Hey all, just a few pieces of information first.
– Our esteemed Membership Secretary Jeffrey will be very busy over the next while, so he’s divided up some responsibilities among other members. This does unfortunately mean that you’re stuck with me as acting Blog Queen (… no-one ever gets that joke *sigh*).
– To that end, I thought it’d be nice to have a page here on the website that gathered together feeds from blogs with connections/similarities to tog. If you’d like to take part please send us a link to your blog for consideration (I say consideration, because if your blog is about economics and politics, while I’m sure it’s very insightful, it won’t be of much interest to most of the tog-sphere).
– Next, we now have a boards.ie forum! Go visit it, it’s kinda quiet at the moment. (Also, boards.ie made it onto the XKCD online communities map, which is just all kinds of awesome. Bottom-left of the Forums close-up: http://xkcd.com/802/.) You’ll find a running thread there with details of events on each week.
Which brings me to the real reason for this post! It’s October, Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and we’ve a Synchronous Hackathon this weekend! Of course, you don’t have to do Hallowe’en themed projects, but I encourage you to have a little fun and try out animatronic ghosts and Arduino pumpkins! Need EL wire for a costume idea? We’re just the people to see about that. Also, it’s the 12th event, next month is the 1-year anniversary! Time to start thinking up something big! So come, hack, create, have fun in the company of fellow hackers!
Its that time of the month again. The 9th Synchronous Hackathon is on this weekend Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th. The space will be open to all from about 12.03pm until late each day. Its a great chance for anyone with a project to come long and work on or just for a chat.
Some on going projects, home brew CNC, Maker bot , lasagna or if there sun a bbq, firewall, Spark & RISC servers.
Warm up your soldering irons, thread your needles and fill the fridge with your beverage of choice. The 8th Synchronous Hackathon takes place this weekend.
We are kicking things off with an open social night on Friday from 7.30pm. If you haven’t been to the new space, it’s a great chance to drop in for a chat and have a look around. We promise we wont make you do any painting, well only if you want to :).
On Saturday and Sunday the hackathon starts at about 1pm each day until late. Feel free to come along and work on your own project for a few hours or give a hand around the space. There will be members hacking the space over the weekend running cable, power points, painting, putting together furniture and all sorts of things.
As always are events are open to all at no cost (expect classes).
update: Also will be having bit of a BBQ tomorrow starting around 5 ish see you there.
It was a good hackathon even with a lot of our members going to ossbarcamp on Saturday. Cheryl made some some significant progress on her led matrix top; namit got some sleep 😉 ; I made up a load of electroluminescent wire and started playing around with some ideas for the MAKE/MakerBot 3D printer giveaway!.
We also had some visitors including John who came along with his college friends from Leed’s (who were over for the Trinity Ball), and then decided to spend the day in TOG instead of going on a nice trip to Howth.
Thanks to all that took part and lets hope next month will be even bigger and better.
Come one, come all, to another Synchronous Hackathon at TOG this weekend!
Yes, it is also the OSSBarcamp this Saturday, so many of our members will only be around Sunday, but that just means more elbow room for the rest of us. Time to get out those space-hungry projects! I for one will be around with metres of fabric, handfuls of LEDs, and trying to put together an infrared controller. (There is a hope of having a go at making some paper, but that will depend on whether I can get the supplies together between now and then. Bring any old paper you want rid of just in case.) Others will be working on getting thin clients working, and playing with some new toys. (Ominious, no?)
You can see the kinds of things we normally get up to in previous posts: February, March, and St. Patrick’s. Anything and everything goes, whether you want to work or just look around and show off.
Officially it’s noon to 11pm both days, but we’re a very relaxed bunch of people. More information and details on location available on the blog.