The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, December 8th 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 expected to bring their own supplies. 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 maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.
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!
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!
So on Monday night you will find all kinds of odd people sketching, drawing and creating art in the Main Area of the labs. All are welcome to join in, but you have to bring your own materials and a good sense of humour!
The Galway Pub Scrawl is a semi-anarchic group of artists, both professional and amateur, who are always welcoming to new members. We meet every second Monday. You can find out more and stay in touch here and here on Facebook.