OpenStreetMap Ireland OGM

On Saturday the 28th of April, OpenStreetMap Ireland will be holding an OGM for all who are interested in knowing about our ongoing process to set up a company, that will represent the collaborative mapping of Ireland through OpenStreetMap. The interim committee will keep the community up to date with our progress so far, in what should be finished in a few months. This means the meeting will predominantly be about legal and administrative matters. This is your chance to talk with many of the interim committee members who will be present, during the midpoint in our work and raise any matters you may have or are simply curious about. We hope this will be the second last meeting before we can formally announce the creation of the company. One question that has been raised is “Why create a company to represent OSM Ireland?”. The answer is that part of the work members have done is to lobby government bodies to open data and bring it into the sphere of the citizen, where it can be used to improve our lives. On another occasion, a member was offered a grant to continue our work. To be able to accept money, lobby effectively, or any related task, we need to have a legal entity behind us. Which will, in turn, boost our ability to spread the benefits of open source maps for and by the people and not solely in the hands of large corporations or government bodies.

We are aware most members have a greater interest in actual mapping, so we hope to resume normal services by the end of summertime. We talked about doing a little mapping towards the end of the upcoming meeting. Perhaps a short walk around the area to submit some updates to OpenStreetMap. Or using some new tools like Mapillary or StreetComplete, this will depend on interest and who shows up.

 

April Open Social + Science Hack Day Dublin

What’s better than TOG’s regular monthly Open Social?  It’s our Open Social, with one of the best Hackathon-style events that we’ve ever hosted going on at the same time!  This month we have our regular Open Social evening on Saturday 21st April from 19:00. Going on at the same time will be TOG’s hosting of Science Hack Day Dublin. Expect the space to be filled with people doing all sorts of wacky stuff.

 

If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Come in and look around. You’ll find the space as busy as it could ever be, with Science Hack Day going on all around you. 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 permitting, we might have our pizza oven going outside. Hopefully there’ll be caint, ceol agus craic as usual. The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning.

 

Our Open Socials are always 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! Our doors will be open from 19:00. Hope to see you there.

https://www.meetup.com/Tog-Dublin-Hackerspace/
https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
https://twitter.com/TOG_Dublin
https://www.facebook.com/togdublin

Dublin Crypto Talks – Cryptocurrency Mining Workshop

We are hosting the Dublin Crypto Talks meetup for a Cryptocurrency Mining Workshop.

The meetup’s mission is to accelerate the advent and adoption of Blockchain technologies.

The workshop will cover initially important  about mining; What is Crypto Mining, PoW and PoS, Difficulty, halving, Hashing power, block rewards, pitfalls and concerns, etc. and right after a quick break we will practice Staking and Masternode mining and after CPU/ GPU mining.

Date & Time of the event: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

To sign up for the event visit their meetup page or follow them on twitter

Our CEO talks about running our hackerspace

Check out the video below where our CEO Jeffery Roe chats about running our hackerspace.

Photos from Lockpicking Workshop with the Trinity Pirate Party

A while back our own Conor gave a workshop to the students of the Trinity Pirate Party. Check out some of the photos from the event. If you are interested in learning to lockpick drop by one of meetups every sound Monday. To view all the photos check out our gallery

Hackaday & Tindie Bring-a-Hack Meetup

 

We are excited to host Hackaday & Tindie Bring-a-Hack Meetup on Friday 6th of April from 7pm . Our doors will be open for people to drop by and show off a hack or a make. There will be snacks and beverage courtesy of the  Hackaday & Tindie team. 

The event is free but ticketed.  Sign up here

If you want to turn your whole weekend into hanging around with hacker and makers, you might like the Hackaday Dublin Unconference on Saturday 7th. You can find out more about it here