GC v0.43 & GC v.044 – code names: Just Beers & Just Beers and Games

GC v0.43 (16.4. Thu)

As React dojo will be postponed until materials are ready and polished, let's toast to the spring. Thursday 16.4.2015 AD @ Vihreä Haltiatar, 18.00. You know the drill.

Tabletop adventures (GC v0.44) (21.4. Tue)

Let's play a game. Or two. While drinking our respective beverage choices. On Tuesday the 21th, again 18.00 in Vihreä Haltiatar. Bring games!

Doodle - Webpack/React dojo

I've been working with a friend on a little book about Webpack and React. Webpack is a module bundler that allows you to turn the assets of your project into something useful. It is an amazingly versatile tool that comes with a learning curve. React, popularized by Facebook, represents the bleeding edge in frontend and mobile development. Although powerful it is simple to adopt. Webpack based workflow fits it very well.

An early version of the book available online. Currently I'm refining the material further and we'll release a commercial version of some sort sometime in the near future. This will be a good chance to get a sneak peek at it. In the same time I'll be able to benchmark some of the material.

The refined version of the book will be project driven and we'll be building a little something from scratch. First we'll learn to use Webpack on a basic level and then spend rest of the time in the world of React in more freeform manner.

If this sounds interesting to you, go ahead and fill in Doodle.

GC Table top clubarino / Lautapelikollegio

Hey, hi, and hej. Last week we spotted quite a few table top enthusiasts amongst our midsts, and a common desire toward a related gathering of sorts was uttered from multiple angles and directions. Henceforth I call everyone to jot down their ideas, perspectives, hopes and dreams related to the said gathering(s) at https://tlk.io/gctabletop. I posted there in Finnish but feel free to write in a language of your choice. I'll check out any and all answers when the week ends or so, and formulate an epic recipe to accommodate everybody's wishes and start organizing these gatherings.

Hackathon JKL with Microsoft on 17.4.

Jyväskylä Entrepeneurship Society, Dumppi and Linkki in cooperation with Microsoft are organizing a hackathon event in Jyväskylä over the weekend of 17.-19. of April. During the hackathon teams of 2 to 5 people attempt to solve a game-themed challenge. The hackathon features a winners' prize worth of 1000 €.

Teams are free to use tools and platforms of their choosing for the game. There will be peripherals and other gadgets suchs as Oculus Rift DK2 on the premises if someone wants to incorporate them into their game.

See the event page on Facebook for information on how to sign up:


GC v0.42 - Towel Edition

It is Lord's Year 2015 and there is still beer to be drunk in this world. Therefore the first GC of 2015, v0.42, will take place on Wednesday the 18.2.2015 in Vihreä Haltiatar starting at around 18.00. Bring Your Own Towel!

Big Data Workshop on Open Culture Data


On Thursday 11.12.2014 Keski-Suomi talo (conference room Koppelo, Sepänkatu 4, Jyväskylä) hosts an Open Culture Data workshop for content creators, coders and data consumers. Moderators and speakers for the event include Petteri Huvio from Diges and Lilli Linkola from Sitra.

My guess is that any talks will be in Finnish but that workshops can be attended and enjoyed also in English with moderators there to answer your questions on applications and possibilities of Open Culture Data.

For more information and signing up email Raija Partanen at raija.partanen@keskisuomi.fi. The sign-up deadline is 8.12.2014.


Torstaina 11.12.2014 klo 12-30-15.3 järjestetään iltapäivän mittainen työpaja, jossa kohtaavat kulttuurisisältöjen tuottajat ja koodarit ja jalostajat sekä jalostetun tiedon mahdolliset käyttäjät. Työpajan moderaattorina toimii Petteri Huvio Diges ry:stä – Petteri isännöi vuosi sitten Luovaa kohtaamispaikkaa Jyväskylässä. Työpajan johdannoksi Lilli Linkola Sitrasta kertoo mielenkiintoisista avointa kulttuuritietoa hyödyntävistä sovelluksista.

Tilaisuuden pitopaikka on Keski-Suomi –talon kokoustila Koppelo, Sepänkatu 4, Jyväskylä
Ilmoittauduthan 8.12.2014 mennessä sähköpostitse raija.partanen@keskisuomi.fi

GC v0.41 - Revenge of Kryptoradio at Thu 30.10 18:00- at Hemingways

Familiar mask by gato-gato-gato
As you probably didn't get enough of Kryptoradio in our previous session, it's time for a redux. In brief Kryptoradio provides means to stream stuff over DVB-T network of Finland. Beyond Bitcoin block chain, you can transmit stuff like ASCII art or entire websites even.

Given the last time was sort of theoretical we thought maybe it would be nice to actually do something instead of contemplating future possibilities. That is where Revenge of Kryptoradio comes in. In this session we will take a hands on approach and actually try to build something on top of the technology.

I will be focusing on stuff such as React.js, D3.js and possibly webpack and show how to build a graphing thingy on top of Kryptoradio API. There is no rigid schedule and it's more about exploring technology than nodding in agreement. It might be useful to bring your laptop.

See you at Hemingways on Thursday 30.10 starting from 18:00. I'll go likely grab a bite around five in some nearby joint. If dinner sounds alright, let's arrange something over IRC at #geekcollision (@IRCnet of course).
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