Welcome to Redbrick - Intro to Redbrick | Bug Bounties | Games Consoles and much more

Hey Everyone

A huge welcome to all of our new members this year! We hope Redbrick becomes a big part of what will be a great experience here in DCU.

For all of the freshers that have joined us, we hope your first week of University has been fun, and that you’ve gone to at least a few of your lectures.

And now, down to business, the Agenda for the upcoming weeks is as follows:

  • Intro to Redbrick
  • Sign Up for Google OpenHouse
  • Pycon 2015
  • “Bug Bounties: Cén scéal?”
  • EGM

Intro to Redbrick

  • Date: Wed 30/09/2015.
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: LG25 (Computing Building, Ground Floor labs)

The Helpdesk team will be taking a whistle stop tour of Redbrick services. Most of the committee will be introducing themselves to you and outlining the plans for the coming year. We’ll talk about events we’re excited about like TechWeek and our annual FOSDEM trip; But we’d also love to hear your ideas of projects that might interest you and others.

Bring along friends if you think they should be there, if they’re not members yet they can join up there and then.

Come and shape the societies events for the year to come.

“Bug Bounties - Cén scéal?”

  • Speaker: Ciarán McNally (https://securit.ie)
  • Date: Tuesday 06/10/15.
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: CG03 (Henry Grattan Building)

Newly appointed application security engineer at bugcrowd, independent security consultant, former Redbrick admin and general security badass Ciarán McNally is coming to talk about bug bounties.

What are they? Why should you do them? Bug bounties provide an excellent opportunity to sharpen your pentesting skills. maK’s talk will give tips and insights into getting started with Bug Bounties. Ciaran will share creative but effective attack methodologies, real-world examples and tooling advice.

For more info on Ciarán’s consultancy check out https://securit.ie

Data Science at AIB

followed by

Helpdesk Talk: How to build a MAME Console

  • Date: Wednesday 07/10/2015.
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Location: LG25

AIB will be talking about the applications of data analytics and how information is collected and processed. The talk will be focused on the technologies that the Data Innovation team at AIB use daily.

This talk will also give us some information on the upcoming DataHack event which consists of a ‘Hackathon’ and ‘Datathon’ on the 7th November there are promises of fantastic prizes as well.

This presentation will be followed by a practical workshop by Cian (butlerx) and Cormac (pints). The lads will be talking about MAME Consoles (http://min.ie/263c2csJ). Want to turn a Raspberry Pi into a games console? Come along and find out how!

Register for Google OpenHouse 2015

Event: https://events.withgoogle.com/google-tech-ireland-open-house-2015/

Redbrick went along to the Google Open house event last year, it was a huge success. We met other computing societies and like minded people and learned a lot about Engineering at Google as well as learning CV tips and about the various bursaries and programs Google Run.

The Open House is aimed at 1st and 2nd Years primarily. The Event itself is on Friday 6/11/2015 from 14:00 - 19:00. It will be held in Gordon House on Barrow St. http://min.ie/KVdSLW9i


  • When: Wednesday 14/10/15.
  • Time: 2pm
  • Where: Room TBC.

    It’s that time of year again where we look to expand our ranks of the committee. You’ll have a say in the day to day running of the society.

    Committee positions available

    • Secretary
    • Events officer
    • First Year Rep

If you want any information on the role or have questions email committee at redbrick.dcu.ie


PyCon is the largest annual gathering of the Irish Python community. The conference will bring together Irish talent and world class leaders in the Python community for a fun, informative and friendly event. Saturday and Sunday will consist of talks, tutorials, workshops, open-spaces and sprints.

We are hoping to organise a group to attend PyCon, so please get in touch with the committee if you’re interested in attending. You can email events at redbrick.dcu.ie or get in touch on IRC.

That’s all for now folks. We hope to see as many of you as possible at events throughout the year.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media pages and our Calendar:

On behalf of those wonderful people on committee

<3 Richard Walsh koffee at redbrick SysAdmin