Tomorrow we’ll be running a cardboard engineering workshop in 091 Labs from 7pm! We will be showing how to make different kinds of contraptions and armor in cardboard form in conjunction with the NUIG Nothing Specific Society for their Cardboard Wars 2012 event on the 8th of March. We will have some stocks of cardboard but you should bring some of your own in case we run low.
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 email@example.com 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
Unfortunately, this workshop has had to be postponed as Mark isn’t feeling well and isn’t up to the trip down to Galway for the class. We’ll announce here when we know more about when it’s being rescheduled, sorry.
Why yes, a Linux workshop!
Friday January 20, from about 7pm onward. You want to learn Linux? Great! What you need is:
A laptop computer with enough hard disk space to install Linux.
A sense of self-worth and a desire to learn.
The fortitude to repartition your machine in order to install Linux.
We will be working with Ubuntu Linux 11.101.
Order of operations:
Get everyone settled and liability releases signed2.
Introduce myself and introduce Linux. I have a swish presentation.
Hand out installation media to anyone who hasn’t been frightened away3.
Branch out into Q&A and get everyone working on a goal. I don’t have an overall plan in mind, save that I do better in this kind of format.
Scary footnotes aside, it should be a great evening for anyone who wants to come in and try Linux out and enjoy our friendly user-friendly hackerspace.
Admission is €10 per person, with proceeds going to the hackerspace.
— 1The hackerspace has Ubuntu 11.10 installation media, I have Ubuntu 11.10 installation media and it is honestly the only distro I have used for any great length of time in the past decade. 2I want you to understand that complete data loss on your hard disk is a tangible risk if you mess up with partitioning. You will be supervised and the risk of data loss will be explicitly spelled out on the night. 3Depending on both the size of the crowd and my own infamously mercurial temperament, I may not be able to micromanage partitioning and installation. I will certainly supervise, but the burden of responsibility is on you, O Participant!