CrisisCamp Ireland will having their next monthly meetup in 091 Labs on the 8th of December at 2pm.
At the first meetup on November 3rd, we jumped straight into actively helping out with Hurricane Sandy. The attendees were working with other tech-heads from around the world to try to provide as much info to those on the ground as possible. These activities included:
- mapping the status of available communications between Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island e.g. telephone outages and wifi hotspots
- finding a disaster assessment maps for the different States affected
- working with the Department of Education on maps to get kids back to open schools on Monday
- working with the Greater New York Hospital Association on updating and mapping the status of the hospitals affected
There’ll be people in for the meetup giving reports on how things have gone since last month and what else was done.
If any of this interests you and you’ll like to learn more or get involved, pop down to the event!
The Galway Home Brewers Club will be having their monthly meeting for the second time in 091 Labs on Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm. Last month’s meet up was a big success, with home brewers flocking from all over Galway to discuss the art of brewing. On display were some wonderful homemade ales, lagers, stouts, pilseners, ciders, wines and meads. Needless to say, we sampled each others’ wares.
The Galway Home Brewers Club is open to everyone interested in brewing, whether you’ve been doing it as long as you can remember or if you’re just curious and looking to start out. The members can offer you some great advice and explain where to begin.
You can check out the Galway Home Brewers Club’s Facebook page at the link below:
Thursday 26th at 4pm is the first Processing and Arduino meetup at 091Labs. From Thursday 2nd September on we will be meeting regularly once a week at 6pm in the space.
For starters we will be following the O’Reilly Online course
‘Processing and Arduino in Tandem’
Creating Your Own Digital Art Tools
Starting Tuesday 31st 11pm GMT O’Reilly will stream the course which you can follow for free online, quick go sign up http://training.oreilly.com/arduino/, but it you cant make it to every class we have pooled together to download the course video which we will be following week by week 6pm every Thursday at 091Labs.
Sooo what is Processing?
from – http://processing.org/about/
Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.
Just check out all the crazy fun stuff people are doing with this at http://processing.org/exhibition/
Check out artist and course instructor Joseph Grays website to get an idea of what possible http://grauwald.com/art/index.php
What is Arduino?
“It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.
Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer”
Put them together and you get really great interactive art works and installations.
But first you will need to get yourself some materials
the list can be found here http://training.oreilly.com/arduino/
We are currently looking into getting these bits and pieces together from local suppliers details of which we will add to the wiki asap.
As the weeks go by we will also build a resource of documentation and links on the Wiki.
Looking forward to seeing you there
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.