Notes from the Board Meeting (3-03-2015)

With lots of new plans and upcoming events coming to denhac soon, you’ll want to keep an eye on the member mailing lists and calendar. Here’s a few things members discussed last night at the monthly board meeting:

First, we had 3 board positions up for reelection so we voted in Robert Pickett, Scott Fraser, and Patricia Kimpel. Every time we add new members we elect officers, so we voted to keep Sean (Lordspeed) and Matt as our Pres/VP, and add Patricia as our secretary.

Payment options: a reminder we have a new discount for using Paypal’s autopay each month. We’ll also be adding an online portal soon to confirm when you’ve paid.

Events: If you’ve been hiding under a denrock lately, we’re bringing fun stuff not only to MakerFaire, but providing a sweet suite of maker goodness at Comicon! You want to be involved? Of course you do! Contact Robb Hendershot. We’re still looking for ideas for panels and classes.

Upcoming classes: First, if you’ve tried to make it to a Saturday Open House and not seen someone there, we’re sorry! We’re changing the times to be a more popular late time (2-8 pm)  and there *will* be a member there for those of you dropping by.

We’re planning on adding recurring themes to Tuesday Open Houses to bring hackers with particular interests together. Likely focuses are coding, microcontrollers, and “making” (CNC, 3D printing, etc). We’re also looking to resurrect Monday Movie Night.

Keep an eye out for some new classes on the calendar and some emails about helping with fun builds!

News from denhac and Hack the Space this Saturday

We’ve had some good developments at denhac and lots of members hard at work with upgrades and programs.

Wi-Fi is more stable now with new building-wide Ubiquity access points. Denhac members kicked off efforts for new community programs and potential grants to fund them. Additionally, local broadcasters donated equipment to our low-power fm station.

With denhac settling into our space and growing a little, it’s time for another Hack the Space effort. Under Scott’s direction, we will be organizing and doing a few odd tasks this Saturday at 1 pm. There will be some food and drink (BYOB) and an acceptably good time. As the joke has started, service guarantees citizenship!

 

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!