We’re building a better world by uniting artists and hackers at “Schmooze and Booze”. This time around there will be robots, lasers and best of all, PositiveSpace.
Schmooze and Booze is a networking night that brings together artists,artist collectives, makers, builders, hackers, and coders. This quarter we willbe taking in the sites and sounds of HiVE 76. This incredible maker space, in the 915 Spring Garden Building, opens its doors to creative thinkers of all stripes and we’re hoping to see you there! Bring a friend. The more the merrier.
When: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where: Hive 76, 915 Spring Garden Street, Room 519, Philadelphia, PA Price: This is a FREE event with a small suggested donation for beverages.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward along to colleagues and friends that might be interestedin getting involved with Schmooze & Booze and PositiveSpace!
PositiveSpace’s mission is to create a network of local artists for anexchange of information and resources to further the development of creativeconcepts and ideas, as well as, create new opportunities for emerging andestablished arts by integrating art into the community in which we live.
I’m going to be talking about Hackerspaces, how they relate to Software Libre and distributed software projects, and why the are going to take over the world (peacefully). I’m going to have a blast talking, and I hope I’m entertaining to the folks listening.
If you want to come and are not a member, You’ll probably need to grab a guest pass (from the right sidebar). Hopefully this is a first step in Hive76 and PACS working together on great stuff around Philly!
Mitch Altman is coming through town next week, and had decided to stop by our Open House to hang out, and share some of his experience. He is also going to have some kits on hand, so if you want to buy a kit there, or need help assembling one you already have, come on out to visit.
Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Mitch is best known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he is not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.
So next Wednesday (Jan 20th, at 7:30PM) come hang out at Hive76, meet one of USA’s great hackers, and build something cool! Mitch Altman included free of charge. Do not taunt happy fun hackerspace. Batteries NOT included.
UPDATE: This has been postponed. We will update when it’s rescheduled.
Join us for the first Philadelphia Robotics Meetup Group of 2010!
This month’s meetup will feature a “spinning cube” demo of my complementary filter based Inertial Measurement Unit code for our Quadrotor controller board (that will make more sense when you see it) and Xbee-based wireless communication between the controller board and a laptop. Also, Foster Schucker of STEM Robotics will demo some VEX robots.
Hacker Dojo managed to get a decent video piece out of Fox News. The idea of talking about what hackers really are (hint: not criminals) and tying modern spaces to older movements like Homebrew Computer Club. I’m going to leave the editorial comments about quality of reporting to someone in the comments section, and just post the video.