Open Community Hackathon for Sustainability Week, Saturday 21th September

On 21 September 2019 we are joining the European Day of Sustainable Communities. #SustainableCommunity #EDSC19

The day celebrates local communities taking action for a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe.  All those who are catalysing transformation in the face of ecological and climate breakdown are invited to become co-creators of the day.

We are hosting a free community hackathon. Feel free to work on any projects you want, but try and have a sustainability theme. Repair something that is broken instead of throwing it out or make use of recycled materials. Feel free to stay around for our social evening. Bring a project and your laptop. More details here.

We invite you to join us or to organise your own event to mark the day – it can be as simple or as ambitious as you like. 

For more information please see sustainable-communities.net

Wood-turning for beginners, with Tom Murphy

Come and learn how to turn wood on a lathe with Master Turner, Tom Murphy:

My name is Tom Murphy and I am a wood turner in Dublin. I started turning wood about 4 years ago and discovered I have a talent for it!

In Irish wood turning you are allowed to enter novice competitions for your first 3 years. In my first year, and again in my third year, I won the National Championships and in my guild I won Master Turner of the Year in my first year. (The first time a novice has ever won it)

It should also by a bit of fun and I will tell you the stories of drunkenness, intrigue and high speed death machines while we work!

This demonstration is aimed at absolute beginners with zero knowledge and intended to introduce you to the wonderful (and addictive) world of wood-turning. No prior experience is required.

It should also by a bit of fun and I will tell you the stories of drunkenness, intrigue and high speed death machines while we work!

Tom Murphy

*** You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this
workshop. Please do not book places for children ***

Date: Saturday 17-08-2019 from 12:30 to 2pm
Cost: Free but booking required with the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woodturning-for-beginners-with-tom-murphy-tickets-65364293361

OpenStreetMap Ireland AGM and General Information Day

OSMI will hold its first AGM since forming a company to represent the community on the 15th of June. The event will be in two sections, starting off at 11am with a short introduction and a demonstration/tutorial for anyone new to open source mapping. After that, there will be a selection of five-minute lightning talks and general discussion up to the 1 pm break. Anyone interested in giving a talk can tweet the organisers @osm_ie.

Then around 2 pm, the formal AGM begins with a detailed report of the work being done behind the scenes. The board that formed the company will step down and hold a vote for the new board. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining to help with the administrative/behind the scenes work and help shape the future of how mapping progresses in Ireland.

There will also be an opportunity to join a working group, such as having every house on the island mapped or other high level project and system administration for back-end services.

oIRscars night in Tog

“and the winner is….”

Come one, come all to Dublin’s red carpet Oscar night extravaganza!

https://m.facebook.com/events/628801437575329?ref=page_internal&_rdr

Dress as your favourite movie star/director/celebrity! Vote for the Oscars! Vote for the OIRscars, and maybe get an award during our ceremony! Bring your own snacks and byob! And watch the Oscars with us LIVE on our comfy couches!

VOTE HERE
https://goo.gl/forms/MGirot6arsvHNQdh1

All are welcome, no charge but a €5 suggested donation to TOG, dress-up encouraged, there will be some snacks & beverages but bring your own.

So excited to see you all on Sunday 24th for the Irish Oscars/oIRscars!

Kino Spraoi: Paddy’s Weekend

Want to spend St Patricks Day in Dublin?

Then come along to Kino Spraoi (Irish for fun) and make some films while you are here.

If you have and interest in film-making or are a writer, director, actor, producer, DOP, sound recordist, animator, editor, makeup artist, SFX artist, composer, prop maker, costumier, 1st AD or would just like to get involved then this is the event for you.

Over the five days (Thursday 14th till Monday 18th) there will be two sessions plus an Icebreaker session and you will have the opportunity to join a team or pitch your film, shoot it, edit it and screen it. The cost of a ticket for the 5 days is €45 or €25 per session if you just want to do one.

Places are limited and you must register to attend. Registrations open.

See you all there 🙂

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jpaBIl_QEsHzX__C0bjD4bBBC3MQD0FO7YwF3Mr3X60/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1yG6CAru56pELUwLMXiNd7021RQUzcCysIKESnXXxYgHpsg6yzNDvDCwQ&edit_requested=true

https://m.facebook.com/events/835417606807560/

Kino Spraoi: Paddy’s Weekend Film-making

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, 9:00 AM

Tog Hackerspace
22 Blackpitts Dublin 8, IE

2 Toggers Went

Want to spend St Patricks Day in Dublin? Then come along to Kino Spraoi (Irish for fun) and make some films while you are here. If you have and interest in film-making or are a writer, director, actor, producer, DOP, sound recordist, animator, editor, makeup artist, SFX artist, composer, prop maker, costumier, 1st AD or would just like to get invol…

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This video shows some highlights of our last lash-up

Design Challenge in Tog – we want to Jam it with you!

In the last weekend of March 2019, Tog will host to a dot on the Global Service Design map.
Cities all over the world will be jamming on a secret theme released Friday 29th March, and the Delicious Dublin Jam will be prototyping pick-me-ups to prickly problems right along with them.

http://globaljams.org/jam/globalservicejam#locations

The event
This will be a 24+ hour make/build/prototype re/act & fix-a-thon session: we will brainstorm and pitch ideas, team up and build prototypes, then test them out.
At the end there will be demos, prizes and pizza!

The theme
The secret theme is released on Friday 29th of March by the global jam organisers.
We’re as excited to find out about it as you are!

The details
Friday 29th from 6pm
Saturday 30th all day.
Maybe Sunday too!

All in TOG the place to BE

Dublin Service Design Jam

Friday, Mar 29, 2019, 6:00 PM

Tog Hackerspace
22 Blackpitts Dublin 8, D

17 Toggers Went

In the last weekend of March 2019, Tog will be one dot in a constellation of hackathons known as the Global Service Design Jam. http://globaljams.org/ Cities all over the world will be jamming on a secret theme released Friday 29th March, and the Delicious Dublin Jam will be prototyping pick-me-ups to prickly problems right along with them. The eve…

Check out this Meetup →

https://m.facebook.com/events/1254336151372438

Q&A

What’s a service jam?
A creative group design-build-test session to improve the services we all use.

What is service design?
Like product design, but for public and private services

What will we do?
Meet new people, think creatively, identify problems, think of solutions, try and build or act them out, test and evaluate, demonstrate, have fun

What is a prototype?
a way of translating your opinion/idea into a thing in the real world that you can test if it works or not.
This could be a website, a roleplay, a strip of cardboard with glitter and googly eyes glued on.

What should I bring?
An attitude to buzz with others and step out your comfort zone is the most important thing.
If you have anything you like to use, such as special pens and paper, or things other people would like, maybe cookies or post-its, then do bring them along.

Also if you have special skills you’d like to volunteer, such as facilitating or mentoring, then please let us know!

Do I need to be an expert?
Not at all, everyone has skills, energy and experience to bring.
There will be experienced facilitators around to work through the creative process with you.

What will I get out of it?
Have fun, meet people, learn skills, make something, solve a problem, push yourself, work in a cool space, eat pizza, have fun.