The Binary Festival – Liverpool celebrates the digital revolution

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Liverpool Girl Geeks

Liverpool Girl Geeks (photograph from Facebook)

The Binary Festival makes its debut in Liverpool early next week and Getintothis’ Cath Bore looks forward to the two-day gathering of Liverpool’s blossoming digital community.

With roots in the Baltic Triangle, Binary Festival events are spread across Liverpool, linking up innovators, inventors, leaders, makers and creators to attract new business, new ideas and new people to be part of Liverpool’s digital revolution.

Day one of the Festival on Tuesday May 24 offers a series of Binary Gatherings, including Liverpool Girl Geeks who this week are shortlisted for the Merseyside Woman Of The Year Award. There are still places left in some Gatherings, including the Power of LinkedIn and 3D Audio for the Digital & Creative Industries.

The Binary Festival’s launch party on Tuesday night at Constellations features a DJ set from the Mixnots, on the run up to appearances at Glastonbury and Standon Calling over the summer.

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Held at FACT, Day Two will focus on the Binary Keynotes, a day of talks from Kelly Angood of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay MBE, and Adrian Hon, creator of the hit app Zombies Run. With one million players, Zombies Run is the biggest ever smartphone fitness game. Stuart Miles, founder of the UK’s gadget and technology news site, Pocket Lint, will be speaking, in addition to Sam Aaron.

By day, Sam is a computer scientist at Cambridge University Digital Technology Group, but by night, he’s a live coder. He’ll be helping to bring the Binary Festival 2016 to close, performing a set at Leaf on Wednesday evening.

The Binary Festival takes place Tuesday May 24 and Wednesday May 25.

Tickets and listings are here.

Follow the Festival on Twitter here.

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