TOG (hackerspace)

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TOG
Formation 2009
Location Ireland
Origin Dublin
Website TOG homepage

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]

History[edit]

It was started in January 2009. The space opened in May 2009.[3] In June 2010, TOG moved to a new, larger building on Chancery Lane.[4][where?]

Structure[edit]

TOG is a community-operated physical space 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 that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. The space is funded for by its members[5] and allows members 24-hour access to a place[6] equipped with shared equipment supplied or donated by members or friends of TOG.

TOG allows for a community that would usually be based through virtual medium to come together to form a meeting place for similar minded individuals in a physical space. TOG allows people to collaborate on projects in a centralized place to bring the skills of many people together to get a task or project done.

Events[edit]

National Events[edit]

TOG has group nights on Mondays with Electronics and Micro-controllers,[7] and Wednesdays with Coding[8] 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[9][10]
  • PyCon Ireland (the Python Ireland annual conference)[11]
  • Ubuntu Ireland and Skynet talks[12]
  • TechWeek at DCU[13]

TOG has also hosted events for Engineers Week[14][15] and Science Week.[16][17][18][19] 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.[20]

TOG has also held events as part of the Innovation Dublin Festival[21][22][23]

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).[24]

Global Events[edit]

Members of TOG have also taken part in several 'Synchronous Hackathons', live simultaneous hacking events with other hackerspaces.[25]

TOG has also streamed and had events while the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) occurs in Berlin. Members in Dublin who are unable to go to Berlin are able to attend TOG and watch talks etc. TOG members also meet up with members of other hackerspaces at events like CCC

TOG also took part in the Global Hackerspace Cupchake 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.[26][27]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "TOG FAQ - How are you funded". 
  6. ^ "TOG FAQ - When is the hackerspace open?". 
  7. ^ "Micro-controller Monday". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Coding Wednesday". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  9. ^ "OSSBarCamp September Event". 
  10. ^ TOG Lightning Talk OSS BarCamp 2009-09-19 (in English). Dublin, Ireland. 
  11. ^ "PyCon Ireland - What's on". Python Ireand. 
  12. ^ "Ubuntu Ireland and Skynet". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  13. ^ "Events: Redbrick". Redbrick, DCU's networking society. 
  14. ^ "Engineers Week". January 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  15. ^ "Engineers Week 2011". Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  16. ^ "Science Week TOG events". Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  17. ^ robert (2011-02-11). "Engineers Week 2011". Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  18. ^ John Holden (2010-10-10). "Seven days of science". Irish Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  19. ^ Dick Ahlstrom (12 November 2010). "Hazards of working round the clock go far beyond permanent jet-lag feeling". Irish Times. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP WITH MITCH ALTMAN AND JIMMIE P RODGERS". Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  21. ^ "Festival 2010 Events". 
  22. ^ "Innovation Dublin". Silicon Republic. 
  23. ^ "It’s Friday! Day three and so much to see…". Innovation Dublin. 12 November 2010. 
  24. ^ "DATA EVENT 37.0". Dublin Art and Technology Association. 
  25. ^ John Baichtal (12 March 2010). "Synchronous Hackathon March 20-21". Make (magazine). 
  26. ^ TOG (2011-01-21). "The Cupcake Challenge - The Result". 
  27. ^ Matt Mets (26 January 2011). "Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge Update". Make (magazine). 

Nearby hackerspaces[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°20′29″N 6°16′08″W / 53.34152°N 6.26879°W / 53.34152; -6.26879 (TOG)