Following on from the first event in March of this year where we had a great day of talks covering varying topic I am very happy to announce the next HacknTalk will take place on the 29th June at the Google Campus again in London.
For those who missed it we had a great turn out and had talk on “Documenting tools for Tech Events“, “How to get kids more involved in open source in Education“,” Exceptional Money“, “Using MVC in Game Design” and we learned about STEMNET. There were other talks, lots of demonstrations and hands on help from members of the community helping one another with their questions.
We hope to reproduce the fun and informative day again in June. Learn about more great projects that are happening in the varying open source communities and meet new people. Since HacknTalk is an unconference, the speaking/demo schedule will be set on the day and everyone is free to propose a talk themselves. You are of course free to come along, sit back and listen to other people’s talks but we’d like to encourage everyone to take part and talk on something they are passionate about in technology. There is lots of space, wifi, and power sockets to go around. Break out areas to work on your hacking or demoing and hanging out with people.
If you want to come along please do remember places are limited so you need to sign up. If you can’t make the event, let other people in your community know about it and remember there will be another event in 3-4 months again. You can follow @hackntalk for more updates.
Ever heard of a CoderDojo neither had I till a few months ago, but they seem to have really taken off in Ireland and it’s brilliant to see happening. For those unaware what they are :
CoderDojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology
There are more and more events happening each month not only in Ireland but all over the world so if you wanted to bring your child along there is an opportunity to do so. Not only that they are always looking for mentors, while that’s not me I know many of developers who are good at explaining how things are done in an easy way to understand. It’s meant to be fun and encouraging kids to learn how to develop.
The coderdojo Divas in Limerick is a new twist to the event, wanting more girls to take part as they noticed the numbers were a bit lower with girls, they have decided to run this event at the same time. I think it’s great and always looking to get more girls involved in technology if we need to tweak events we should do so! Best of luck to all of those involved. I wished these events were around when I was growing up…
Guest post from Barry Burke:
Naming The Ubuntu 13.10 Release.
Ubuntu is code-named around 6 months in advance of every released at around the time of the previous release. Ubuntu is known for its outrages names of a Adjective followed by an animal.
Suggestions are allowed by anybody with a standard Ubuntu account.. Just submit idea
I have often seen a name and it would have suggested by a group beside it (here you can also explain what the animal and the adjective are) I propose we put our minds together.Send in a few suggestions to the mailing list and decide on 1 or more for the 13.10 release. The Letter is S this time around. It would be great if we got a Irish connection to the name of ubuntu 13.10 release and would be a great boost to the loco team.
As Already talked about on the Irc Meting and the Ubuntu Ireland Mailing list
The Suggestions we have Are:
- pronounced shun-ach. Sionnach is an irish for a red fox or Madra Rua.
That was suggested by Tommy on the Mailing list.
He Also suggested Sublime sionnach
sublime: Of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.
Victor9098 suggested on irc Sinuous Sionnach
If you have any more of them why not post to the mailing list or here and we can discuss it on irc