Mar 11 2013

Python Galway meetup on Wednesday

Padraic

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!
Padraic


Mar 4 2013

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat March 9th @ 4pm

Meredith

The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, March 9th from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help is available for people just starting out.  Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.

All attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies, as only a few spares are available. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else. All money goes to the upkeep of the Labs. Any questions can be directed to maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.


Feb 6 2013

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat February 9th @ 4pm

Meredith

The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, February 9th from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help is available for people just starting out.  Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.

All attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies, as only a few spares are available. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else. All money goes to the upkeep of the Labs. Any questions can be directed to maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.


Nov 17 2012

Python workgroup continues Monday

Padraic

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 (http://learncodethehardway.org/) 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 (http://projecteuler.net/about) problems and other challenges.

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


Aug 29 2012

GLUG – Galway Linux User Group – BYOB Distro Night!

Padraic

Galway Linux User Group (GLUG) will have their September meetup in 091 Labs on Wednesday 5th from 7pm.

The theme is: BYOB Distro Night!

Everyone is welcome to bring down their favourite Linux, GNU, BSD or other Unixen distribution on USBs, CDs, VM or hard-drive to share, test, impress, flame and shame with your fellow nerds.

And for those who are new to or completely inexperienced in Linux: Be not afraid! It’s not just for us hardcore coder-types. Linux is running in the servers of most major websites and is the brain of all Android phones. Linux desktop distros have come along leaps and bounds in the last decade in terms of usability, ease of install, and will have most, if not all, of your usual software available or very awesome alternatives.

Pop down and get a crash course in how to run a Linux OS alongside (or instead of) your current Operating System of choice (probably Windows). We’ll show you how easy it is to revive that old laptop or PC to (pretty much) as good as new!

For the PC gamers: Valve (makers of Steam, Half-Life, hats, etc) is currently working very hard on avoiding making Half Life 3 to bring all of Steam to Linux-based platforms, in particular Ubuntu, as they find Windows 8 to be currently quite horrid for making games on. So be in before the big change!

It’ll be BYOB (bring-your-own-booze for those not in the know) with the massive fee of €1 to cover the getting of food.

GLUG meets up on the first Wednesday of every month. Join their mailing list to get involved!