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…

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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.

What’s happening in Tog in February

Open Social: We open to the general public once a month, in February it’s Saturday 16th, from 7-ish until the last one leaves. Want to know a little more about what we do? Want to join in? Come along, bring yourself, food, drink, ideas, chat.

Lock Picking: Our regular lock-picking night runs every other Monday, come along and learn how to pick a padlock. Or handcuffs, should you need. No questions asked. This month, lock-picking is on the 4th and 18th February, starting at 7 pm. Tools provided.

Craft Night: Craft night involves knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery, CAD and 3D printing, all under one roof, all at the same time. Or anything else in the craft line that you’d like to do. Every second Wednesday, this month that’s the 6th and 20th February. 7 pm start.

Electronics and Micro Controller Night: Anything electronic, micro and hackable. All levels from beginners to experts, we have basic kits to get you started. Every Monday when there’s no lock-picking, the 11th and 25th February. Bring your own laptop. Starts at 7 pm.

Coding: Runs on the same Mondays as lock-picking, the 4th and 18th at 7pm. Come down and work on a project or help others with theirs. Laptop of your own pretty much essential, and bring your own side project.

Wikipedia Editing: is a great chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia, every last Wednesday of the month (27th February). Bring your laptop, there may be pizza! 7pm onwards.

The Science Fiction Book Club This month’s epic blockbuster is The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. It’s short. If you think too short, come and rant about it. If you think mercifully short, come and rant about it. Wednesday 27th February, 7.30 pm.

Smartphone Filmmaking Challenge

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

Free filmmaking workshop and Film festival challenge

https://www.dublinsmartphonefilmfestival.com/#

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.

Sign up below:

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Smartphone Filmmaking Challenge

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 AM

Tog Hackerspace
22 Blackpitts Dublin 8, D

7 Toggers Went

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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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.

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 https://ti.to/dublin-raspberry-pi-jam/raspberry-jam-big-birthday-event-2019

Kino-Kabaret – filmmaking hackathon in TOG!

 

Have you got a script burning in the back of your head? A keen eye for the scene, aye? Want to try some cheesy acting? Or want to make some slaptastic special FX with goos and glues and gos-knows-what?

 

Well you’re in luck, because

 

Filmmaking hackathon in TOG, 9-11th November

Signup

 

Join us for our first Weekend Kino Kabaret.

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 three days you will have the opportunity to join a team or pitch your film, shoot it, edit it and screen it.

 

We will start @ 9am on Friday 9th — after introductions you can pitch your great idea or join up for someone elses.
Then its straight into planning and filming!

There will be some basic workshops on Friday morning for ‘how to film and edit on your smartphone’ if you want a quick introduction.

On Saturday at 7pm we will have a screening of ‘Patricks Day’ followed by a Q&A session with director Terry McMahon.

Then on Sunday @ 7pm we will screen the great films our participants made.
Excited already!

We will also fire up Tog’s famous pizza oven for some yummy goodness in the evening.
Not to be missed!

 

 

The cost of a ticket for the weekend is €20.

 

Sign up here!

 

Places are limited and you must register to attend. See you all there. 🙂

 

Email: kinospraoi@gmail.com for more!