Limerick Hackerspace meet up a success
Yesterday I found out about the Limeick hackerspace meet up and I thought I should pop along. I signed up to the Google group and read some of the past threads, seemed interesting and with that I popped along.
We met at the absolute hotel in the bar area, and there were a few faces I knew so that was nice, folks began to chatter . James Corbett kicked off the welcome and got the ball rolling with discussions, folks began to talk about what they wanted but it was a little hard to hear in the pub, very nice bar staff muted the music. We kicked off a formal introduction as it’s always nice to put the face and name to the people who have been talking on mailing lists.
It was interesting for me to see all the different backgrounds looking to take part, from developers, to hands on knitting and sewing to welding and making robots. We also kicked off what we would like to see in a place, what are our requirements and the various empty buildings in Limerick that could possibly be a potential place for us to dwell. A name for the place also was discussed, in Dublin it is called TOG and in Galway 091labs, s to make it unique what do folks want it called, this is rather important to sort out as effects on domain names twitter acs and marketing of the organisation. Which also lead us onto what kind of organisation do folks want. So lots of discussion! I also suggested to make it regular, have the event on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm, any later means people have longer to wait around after work and if you can come to some place after work you’re more inclined to come along.
It was lovely to meet people and great to see this kind of initiative taking off here in Limerick!