Starting on the 17th of August 091 Labs will be hosting beginner brewing workshops with a local home brewer every Saturday for a period of 4 weeks (or until the end brews are ready to collect).
The cost of this workshop is €25pp and you will get to bring home 20 bottles/20 pints/10 litres of their brew at the end of the course. You can also buy another starter kit at the end at cost price (€35) to do your own home homebrewing!
The course will be run with 2 people per brew kit (basically sharing the workload and end product brew).
You can register for the event on Facebook here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there will be a minimum of ten attendees so it is important to get in touch with us to confirm your place.
Week 1: (First meeting) – you will sit down with Geoff, homebrewer extraordinaire, who will explain the differences between the different kinds of beers, explain the process of brewing (fermentation, bottling etc) and a trip to local craft beer pub The Salthouse for examples of beer styles (there will be a charge of €2 per attendee for sample platters). Attendees will pick what type of type of brew you want to make for the classes.
Week 2: The brewing proper begins.
Week 3, 4 or maybe 5: Teaching of proper bottling sterilisation and bottling of brew until it is completed.
The brewing classes will take place in the homebrewing corner of our hardware area at 091 Labs and tutorials/discussions will be held in the main room, usually for a few hours from noon on the Saturday. The brew buckets and other equipment will be supplied and stored in the brewing area.
This is a strictly over-18s event, ID will be required if necessary.
We’re trying something new at the Labs, and holding a crafting day. The idea is to have a day dedicated to some of our less technology-oriented pursuits. So this Saturday, the Labs should be open for most of the day, with some kind of crafting activity going on. The monthly knitting group will go ahead as usual, from 4 to 7. In addition, a group will be building a small mangonel, in the TNT (Totally Not Toys) workshop. Other events may be added. Everyone should feel free to stop by. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment or reach me at maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Bare blurbs aside, I plan to use Ubuntu for this, and start off by showing people how to install Linux on their laptop. If they survive that (and the scary liability release for my assistance), delve into Boolean logic, basic structures, and hopefully devote most of my time to doing cool and practical things with the Bash shell.
I don’t intend to handhold through the Linux installation: If you want to program or script with Linux, I expect that you at least be comfortable enough to partition your laptop and install it. I really recommend that you come into this workshop with either a function Linux installation, OS X installation, or a Cygwin installation so you can begin working immediately – example code I use will be usable in both environments (except for the respective path differences).
The Big Topics of the shell workshop include:
Refreshment on elementary subjects: Boolean logic, Linux and its shell.
Input and output (STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR), and redirection.
Pipelines, and using them to build workflows.
Parsing, searching, and appending to files.
Coding standards and best practices.
Everyday uses and examples of shell scripts.
Including your own binary programs (C#/Mono) in your workflow. I will cover basics of this.
Come one, come all, and geek out to your heart’s content. :)
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.
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.