March meeting of the Galway Linux User Group (GLUG)

Galway Linux User Group (GLUG) is meeting in 091 Labs this Wednesday, March 7th, from 8pm and then heading to O’Connells pub on Eyre Square from 9pm.

They invite you to come and talk about all things Linux-related (and other things that aren’t too).

This month, some things spoken about will be state of graphical user interfaces in Linux (Unity vs Gnome vs KDE), “is Wayland better than X11?”, “why are these applications not pretty yet?!” and most importantly “Is this beer better than that beer? Let’s find out!”. Lots of discussion and testing will be needed.

DIY Home Automation talk – Tuesday March 6th at 7pm

Next week, Gerry Kavanagh will be in to talk about DIY Home Automation with Open Source Software.

If you’ve ever wondered how to control, monitor and fine-tune the processes in your house, then I can’t recommend this talk to you enough!

  • Learn how to control your home via your PC – Interface Linux with X10 Home Automation Controllers
  • Learn about the various types of controller that are available (Lighting, Heating, Sensors etc)
  • Interacting with the control system – Web GUIs, CLIs and Mobile Interfaces (SMS)
  • See a real-world example (Custom written heating control system using Text Messaging)
  • Get the source to the above tool!

The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm. There’ll be a charge of €5 for non-members with all proceeds going towards the continued running of the Labs.

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance talk/Q&A

If you are unemployed and thinking of starting your own business, you should pop by 091 Labs, Wednesday 29th, at 7pm.

Oonagh Monaghan, Enterprise Officer for the Galway City Partnership will be in to talk about how the scheme works and to answer any questions you might have.

More details of the BTWEA at:

Pizza, Python, Posters, LANs and user groups.

WARNING: This might be a bit of a long post. Some parts of it have been waiting a while because blogging is the devil.

First off, we’d like to thank our friends at Four Star Pizza. We had our AGM (minutes here!) back at the end of November and they gave us a few pizzas for it. Now that Christmas is over and we’re well into the new year we figure that people have enough money again to be spending on random stuff… like pizza. Anyway, they have a new menu and a few deals going at the minute and we’d recommend having a look at them!


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091 Talks: Open Emotion Studios on Tuesday

This Tuesday we’ve got the awesome fellows of Open Emotion Studios coming down to 091 Labs to have a chat with us!

Founders Paddy Murphy (Chief Elephant Optimiser) and Colm English (Lead Programmer) are driving down to Galway especially for us on Open Night this Tuesday, 24th January from 7pm and will be hanging around for a while to answer your questions.

Open Emotions Studios was founded by three friends in early 2010 and, as of this month, is the largest Indie Game Dev Studio in Ireland with offices in Dublin and Limerick. They make games for PS3, PSP, Xbox Live, iOS, Android, Flash and more. Their games and developers have also won a bunch of awards!

Open Night starts on Tuesday at 7pm. Paddy and Colm will give a short talk and presentation from 7.15, explaining a bit about themselves and what they do and what cool new stuff is happening. They’ll stick around for a while to answer any questions you might have and are then hopping in their car for the long drive back home!

You can follow Open Emotion Studios on Twitter (@OpenEmotion) or Facebook and their website is