Aug 5 2014

Dublin Maker

Myriam L

I featured 091Labs at Dublin Maker 2014, on July the 26th, while presenting my “Mobile Pillow Alarm Clock” (aka “smart pillow”) project.

Dublin Maker is a festival where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, have an opportunity to showcase their creations ranging from tech to art, craft and electronics.

The project I presented is a LilyPad-Arduino-based belt that can be wrapped around a pillow (or anything else) to serve four purposes:
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Oct 4 2013

Gaming as Gaeilge

Mark

Given how much (little) attention I pay to wider events in the hackerspace, I have no idea if this has been advertised, but we host a group of dedicated Irish board gamers who would really love it if you could come in and game with them as Gaeilge.

This group meets in the hackerspace on the second Wednesday of every month from 7pm-which is incidentally this Wednesday October 9 coming.

Cluichi Boid-gaming as Gaeilge


Nov 27 2012

CrisisCamp Ireland – next meetup 8th December at 2pm

Padraic

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!

http://crisiscampireland.com/2012/11/21/december-2012-crisiscamp/


Nov 27 2012

Cryptoparty #2 – November 30th

Padraic

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.

 


Sep 27 2012

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

Padraic

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!