Once again there seems to be a packed week of things to do in Dublin. Sunday of the August (2nd) bank holiday weekend there is a picnic for geek = Geeknic taking place in farmleigh park, it’s open to everyone, bring along partners, and kids, it’s a lovely venue and the farmers market is also on. Afterwards we’re heading to O’Donnoghues Bar a tradtional Irish bar in Dublin. All of the details are here.
Wednesday 5th August, we’re having a Girl Geek meet up. I’ve not been able to make the last two, so I’m really looking forward to catching up and seeing what folks are up to, I’ve added a small post to the Ireland Girl Geeks site for folks to leave a comment.
Finally, the PotD is on as usual on the 1st Thursday of the month, in the Longstone bar top floor. The Ubuntu-ie LoCo has decided to start doing a small short 15 min talk before hand just to see if folks are interested in adding this to the PotD in future, so we’re meeting at 6:30pm Rory and myself will be talking about the Ubuntu-NGO project.
So lots of events lined up, all free and hopefully see some new faces coming along. That’s just the 1st week of August… lordie!
Seems to be feast of famine with me. Either nothing to do or half a dozen things all to be done at the same time! This week I was talking to Elizabeth Krumbach on the #ubuntu-women channel and she mentioned one of her mates was over here with work, I suggested he mail the Ubuntu-ie mailing list and we’d go for a PotD. So a bunch of us met up and went to the Bull and Castle and met Mike from the states for a few quiet ones. Same goes to anyone who is ever over here, drop us an email to meet up and we’ll pop along, always nice to meet new people.
I’ve also been working on trying to find a venue for a summer jam, a day of bug finding and Irish translations for the LoCo, so with a lot of venues closing for the summer, I’ve decided to have it in my house followed by a BBQ. Great combination and hopefully we’ll get cracking on the translations.
This week also saw the Irish LoCo apply for its approval so we’ve been busy working on the application, and I managed not to break the wiki which is good going for me! Rory and myself worked on some of it and finding the links to events, then we started to work on the NGO project which I signed up for at UDS. So looking forward to getting stuck more into that next week.
Finally, I’ve working on my pet project. I ran an barcamp last March and decided to run another in September. So clearing down the old site and getting the new one up with the help of James who is a master at making things all pretty! I’ve a new logo thanks to the very creative Catalan LoCo. I spotted one of their t-shirts at UDS and thought it would be nice to use it.It’s finally back up and will eventually be ready to have sign ups and talks people want to hear, who knows I may be brave enough and do a small one myself
Well according to the wiki (yes I still hate them) votes were cast and the 3rd Tuesday of the month has been set as the offical Ubuntu-ie meet up. It’s going to take place in the Longstone Pub.
Up until now Ubuntu have met with ILUG on the 1st Thursday of the month but they are now stepping out on their own to see if more Ubuntu folks want to come along on this day.