091 Labs has lived at its current address on Flood Street (named after a person, ironically, not its propensity to be underwater!) for almost a year and half now – we moved here late in 2012. However, due to things rising (water, amongst others) we’ve been looking for, and found, a spot that seems tailor-made for our needs, and we’re going to be on the move over the next couple of weeks.
Our new location is in Roxboro House, on Raleigh Row. This is on the fringe of what some people would call the Latin Quarter, or what Galwegians would more simply call “right behind the Jes”. Conor has already put directions and some photos of the new space, on Bookface, but for those of us who don’t do that sort of thing, here’s the Google Maps link that Conor furnished which shows the route from the old labs facility to the new one – Google puts it at an eight minute walk from from one to the other. As Conor points out, the new unit is ground floor and should be more universally accessible. It’s also bigger, better laid out and more flexible than the old location.
Our new front door!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be getting the new space up and running, and migrating everything over to the new location. Keep an eye on our various social media handles to see what’s what with regards to classes, meetings and other things in terms of which location they’re to be in but the plan is to be all set up in the new space pretty quickly.
Once again, tonight we will have a programming challenge in the Labs, with the winner taking home a prize. This week, it’s a team challenge. The challenge starts at 7:30, and details can be found at our Facebook page here.
The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Sat 8th March from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help is available for people just starting out. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.
All attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies, although a few spares are available. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else. All money goes to the upkeep of the Labs. Any questions can be directed to events [at] 091labs [dot] com.
This Tuesday, as part of our Programming Night/Open Night, attendees will have the chance to win an Arduino micro-computer. A programming challenge will be issued at precisely 7:30 pm, and will run until 9:30. The first to successfully complete the challenge will win the Arduino. The challenge is open to everyone who is present on the night, members and non-members, any programming language, any operating system. The rules are: #1 Source code must be created on the night; #2 The solution must include all of the required features.
The next board games as Gaeilge night is set for Wednesday 12th March. This is open to both members and non-members, attendance is €2. Remember, even if you have little or no Irish, you can still join in; there’s no ban on English, there is a ban on being mean about mistakes. Anybody who wants to play some games is welcome. If someone has a question I’ll try my best to answer it, which might involve going and looking up the answer. The Facebook event is here.