Saturday December 4th is International Open Data Day
International Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities
around the world to write applications using open public data to show
support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the
world’s local, regional and national governments.
Open Data policies can increase government transparency, spur digital
enterprise and improve civic participation.
This Saturday NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise and Research Institute www.deri.ie will be hosting an Open Data Hackathon at their campus
located at the IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan from 10am till 5pm
followed by project presentations and a public discussion on Open Data
at 091 Labs at the Fairgreen near the Radison from 6pm till 7pm.
TIME magazine listed sugru in its Top 50 Inventions of 2010 and Jane is kindly sending 091Labs our very own packs of sugru so we can hold an amazing Hackquarium on Sunday the 5th of December, at 2pm, in 091Labs, Galway!! How exciting!
Sugru is for hacking, improving and repairing your stuff:
It’s free, and it’s on till 5pm, so bring your friends, your kids, your parents, your grandparents and even your monkeys (and don’t forget your broken stuff).
This post started off in my head as a guide to firewalling your home server, but it gradually evolved, mentally, into a workshop for securing the information on your Linux laptop with GRUB, KeePass and Truecrypt. Click the (awesome Hackers) image below to RSVP your place for this once-off workshop!
091Labs are thrilled to announce their very own Ignite Galway, happening as a fundraiser for our much loved hackerspace on Friday, the 10th December, at 7pm. Like last time. there will be 13 inventive, courageous speakers, who have generously volunteered to take to the stage to give the audience a 5 minute insight into their wacky and wonderful ideas.
There will be lots of surprises throughout the night as we are determined to entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire you (and we’ll be sure to delight you while we’re at it).
Here are some of last Septembers talks as a reminder of the diversity and quality of the talks on the night.
Building a city, virtually, Gavin Duffy
User experience just doesn’t matter, Mark Conguista
Can great speeches change the world? Naoise Nunn
Tickets will be 5 euro on the door, and you can send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book in advance.