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Foulab Events - July 2024
by [kryma] @ 2024-07-04 21:08:42 -0400 EDT

FOULAB presence at RECon 2024

July’s come, and 2024 is half over already! Got anything planned for this year? Do it! At FOULAB.

Fan Wiki Night - Tuesday July 2nd @ 20:00 - 20:30

Another wiki night! eigma is leading the party only in spirit - let’s band together and self-organize to get our internal encyclopedia all dressed up nice and clean.

It’s good when the documentation is good and relevant - let’s save FOULAB by making sure it stays that way.

Sunday Mesh Morning IV - Sunday July 7th @ 10:00 - 13:00

kryma and the mesh network team invite you to get funky with your networking once again. Sunday Mesh Morning IV straight into your veins - don’t miss the opportunity!

This month, featuring FOULAB websites getting on the mesh and the jankiest mobile data plan that has ever grazed Montreal.

Warhammer Night Strikes Back - Thursday July 11th @ 19:00 - 21:00

Warhammer nights are getting into full swing. Some official, some ad-hoc - they say running a little plastic army every once in a while is the best treat you can get.

der_moderne_man and the team are hosting again. Come join us, we’re military generals out there.

FOULAB Monthly Meeting - Tuesday July 16th @ 20:00 - 22:00

Meeting meeting! During a public night nonetheless. Let’s shake the formula up a little.

Come and discuss the new Internet plan, museum progress, and anything else that’s been happening around the lab that you may want to bring up. Decisions will be made, pizza will be had!

Demonstration of Resilient Infrastructure Through Open Sessions (aka Infrastructure Night) - Tuesday July 23rd @ 20:00 - 22:00

Another outage has happened at Foulab! Or will happen. Let’s join eigma and the ministry of infrastructure, and butt our heads together to fix a difficult problem surgically implanted into the lab’s network.

What a good way to learn about system administration, and its specifics at our space. Problems being fixed by hackers - you love to see it. Problems being fixed by you - you’ll love to do it.

F0UL4B HACKERSPACE PROJECT NIGHT - Thursday July 25th @ 20:00 - 22:00

Three months have passed, and it’s time for ANOTHER PROJECT NIGHT!

You’ve been hacking away and making a sick new prototype you’re eager to share with FOULAB? You’ve been interested in what a hackerspace actually does? ‘Tis the day for demos - come get your fill.

Over two hours, watch people’s pet projects get proudly presented, or join yourself to demonstrate a device you’ve developed. Perfect celebration of hacker culture - and of all the new inventions too!

Hosted by an old friend of Foulab, this event is sure to be a blast.

by [kryma] @ 2024-06-16 23:45:06 -0400 EDT

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FOULAB Party - Monday July 1st @ 15:00 - 23:00

There’s going to be a FOULAB PARTY on July 1st! What’s a better way to spend a public holiday than hanging out with fellow hackers? The theme is summertime - beach, barbeque, solar panels? Make of that what you will.

Bringing food and drink to share is encouraged.

Foulab Events - June 2024
by [kryma] @ 2024-06-04 19:52:23 -0400 EDT

June has come - and with it, the summer has started! Feeling the heat yet? That’s a fantastic new month the lab is cooking up.

Sunday Mesh Morning III - Sunday June 5th 9th @ 10:00 - 13:00

An ongoing exploration of mesh networking and decentralized infrastructure hosted by none other than kryma and the team.

Come join the crew - get mesh networking software on your laptop, and maybe even set a piece of lab infrastructure up!

Warhammer Night - Tuesday June 11th @ 19:00 - 21:00

A community of Warhammer enthusiasts is slowly assembling at Foulab. Seems those minis are just irresistible, huh?

Come join der_moderne_man’s charge to secure a little event for the tiny plastic soldier appreciators. 3D prints and plamods welcome!

FOULAB Monthly Meeting - Saturday June 15th @ 15:00 - 17:00

Meeting time! Let’s get some pizza going and discuss how the lab has been running so far. Make your voice heard - members, users, and the Foulab public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Among topics to discuss are upcoming conferences and conventions, making the space all nice, and potential new projects to integrate into the lab.

