Upcoming events (Hack the hac!)

Our monthly LockSport is this Tuesday at 8 pm. Come join us to learn and practice lockpicking or for the week’s Open House.

We’re also hosting a unique opportunity for members to creatively solve tech problems for Denhac while learning about building an enterprise environment for development and production web servers. Denhac’s first hackathon will start this Friday at 6 pm and go until Sunday to finish the tools we start. Pizza and pop will be served for the duration of the event.

Come hang out and learn about enterprise software development and deployment on a real application that will actually get used.

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

Learn how to use tools your grandfather knew as “technology” and then get the most out of google App Engine.

12:00 – Tools of the Elder Gods: The Slide Rule (cooler than a compass maybe not as cool as a sextant)

13:00 – Tools of the Elder Gods: The RPN Calculator (bring one or a new fangled emulator)

20:00 – Hack-A-Doc part one in a series created by Belin designed to teach us “In three steps, how to create an API out of your google docs data, then access the API with AJAX using a Single Page App, and then host the site for free with Google app engine”

We made it!

We made it! So It’s been just over a month and we’re fitting into our new location nicely. Lots of good things in the works, so come down and check us out.

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We’re moving? We’re moving!

Yes, it’s true! We’re moving!

Where: 700 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204

When: Well, that’s tricky. So, we’re physically moving our belongings from the current space to the new space September 13th and 14th. However! We need your help getting everything packed, palletized and loaded between now and then. We’re lucky enough to know some people who can drive forklifts and we have access to large moving trucks.

So, please consider this an all hands call for help! Let’s move denhac!

This week at denhac! Aug 3 – Aug 9

This week is certainly going to be a little quieter with a lot of people leaving for Defcon this week but it definitely won’t be boring. When the cats away, the mice will play…

Here’s what’s going on this week:

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014: Open House! Want to meet some tinkerers, hackers, makers or generally nerdy people? Do you need help on a project? Then you should stop by for Open House. There’s guaranteed to be a group of people hanging around, working on something or just socializing. We’re friendly, we promise. RSVP on Meet Up!

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014: Work From Denhac Day! WFDD is for those of you who work remotely and need to get that weekly dose of social interaction. Load up your laptop, art project, or whatever you’re working on and join us! RSVP on Meet Up!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014: Young Makers Planning Meeting! Parents and kids (roughly ages 6-17), join us to plan the direction for a Denhac Maker Camp based loosely around the official Maker Camp curriculum. Especially with the loss of our Coder Dojo and Science Dojo, we’d like to establish a meetup targeted specifically at all our younger makers and hackers. We will have a fun activity from the Maker Camp for kids to work on while parents discuss days, times, frequency, topics, etc. for what they’d like to see from a denhac offering. If you’re not able to attend, you can also submit your preferences and ideas to Robb (robb.hendershot@gmail.com) or Heidi (heidih@gmail.com).

We have received a fun box of gear from Make and will have that out to look through (soldering kits and irons, Makey Makey, Arduino UNOs, a stack of kid-oriented books, tees and stickers, etc). It’s really a great program and next summer we’d like to try implementing it from the beginning of the summer. The Maker Camp curriculum can be viewed here: http://makercamp.com/summer-2014/schedule/ though we are not constricted by it. It’s also almost over for the summer so we can pick and choose the projects and “field trips” we like, and add new content where we want it.

You can join the discussion on the ‘denhac – Young Makers’ G+ page now! https://plus.google.com/115102138625157796039/about

RSVP on Meet Up!

Friday, August 8th, 2014: Game Night! It’s the end of the week so it’s time to cut loose! What better way than Game Night? The house favorite seems to be Cards Against Humanity but recently there have been talks of putting together a poker game. We’re open to anything, really. RSVP on Meet Up!

Saturday, August 9th, 2014: Open House! This is for those of you who don’t have time to stop by during the week. Our doors are open from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. (at least) for everyone to stop by and check us out, get help on a project, socialize, or whatever you like. We’re easy-going like that. We’ve even been known to have impromptu cook-outs.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014: Nerdy Knitting Circle! This is the inaugural meeting of the Nerdy Knitting (and crochet!) Circle! Surely there are members and significant others of members who enjoy the fiber arts. So, we invite you to join us to talk about nerdy things while working on your latest knit or crochet creation. No age or skill restrictions. Bring something you’re working on or something you want to show off.

We may make this a recurring event depending on the turnout this weekend.

We hope to see you there! RSVP on Meet Up!

Denhac is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of technology, art, DIY, and craft-related classes for all ages, and survives on donations and membership dues. As with (almost) all Denhac classes, attendance is free of charge and membership is not required. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Special Effects Make Up 101, Take 2

I forgot to post a class! We have ANOTHER awesome class for this Saturday. Immediately following Mod Craft 102, we will be having Special Effects Make Up 101.

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 3:30 P.M.: Special Effects Make Up 101, Take 2 This class teaches the basics of special effects make up. We will learn techniques of bruising, blood application, foundation choosing, foundation mixing, etc by creating a scraped up arm (this class isn’t very gory).

This class is geared more for beginners but anyone with experience can come. Be prepared as this is a hands on class and make up will be applied! If you have sensitive skin, lotion is a good idea to put on your arms.

Latex will be used so if you have a latex allergy, this class may not be right for you, but you’re welcome to spectate.

A $5 donation for supplies is recommended but not required.

RSVP on Meet Up!

This week at denhac! July 27 – Aug 2

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8 P.M.: Open House! Want to meet some tinkerers, hackers, makers or generally nerdy people? Do you need help on a project? Then you should stop by for Open House. There’s guaranteed to be a group of people hanging around, working on something or just socializing. We’re friendly, we promise. RSVP on Meet Up!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6 P.M.: Denver Amp Builder’s Meet Up! This Wednesday we’re hosting the Denver Amp Builder’s Meet Up. Truth be told this isn’t our event but we wish it was. We’re just hosting the meeting for a group of talented individuals. Here’s their Meet-Up page: http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Amp-Builders/ You can also RSVP on our Meet Up page.

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9 A.M.: Work From Denhac Day! WFDD is for those of you who work remotely and need to get that weekly dose of social interaction. Load up your laptop, art project, or whatever you’re working on and join us! RSVP on Meet Up!

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8 P.M.: Game Night! It’s the end of the week so it’s time to cut loose! What better way than Game Night? The house favorite seems to be Cards Against Humanity but recently there have been talks of putting together a poker game. We’re open to anything, really. RSVP on Meet Up!

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12 P.M.: Open House Part Deux! This is for those of you who don’t have time to stop by during the week. Our doors are open from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. (at least) for everyone to stop by and check us out, get help on a project, socialize, or whatever you like. We’re easy-going like that. We’ve even been known to have impromptu cook-outs.

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1 P.M.: Mod Craft 102! Last Saturday was Mod Craft 101. This week is Mod Craft 102. Continuing on our way to making Minecraft our own, we’ll learn about creating custom items using the Minecraft Forge framework. Depending on time and questions we’ll push on to crafting recipes and smelting. Attendance at the ModCraft 101 class is highly recommended but not required. RSVP on Meet Up!