This weekend the 18th and 19th of February will be the second Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge.
Hackerspaces worldwide are challenged to bake, decorate and package a single cupcake and send it to another hackerspace. The receiving hackerspace will then open and judge on various topics including decoration, condition and taste.
For the January Synchronous Hackathon we’re going to try something a little different. Over the weekend of the 15th and 16th we’re inviting hackerspaces worldwide to bake, package and post a cupcake to another hackerspace.
The hackerspace movement in Ireland has expanded over the last three-four months. With three hackerspaces moving into new premises 091 Labs in Galway, Hackerspace Cork and TOG in Dublin. And with good progress with another two groups actively looking for premises including HackNI in Belfast and Limerick Hackerspace.
So with an eye on a bit of blatant self promotion, we’ve decided to run a number of events next week 14th-22nd of August and call the whole series Irish Hackerspaces Week. We are hoping to use the events to show our spaces and Irish hacker culture in a good light in both the local and national media, while providing a range fun and informative talks, workshops and social events.
The week has been scheduled to coincide with the 10th Global Synchronous Hackathon on the weekend of the 21st-22nd of August. So hopefully we’ll be able to interact with a wider range of hackerspaces worldwide.