We are delighted to have John Breslin kick off our monthly guest speaker series at Hotel Meyrick 7pm, Tuesday April 20th. John will talk about The Social Semantic Web. His recently co-authored The Social Semantic Web with Stefan Decker and Alexandre Passant furthers the understanding of technologies and research issues involved in applying Semantic Web technologies to social software. Admission is free and all are welcome.
UPDATE 1 : We are rescheduling John’s talk due to Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption hindering travel plans for attendees. New details to follow once we have spoken with Christina at Hotel Meyrick and John.
UPDATE 2 : John’s talk will now take place at Hotel Meyrick 7pm Tuesday, April 27th. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Thanks to everyone who made our second Android workshop a great success last night. Participants are still playing around with the development tools and sample code. Some initial project ideas were discussed with Project Breadcrumb already starting to take shape in our sandbox. The reverse Q&A format worked particularly well and will be used to cover all topics for future open community gatherings.
Thanks to Mitch Altman, Jimmie P Rodgers, Robots.ie and TOG for hosting an inspiring Electronic Workshop at the Science Gallery last night. Mitch is co-founder of Noisebridge in San Francisco and generously shared his experiences throughout the day on subjects ranging from creating a culture of Doacracy to facilitating safe open spaces. This 4 minute video from Andrew David Watson at Hive 76 in Philadelphia shares Mitch’s passion for making your future.
We also got the opportunity to visit TOG enroute and learn more about their journey over the last year. Adrian grabbed a picture of one TOG project which would be a welcome addition to any international art gallery. They told us about two new projects which merit sharing. The first is Irish Robotics Club Make Night held monthly in the Science Gallery which encourage hobbists from all fields to come by and make anything. The next Make Night is 6pm – 9pm Wednesday, March 31st and admission is free. The second is Open Jam being held on March 27th at Enterprise Ireland’s Head Office, The Plaza, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3. Register here for those interested in attending.