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The Event

This event is a 3 day convention around the theme of hackerspaces, following the format of other similar events in other countries : The types of things we expect to happen Have a look at the schedule of similar, UK event:
https://www.emfcamp.org/talks
As this is our first year we expect our conference to be smaller.
Our complete schedule of events will only be released a few days before the event.

When

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of June 2013.

Who

We are a group of Irish people interested in technology. We have clubs in Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Drogheda. We are organising an Ireland wide event for those interested in technology and other hacker pursuits.

Have a look at our websites:
Dublin - TOG
Belfast - FarsetLabs
Drogheda - Lightbox Lab
Galway - 091 Labs
Limerick - MiLK Labs
Cork - Nexus Cork
Worldwide Groups - Hackerspaces

Why

Why not?? For the last few years we have been considering having a hacker conference/camp somewhere in Ireland. We looked for a neutral venue that could grow. Key in the list of requirements were low cost venue and accommodation. There is no such event currently taking place

How to Participate

Where

The site is Mount Melleray Scout Center, near Cappoquin in Waterford. It is being held in an old boarding school that is now converted into a Scout Centre. It has lots of on-site accommodation and meeting rooms.
http://www.mountmelleray.com/
Mount Melleray Location
OpenStreetMap Location
Google Maps

How to get there

As the site is remote. It's probably best to get there by car. The GPS coordinates are 52.183662,-7.848184 . The nearest town is Cappoquin. If heading from a city, or through a city, try to car share. There will be cars heading from Dublin etc. on the Friday and back on the Sunday. For arranging car sharing ask on the mailing list.

Internet

Basic internet will be provided good enough for basic email and web surfing. Depending on numbers of attendees the speed and capacity will be upgraded. We plan on having an on site wired and wireless network with file servers etc. This is not your opportunity to back up the internet. Abusers will be hunted down and buried down the field.

Accommodation

Unlike other similar events, basic dorm style accommodation is included in the ticket price. Generally the dorms have 14 beds. There are some smaller rooms with 2 or 4 beds but we cannot guarantee these to anyone at this stage. Everyone would need to bring their own sleeping bag, cover sheet and pillow. For those who like to camp, there is on-site camping area, with indoor toilets and showers. You will have access to a kitchen area.


Here are some photos of the venue, campground, and dorms.
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For those who want to upgrade there is a nearby B&B. For those who want to upgrade more there is a small hotel right next door.

Here is the nearby B&B (Cnoc Buidhe)
Here is the Hotel Next Door: Pilgrims Rest Hotel

Entertainment

The aim of the weekend is for everyone to have a good time and not take it too serious. We may have music and an outdoor campfire. As it's our first year we expect not to be able to book out the venue. For this reason it will probably mean there will be other Scouts on-site and so no-alcohol is allowed. However there is a pub less than a mile down the road for anyone who wants to get away. In future years we hope to book out the entire venue, and the rules will then change.

Food

The intention is that basic food will be included. This is basically fish and chips style fast food. If you have any special requirements there are 3 kitchens on-site. There is a very nearby hotel that can arrange evening meals if ordered in advance. There is also a pub a couple of miles away that serves basic meals. A main town (Cappoquin) is only about 5 miles away and it has various food choices and a small supermarket. If you want chocolate etc. there is a sweet shop right next door. Please try to bring everything you need. Mount Melleray Location

Tickets

Ticket prices are as low as we could make them. Similar events in the UK were £100 and EU €100 with no accommodation nor food provided Prices increase closer to the date to encourage everyone to book early: Tickets are non-refundable, but you can pass on un-needed tickets to others. Join the mailing list GaelHack Mailing List
Please note we will not issue tickets. Please keep proof of payment which will be checked on arrival If you have any other questions please ask on the mailing list:

Registration


Registration Form