Thanks to everyone who made this weeks meetup. A lively conversation took place about the FUD surrounding the fragmentation of the iPhone and Android platforms. Anthony and Bill recommended watching coverage of Google I/O 2010 and spoke about various apps currently in development for the Android platform. With the growing number of Android handsets among members it was suggested we setup an 091 Labs alpha tester group. Mark and Ush spoke about their experiences with open game development engines and where things are heading. Our next community meetup is 7pm Tuesday, June 15th at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there.
Some of us went along to TEDxGalway on Friday which was well organized by Iain MacLaren and his team. Astrophysicist Mike Redfern kicked things off channeling Galileo, historian Aileen Fyfe spoke about the repurposing of technology during the Victorian steam driven information revolution, dramatist Lionel Pilkington spoke about performance and performativity, poet Louis de Paor, piper Ronan Browne and singer Naisrín Elsafty recreated a seamless live performance of their studio mashup project, Abhay Pandit spoke about the modern day challenges of designing and building biomaterials, Jenny Beale spoke about her creation of Brigit’s Garden and Lokesh Joshi brought TEDxGalway to a close by topping up everyones sugar levels with a great talk on Glycoscience.
Many thanks to everyone that made our weekly meetup. Dara demoed his arduino and the cube kit he built to use with it. We spent half the meetup talking about how it worked, what it could be used for and how 091 labs could make their own for a couple of euros! People leaving were talking about digging out their old lego and meccano kits and seeing how they might be repurposed with an arduino. Our next community meetup is 7pm Tuesday, May 25th at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there.
Many thanks to transformative tech thinker and writer Tom Murphy for taking an interest in what we are doing. His post over on SocialMedia.net and the conversations it has started are very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who made last nights meetup. Our two newest additions to 091 Labs shared their projects with us. Ernestas demoed his web based RTS game currently in development and Kevin told us about his upcoming exhibit at the Galway Arts Centre. Our next community meetup is 7pm Tuesday, May 11th at the Galway Bakery Company. Come upstairs to the back section when you arrive and we will order from there.