Killed by Dice Presents: Three Sixteen - Sunday June 16th @ 16:00 - 19:00

der_moderne_man, Foulab’s resident game master and Killed by Dice operator, brings a Space Marine sort of adventure to the lab. Fight with honor and fulfil your duty as a citizen in a tabletop RPG heavily inspired by Starship Troopers. Enlist today on Eventbrite - spots are limited!

Wiki Night - Tuesday June 18th @ 20:00 - 20:30

The Wiki Night has been going great! Last time, we were connecting isolated pages to the main Foulab wiki graph. Want to do some documentation in a cool way? Join our documentation overlord eigma for the most fun 30 minutes you can have with a community-run encyclopedia.

Demonstration of Resilient Infrastructure Through Open Sessions (aka Infrastructure Night) - Tuesday June 25th @ 20:00 - 22:00

One system administrator is too little for a big thing like Foulab. You can be a system administrator, too! Join eigma and a few other interested parties as we train green rookies and pros alike to become hardened hackerspace maintainers.

Another event is to be announced later in the month.

Foulab Events - May 2024
by [kryma] @ 2024-05-02 00:24:00 -0400 EDT

May is upon us! Let’s start with a big announcement.

FOULAB Does Gamedev v1 - a month-long SMBX level design collab

With support of four generous sponsors, we are launching a month-long platformer game collab fest.

Your goal is simple. Make a level for a classic platformer game, the first work of the famous indie developer Redigit, Super Mario Bros. X.

You can download the game here. (A faithful Linux port with a lesser editor is available here, and a fan-made continuation lives on here )

Why make a level? Well, it has been agreed that for every unique Foulaber that makes a level*, each of the sponsors will pitch in $5 to the lab - a total of $20. Twenty dollars - and your mark on a grand piece of Foulab art. Want to support the space and flex your creative muscles in the meantime? Get making! Don’t want to do that? Get your friends making! We are situated in the ~UUDDLRLRBAStart channel in Mattermost.

(*donation extends up to a maximum of 20 participants involved)

The work will be released as a collab album later in the year.

Sunday Mesh Morning II - Sunday May 5th @ 10:00 - 13:00

kryma and the mesh team are up to their usual again. Join a team of ragtag enthusiasts and make computers talk to each other.

We will install Linux on new routers, and try to get a nice high-speed Foulab node for our local network project KULUPU. Join us?

Intro workshop for FOULAB Does Gamedev v1 - Tuesday May 7th @ 19:30 - 21:00

How do I join Foulab Does Gamedev? Can I make a level, too? What’s a mario?

Let’s answer those questions together - drop by our space with a laptop for a quick run-through of how to install the collab game, how to navigate the gameplay and the editor controls, and even how to make a small level yourself! Any OS welcome.

FOULAB Monthly Meeting - Saturday May 11th @ 15:00 - 17:00

An inside look at FOULAB’s kitchen awaits you at this meeting. Join as as we discuss administrative details and all sorts of nitty-gritty operation that keeps the lab running, and the nights open.

No need to be a member, or even register! Sit in and learn about the lab’s day-to-day - or make your opinions known!

Scrap Sculpture Workshop II - Tuesday May 14th @ 19:00 - 23:00

By popular demand, the sculpture workshop from February returns! stuntman, our local artist and part-time mech, presents another workshop on turning plastic scrap into art. Come and make something beautiful - walk-ins welcome!

Killed by Dice Presents: InSpectres - Sunday May 19th @ 16:00 - 19:00

Killed by Dice and der_moderne_man return with another banger. Have you ever seen Ghostbusters? Up for a light-hearted, hilarious tabletop RPG featuring a squad of paranormal exterminators out on a mission?

Meet up with old friends, connect with new ones. This is the perfect event for someone new to Foulab - or even to Montreal! Tickets are limited - register here if you’d like to attend!

Edited to amend: the correct date is May 19th, not 26th as mistakenly published before.

Wiki Night - Tuesday May 21st @ 20:00 - 20:30

FOULAB’s infrastructure operator and archivist eigma invites you for another wiki night - where we read the articles of the wiki of old, and write new ones as we see fit. Join our thirty-minute flow of information - let’s document the lab!

We’ll also be visiting OSHWA - a summit for open hardware artists and hobbyists taking place this month in Montreal. Swing by our booth!

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