TOG 10th Birthday Party

One’s and Zeroes mean a lot of things at TOG with all of the coding, digital and electronic trickery that we get up to. This month however, we have a very special One and Zero. TOG itself is into double digits, because we’ve only reached the ripe old age of 10 years! So we have a big birthday to celebrate on Saturday 26th January. We’ll be kicking off the celebrations from 19:00.

Regular readers of these pages will know, that every January we combine our regular Open Social and our Birthday Party to create one big monster bash. What a better way to beat the post Christmas blues. There are strong rumors of  cake and other goodies. So get in on the 26th and wish us a Happy Birthday. The party is free to attend for both members and visitors alike. No need to book…. just turn up. You can drop in for 10 minutes, or stay the whole night. We have parking available. Bring beer, food, gadgets!

If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Come in and look around. If you’ve never been in before, we’ll give you the grand tour of the space. Talk to members and visitors about projects or things you’d like to do. If you like what you see, ask about joining as a full member. Weather and volunteer permitting, we might have our wood fired pizza oven going outside. Expect caint, ceol agus craic as usual. The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning.

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Codes of Ethics in Technology: Necessary But Not Sufficient

Monday, Jan 21, 2019, 6:45 PM
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Smartphone Filmmaking Challenge

Saturday 26th 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free filmmaking workshop and Film festival challenge

Calling all SMARTPHONE FILMMAKERS. The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival in association with TOG invite you to join us on the 26th for a Smartphone Filmmaking challenge. The challenge will be for filmmakers either as individuals or as a team to create a 1 min short film that they will create on the day of the challenge. All completed shorts will be displayed on the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Website. The challenge is open to all filmmakers at any level and is an exciting opportunity to to learn how to create a short using just your phone.

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Smartphone Filmmaking Challenge

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 AM

Tog Hackerspace
22 Blackpitts Dublin 8, IE

1 Toggers Attending

Calling all SMARTPHONE FILMMAKERS. The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival in association with TOG invite you to join us on the 26th for a Smartphone Filmmaking challenge. The challenge will be for filmmakers either as individuals or as a team to create a 1 min short film that they will create on the day of the challenge. All completed shorts will be d…

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Wikipedia/Vicipéid birthdays!

As part of our monthly Wikipedia editing event on 30 January 2019, we will be celebrating not one, but two birthdays! January sees Wikipedia’s 18th birthday, as well as the 15th birthday of the Irish language version – Vicipéid!

Join us from 7-9pm in TOG for cake as we mark these great milestones. Like our usual events, if you have ever wondered how to get started editing Wikipedia, no editing experience is necessary, just bring along a laptop and we can show you how to make your first edits to the world’s largest encyclopedia in what ever language you like!

Any level of Wikimedia/Wikipedia editing experience is welcome. This is not a formal workshop, but an informal evening with an experienced Wikimedia editor on hand to help!

If Wikipedia isn’t to your taste, you can learn how to edit the huge linked database Wikidata, or add images to Wikimedia Commons.

Cake and pizza kindly supplied by Wikimedia Community Ireland.

Monday January 21 – Codes of Ethics in Technology talk

On Monday January 21st Tog will be hosting Laura Nolan who will be speaking on Codes of Ethics in Technology : Necessary But Not Sufficient. You can find this event on Meetup.

2018 was a year of unprecedented controversy in the technology industry, which has sparked media coverage, government inquiries and tech employee activism. Partly in response to this crisis, many technology firms have adopted ethical principles and guidelines about the kinds of technology they will develop and how it may be used. But do principles and guidelines make a difference without mechanisms for accountability?

Laura Nolan is a software engineer with a keen interest in professionalism in technology. Laura was part of the campaign within Google against the controversial Project Maven, which aimed to develop AI systems to analyse military drone footage. She is the founder of TechWontBuildIt Dublin and a member of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.

What’s happening in Tog in January

!!!BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!: Tog will be ten years old this month, to celebrate we’re turning our customary Open Social night into a Party night. Saturday 26th January from 7 pm onwards, everyone welcome!

Street Party celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II at a street in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England on the 7th June 1977. Photo originally taken on a Polaroid instant camera. Digitally scanned on 11th July 2010.
Yup, we’re going to have this much fun.

Lock Picking: Happens on Mondays, 7th and 21st January from 7 to 9 pm, or until we’re tired and need to leave. Learn how to open a variety of padlocks harvested from the Halfpenny Bridge – handcuffs too, you never know when that may come in useful. Tools and expertise on hand, and basic lock picking sets are available for purchase, 16 euro each.

Coding: Runs on the same Mondays as lock picking, the 7th and 21st January at 7pm. Come down and work on a project or help others with theirs. Don’t forget to bring a laptop.

Craft Night: Every other Wednesday, the 9th and 23rd January at 7pm. Bring along an unwanted Christmas present and hack it into something cool. Or knit, sew, crochet, embroider, glue, fold, cut and solder away. We have sewing machines, a laser cutter and a 3D printer for the ambitious.

Electronics and Micro Controller Night: Runs every non-lock-picking Monday, the 14th and 28th January at 7pm. For all levels: Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and Intel Galileos, try our introduction to electronics worksheet. Some basic electronics kits available for sale. Bring your own laptop or notebook computer.

Wikipedia Editing: learn how to contribute to the world’s most useful and most searched online encyclopaedia. This month we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Vicipéid, the Irish language Wikipedia, there will be cake and “other party elements”. Intrigued? Come along, Wednesday 30th January, 7pm onwards.

The Science Fiction Book Club elbows its way back into your frontal cortex this month, we’re reading Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. We will be praising / trashing it on Wednesday 30th January from 7pm.

Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Event

The Dublin Raspberry Pi Jam team are hosting their 3rd jam and this time Raspberry Pi will also be turning seven years old.  There will be a weekend of Pi Jams taking place all over the world.

We are happy to play host to the growing Dublin Raspberry community. This jam will focus more on bringing your own equipment and working on projects. They want to emphasise that it is not a workshop, it’s an event where you feel free to ask questions and for help as well as share your own project and ideas to one another. 

The event takes place on Saturday March 2nd, 2019 from 12:30. the event is free but requires tickets. For full information visit