A packed week ahead: ELI5, Christmas Party and Workshop Clearing

December is nearly upon us and with it comes a raft of Farset events! What better way to christen our new and improved Event Space?

Kicking off the month, we have our regular casual talk series, Explain it Like I’m 5, where some great speakers break down a concept they have experience with and present it in seven minutes. We’ve had everything from baking to plasma physics in the past and we welcome talks from the floor on the night.

Join us on Thursday 1st December at 1800 for some truly entertaining talks, plus a Japanese buffet and plenty of time to chat with other attendees. Read more here.

Next up, we have the annual Farset Christmas Party in the form of a pot-luck dinner. Culinary hacks are encouraged and the event is open to all. Bring something edible and bring a friend, but please don’t bring an edible friend – that’d be against the law and not much fun for the friend. Party poppers, retro console gaming and festive treats await!

The Christmas party kicks off at 1900 on Friday 2nd December and you can get more details here.  Do let us know you’re coming via Facebook.

Finally, the management team have been toiling hard (as always!) to improve the Labs and, having been working extensively on sprucing up the Event Space, we’re now turning our attention to the Workshop. As discussed on Slack, the Workshop Clearout will be taking place this weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December). Any help is appreciated.

Member equipment that is in member project boxes will, of course, remain untouched, as will any clearly labelled equipment as per the member handbook. If you have left any kit in a position that may have, shall we say, not quite complied with the rules, please give us a shout on info@farsetlabs.org.uk to make sure we know about it and that it’s not disposed of. Any queries, as always, can also be directed to that address.

We’ll be relocating a few pieces of equipment to more suitable homes within the workshop and this should make using the space a lot easier for all. Naturally, this means that the workshop can’t be used for any member projects during the clear-out and we apologise for the disruption.

If you want to see what’s planned (particularly disposal of equipment believed to be communal and unwanted), check out the barebones plan available here.

(The rather lovely featured image is by Kevin Dooley.)

Weeknotes 2015-48: OpenData and Lots of Network changes

Each week we’ll be publishing some of the interesting things that members have been up to over the past seven days.

This week Ben and Bolster were up on the hill for the launch of OpenDataNI, with whom we’ll be working on a Hackathon in Early 2016. In other news, Dan has been working pretty much around the clock migrating, updating, and sane-ifying networking and ops for the space.

Coming up this week we’ve got Cryptoparty on Wednesday and the last ELi5 of 2015 on Thursday. Hopefully see you there!


Things of Note

These tweets are automatically selected from tweets from registered members who are listed in the @FarsetLabs/members twitter list using the #weeknotes hashtag


Events

What’s happening in the space in the next fortnight

Mouse over for event descriptions

DateEventTimes

Mon 30/11 Directors’ Meeting [Lounge] 19:00 20:50
Wed 02/12 Cryptoparty Belfast [Event Space] 18:00 20:00
Thu 03/12 ELI5 [Event Space] 18:30 21:00
Mon 07/12 Town Hall [Event Space] 19:00 21:00
Tue 08/12 Member Booking [Event Space] 18:00 22:00
Wed 09/12 WordPress NI [Event Space] 19:00 22:00
Wed 09/12 Sketchy Individuals [Co-Working] 19:00 23:00
Thu 10/12 Farset Christmas Pot-Luck Dinner [Event Space] 19:00 22:00
Fri 11/12 CoderDojo [Event Space] 17:30 19:30
Sat 12/12 Raspberry Jam [Event Space] [Workshop] 13:00 17:00

Done, Doing, Waiting

Closed Issues

Actioned Issues

Waiting Issues


Farset exists to support the community that uses it. If you use Farset Labs or attend events at the labs, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to Farset, you can email info@farsetlabs.org.uk with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what madness happens at the Labs!

Weeknotes 2015-47: Welcome to Weeknotes

Each week we’ll be publishing some of the interesting things that members have been up to over the past seven days.

This is totally inspired by the same mechanic developed at DoEsLiverpool, and the code is open-sourced on my GitHub, and issues/bugreports/fixes are appreciated (I’ll eventually move it over to the Farset collection, once it’s battle-tested!).

It’s intentionally minimal and I’ll be looking at adding more advanced functionality later, particularly “Most popular FB / Tweets from Farset” and “Most popular Discourse Discussions”, but I’m not a designer so someone else can make it pretty.


Things of Note

These tweets are automatically selected from tweets from registered members who are listed in the @FarsetLabs/members twitter list using the #weeknotes hashtag



Events

What’s happening in the space in the next fortnight

Mouse over for event descriptions

DateEventTimes

Sat 21/11 Chain Reaction Technology ECom Hackathon [Event Space/Hot-Desks] All of 2 days
Mon 23/11 Directors Meeting [Lounge] 19:00 20:50
Wed 25/11 Code Club Meetup [Event Space] 17:00 19:00
Fri 27/11 CoderDojo [Event Space] 17:30 19:30
Mon 30/11 Directors’ Meeting [Lounge] 19:00 20:50
Wed 02/12 Cryptoparty Belfast [Event Space] 18:00 20:00
Thu 03/12 ELI5 [Event Space] 18:30 21:00
Fri 04/12 Placeholder Booking [Event Space] 13:00 20:30
Sat 05/12 Placeholder Booking [Event Space] 13:00 20:30

Farset exists to support the community that uses it. If you use Farset Labs or attend events at the labs, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to Farset, you can email info@farsetlabs.org.uk with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what madness happens at the Labs!