Want to be inspired?
091 Labs will be presenting our fourth Ignite Galway event this Wednesday the 27th from 8pm at Kelly’s Bar, Bridge Street, Galway! Ignite is a global lightning presentation format where speakers have five minutes and twenty timed slides to enlighten and inspire the audience about their chosen topic. Our previous Ignite Galway events were great fun and this time around we’ll have live music from local band Cotton Ball Three to spice things up.
If all this has gotten you thinking about giving a talk of your own we are still accepting submissions – all you need is to be passionate about your topic and have twenty slides to run in the background. In fact, here is an Ignite talk about giving Ignite talks! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding, so if you’re interested get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A suitably admonished Padraic is talking to you today.
I had several people contact me since posting late last week about our upcoming Python and Linux classes, members of 091 Labs and non-members alike.
The members pointed out to me that I had not left much time between making the classes public and the actual beginning of the classes. When talking to others over the weekend, they were surprised to learn that they too had to sign up on the Eventbrites even if they were planning to pay on the day. This rapidly explained the perceived lack of interest by the members!
Members of the public also contacted me saying that their funds in January were still in rather short supply and they would have attended if it had started a few weeks later. Some asked if they could sign up as members of the Labs on the day and get the member discount for the two classes (which is a yes).
So to clarify:
- Python classes that were to start on the 22nd of January have been postponed two weeks until the 5th of February. Classes run 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
- Linux classes that were to start on the 23rd of January have been postponed two weeks until the 6th of February. Classes run 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
- Saturday classes starting on the 9th of February are unaffected and continue at 2pm-4pm for Python and 5pm-7pm for Linux.
- To let us have an idea of numbers in advance and avoid confusion on the door, people who wish to attend should please sign up on the appropriate Eventbrite. I have made a ticket option for those who wish to pay on the door.
- And yes, you can join the Labs on the day to get the member discount.
I’d also like to say thanks and sorry to all those that have so far promoted the classes for us. I hope that these changes won’t stop you from promoting future Labs events! =)
Link to the blog post with class details: http://091labs.com/2013/01/upcoming-linux-and-python-intro-courses/
Python Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5247276746
Linux Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5254761132
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!
A second Cryptoparty will be happening in 091 Labs on November 30th from 7pm!
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.
There will be a screening of documentary film Koyaanisqatsi – Life Out of Balance (1982) hosted by Transition Galway starting at 7pm this Friday, 26th October. Entry is by donation, and will go towards the redesign of our new space. All are welcome!
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/427038707359808/
An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental political agenda. Without a story, dialogue, or characters, Koyaanisqatsi (1983) (the film’s title is a Hopi word roughly translated into English as “life out of balance”) is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet.
Time: 1 hr. 27 min.
Directed By: Godfrey Reggio
Written By: Michael Hoenig, Ron Fricke
Rotten Tomatoes rating (89%) – http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/koyaanisqatsi_life_out_of_balance/
Koyaanisqatsi (trailer) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