Dragons Everywhere

Don’t celebrate Christmas?
Hate spending time with the family?
Kids annoying you to death with their new toys that will never live up to the Transformers/Barbies of olde?

Are you looking for a getaway this Christmas?

Well….. There Be Dragons!

This year sees the 26C3 Chaos Communication Congress on in Berlin, taking place from December 27th to December 30th 2009.

For those fortunate to be attending, Enjoy and bring us all back some stickers!

For those of us unable to attend there is a plan for people to share in the CCC community remotely from their respective Hackerspaces. There are already a fairly substantial list of countries attending CCC remotely.

Dragons Everywhere

  • Osterreich
  • Letzebuerg
  • Poccna
  • Spain
  • Schweiz
  • USA
  • Hungary
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Macedonia
  • etc…..

With this in mind we plan to be attending CCC via TOG.

The proposed plan is to attend TOG and watch the CCC talks from the live stream and chat with people there via IRC. Maybe get some projects going or work on existing projects.

We also hope to have a VPN to the 26C3 network that will allow us to talk to the internal congress network and if the need arises they can talk back to hosts in TOG.

Go the Fahrplan and see what talks you would like to watch and watch them in TOG. It’s that simple.



  • Your good self
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Laptops
  • Generic nerd apparel
  • Warm Clothes
  • TEA
  • Sugar, Sugar, Sugar
  • Films

If anyone has any ideas for projects ‘Get to the chooper!’ and/or your nearest mailing list or IRC client. We’re also suggesting some film watching, so bring your favourite Christmas flicks and we’ll ourselves a very merry Hackmas.

Just f**king do IT!!

I’m just back from the space where we meet with Eric Michaud from Pumping Station: One in Chicago. He’s giving a talk to Skynet (the University of Limerick Computer Society) in Limerick on Saturday and stopped by to visit TOG.

We had a good laugh in the space and over food in Pifco’s, we also talked about the differences and similarities in the way we run our hackerspaces. One point Eric made is that we need to make a much bigger effort in trying to promote our space and the activities in it. An important philosophy we should follow is “Just f**king do IT!!”, don’t let the fear of embarrassment or failure hold you back, don’t waste time thinking about it, just do it.

During the discussion we also worked on a Lego prototype of our robot entry for the RobotChallenge in Vienna next year, we’re going to work on it more over the weekend during the Hackathon.

PHP for Beginners

php script, hello friend

Sometimes you simply like to learn something from scratch. Here is your chance.

TOG proudly presents PHP for Beginners.

In 5 weeks we will cover the basics of PHP development. The classes are 2 and a half hours long. We’re keeping the class size small, with 5-7 participants. The course costs €30 for non-members and is free for TOG members. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Sorry, but this class is full. Maybe you got more luck next time. Please contact us, if you would like to join our next class. Continue reading “PHP for Beginners”