Cryptoparty #2 – November 30th


cryptopartyA 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 =)

Update:

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.

 

Friday Film Screening | Koyaanisqatsi – Life Out of Balance


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/

About
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

[Talk] The technical side of running a top-level domain name registrar


Hi all,

This coming Wednesday, 24th October, at 8pm we’re going to have someone coming in to give a talk on the technical side of running a top-level domain name registrar. That’s as much information as we can give right now but we recommend you come down if you want to learn a few things! We’ll try to give more info in the coming days.

Entry will be €5 and will go towards the redesign of our new space which is also where the talk will be on!

New 091 Labs location on Flood Street

Next Knitting Circle – 13th of October @ 4pm


The Knitting Circle will have its monthly meeting at the labs on Saturday, October 13th from 4 to 7 pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters and crocheters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help (in knitting only) will be available for people just starting out. Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday of the month. If you have any questions about the meetings, e-mail maraley42 (at) gmail (dot) com.

All attendees are expected to bring their own supplies. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else (all money goes to support 091 labs).

The weekend ahead: cryptoparty on Friday, CrisisCamp Ireland on Saturday and Artemis on Sunday!


This is how today has gone so far…

Me: “Okay, so Willow is arriving in a few hours! And I’m kicking the ass of my man flu. Yes!”

Ush: “Awesome! I saw she asked about a cryptoparty? Are we having a fairly impromptu one tomorrow?”

Me: “Yeah, why not? We’ll organise it for 7pm tomorrow. Infodox seems up for it too, if Arthur’s Day doesn’t kill him.”

Mike: “A good start so. Why is Willow coming anyway?”

Me: “… for CrisisCamp Ireland this weekend?”

Mike: “Oh cool! Where is that on?”

Me: “… in the Labs. On Saturday. Did you not see the blogpost?”

Katie, Paul, Mike, Ush: “What do you mean ‘in the Labs’?! What blogpost?!”

Me: “Shit…

I’m  probably going to get lynched by the members for this one. My bad =(

So. Here we are… at this time and in this place…

Right onwards anyway! This weekend we have three free events. Read on! =)

CrisisCamp Ireland

CrisisCamp Ireland is being hosted in 091 Labs this coming Saturday, September 28th, from 10am to 5pm!

CrisisCamps are events designed to connect volunteers around the world who use creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis. It’s going to be awesome so go register =)

Hackerspacey-type person Willow Brugh (https://twitter.com/willowbl00) has travelled over to Ireland to talk at CrisisCamp. Willow has been a co-founder of both Jigsaw Renaissance, Seattle’s hackerspace, and Space Federation, a hackerspace collaboration initiative, over the last few years and she is currently the Director of Geeks Without Bounds,  an accelerator for humanitarian projects.

Cryptoparty

Willow asked if we’d be interested in running a Cryptoparty while she was visiting. We thought it was a great idea so we’re having one tomorrow night (Friday, September 27th) from 7pm =) The idea behind a Cryptoparty is to facilitate people who have the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs and the fundamental concepts of their operation.

Artemis: 091 Labs vs WARPS (Aberystwyth)

And I’ve just been informed that we have been challenged by WARPSoc in Aberystwyth (a place in Wales that had a very big flood) to a game of Artemis. If you’ve never played Artemis before, picture yourself on the bridge of the Enterprise D controlling one of 5 consoles – science, comms, helm, engineering, or weapons. It’s a savage game (and works well under WINE for us Linux heads) and this is the first time in a year that we’ve played against someone outside the Labs (we played Hive76 in Philadelphia a few times) so come up and take part!

UPDATES:

  • CrisisCamp starts at 10am and runs until 5pm, it’s a fairly relaxed affair where you can pop in and out!
  • Artemis will be on in the earlier part of Sunday – from 1pm until 6pm!