Jul 23 2013

Wanted: Crafty People


The labs is looking to expand the kinds of workshops and events we offer, and so we’re hoping to run more crafting events. Ideally, we’d like to have a monthly crafting day, starting this August. Right now, we’re looking for people who might be interested in running workshops or demonstrations. If you’re interested, or have any questions, or have a particular craft you’d like to see at the craft days, let us know. You can contact me either through the mailing list, or at maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Jul 10 2013

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat July 13th @ 4pm


The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Saturday, July 13th 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, although 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.

Jul 4 2013

Ignite Galway: Aftermath


ignite_galway-01Thanks to all that attended Ignite Galway #5! We’re all really pleased with how it went: decent turnout, lovely crowd, great atmosphere, and fantastic speakers – what more do you need?

How about the video playlist from it? See below! =D

Thanks to Ciarán Winters for both filming the event and for editing all the videos so quickly!

We had a massive amount of interest from potential speakers and we’re sorry we couldn’t fit everyone in this time around. We also had a few people ask to postpone until the next time so we’re well on our way to a full speaker list for Ignite Galway #6, which is just as well because we just confirmed August 15th with Kelly’s Bar as the date for it! =)

So if you’d be interested in speaking or helping out in some other way, please drop us an email to ignite@091labs.com

A big thanks again to all our speakers:

Brendan, Michael Madden, Frank, and Philip all presented their talks on behalf of the Computer and Communication Museum of Ireland so you should definitely check it out. They’ve an open day on July 13th and everyone is invited.

Jun 26 2013

Ignite Galway: A Fistful of Speakers


ignite_galway-01Here’s more of our speaker list for tomorrow’s Ignite event!

  • The first two that I want to mention are Frank McCurry and Philip Cloherty. They are both serving as board members for the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland.
    • Philip will be talking on ‘Saving our Technological Heritage from the Dumpster’,
    • and Frank is going to explain the Origins of Radio.
  • Next up is Michael O’Connor from 091 Labs and he’s planning to talk on Transhumanism, Human+, and the Future of our Species.
  • Shane Marks, game developer and free software hacker, is going to let everyone in on the recent and ongoing revival in the Pirate Party of Ireland.
  • Michael Kerrin of HP and Python Galway wants to tell you about CoderDojo and how free, relaxed, and open learning is a great benefit to young people.
  • And Seamus Sheridan of Sheridans Cheesemongers is going to talk Socialism & Food.

So make sure to pop down to Kelly’s tomorrow at 8pm!

Jun 25 2013

Ignite Galway this Thursday evening!


ignite_galway-01Just a quick reminder that Ignite Galway #5 will be occurring this Thursday evening (June 27th) upstairs in Kellys at 8pm. If you’ve made other plans, change them because this will be far better!

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a global format for 5 minute lightning talks where a variety of speakers meet up and each share a story that they hold near and dear in the hope of inspiring the audience with new ideas. To aid them in this goal, they are allowed 20 slides that more forward every 15 seconds. It’s a light-hearted event where the real aim is to have a good time while learning something new.


Why you should attend

This is our biggest Ignite event yet! At least 12 speakers have stepped forward and are confirmed to be talking on a wide range of topics. These include:

  • Oisín Ó Nidh, chairman of the Galway Cycling Campaign, on How to make Galway a Cycling City,
  • Michael Madden, veteran Ignite speaker and Head of Information Technology in NUI, Galway, on Computing Education: Past and Future,
  • Helen Gomez, artistic evangelist and open source enthusiast, on The Meaning of Art,
  • Paul MacEoin, masters student and (mad) scientist in training, on Curing Cancer,
  • Brendan Smith, probably the busiest person in Galway and localised force of nature for community outreach, on the Artifacts of the National Computer and Communication Museum,
  • and a whole load more to be announced later today!
  • Update! http://091labs.com/2013/06/ignite-galway-a-fistful-of-speakers/

What Ignite is in aid of

The entry price of €5 goes towards helping 091 Labs with a particularly hefty ESB bill! Make sure to turn up early because seats are limited!