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Week 8 News & Events polka 2013-11-17 18:09:39 week8.png week8.png [helpdesk irish cancer society admin EGM]

A normal week here at Redbrick this week. Our Helpdesk talk is Developing on Redbrick and our Admins will be showing you how to setup a LAMP stack using the Redbrick VMs.

  • Helpdesk Talk
  • Admin Training
  • EGM
  • Irish Cancer Society Fundraiser
  • Trip Away

Helpdesk Talk

This week our wonderful Helpdesk team will be introducing you to our development server - Pygmalion. They’ll be talking you through the basics of logging in, writing your programs, and of course, compiling them. If you’re a seasoned developer or new to programming, this should be a good talk for anyone. Naturally, there will be pizza! If you missed talks from previous weeks you can find the slides here:

Admin Training

This week the admin team will be continuing with Installing a LAMP STack on Redbrick by finishing the install. They will also be guiding you through setting up PHP and MYSQL, as well as a brief, beginners look at shell scripting. As always, there will be pizza.


With a few available positions on the committee, we will be holding an EGM in the coming weeks. Date and time will be confirmed in the coming weeks, the positions available are:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Webmaster
  • Events Officer
  • Secretary

If you think you would be interested in running for any of the above positions, you can contact us at committee to learn more about the positions. If you are interested in running for our admin or webmaster, you must sit and pass an exam to run. Previous exams can be found at:

Irish Cancer Society Fundraiser

Some of our members who have been affected by cancer are working together to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. The members will be dying their hair, getting their legs waxed (ouch!) and getting cancer related tattoos, all to reach their goal of €3,000. If you would like to donate, you can contact lithium or check out their fundraising page at

Trip Away

We here on committee are busy planning a trip away for the inter-semester break; between exams and semester two. Two years ago we went to Brussels to attend the Free Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM), which members really enjoyed - however this year the first day or FOSDEM falls on the last day of the exam period (31st of January). So we’re looking for something a bit more suitable and asking for your suggestions. Please email committee if you have any ideas!