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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!