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! =)
This coming Wednesday at 7.30pm, Gerard Ryan will be giving a 2 hour tutorial on the basics of Git, the version control system. Entry for the tutorial is €2 for 091 Labs members and €5 for non-members.
Git has been gaining popularity since it was created by Linus Torvalds in ’05 and various online source code repositories like Github, Gitorious, and BitBucket that support it have been booming in recent years with user activity as programmers and web developers move from other version control systems like Mercurial.
Gerard will explain the Pros and Cons of using Git and he’ll cover what’s needed to get you started using Git following the basics commands and will expand into some more advanced areas along with answering questions if time allows.
Installing Git is not included in the time from 7.30pm but it’s really easy to install for most operating systems from here. I’ll be in from 7pm for anyone who has any questions or problems with getting Git running.
Starting Monday 13th and taking place over 4 to 5 weeks, the Android Workshop will guide participants through the basics and principles of developing app for the Android platform by building browser from scratch.
The workshop will be based on sBrowser, which I developed specially for this workshop. By the end of the workshop members will be expected to have a working app ready to publish if they wish to do so.
More specific details on what we will cover each week can be found in our wiki together with other useful information and links on relation to Android.
We will be using Eclipse and the Android SDK for the workshop. Participants will be expected to have both already installed and working on their laptops. If anybody has any problem installing either of them please come in advance to 091 Labs for help. I will be there an hour before getting ready.
Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops but if you don’t have one please get in touch with me in advance and we may be able to supply one from 091 Labs to use during the workshop. Supply is limited and they will be given in a first come basis.
Places are limited!!! If you are interested on attending the workshop get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-booking. No need to pre-pay for the classes but if you think you won’t be able to attend and you place has been confirmed, get in touch with me asap to let your place to somebody else.
Starts Monday the 13th
From 7pm to 9pm
At 091 Labs
The cost will be €6 and €2 for members per class
What you’ll need
Laptop with Eclipse, Java and the Android SDK installed
We’re going to be running a two night class on ‘Python for Non-Programmers’ in the Labs. The two nights in question are next Monday, November 28th and the following Monday, December 5th.
This class is intended for those who have either never programmed before or are looking for a bit of a push to start learning Python. It’ll be covering the basics of programming (variables, strings, loops, arrays, functions, etc) using Python 3. In January we’ll be doing a longer Beginner Python course for those who are interested and later again, Intermediate Python.
First class starts at 7.30pm on the 28th and will run until 10pm. The first half hour is installation of the programs we’ll be using for the class. The rest of the time will be spent learning.
Second class will start at 8pm on the 5th and will also run until 10pm. This will be continuing on from where we left off the previous week.
We would ask that those who are coming along to arrive a little early, just in case.
Each class will be €2 for 091 Labs members and €4 for non-members.