On the last WEDNESDAY of the month in Dublin, some of the Ubuntu Irish team members meet up for a face to face gather. Having a bite to eat, drink and chat is a great way to mix and relax and chat about Ubuntu and see what folks are doing.
It’s very informal, anyone can turn up. We can be found at the Trinity Capital Hotel, in the bar, spot the geeks with the laptops. It has free wifi which is a bonus and food is reasonably priced.
This month we met and I decided to show off the LoCo Directory as I’d been mentioning it on IRC but thought it best to walk folks through it. This was a good idea as some folks hadn’t heard about it and this will be the way all events will be added in future. Also by chance we have some python developers in our team who were interested in the system and want to help! Some photos below and others are here. The idea of the hour is just to get discussion going and introduce one another to other events happening in Ubuntu or their involvement in Ubuntu or Open Source. We get lots of new people just popping in and saying hi, some come back others just wanted to drop by. It’s very informal and nice to take the banter off IRC to real life when we can.
The hackerspace in Dublin TOG are running a series of seminars and workshops showcasing Open Source as part of Engineers Week. On Monday 8th of February they have a seminar showing how to create a circuit board using open source tools. The cost of commercial software is usually the big barrier to entry in designing your own circuit boards.Did I say this was free? All the seminars they are running for this week are free but you need to prebook your place.
On the Wednesday 10 of February, they are also showing open source hardware with the Arduino Platform. The Arduino is
a microcontroller that has become very popular with artists and electronics tinkerers alike. The seminar is an introduction to Arduino and a great chance for people to make a start with Arduino. Again this event is free.
On the weekend, Sunday 14th of February, they are having a hands on Arduino workshop. Where people will be doing all sorts of things with Arduino’s. In the afternoon you can get you chance to build your very own Arduino. There is a materials fee for the workshop.
These events are being organised by the folks over at TOG. All of the information is here. As they pointed out you do need to register for a place at these workshops.
In keeping with the Merry Chrismtas spirit and all, we’re going have an outing. For those who are interested, ICE SKATING, followed by some food and drinks in a local pub so we can laugh at who fell over and nurse our bruises!
Hope to see you all there! Bring along your kids if you like it’s not going to go on late!
Ice Skating in Smithfield Sunday 13th December Meet up the the ice rink for around 16.00, to start on the ice at 16:35.
Under 12 €8
Direction on how to get there:
Smithfield Ice Rink
Luas Smithfield Stop.
Dublinbikes. Smithfield Station
Pub: We are meeting at 18.00 at Pifko for some food and beer.