The awesome Myriam Leggieri just posted on the 091 Labs message board that Rails Girls Galway will be happening again this year. I had such a good time last year that I have to put my name forward to help again this year.
I just got one of those 'we can SEO you to riches and fame' emails. Normally, I just ignore them, flag as spam so gmail recognises them in the future, and go about my day. This time, however, the brazen tone and apparently international presence of IMPACTFULSEO.COM caught my attention.
Rails Girls is an international initiative geared at encouraging more women to get involved in technology, and more specifically, software engineering and CS. It does this by teaching Webapp development through the medium of Ruby on Rails.
Open StreetMaps is a worldwide collaborative effort to create a high quality, unencumbered street-level map of the world. When I first came across it, a few years ago, Co. Galway was almost unpopulated (with mapping), and Galway city extended as far as Moneenageesha.
Things have changed, however.
On Marlow's suggestion, I downloaded a daily Garmin build of the Ireland map and installed it to SD card for use on my Nuvi.
I will be conducting an Asterisk workshop on Thursday evening, August 19, 2010 as a part of Irish HackerSpaces week. The workshop will cover installation of Asterisk (as Trixbox), connection to a SIP trunk provider, connection to an IAX peer, set up of SIP clients and configuration of some of the many features Asterisk offers. We have selected Blueface as the trunk provider.
Going by the name 091labs (from the dialling code for Galway, 091) a HackerSpace has recently become active in Galway in the West of Ireland. I have yet to visit, but am very excited that we finally have our very own HackerSpace... Further details from the 091labs site: http://091labs.com/ or their twwiter feed: http://twitter.com/091labs
I look forward to visiting the labs soon. Best of luck!!
I am currently building a house, and as such, have a great platform for implementing all the things I have dreamt of but could never manage to achieve in a rented house. Apart from finally having the spaghetti finally embedded in the walls and floors, and having almost enough power and network sockets (you can never actually have enough, right?) I can experiment with centralising control of the house and accessing home telemetry through my phone.