Tip: If you’re on your phone, it’s best to view this in landscape mode. :phone:
Tip: Click the name of a session to go to the session discussion page where you can find the session outline and add your own comments to help document it.

Time Exhibition space Cinema Room Network Support FabLab
10:00-11:00 Registration & refreshments - [quiet space] -
11:00-11:30 - Opening session [quiet space] -
11:30-12:15 Free slot 1 Right to repair, International Repair Day & the UK declaration with Ugo (Better) repair events for neurodivergents & anyone lacking spoons with Panda, Dave & Ben 3D Printing
12:15-13:00 Free slot 2 Online community & tracking impact with Neil & James [quiet space] 3D Printing (continued)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch [quiet space] Lunch
14:00-14:45 How to use the media for outreach and repair education with Isabel How to grow your group - reaching out further - with Jan and Chris Dyer [quiet space] How to solder with Ben Circuit boards with Nikhita
14:45-15:30 Meetup for fixers in the north & midlands Getting great feedback about the social benefits of your events with Sarah and Janet [quiet space] How to solder with Ben (continued) Circuit boards with Nikhita (continued)
15:30-16:15 Free slot 3 Community reuse as social enterprise with Sophie [quiet space] Collaborating with hackspaces & makespaces with Stuart Free slot 4
16:15-16:45 Break & cake Break & cake [quiet space] -
16:45-17:30 Free slot 5 Free slot 6 [quiet space] Free slot 7
17:30-18:00 - Closing plenary: reading declaration & sharing actions [quiet space] - -

How to use this space

Welcome discussion - this discussion serves as a central index for all Fixfest discussions. Feel free to ask questions about the day here (by replying below)!

Sessions - each session has its own, separate discussion. Each discussion will contain an overview of the session and is where anyone can post comments to help document what happens on the day. The #events:fixfest-uk-18 category lists all of these.

Feedback - please add your feedback about the event here.