Python Galway meetup on Wednesday

pythonAnyone who is interested in Python should come down to the Townhouse Bar (near the Spanish Arch) this Wednesday at 8pm for the March meetup of Python Galway.

General thought is to have a pint or two, chat about current projects or ideas, and have a bit of a laugh.

Hope to see ye there!

Python and Linux class reschedule

pythonTux-G2A 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! =)

Link to the blog post with class details:

Python Eventbrite:

Linux Eventbrite:

Disorganisedly yours,


Upcoming Linux and Python intro courses

Tux-G2pythonWe in 091 Labs are kicking off our 2013 classes with a bang!

Starting next week are a series of 4 introductory classes in both Linux and Python. Due to the many requests we’ve received over the last year, we’re going to try an experiment with these. Attendees are given the option of choosing one of three time tracks to attend for either and that is the time they attend every week. More info on the classes below

The price for attending is €5 per class for 091 Labs members (€20) and €10 per class for the Public (€40) paid in advance online or at the first class. Links to the various Eventbrites below.

Intro to Python

What you will learn

Start with the basics of programming and how they are dealt with in Python3, moving through functions, data structures, and classes before explaining correct code style. Then stepping into more advanced topics of data handling and files, using the underlying operating system. Following that we’re delve into some functional programming, packaging and installing programs, and some basic server and web templating.


  • Tuesdays from 1pm – 3pm weekly from February 5th (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) – dates changed to February as per update below
  • Tuesdays from 7pm – 9pm weekly from February 5th (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) – dates changed to February as per update below
  • Saturdays from 2pm – 4pm weekly from February 9th (9th, 16th, 23rd, 2nd)


Intro to Linux

What you will learn

What Linux is and how to interact with it in a more in depth nature. We’ll bring you from installation through the structure of Linux, to command line and manipulating data, then user and group management to remote access.


  • Wednesdays from 1pm – 3pm weekly from February 6th (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) – dates changed to February as per update below
  • Wednesdays from 7pm – 9pm weekly from February 6th (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) – dates changed to February as per update below
  • Saturdays from 5pm – 7pm weekly from February 9th (9th, 16th, 23rd, 2nd)



1: Just made a correction to the blog post. The Saturday classes of Python are from 2pm to 4pm and the Linux from 5pm to 7pm. Many thanks to Alan for noticing the error!

2: We’ve just reschedule the weekday classes by two weeks. Details on this blog post

Python workgroup continues Monday

Every Monday from 8pm – 10m, our Python group meet up to improve their Python skills. All levels welcome!

First off though, it’s not a class. We all come in, plonk down our laptops, and get to work on expanding our skillset. If you’ve never programmed in Python before, that’s not a problem. We’ll link you to the best places online to get started ( and let you go at it. If you have questions, we’ll try to help with them or show you where to get a good example.

Over time we plan to get some group projects going but that’ll be more at the start of 2013. Right now, some of us are (individually) powering our way through Project Euler ( problems and other challenges.

The group is free for members and €2 for non-members.