Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat 14th September @ 4pm


The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, 14th September 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 maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Board Games Gaeilge


Beidh oíche de cluichí boird sa phríomhsheomra ag 19:00 ar Chéadaoin 28 Lúnasa.
Fáilte roimh cách. Ní gá Ghaeilge maith, nó fiú Ghaeilge ar bith a bheith agat le páirt a ghlacadh. Imreoimis na cluichí, agus tabharfaidh an Ghaeilge aire di fhéin.

There will be a board games night through Irish in the main room at 19:00 on Wednesday 28th August.
All welcome. No need for good or any Irish to participate. We’ll play the games, and let the Irish take care of itself.

Learn to program in the Linux shell from August 19!


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Linux scripting and programming courses @091labs.
Four weeks, four classes, beginning August 19, 7pm.

Subjects include:

  • The fundamentals of computer programming.
  • Installation and maintenance of a Linux system.
  • Bash shell syntax, structures, and pipelines.
  • Practical tasks for shell scripts.
  • Passing data to and from binary programs.
  • Binary shell programming with C#/Mono.

Requirements:

  • Laptop computer.
  • Installation media (USB key, CD-R or DVD-R).

Cost:

  • €40 general rate for the full workshop.
  • €20 reduced rate for hackerspace members and students.

For more information, contact or visit:

Bare blurbs aside, I plan to use Ubuntu for this, and start off by showing people how to install Linux on their laptop. If they survive that (and the scary liability release for my assistance), delve into Boolean logic, basic structures, and hopefully devote most of my time to doing cool and practical things with the Bash shell.

I don’t intend to handhold through the Linux installation: If you want to program or script with Linux, I expect that you at least be comfortable enough to partition your laptop and install it. I really recommend that you come into this workshop with either a function Linux installation, OS X installation, or a Cygwin installation so you can begin working immediately – example code I use will be usable in both environments (except for the respective path differences).

The Big Topics of the shell workshop include:

  • Refreshment on elementary subjects: Boolean logic, Linux and its shell.
  • Input and output (STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR), and redirection.
  • Pipelines, and using them to build workflows.
  • Parsing, searching, and appending to files.
  • Coding standards and best practices.
  • Everyday uses and examples of shell scripts.
  • Including your own binary programs (C#/Mono) in your workflow. I will cover basics of this.

Come one, come all, and geek out to your heart’s content. :)

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat July 13th @ 4pm


The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, July 13th 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 maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Ignite Galway: Aftermath


ignite_galway-01Thanks to all that attended Ignite Galway #5! We’re all really pleased with how it went: decent turnout, lovely crowd, great atmosphere, and fantastic speakers – what more do you need?

How about the video playlist from it? See below! =D

Thanks to Ciarán Winters for both filming the event and for editing all the videos so quickly!

We had a massive amount of interest from potential speakers and we’re sorry we couldn’t fit everyone in this time around. We also had a few people ask to postpone until the next time so we’re well on our way to a full speaker list for Ignite Galway #6, which is just as well because we just confirmed August 15th with Kelly’s Bar as the date for it! =)

So if you’d be interested in speaking or helping out in some other way, please drop us an email to ignite@091labs.com

A big thanks again to all our speakers:

Brendan, Michael Madden, Frank, and Philip all presented their talks on behalf of the Computer and Communication Museum of Ireland so you should definitely check it out. They’ve an open day on July 13th and everyone is invited.