June 8th Meetup


Thanks to everyone who made this weeks community meetup. Tom shared the Beetlecam project which brings a fresh perspective to wildlife photography. We hope to have Will chat over skype at a future meetup to answer many of the questions raised. Naomi spoke about mobile computing and robotics in Japan and how the spaces are co-evolving. Conversations continued long into the night on subjects ranging from federated identity to 3DTV to speech recognition.

Everyone agreed on the temporary space currently on offer. We are working on finalising details in time for our June 8th community meetup at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there. Congratulations to our friends in TOG on their new space in Dublin. This months Open Coffee Galway takes place Friday at 11:00am in Webworks.

May 4th Meetup


Thanks to John Breslin for delivering a great talk on The Social Semantic Web last night and to everyone who joined us for the first of our monthly guest speaker series. Given recent announcements from Twitter and Facebook it proved very informative and timely. We found the Semantic Microblogging Framework (SMOB) of particular interest. Our next community meetup is 7pm Tuesday, May 4th at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there.

Declan McGrath has posted a good write up of Open Jam over on The Irish Penguin. There are a number of upcoming events worth sharing. Galway Open Coffee is hosting its May 1st meetup in Irelands first ecovillage Cloughjordan. To celebrate the release of Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) a geeknic is planned for May 2nd in Farmleigh Park. Ignite The West kicks off at The Mill Times Hotel in Westport on May 7th. BizCamp Limerick is being held at the Kemmy Business School on May 8th. Dublin Startup Weekend takes place from May 6th-8th at the NDRC.