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Southern Quebec Retro Labs meetup

Par strawdog, le 2017-05-15 06:55



SQRL ("squirrel") is dedicated to preserving and enjoying the heritage of computing. If you grew up with an 8-bit machine, or used a Teletype in your office, or are just curious about the history of computing, come join us, talk about your experiences, and play with real retro machines in working condition!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at Foulab!


Machine Learning Wednesdays

Par strawdog, le 2016-12-18 15:56



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Is there anyone who doesn't love machine learning? Perhaps, but they are probably not reading this website anyway! In September 2016, a Deep Learning School was held at Stanford, and they generously posted their lectures online. Starting in 2017, once a week for 6 weeks we will get together at Foulab to watch and discuss the course presentations. All are welcome to come and simply listen to the lectures, but bringing a laptop and getting into the math after the video is highly encouraged.

The schedule is subject to adaptation, but currently we plan to watch two lectures per evening, in the order they were originally presented.

Update: Here is a useful playlist of the lectures

Vegetarian chili will be available for a small donation.
Now with a facebook event you can sign up to!

Machine learning Wednesdays will start on Jan 11, 2017. To avoid a time conflict with the excellent meetup group Papers We Love, we will take a break on the last Wednesday of each month. Thus the schedule is 19:00-22:00-Jan 11, Jan 18, Feb 1, 8, 15, March 1.

Crypto Anarchy - Episode 0x00

Par Danukeru, le 2016-12-07 14:39



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Sunday December 18th 2016 @ 13:30

In this first edition of our new crypto anarchy series, we will talk about distributed online systems and homomorphic encryption. A key emphasis will be placed on online voting, and why it is not as hard a problem to implement securely with recent advances in crypto over the last 2 decades.

This will be a high level introduction to the subject with an emphasis on the engineering challenges of such a system. We will also show how a similar system is used at foulab to provide a reasonable degree of anonymized access control to the hackerspace.

A quick overview of a number of defensive crypto engineering design choices will also be looked at.

Atelier de vélo

Par tailor_dresden, le 2016-11-10 00:00



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Ce week-end, nous tiendrons un atelier de maintenance de vélos! Le samedi 12 novembre à partir de 11h. L'atelier se déroulera en deux parties.La première partie comprendra:- Remplacement et lubrification de la chaîne- Entretien, démontage et lubrification du support inférieur- Remplacer la couronne avant, inspecter la transmission arrière et la remplacer si nécessaire.- Entretien des freins, étriers de nettoyage, système hydraulique de purge (étriers,Tuyaux et leviers).
La deuxième partie sera consacrée à l'entretien du moyeu arrière. La partie 1 et la partie 2 prendront chacune 4 heures pour un total de 8 heures.Don suggéré de 25 $. Apportez votre vélo et vous voir samedi!

Build your own Light-Theremin with Moldover on Nov 8th!

Par foulab, le 2016-11-07 00:00



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Come build your own Light-Theremin with Moldover on November 8th @18:30
In this basic soldering workshop, Moldover will take you through the steps to build your own Light-Theremin CD case. Even if you've never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence in two hours. If you do have experience you'll learn how to solder better, and walk away with a fun and unique instrument, plus a copy of Moldover's album.

No experience required
No equipment required: soldering stations & Light Theremin kits provided
This is an all ages, hands-on workshop
Cost: $40 for kit/materials
Can't afford a kit, but seriously dedicated to learning? Talk to us!Space is limited, please come early


After the workshop Moldover will give a presentation on the design of The Light-Theremin CD Case, and his other circuit-board artworks.

Approximately 2 hours for the workshop, another 45 minutes for the presentation.

About the artist
”A musician at heart, inventor born of curiosity, and innovator by necessity, I believe the world calls him the 'Godfather of Controllerism' for damned good reasons". -John Tackett, Crowd Wire

Historically there are only a handful of artists who have pushed the limits both with their music and with the instruments of its creation. What Bach was to the keyboard, what Hendrix was to the guitar, this is what Moldover is to the controller. Disillusioned with "press play DJs”, fans from all walks are drawn to Moldover shows, eager to witness electronic music’s return to virtuosity, improvisation, and emotional authenticity. Dig deeper into Moldover’s work and you’ll uncover a subversive cultural icon who has redefined physical media with his Instrument-Albums, revolutionized musical collaboration with his custom Jamboxes, and is inspiring an entire generation of forward thinking music-makers by openly sharing his methods and madness.

Biohack Academy Series

Par tailor_dresden, le 2016-10-25 00:00



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Aujourd'hui, nous annonçons l'Académie Cours Bio-Hacking à Foulab. Une fois par semaine pendant neuf semaines, nous visualisons l'excellente série de conférences mis en place par Open Wetlab et des expérience et matériel de construction pour nous-mêmes. Chaque vidéo dure environ 2 heures et les mains sur la composante dure environ une heure. don Recommandé pour couvrir les coûts de matériaux pour l'équipement que nous allons construire est de 25 $.
La classe aura lieu tous les vendredis, à partir du 4 novembre à 18h. On se voit là-bas!

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