Instead of using the lightning talk slot at OSSBarCamp as an opportunity to promote the space the members decided to tell a bedtime story.
There is a host of talks taking place as part of the Data Event 37.0, a talk about TOG will be one of them. The event is hosted by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art ( imoca ) Lad Lane (Off Baggot Street), Dublin 2 ( map ) . Other presenters inculed Nora O’Murchu, Emma Wade and Brian Solon.Its set to be a jam packed night with some great talks and people. There is also a Arduino workshop taking place early that day.
TOG are exhibiting at the Irish Software Show, epicenter 2009 which begins this Wednesday in Trinity College, Dublin so if you’re in the area please pop in to meet us.
epicenter is a 3-day event covering Open Source, Web, Java and Microsoft – there are 80 technology sessions with evangelists coming in from the US, Canada, Spain, Austria, England, Scotland and Ireland. In addition to the technology sessions, Jennifer Condon (Head of Enterprise Ireland’s Software Sector), Barry Smyth (founder and CEO of ChangingWorlds which recently sold for $60m) and Colm Mulcahy (Co-founder Sasspoint) will deliver the morning keynotes – See http://epicenter.ie for full details.
Barry at IrishDev.com has been kind enough to offer TOG a chance to show ourselves at the Irish Software Show Epicenter by offering us a stand so we can make people more informed about hackerspaces in Ireland. So between the 24th – 28th of August we will have a stand in the Hamilton Building in Trinity College (location), run by TOG members answering any question people may have about hackerspaces.
To coincide with this Rob have started on the first big project in the hackerspace and we are welcoming others to help. Given that we have a nice group of people within TOG interested in software and playing with LED’s he are starting to build a 8x8x32 LED cube (thats 2048 LED’s!!!!) that can programmed to display an interesting array of patterns and images. Software to make this structure do wonderful things will also be created in the future as a future show-case for the kind of things that can be done in hackerspaces.
We will also have Mousebots and a demo of the SpokePOV in action on the day. If you have any projects that you have completed, that show the type of thing us hackers like to do, get in contact as it would be great to show people the great things that can be done in a hackerspace when we can put our minds to something.
At TOG we have been running group nights for a few weeks now. Micro-controllers on Monday’s and Coding on Wednesday’s. We have had up to 13 people at these nights this week. It has been a great mix of members and non-members, creating a great environment. These nights will continue and we hope to see new and old faces again.
As always non-members are allowed to come along , just contact us before hand using the contact form.
At this point I would like to ask, does any one have any ideas for other group nights ? What would you like to see? Please post a comment.