Thanks to everyone who made our second public meetup last night. Lots of great conversations around better defining who we are and our place within local communities. We are fortunate in being able to openly learn from the shared experiences of TOG and the global Hackerspace community. Two themes repeatedly surfaced – the importance of doing what we love and the desire to re-imagine our future. Interestingly both themes were touched on when David McWilliams and Damien Mulley recently visited Galway.
We also spoke about arranging a group trip to Dublin for the March 23rd Electronics Workshop with Mitch Altman and Jimmie P Rodgers at the Science Gallery. This workshop will sellout quickly so best to buy a ticket in advance from the venue if you are thinking about attending. After speaking to Irene at the venue yesterday they will print off tickets while you wait for walk-in bookings prior to March 23rd. Some members interested in the mobile apps space are going along to the X-cake Galway Meetup tonight. After playing around with various platforms over the last couple of weeks our IRC channel will once again be in use. Looking forward to continuing the conversations.
Its been a busy couple of days since our March 2nd meetup. We have been using Google Wave as our sandbox to throw ideas around. Wes has taken the initiative and is pushing on with setting up our virtual services platform while Carles, Daniel, Matthew and Oisin have been fleshing out potential first projects. Impressive when you consider that a single boards.ie thread brought 6 complete strangers together for our first public meetup :)
Our next meetup will be 7:00pm Tuesday, March 9th. We are returning to Galway Bakery Company after Barbara and her team looked after us so well. Come upstairs to the back area when you arrive and we will order from there. All are welcome. If your free this Saturday morning at 11:00am pop along to the Meyrick Hotel for Open Coffee Galways March meetup. One of Irelands best known web voices Damien Mulley is this months guest speaker.
Venue for our 7:00pm Tuesday, March 2nd meetup is Galway Bakery Company on Williamsgate Street. They have offered us the upstairs back section so come up when you arrive and we will order from there.
Welcome to our new home – we are still in startup mode so bear with us while we get up and running – if you want to get involved please get in contact. We plan to meetup at a city centre location every Tuesday evening and hope to have a lease signed on a premises before the end of March.
If you are in the Limerick area this weekend and are free Saturday afternoon from 12am-6pm pop along to the Ubuntu Ireland talks at UL. Jeffrey Roe from TOG will give a talk titled “So you want to build a Hackerspace” which is recommended checking out.