Farset Seasonal Pot-Luck Dinner Hack 2015

Good merry-tide, members, friends, associates, and lovely patient observers!
The year rushed us into winter with the alacrity of a brusque elderly relation, so it’s once more time to meet together and eat together!

The Plan
Bring something tasty, or at least something edible, to Farset Labs for an evening of sharing food with good company, and identifying your opposite number. If you don’t have an opposite number, you can have a go at recruiting one.
No matter your persuasion or affiliation, it’s an evening of welcome open to all who frequent Farset and have supported us throughout our 2015 adventure.
There will be some accompaniments of the musical variety, and suitably bright decorations… um… decorating the place.

The Date
The date for this is Thursday 10th December (at 7pm).

The Cost
No cost other than your company and some form of shareable foodstuff (cold/hot, liquid/solid). We had a particularly large selection of pulled pork, desserts and cheeses at last year’s very popular meet-up, if that gives you any ideas ūüôā

We do ask that non-members of Farset contribute a small donation to the venue charity for the evening.  (Suggested donation: £3)

Game Friday

To relax at the end of a busy¬†week, we’ll be reprising¬†our LAN game evenings¬†along with a bit of chilled music and classic console gaming¬†on Friday 5th June. ¬†We’ll kick off at 6pm, but there’s no rush – all are welcome!
Entry is free for Farset Members (including corporatesponsor employees) and £3 for non-Members.

We’ll plumb the¬†depths and ages of multiplayer game greatness, we’re open to playing anything suggested – so if you have any recommendations, let us know. ¬†It’s best if it’s either available for all players to get easily, or if it’s a popular game.

Just kidding
Only a little dirty though.

Team up and compete for map dominance or have a break and kick back with a wee drink and some console classics.

This is a BYOPC and BYOB event. We have some¬†machines available on site, but we recommend bringing your own machine¬†if you want a well-performing rig ūüôā

Snacks and soft drinks will be available (in return for a donation to the charity).

Vitals:

We Need to Talk about how BIG this Big Data thing really is

Google Servers Big Data

Yes folks, 2014 is Belfast’s first year hosting a Big Data Week, brought to us by our buddies at Analytics Engines.¬†And we have the privilege of holding the last event in the series, at 18:00 on Fri 9 May. Anyone with a techie interest is welcome. There’ll be content for all knowledge levels and of course we’ll wrap-up in good time with some beer and snacks.

Speakers and content are being discussed at the moment but we’ve plenty lined-up so far, from educational tutorials to a lighter take on the dark side of data. This is a good chance to learn about the big data movement and debate the validity and impact of the trend.

Feel free to jump in on the discussion on our Discourse forum ahead of the event.

Other events are running at different venues between 7 and 9 May, with the main show being the Big Data Insights Conference at Titanic Belfast all day on the Wednesday. More at Big Data Week Belfast.

All are welcome but please¬†register FREE here¬†so we know you’re coming. And watch out for the Giro D’Italia road closures, including Gt Victoria St, which you can dodge by coming over to Sandy Row. Bloody cyclists, coming here, stealing our congestion!