Hey there LAN-goers, it’s only four days till our next gaming night! It’s happening this Saturday the 15th of June from 7pm onwards, with early set-up from 6pm (arrive early to start playing early!). For those of you who who’ve never made it to any of our previous LAN nights, this is a fundraiser for Galway’s Makerspace. Our other LAN nights were great fun, sometimes lasting until the following afternoon. The details for this event have changed since our last post, so here they are in their entirety:
6 Commerce House,
Galway (next to Gallery Beag)
Entry for the night will be 10 Euro, for both members and non-members.
20 people MAX
We will do our best to gauge how our attendance will look closer to the night and update this page accordingly.
Tournaments have been reduced to one, with super-secret prizes. On the night we’ll be having a Free-For-All tournament using a special version of the Gun Game Mod for Call of Duty 4 (we’ll have the mod ready to be installed on the night).
Games List: (we will be assisting with version compatibility for all games listed).
Call of Duty 4: Gun Game Mod
Company of heroes : Blitzkrieg Mod
World In Conflict
Unreal Tournament 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Team Fortress 2
Worms: Reloaded (hotseat play)
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 email@example.com.
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! =)
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 =)