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TOG (hackerspace)

Coordinates: 53°19′48″N 6°20′46″W / 53.33013°N 6.34605°W / 53.33013; -6.34605 (TOG)
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Formation2009; 15 years ago (2009)

TOG is a hackerspace in Dublin, Ireland.[1] tóg is a word in the Irish language; one of its meanings is 'to build or construct'.[2]


The project was started in January 2009 and the space opened in May 2009.[3] In June 2010, TOG moved to a new, larger building on Chancery Lane (Unit 3), Dublin 8.[4] In January 2015 it was confirmed that the lease on this building would not be extended beyond April 2015, and TOG announced its intention to move to a new premises in Dublin city centre.[5] In the event the lease was extended through October and TOG moved to its new premises, the ground floor of 22 Blackpitts, in mid-October 2015.[6]


TOG is a community-operated physical locale based run by its members to provide a shared space. The members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment designed to be both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. The space is funded for by its members[7] and allows members 24-hour access to a place.[8]


National Events[edit]

TOG has group nights on Mondays with Electronics and Micro-controllers,[9] and Wednesdays with Coding[10] where the space is available for people to work on their projects and also get help with any problems that may be having from 7PM weekly, and semi-regular Craft nights.

Members of TOG have also spoken (or plan to speak) at technology related conferences around Ireland, such as

  • OSSBarcamp, September 2009[11][12]
  • PyCon Ireland (the Python Ireland annual conference)[13]
  • Ubuntu Ireland and Skynet talks[14]
  • TechWeek at DCU[15]

TOG has also hosted events for Engineers Week[16][17] and Science Week.[18][19][20][21] a

TOG, in association with the Irish Robotics Club, hosted an electronics workshop with Mitch Altman from San Francisco's hackerspace Noisebridge, and Jimmie P. Rodgers, in the Science Gallery, Dublin.[22]

TOG has also held events as part of the Innovation Dublin Festival[23][24][25]

TOG has also taken part in Dublin Art and Technology Association's (DATA) 'DATA EVENT 37.0' at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA).[26]

TOG has also participated in the annual Dublin Maker event, which attracts over 10,000 attendees.[27]

Global Events[edit]

Members of TOG have also taken part in several 'Synchronous Hackathons', live simultaneous hacking events with other hackerspaces.[28]

TOG also took part in the Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge, where participating hackerspaces send a cupcake to each other. The TOG cupcake was sent to Artifactory in Perth, Australia. TOG received a cupcake from Alpha One Labs in New York, USA.[29][30]


  1. ^ "Hackers seek physical space outside the virtual world". The Irish Times. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  2. ^ "Translation for tóg on irishionary.com". 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  3. ^ "TOG has a place to call home". TOG (hackerspace). 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  4. ^ "TOG v2.0 - We are moving".
  5. ^ "Celebrate TOG's sixth birthday (and last one at Chancery Lane)".
  6. ^ "The Move".
  7. ^ "TOG FAQ - How are you funded".
  8. ^ "TOG FAQ - When is the hackerspace open?".
  9. ^ "Micro-controller Monday". Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  10. ^ "Coding Wednesday". Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  11. ^ "OSSBarCamp September Event".
  12. ^ TOG Lightning Talk OSS BarCamp 2009-09-19. Dublin, Ireland. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  13. ^ "PyCon Ireland - What's on". Python Ireland.
  14. ^ "Ubuntu Ireland and Skynet". Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  15. ^ "Events: Redbrick". Redbrick, DCU's networking society.
  16. ^ "Engineers Week". January 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  17. ^ "Engineers Week 2011". Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  18. ^ "Science Week TOG events". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  19. ^ robert (2011-02-11). "Engineers Week 2011". Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  20. ^ John Holden (2010-10-10). "Seven days of science". Irish Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  21. ^ Dick Ahlstrom (12 November 2010). "Hazards of working round the clock go far beyond permanent jet-lag feeling". Irish Times. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  23. ^ "Festival 2010 Events".
  24. ^ "Innovation Dublin". Silicon Republic.
  25. ^ "It's Friday! Day three and so much to see…". Innovation Dublin. 12 November 2010.
  26. ^ "DATA EVENT 37.0". Dublin Art and Technology Association. Archived from the original on 2011-01-18.
  27. ^ O'Connell, Claire (14 April 2016). "Unleash your creative side at Dublin Maker". The Irish Times.
  28. ^ John Baichtal (12 March 2010). "Synchronous Hackathon March 20–21". Make.
  29. ^ TOG (2011-01-21). "The Cupcake Challenge - The Result".
  30. ^ Matt Mets (26 January 2011). "Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge Update". Make.

Nearby hackerspaces[edit]

External links[edit]

53°19′48″N 6°20′46″W / 53.33013°N 6.34605°W / 53.33013; -6.34605 (TOG)