We very much appreciate the donations that we’ve already received – without the community, Farset Labs doesn’t exist, so it’s great to see people supporting us. What we’re seeing however are some pretty big-ticket items, which is great, but we also need the small stuff. Grouped together, the items that are listed below are pretty costly, but individually, they’re very cheap. Donating something from this list is a great way to get involved if you can’t afford to donate something bigger. Continue reading It’s the little things that count…
We are very pleased to announce the generous support of yet another group, the All Island Software Network, a joint partnership between Intertrade Ireland, the Irish Software Association, and Momentum, the Trade Association for IT in Northern Ireland. They supply businesses across the whole island of Ireland with plentiful funding, advice, routes for cross-border relations and training to allow companies to innovate and be competitive in both jurisdictions. Continue reading The All Island Software Network
Friday 6th April, 1500 – Saturday 7th April 1500
This is our ‘soft launch’ event running with no equipment, no budget, very little furniture, no PR and a case of beer.
Entry will be £5, or Free for members (Sign-up will be available on-site, hint hint), and we’ll try and get some munchies/a few drinks in for everyone.
Repeat: We will have very few toys other than what can be donated, but we finally have a space with power and a network.
We can hack the building together (or apart, within reason) and start bringing the dream alive. Continue reading Launch-Day Hackathon
Things have been moving fairly quickly (compared to the normal speed of Northern Irish progress), but it’s about time we made a public update.
Due to the practicalities of developing something like this, a lot of the day-to-day development of Farset Labs has been done with little publicity. This was to maintain clear communication within the launch-community and worked really well in fleshing out the ideas for the space, the community, and the projects involved.
Special thanks must go to the members of Queen’s University Engineering, Science and Technology Society (QUESTS) for letting Farset Labs fly under their wing initially, and to Ben Bland, Eoghan Murray, Matt Campbell, and David Kane, who between them have been instrumental in getting this far.
Even beyond the ‘regular’ group, there’s been a large amount of input from the community at large, through our IdeaScale, where you can vote on and submit ideas for the space, on everything from equipment purchasing to governance strategies. Continue reading Nearly There! Updates and Donation Request
This post will be updated as we go along (Up until we move everything in). If you want to contribute to this list, participate in the Farset Labs IdeaScale Continue reading What do we want? STUFF! When do we want it? SOON!