Want to try Linux? There’s a class for that!
Back by popular demand, 091 Labs’ Introduction to Linux class will be covering the installation and setup of Ubuntu 10.10, including configuring it to work seamlessly with your Windows files. We’ll even show you how to setup all the cool goodies!
The class will cost just €5, which will go towards rent and equipment for 091 Labs. The class will be about 2 hours long and printed notes will be provided afterwards. No prior knowledge of Linux is necessary as this is starting from the very basics!
What to bring:
By installing Linux you can KEEP Windows installed, you’ll just have the option of booting either Windows or Ubuntu when you switch your computer on. As a precaution, please backup all your important files anyway.
If you do not have a laptop, we will be able to offer a limited amount of old laptops which you can install Ubuntu on, just to get a feel for the installation. Please request these in advance. We have a Tuck Shop in 091 Labs selling drinks and snacks for low prices, which also goes towards our rent :)
As part of 091 Labs’ series of workshops for Irish Hackerspace Week, one event for which we received a great deal of positive feedback was our “Introduction to Linux” class, tutored by Matthew Kolder, Barry Coughlan and Aaron Hastings. The class, which we are looking to hold more of in the future, covered the very basics of Linux and Ubuntu (our Operating System of choice) – installation, initial setup, cool applications and benefits of running Linux over Windows and Mac.
By putting an 091 Labs laptop and an Ubuntu disc in front of each attendee, we guaranteed that everyone could get hands-on with the system, while having comfort in the fact they weren’t messing up their own computer.
A summary of the topics covered can be found on our Wiki, at the following link:
Introduction to Linux – Summary
If you would be interested in attending a future “Introduction to Linux” event or have any suggestions for Linux or Ubuntu-themed workshops, we’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday @ 7pm we will be showing a few short films by local artists, followed by a screening of the first episode of Pioneer One.
We haven’t finalised a list, but it looks as though we’ll have 5 or 6 short films averaging 2 to 3 minutes in length. If you have a late submission get in touch using the contact form.
Pioneer One is a crowd-sourced low-budget production by Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith. The funds for the project were raised through Kickstarter.
To all of you electronics heads out there, you’re probably aware that workbench power supplies that can give you the common 5V/9V/12V outputs are pretty expensive.
Gerry Kavanagh will be running a workshop on converting the Power Supply from an old PC into a workbench power supply, a very useful tool for anyone into electronics.
What would cost you €70+ in the shops can be built for around €15 worth of parts if you have an old PSU lying around.
The workshop will take on Friday August 20th from 11am to 1pm.
Admission and Pre-booking
As we have to buy the materials in advance, please be sure to pre-book for this workshop by Sunday August 15th. Pre-book by using the contact form (just to let us know you’re attending). If paying through Paypal use the ‘Donate’ button to your left add 5% to the cost for Paypal fees. If paying by cash let us know in the contact form and we’ll arrange that.
Admission (includes cost of materials ~15 euro):
General Public: €25
Full details of the workshop are on our calendar here.
The first annual Irish Hackerspaces Week runs from August 14th – 22nd. It is an opportunity for hackerspaces across the island to showcase innovative projects within their local communities from the fields of Arts, Science and Technology. If you are in Dublin over that week then checkout the TOG timetable of events. Events for Belfast, Cork and Limerick are also in the planning stages. 091 Labs are delighted to announce the following timetable of events. More details on each are available on our events page.
Update: Household Hacking event added. See events page for more details. Social night will be 6.30pm instead of 7pm as usual
Sunday, August 15
6:00pm: Photography! (Mark Grealish)
7:00pm: Short films screening
Monday, August 16
6:00pm Web development : eroku/cloud computing, sinatra & ruby (Richard Conroy)
7:00pm Introduction to Linux (Matthew Kolder)
Tuesday, August 17
6:30pm Social Night
8:00pm Household hacking : Consumer goods with computer ports (Joe Desbonnet)
Wednesday, August 18
7:00pm PC Building Workshop (Matthew Kolder)
Thursday, August 19
7:00pm Building an Asterisk PBX (Gerry Kavanagh)
Friday, August 20
11:00am Repurposing an ATX power supply as a bench supply. (Gerry Kavanagh)
6:30pm Open Licencing, Peer Production and Social Change (Kevin Flanagan)
8:00pm Synchronous Hackerspace Quiz
Saturday, August 21
1:00pm Jogo: An explorative design for free play (Emma Creighton)
2:30pm Robots.ie : Solar powered robots and Make Night (David McKeown)
4:00pm Art After Noon
7:00pm Poetry Smackdown
Sunday, August 22
12:00pm PC/Laptop fixing day (Fundraiser)