UnLondon has just stepped into the 19th Century and now has a telephone where old-school calls can be made to. Thanks to the great team over at rtraction we’re lucky to have the extension 1337 of their corporate number.
Apparently if you’re a geek or a hardcore nerd the number 1337 is pretty special, but if you’re like me you’ll probably need to google it. Regardless, now calls can be made to UnLondon (and voicemail can be left) but more importantly now calls can be made out. No more wondering if your husband, wife or good friend has been lost in the abyss known as the UnLab.
To reach UnLondon pick up the phone, turn the dial to hit the following digits: 519 438 9064 x 1337
Inspired by Fred Boyle’s Code Challenge, explode($pizza) is an opportunity to learn something new. Pick a programming language (or framework) that you don’t know and build something – anything!
Then, bring your work to The Unlab, on Friday May 11, 2012 at 7:00pm and show it off, and eat pizza!
It only took two years but the UnLab finally has a proper online space to call home. Welcome to www.unlab.ca!
The UnLab is London, Ontario’s hackerspace. Where artists, makers and techies converge so that they can gather, create and improve. It’s a playground for ‘big kids’ like you!
Over the past couple of weeks a group of UnLab/UnLondon members have been working together to put together a site that not only provides information about UnLab related events and hacks but allowed for non-UnLab members to get a better sense of the space, the resources and to most importantly figure out how to become a member.
Now we have a calendar page that actually has a calendar embedded (complete with instruction on how to book the lab), a membership page that actually makes sense and is clear on what you’re becoming a member of, and a page that tells you the way you can contribute to the space.
Shout outs need to go to Jody Bailey, Adam Caplan, Stuart Clark, Titus Ferguson and Jon Pilon for their brainstorming, content creation and coding, and the executive board of UnLondon for pretty much letting us do whatever we wanted.
Speaking of UnLondon, in the coming weeks we hope to have a new ‘temporary’ site up at www.unlondon.ca while a permanent site is worked on, so keep your eyes open.
PodCamps are an open community for new and social media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media to share and learn.
PodCamp isn’t just about podcasting! If you’re interested in blogging, social media, social networking, podcasting, video on the net, if you’re a podsafe musician (or want to be), or just someone curious about new media, then please join us — and bring a friend or colleague.
PodCamp London 2012 will be taking place on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 at the Convergence Centre at Western University’s Research Park. PodCamp will be utilizing the UnLab space (including the podcast studio) for the entire day.
As weeks pass more details will be made available regarding PodCamp London at www.podcamplondon.com
You might have noticed on the UnLab calendar that something called Great Lakes THATcamp will be at the UnLab on Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm.
Great Lakes THATcamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities originally inspired by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. It is happening at Western from April 20th – 22nd.
One of the neat things about THATcamps is that it’s open to anyone broadly interested in the digital humanities – and that’s a wide net. A quick look at the campers attending reveals not just scholars from universities, but librarians, archivists, museum professionals, designers, developers, and more. You can find more about the types of people who go to these events on their About page.
Given the diversity of UnLondon and the UnLab, the Great Lakes THATcamp will likely appeal to members. If you’re curious about technology and the humanities, and would like to connect with scholars, librarians, museums, etc., stop by the UnLab Friday night at 7:00pm for an informal evening of tech and conversation with folks attending the Great Lakes THATcamp.
On Sunday at 10:00am, there will be demonstrations of projects by THATcamp-ers and UnLab-ers, and you’re welcome to stop by and see what’s going on. If you have something you’d like to show off with other tech-interested people, bring it along!
Although the registration deadline has passed, if the unconference looks like an event you’d like to attend, spots can be found for UnLondon or UnLab members. Contact Devon Elliott for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org