LAN Party Lock-In 13th Feb

The last LAN was a bit of craic. Let’s have another!

Venue: 091 Labs
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Start Time: 7pm, Friday 13th February

Admission:
€15 non-members
€10 members

You can book your ticket on our EventBrite page here:  http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lan-party-lock-in-tickets-15239774576

Event Waiver: 091 Labs LAN Party Waiver

Bring your own computer & anything you think you’ll need on the night.

If you wish to play any particular game at the event please let us know beforehand!

The Games:
This is not a comprehensive list (yet!)

Likely :
Team Fortress 2
Hidden
Other source Games & Source mods
Left4Dead2
Starcraft II
Warcraft III
Quake III Arena
Unreal Tournament
Super Hexagon
Nidhogg

Maybe :
Crawl
Evolve

Please suggest games for this list in the comments or email at the address below.

If you have any queries about the event, please email the organisers at LAN@091labs.com

See you there!

091 Labs LAN Party Lock-In Februaru 13th 2015

LAN Party Lock-In 9th Jan

LAN-party friday 9th january

A good ol’ LAN party!

Yes, it’s about time again to get stuck in to some joyous up-close-and-personal multiplayer chaos fun. If you need an excuse, let’s stress-test these LAN switches!

The Games

Plenty of the old favourites, as well as some more recent games will played on the night. Shooty games, strategy games, party games, co-op games and the like.  Let us know if you want to play anything in particular. Leave a comment or email us at LAN@091labs.com

Equipment

LAN Party etiquette dictates that you bring your own equipment.
We do however have a fully networked and power supplied building, and plenty of spare ethernet cables for anyone who needs them. That said, we would recommend bringing a short patch cable for yourself (like you would use with your home router) to optimize set up time.

Facilities

We have a projector for some console gaming, like your fighting game of choice. (There may also be a second projector on the night!)

Food/Drinks

Pizza? Pizza. Probably. We’ll see if we can arrange a deal with our local pizza shop for the event.
There is coffee in instant, espresso maker and bean form  (beans, grinder & french press) and plenty of sugary snacks available from our tuck shop. We have a fridge for storing food/drink on the night.

New-years-resolutions-guilt-free! All proceeds are used to support 091 Labs, so you can be sure the best Galway Hackerspace will still be here for you when you need it!

Binge on the junkfood from the humble local businesses while you discuss the finer points of your strategies for your next team games, and create the wonderful stories of how it all went wrong, but you still came out on top! Indulge yourself post-christmas with a compact, time-friendly gaming binge.

Event Information

Duration: 12 hours
Start time: 7pm sharp Friday 9th January
Location: 091 Labs, 2 Roxboro House, Raleigh Row, Galway Find us on OpenStreetMap
Entry Price: €10
Link to waiver: 091 Labs LAN Party Waiver – please fill out and hand in to an organiser when you arrive, thank you!

Event queries: LAN@091labs.com

Proceeds

This is a fund raising event – the entry fee and any donations will go entirely to support the not-for-profit 091 Labs hackerspace.

You can pay for your entry fee below.
Please make a note to us that in the payment process when paying. Include Your Name + “LAN Jan”. Thank you!

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The Two Shelves

A member here was catching up on the TOG website, and saw this very hackerspace relevant post. It’s about dealing the the accumulation of junk.

The following is originally posted on TOG, Dublins Hackerspace:

 

Like many hackerspaces, TOG accepts a lot of materials, donations, parts, and junk that Might Come In Useful™… sometimes so much that there’s no room for actual hacking. The problem is so common, there’s even a Hackerspace Design Pattern for it: the Old Hardware Pattern.

For the last year, we’ve been running a version of the two-shelf system, in which items left around the space are put on the shelves for collection or eventual disposal.

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Does it work? Kind of. Lost items are reunited with their owners. Unused items inspire new projects. Semi-regular photos let members check the shelves from afar, workspaces are cleared with impunity, and there’s a slow but steady flow of junk out of the space.

And yet, the space is still full of stuff… :D

Thank you tangentmonger for that piece of writing! We’ll certainly be giving something like this a shot sometime soon.

Quick Fire Lessons – 6th Jan 2015

Banner of Quick Fire Lessons at 091 Labs

Hey folks!

Simply drop in to soak up the knowledge – for free!

Quick Fire Lessons will begin at 091 Labs on 6th Jan 2015 @ 6:30pm.

We’re trying out a new format of class/course/workshop. We aim for it to be practical, concise and quick.

Quick-Fire Lessons will be a weekly event, with lots of introductions to various awesome things. If you want to participate in the problems/exercises please bring your own laptop/device. It’s also fine to drop in for a look & listen.

Our preliminary list for coding content includes the lastest in the following languages/platforms:

  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Angular JS *
  • Git *
  • WordPress
  • Java *
  • Android App Development *
  • Basic Machine Learning ***
  • Arduino *

*Asterix’s mean that we cannot possibly cover everything in one class due to topics being very broad/deep.

Things on our wishlist (if we can figure out how to download knowledge directly from the internet to your brain bits)

  • MEAN Stack:
  • MongoDB
  • Express.js
  • Angular.js
  • Node.js

What’s it all about?
Quick-Fire Lessons are fast and loose, with an emphasis on learning by doing.
We aim to provide a supportive, open and safe environment for you to try out new things.

These lessons will be facilitated by Micheál and Darren and possibly a mix of other people along the way through 2015.

See you there!

Quick Fire Lessons at 091 Labs

The Impossible Pub Quiz!

Impossible Table Quiz at Monroes for Cancer Care West, 091 Labds and GROW

The Impossible Pub Quiz!

Eight mind bending rounds for three great Galway causes: 091 Labs, Cancer Care West and GROW.

Where?
Monroes, Dominick Street Lower, Galway

When?
Thursday December 11th @ 7:30pm

Table of four €40. Max team size 4. Free finger food.
See you there!

 

Impossible Table Quiz at Monroes for Cancer Care West, 091 Labds and GROW