Party at Plexal with 3D printed Easter eggs, pizza, beer and free tours of east London's newest innovation centre
Plexal, the coworking space and innovation centre based in the spot that used to serve as the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, is opening up its members-only pizza and beer nights to the rest of London's tech scene on Tuesday 13 March.
To celebrate iMakr lending its scanners and 3D printers (including the Raise3D N2, Delta WASP 3MT and Delta WASP 4070) to Plexal, we're hosting a 3D printing and pizza party, naturally.
There will be pizza, beer and 3D printed chocolate Easter eggs. And that's not all: some of the eggs will feature "Golden Tickets" that entitle the winner to a range of prizes, including vouchers for Shane's on Canalside, a haircut at Buck's Barbers and passes to come work at Plexal for free.
We'll also be hearing from iMakr about the state of 3D printing as well as Plexal member Durham Rose, which designs bespoke, 3D printed diamond rings.
Whether you're curious about trying 3D printers or are just an Easter egg loving chocaholic, come join the Plexal community and discover east London's thriving new tech cluster.
6-15pm: iMakr and Durham Rose will be speaking about the present and future of 3D printing, how startups and creatives are using it and whether it will ever become mainstream in people's homes and kitchens.
6.15-6.45: 3D printing workshop. iMakr will be demonstrating how to 3D print chocolate Easter eggs and you'll get a chance to have a go yourself and ask them any questions you have. And be sure to check if your Easter egg has a "Golden Ticket", entitling you to a host of prizes - including free passes to come work at Plexal and restaurant vouchers.
6.45-7.15: Free tours of Plexal: hear the story of how the press centre was transformed into a technology innovation centre and designed to mimic a city.
7.15-8.30pm: Networking with Plexal's startup members over beer, pizza and lots of chocolate Easter eggs.
8.30pm: Head home, and enter the food coma stage.
If you're coming by public transport, we're a five-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station. Or you can hop on the free shuttle bus which runs from Stratford underground, train and bus stations until 10.30pm. There are two pickup points for the shuttle bus:
Bus stop E outside Stratford International
Bus stop X, just opposite Stratford City bus station