The first annual Irish Hackerspaces Week runs from August 14th – 22nd. It is an opportunity for hackerspaces across the island to showcase innovative projects within their local communities from the fields of Arts, Science and Technology. If you are in Dublin over that week then checkout the TOG timetable of events. Events for Belfast, Cork and Limerick are also in the planning stages. 091 Labs are delighted to announce the following timetable of events. More details on each are available on our events page.
Update: Household Hacking event added. See events page for more details. Social night will be 6.30pm instead of 7pm as usual
Sunday, August 15
6:00pm: Photography! (Mark Grealish)
7:00pm: Short films screening
Monday, August 16
6:00pm Web development : eroku/cloud computing, sinatra & ruby (Richard Conroy)
7:00pm Introduction to Linux (Matthew Kolder)
Tuesday, August 17
6:30pm Social Night
8:00pm Household hacking : Consumer goods with computer ports (Joe Desbonnet)
Wednesday, August 18
7:00pm PC Building Workshop (Matthew Kolder)
Thursday, August 19
7:00pm Building an Asterisk PBX (Gerry Kavanagh)
Friday, August 20
11:00am Repurposing an ATX power supply as a bench supply. (Gerry Kavanagh)
6:30pm Open Licencing, Peer Production and Social Change (Kevin Flanagan)
8:00pm Synchronous Hackerspace Quiz
Saturday, August 21
1:00pm Jogo: An explorative design for free play (Emma Creighton)
2:30pm Robots.ie : Solar powered robots and Make Night (David McKeown)
4:00pm Art After Noon
7:00pm Poetry Smackdown
Sunday, August 22
12:00pm PC/Laptop fixing day (Fundraiser)
We know that we have been somewhat neglecting the site lately. Just to let you know that we have been working on a more up-to-date version which will be going live soon (tonight or tomorrow), and you can check out all the events we have planned this month then. Thanks to Paul Killoran from Starlight Solutions for offering us hosting.
We’ll be kicking off a weekly 091 Labs Movie Night with a screening of Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season, a documentary about the GRL, an art group dedicated to integrating and enhancing graffiti and street art with experimental open-source technologies:
“From their origins in the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (“The Pocket School”?) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.”
This week belongs to Maxwell, Daniel, Raphael, Ilya and their Diaspora project. In 12 days they reached their target of $10,000 for a summer project to build an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data. As of today donations are up to $142k with 18 days still remaining. There are a number of projects already in existence to build upon – FOAF and SIOC are two worth checking out. If you guys want to learn more about them have a chat with John Breslin when he is next in NYC on June 3rd. We will follow your Diaspora project with interest over the summer!
Thanks to everyone who made this weeks meetup. With some members getting exams out of the way this month its time to focus on getting a place to call our own in June. This will be discussed at our next community meetup 7pm Tuesday, May 18th at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there. Upcoming events this weekend worth mentioning are Drupal Camp Ballyvaughan which runs May 15th-16th. Our friends at TOG are running a synchronicity hackathon May 15th – 16th. We will sign off this week by wishing Cathal and Niamh who are getting married this weekend good health, happiness and hacking all the days of your lives!