Micro Transat project talk

Micro Transat – A project to build an fully autonomous sailing boat capable of crossing the Atlantic. Started by, among others, Aberystwyth university, now gaining interest from universities, hackerspaces and companies around the world.

Dermot Tynan will be visiting 091 Labs tonight at 8pm to talk about the project, previous efforts, his ideas, plans and parts of the project already done.

An entertaining and interactive speaker, we recommend a visit and invite anybody with an interest to pop along to learn more, and find out how you can get involved.

Check out http://www.microtransat.org/ for more information!

Galway Pub Scrawl comes to visit (again)

Next Monday, the 26th of November, the Galway Pub Scrawl is unable to go to their usual home in McSwiggans, so we are coming to visit the Labs instead!  (A Galway Lab Scrawl?)

So on Monday night you will find all kinds of odd people sketching, drawing and creating art in the Main Area of the labs. All are welcome to join in, but you have to bring your own materials and a good sense of humour!

The Galway Pub Scrawl is a semi-anarchic group of artists, both professional and amateur, who are always welcoming to new members. We meet every second Monday. You can find out more and stay in touch here and here on Facebook.

Film Screening and Discussion | “The Green Beautiful” – La Belle verte

There will be a screening of a French (English subtitles) sci-fi comedy film “The Green Beautiful” – La Belle Verte (1996) hosted by Transition Galway starting at 8:15pm Wednesday 21st Nov at the new 091 Labs on Flood Street. Entry is by donation. All are welcome!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/492514997448956/


As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible–Earth. This family-oriented French sci-fi comedy chronicles her adventures on the chaotic planet. Mila is 150 years old and has five children; encoded in her brain are two telepathic programs designed to restructure the thinking of destructive humans.

  • PG, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
  • Directed By: Coline Serreau
  • Written By: Coline Serreau
  • Rotton Tomatos rating (83%) 


The Green Beautiful Trailer –


Python workgroup continues Monday

Every Monday from 8pm – 10m, our Python group meet up to improve their Python skills. All levels welcome!

First off though, it’s not a class. We all come in, plonk down our laptops, and get to work on expanding our skillset. If you’ve never programmed in Python before, that’s not a problem. We’ll link you to the best places online to get started (http://learncodethehardway.org/) and let you go at it. If you have questions, we’ll try to help with them or show you where to get a good example.

Over time we plan to get some group projects going but that’ll be more at the start of 2013. Right now, some of us are (individually) powering our way through Project Euler (http://projecteuler.net/about) problems and other challenges.

The group is free for members and €2 for non-members.

GLUG meetup on November 7th

The nice people at GLUG (Galway Linux User’s Group) are having their monthly meetup in the ‘Labs tomorrow evening (the 7th) around 8pm. Bring your laptop, your favourite distro (or lots of source code and patience, your choice) and we’ll see you there!

On the day, we’ll have two interesting little demos for you:

  • How to make a LiveCD
  • An introduction to the new (and very shiny) Gnome Shell.