CrisisCamp Ireland will having their next monthly meetup in 091 Labs on the 8th of December at 2pm.
At the first meetup on November 3rd, we jumped straight into actively helping out with Hurricane Sandy. The attendees were working with other tech-heads from around the world to try to provide as much info to those on the ground as possible. These activities included:
- mapping the status of available communications between Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island e.g. telephone outages and wifi hotspots
- finding a disaster assessment maps for the different States affected
- working with the Department of Education on maps to get kids back to open schools on Monday
- working with the Greater New York Hospital Association on updating and mapping the status of the hospitals affected
There’ll be people in for the meetup giving reports on how things have gone since last month and what else was done.
If any of this interests you and you’ll like to learn more or get involved, pop down to the event!
A second Cryptoparty will be happening in 091 Labs on November 30th from 7pm!
Cryptoparties are happening all over the world. These free events are for people who are interested in encryption so they can come and learn more about basic Crypto programs and the concepts behind their operation. You can check out more info on cryptoparty.org.
There’ll be people talking about PGP/GPG, Tor, changing MAC addresses, and a bunch of other things. If you want to help out or have something you’d like to show, let us know and we’ll get some space together!
Tog in Dublin will also be hosting a Cryptoparty on the same night so no matter which half of the country you’re in, you’re covered =)
This evening is still going ahead on Friday (November 30th). Facebook link for those that use it https://www.facebook.com/events/367129280042915/ . If you can’t attend this event in Galway, it will also be taking place at TOG in Dublin.
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!
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.
At the big CrisisCamp event in September, it was decided to run smaller regular monthly meetups to help grow the community here in Ireland.
The first one of these is happening tomorrow (Saturday, November 3rd) in 091 Labs from 2pm to 4pm and will be specifically assisting with all the Hurricane Sandy data.
You should pop down to help out =) And if you can’t make it, then it’s still going to be a monthly event so there’ll always be more to come to!