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JULY 1ST FOULAB PARTY
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!


Foulab Events - April 2024
by [kryma] @ 2024-04-06 22:18:14 -0400 EDT


It’s finally Spring proper! Even though the weather outside might say otherwise. What’s going on at Foulab? Something new, as usual. Come explore this month’s selection of things for a local hacker to do.

Cleaning day + FOULAB Monthly Meeting - Saturday April 6th @ 10:00 - 19:00

The time has come! Let’s get together and give the space a clean so big it lasts a year, if not more. Everyone is welcome to attend - it’s a commonly known fact that doing something good with others energizes like nothing else.

Starting from 3PM, we plan to take a break for a FOULAB meeting. Topics of discussion are logistics - and at last, the unveiling of the grand museum project. Do come by - even if you’re not an active Foulaber!


Sunday Mesh Morning - Sunday April 7th @ 09:00 - 12:00

A brief, low-key event with FOULAB’s mesh networking enthusiasts hosted by kryma. Come play with OpenWRT hardware and learn about Montreal’s WiFi mesh projects - from Reseau Libre to KULUPU to our little in-house Bobcat chatbot.


Wiki Night - Thursday April 11th @ 19:00 - 20:30

Ever wondered what the lab was originally built around? Ever wanted to go for a dive deep into the space’s history?

FOULAB’s infrastructure specialist eigma shows and tells about the layers of the newly reconstructed FOULAB wiki. Come join - both readers and writers welcome.


Killed by Dice Presents: Mothership Returns - Sunday April 21st @ 16:00 - 19:00

Our tabletop friends at Killed by Dice, led by der_moderne_man, bring you another fantastic roleplay event. This time, we’re returning to the cold space and dark halls of Mothership - a terrifying science fiction RPG that will see you battling horrors among the unblinking stars. As usual, please register on Eventbrite if you’d like to join - spots are limited!


FOULAB Project Night - Thursday April 25th @ 19:30 - 21:30

It’s the event everyone’s been waiting for! A chance to show off your coolest and most ingenious projects of the month, or to admire the ones brought by others. Join a celebration of the hacker spirit, hosted by none other than Mr. X of Foulab himself - the executive member idefix. Bring your own project if you want to show it. Don’t have one? You’re welcome to come look, too.


A special mention also goes out to our friends at OSHWA - a summit for open hardware artists and hobbyists taking place just next month in Montreal. Come give them a visit - the lineup features plenty of clever hardware hacks that are sure to be a delight.


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