When: 4/19/2010 at 6:30pm
Where: Workshop 88 (1684 Quincy, Naperville, IL)
I’ll be teaching a class on using the vim editor on the 19th, so if you’d like to learn a new text editor, c’mon out and see if vim is right for you.
This class is free to members and their guests, and we’ll be starting at 6:30 on the dot.
Here’s the plancast event of you’re into that kind of thing.
We’re in the process of having a major website overhaul, in the meantime, I’ll do my best to update the blog as much as possible so you’ll have an idea of what we’re working on.
We are considering a different design paradigm than the traditional blog for the redesign, and in order to create the website that you would want to visit, we need your help. The more diverse opinions we get, the more exciting possibilities open. What would you like to see on our home page?
Please leave on your comments the three things that you look for first when you come to workshop88.com, tell us what kind of content would make you come back more often. This is your chance to be a part of the conversation to get a website you can be proud of!
SAVE THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS YOU GUYS!! Tuesday, February 23rd at 8 PM marks the first “Hackers in the Pub” event for Workshop 88. We’ll be hosting at Jimmy’s Bar & Grill:
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Pants may come off, and are optional.
ANYWAY. Join us if you’re interested in drinking, hackerspaces, technology, or if you want to meet Dancing Guy. Just kidding. He won’t be there, but I may bust out in dance if the correct song plays. It’ll be a great time!
Questions? Shoot an e-mail toward email@example.com for more info.
Our next planning meeting will be this coming Monday, February 15th at 6:30pm. This will be an important meeting for Workshop 88. We’ll be discussing the spaces we found in the two weeks since our last meeting, and the near-space weather balloon competition progress.
If you’re interested in sharing the weather balloon competition with other hackerspaces, send them here.
We’ll be holding a second hackathon 2:00pm-9:00pm Saturday February 6th. A couple projects we’ll be working on are our big near space balloon event and some beer brewing and bottling. As always bring your projects, bring your Arduinos, and bring your excitement!
We’ll be holding it at Jay’s house again, if you’re interested in attending and did not come last time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.
Let us know if you’re coming and discuss potential projects on the forum post.
We’ll be meeting at the Boilerhouse Cafe again (29 N Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60540) on Monday, February 1st at 6:30pm. Check the meeting minutes from last week for specifics on what we’ll all have done by then.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Despite the incorrect and misleading post from earlier this week, the Hack-a-thon is still going on this Sunday (the 17th) at my house. Fire me an email at jmargalus[at]workshop88[dot]com if you need directions.
Amongst other things, we’ll be making tabletop power supplies out of old computer power supplies. I’ve got some beer brewing kits that Russ and I will be working on (if anyone wants to check it out), and a few other projects I’d love to spend part of the day working on. Feel free to bring whatever you’ve got!
Workshop 88 will be meeting in the Boilerhouse Cafe at North Central College (29 N Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60540) again on January 18. I know we talked about perhaps not having the meeting, being that it’s on MLK Day, but after some discussion we decided to keep the meetings as regular as possible.
This meeting will be open to the public, and we’ll be discussing, amongst other things:
- The location search
- How the Hack-a-thon went!
- Recruiting more members
- The (sort of) Secret Challenge we talked about at the last meeting
We’ll have another post up soon on the Hack-a-thon (remember, it’s this coming Saturday!), but that’s all for now.
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Just wanted to let you all know, our forum is online and public! Please sign up and participate in building our community. We’d especially love to hear from you if you’ve been unable to make it to our meetings.
We’re going to be holding a Hack-a-Thon on Sunday January 17th at 2pm. Many of us will be converting PC power supplies to bench supplies, either to donate to the eventual Workshop 88 space, or for ourselves.
You DO NOT have to be a member to participate in the project or come to the Hack-a-thon. So please, tell your friends! The cost of the parts for each power supply ($11) you’d like to convert will be due to our treasurer at our next public meeting 01/04/2010. You are responsible for bringing your own power supply to the Hack-A-Thon to convert.
And as mentioned at the meeting if you want to bring another project to work on that’s great, just keep in mind Jay graciously volunteered his house, so let’s keep it reasonable. Those interested in attending will be given an address and directions at our next meeting (or upon request if you cannot make it).
Please stop by the forum thread for more details and let us know if you’ll be attending.