April 16 will be the fifth SkullSpace Hackathon! Everybody is invited to come hang out, work on projects, see some talks, or just wander around and meet new people! Saturday will feature a few talks/projects that you can participate in, if you choose. The point is to get together, meet new people, and have some fun!
The event is completely free, but we'll be happily accepting donations (and new members). If you can afford $5, $10, $20, or more, you can help support the cause! We take cash, cheque (made out to SkullSpace Winnipeg Inc), and Paypal.
Not only is this free, it's open to anybody who wants to come, with any interests, at any skill level. The most important thing is having an interest in technology and the desire to learn more and meet people. So, everybody is welcome to come out! Bring friends! Bring family!
- Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 (corresponding with the Global Hackerspace Challenge)
- Time: 12:00 (noon) - 20:00 (8pm)
- Location: LES.net - 130 Portage Avenue East at the old Nutty Club building (big red door by the #130, use the doorbell, listen for the click)
I don't think having set "projects" worked last time (considering not a single person did it), so we're going to skip that.
We're hosting a few talks/walkshops during the day. These will be short and informal. We're focusing on embedded development this month. If you're interested in speaking at the hackathon, please let me know (info @ skullspace.ca) as early as possible and we'll add you to the list!
In the March hackathon, we had set times for talks. I don't think that worked well, so I'm going to try leaving it fluid this time.
|Ron Bowes/Jay Smith||Welcome to SkullSpace||An update on what SkullSpace is up to, what we're doing, who we are, etc.|
|Kyle Geske||Etching||The chemical etching of metal for artists and hackers. (Printmaking & Circuit Boards)|
|Michael Loney||Arduino basics||I2C two wire communications|
|Jeff Coleman||Hacking politics||TBA|
Talks for next hackathon (or that will be given if a speaker can't make it):
- Russ - GIS (Mapping) - Help with any mapping related questions.
- Ron - BreachDB
What we need
If you have any of this, or can borrow it, please let us know! admin @ lists.skullspace.ca
Some things, like food, we may have to get everybody to kick in some money unless we find somebody who's willing to sponsor.
|Networking gear||Provided by LES.net, Paul, Ron|
|Snacks||Ron will bring snacks - somebody else should too|
|Tables/chairs||Mike with a hat|
|Photography gear||Mike, Ron, Brian, Jay, and others have camera gear|
|Powerbars||Ron + Mak|
Donations and new members
Part of our goal is to raise donations for getting our own physical space. Anybody who wants to bring a cash or cheque is welcome to! We'll record how much you donated and add it to our startup cash.
The other part of our goal is to get the word out to more people. Bring friends, co-workers, and anybody who might be interested. They don't have to come all day, just long enough to get some free stickers!
We're heading to the King's Head pub (on King & Bannatyne) afterwards, around 21:00 (9pm), to unwind. Please join us, even if you can't make it to the hackathon!