Ubuntu Global Jam

We are hosting our first Ubuntu Global Jam event this Saturday the 3rd of September. The event will take place between 10am and 6pm at the 091Labs makerspace which is located on the 1st Floor, Tyrone House, 47 Eyre Square, Galway (above Kennedy’s Pub).

This will be the first UGJ event to be held in Galway. The UGJ is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite and work together on a diverse range of topics with the dual goals of having fun and improving Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference so if you are based in the West why not avail of this great opportunity to join in!

Our experience members will be there to give you a hand and get started. We also will be tweeting/denting using @ubuntuie or you will be able to contact us on IRC in the #ubuntu-ie channel on the irc.freenode.net server.

If you are interested in getting a head start or just having a look, all the information can be found in the Ubuntu LoCo Galway Wiki page.

Other UGJ around the world:

Ubuntu Global Jam, TOG Dublin Hackerspace, Dublin
Ubuntu LoCo Team Events

** UPDATE **

MilkLabs will also be running an UGJ

Movie Night

For this Sunday movie I have something different after the brilliant and equally scary “the tunnel”. This time I have something for our member artist and any art lover that want to join us this Sunday night to watch David Choe feature film Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe.

As always the movie night are open to the public, we will start around 9pm in 091 Labs, 47 Eyre Sq. above Kennedy’s Pub

Plot Summary (from IMDB – Ratings: 8.4/10)
Dirty Hands delivers an intense portrait of David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic street artist that devises numerous criminal schemes that afford him to hitchhike across the globe. David skirts the legal constraints of society to “freely” create his art in the public space. His nonchalant law-breaking style lands him in jail several times leading to his eventual demise in solitary confinement in a Tokyo prison cell. He resurfaces with a radically religious agenda and returns home with hope to overcome his criminal temptations and repair his severed relationships. We see David’s unwillingness to grow up, his struggle to make it as an artist and his fight to hold on to his sanity for his life and burgeoning art career.

Watch the trailer

Movie Night

Now that we all settled in our new home, is time to start the Sunday Movie Nights. The usual crack as before applies. The event is open to public, so come down and watch a movie on our 10 foot screen. We also have refreshments, coffee, tea, popcorn, chocolate bars in our tuck shop as usual.

The movie I have for us to watch for us this Sunday is “The Tunnel”. I’ve been waiting for a while for us to get a space to be able to watch it.

The Tunnel is the first feature film, produced under The 135K Project, born out of the belief that if we stop fighting the peer to peer networks, they could become the biggest revolution we have ever seen in the way we share entertainment and information.

You can also buy individual frames of the movie for a €1 each or just donate. Any extra money raised will go toward developing the next project so that we can hopefully keep bringing you more free online content to enjoy.


In 2007 the New South Wales government suddenly scrapped a plan to utilise the water in the disused underground train tunnels beneath Sydney. In 2008, chasing rumours of a government cover-up and urban legends surrounding the sudden backflip, investigative journalist Natasha Warner led a crew of four into the underground labyrinth. They went down into the tunnels looking for a story until the story found them.

Watch the trailer here

Movie Night – Google i/o 2011 Ignite

We all know what an Ignite event is. We already host 2 Ignites in the labs ourselves, we all know how good this events can be. This evening on what is going to be the last Movie Night in the Exchange House, we are going to show the Google i/o 2011 Ignite. As most of you will know Google just finished to host  their biggest conference of the year, the Google i/o on which for the last 3 years they have an Ignite event for their participants.

In this years Google i/o Ignite we have: Brady Forrest, Kyle Machulis, Matt Cutts, Pamela Fox, Jamie Wilkinson, Patrick Davison, Monica Rogati, Annalee Newitz, Joseph Pred. This year we will learn about the Brain API, the similarities of Disneyland and Burning Man, and a dissection of the Tiger Mom myth. As always the speakers will have just 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of five minutes on stage.

Come down at the space at the usual time of 9pm to enjoy such a great show… See you all there !!!!

Sticker exchange

091 Labs last month got involved with sticker exchange organized by Jigsaw Renaissance which consisted of sending 50 sticker from our space and getting super AWESOME stickers from other hackerspaces all over the world.

Here is the result of going wild with some of those stickers we got on my laptop that I’m after fallen in love with it all over again because of it…

Check Jigsaw Renaissance flicker pool on which you can see in this particular picture the stickers that we send them.
It is not clear yet what we are going to do with the stickers we received a part from getting donation from people who puts them on their laptops but one of the ideas is making a sticker wall in the hackerspace but whatever it is I’m sure you will hear about it.