Irish Hackerspaces Week – Saturday 14th August – Sunday 22nd August

Soldering, electronic textiles, photography and 3d printing are just some of the exciting topics for the first annual Irish Hackerspaces Week next week. These events are being hosted by hackerspace groups all over Ireland to highlight the talents creativity, innovation and opportunity of modern hacker culture in this country.

Planned events will cover a range for fun and informative topics in theform of presentations, meet-ups and social events. Events are being hosted and organised locally by each hackerspace group, highlighting their facilities and areas of interests. Streamed collaborative eventsare also planned to showcase the shared identity between hackerspace groups.

A hackerspace is a community based around a shared physical workspacewith shared resources, where members of that community can come together to collaborate on topics involving science, technology and art. Irishhackerspaces also form part of a growing international community ofabout 450 hackerspaces.

Participating hackerspace groups include 091 Labs in Galway, Hackerspace Cork, HackNI in Belfast, Limerick Hackerspace and TOG in Dublin. Themajority of events are free and open to the public, though pre-registration may be required due to limits on physical space.

Specific event information can be found on http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Irish_Hackerspaces_Week or http://url.ie/74ef

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