Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

We’re doing a little changing, rearranging and shuffling to our Sunday schedule so we have more room for activities! I don’t have all of the details yet but here’s what I can tell you for now:

  • This Sunday’s Kids Coder Dojo (9/8/13) has been cancelled. :(
  • Next Sunday (9/15/13) will be the Young Marines Coder Dojo. Details on this class are coming soon, I promise!
  • The following Sunday (9/22/13) will be the regular Kids Coder Dojo.
  • Starting this Sunday (9/8/13) we are adding the Kids SCIENCE Dojo at 11 a.m. This week’s topic is GEOLOGY with a field trip to the Gem, Mineral and Fossil show at the Denver Coliseum! :D
  • The Coder Dojos (Young Marines and regular) will continue to alternate Sundays until further notice. We’ll try to get the Google Calendar updated as soon as possible to avoid any confusion.

To make up for the cancelled class, here’s a picture of a kitty to make it all better:

hugs

This week at denhac (Sept 2 – Sept 8)

Holy smokes! Can you believe it’s September already?! That means cooler weather is on the horizon which means a more comfortable space and happier hackers! :-D A lot has changed on the calendar and there are more changes to come so check for updates often! Here’s a look at what’s going on this week:

Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3, 8 p.m.: Open House. Come take a tour, work on a project or just hang out and meet some new people. Everyone is welcome! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, September 3, 8 p.m.: Radio Heads. This is a group created to explore different aspects of software defined radio. Topics to be addressed include both the reception and transmission of RF signals, the processing of data captured from the ether, cell phone networks, and ham radio. This is a group, not a class. There is no instructor. Just a handful of similarly minded people trying to learn something at roughly the same time. If you have a pet project you think might apply to this group feel free to propose it. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, September 4: 

Thursday, September 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. For those of you who work remotely, members and non members alike, this is an opportunity to change up your surroundings! Get out of the house and come work from Denhac. We love seeing new victims faces. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, September 6, 8 p.m.: Game Night!!! Card games, board games POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, September 7, 12 p.m.: Open House Part Deux. This is pretty much the same thing as Tuesday Open House except it’s better because it’s on Saturday!

Saturday, September 7, 2 p.m.: LPFM All-Hands Meeting! This meeting is for the entire LPFM team to discuss current status, next steps, and pending tasks remaining in order to complete the application for an LPFM License. If you want to be a part of this project it is very important you attend this meeting so we can gauge the overall interest. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: *NEW* Kids SCIENCE Dojo. Kids Science Dojo at Denhac is a weekly science class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will be learning science topics through cooperative projects, lectures, and safe experiments. Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian.

To help make a good class for both kids and their guardians as well as determining a good day and time for the class, our wonderful member and host Ashleigh has set up a couple of surveys. I encourage everyone who is considering the class at least read the description at the top of the Parents survey to give you information about Ashleigh and the class.

For Parents: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CrhmfZyWWm-xq8ZY7JC2L9Q7LC4UNeFi3tpQc5TetTU/viewform

For Kids: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19BkK13sCKHThrAnumlw-ge7fSkW5sCWOuOipxPQN8vs/viewform

Topic: With the Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show at the Denver Coliseum this weekend this week’s topic is Geology! There will be a guest speaker and some specimen on display at Denhac followed by a ‘field trip’ if you will, to the Coliseum for the show. Parking and admission to the show is free. All children must be accompanied by a guardian for the show.

Sunday, September 8 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). 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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 26 – Sept 1)

Monday, August 5: …

Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m.: BOARD MEETING!!!!! This is very very super duper extra important! Do you have suggestions to make the space better/geekier/awesomer?! Are there some changes you’d like to see? Do you have an interest in being on the board? COME TO THIS MEETING! It’s the best opportunity for all of those things! It starts at 7 p.m. sharp -ish!

Tuesday, August 27, 8 p.m. to ???: Weekly Open House. Come hang out with geeky like minded people, see what we’re all about and get a tour of the space. We never know what kind of trouble we’ll get into. ;-) Open to the public. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, August 28:

Thursday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. If you work remotely and are tired of sitting at home alone, come work from Denhac! You can talk to real people instead of your cat who never answers you! RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 30, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Card games, board games, POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 31, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part Deux. The same awesomeness of Tuesday night made even better by being on Saturday!

 

Sunday, September 1, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). 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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 12 – Aug 18)

Monday, August 5: …

Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m. to ???: Weekly Open House. Come hang out with geeky like minded people. Open to the public. 

Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m. to ???: LockSport. Learn physical security, lock picking, and other interesting stuff. Open to people of all skill levels, n00b to advanced.

Wednesday, August 14, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, August 14, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. With everything returning to normal following the conclusion of Defcon, come to Work From Denhac day to help ease back into the grind of regular life. Hang out with some awesome people while you get stuff done! RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 16, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Card games, board games, POKER, general carousing and socializing. Have a dead spot in your Friday Night Calendar? We can fill it with some fun. Come on by. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 17, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part Deux.

Saturday, August 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Laser cutter operation, safety, and global domination. One of our members, Matt, will be demonstrating how to safely use the laser cutter he has so generously loaned to us and is now sitting upstairs. This is going to be similar to the crash course he did about a month ago when the laser cutter first arrived at Denhac with a little more time for Q&A and/or demonstration. The videos of the crash course can be found here. RSVP on Meet up.

Saturday, August 17, 3 p.m. to 4:30: Soldering, skill level n00b to intermediate. Another class from our fantastic member Matt! Please bring something to solder, preferably through-hole. Matt suggests the Evil Mad Science Diavolino kit (A barebones clone of the Arduino Duemilanove, $15 at MicroCenter). At the very least bring something that will work afterwards to make sure your solder made a good connection, etc. Radio Shack has some cheap soldering projects geared towards younger geeks that would work for this class. Personally, I’ve done two of them and they’re great but their usefulness after completion is low. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). 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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (Aug 5 – Aug 11)

Defcon is over and we all have to return to our normal lives… :( Here are some things to help get you through the work week!

Monday, August 5: —–

Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. You can guarantee members will be hanging around so come see what we’re about. With this crowd you never know what might happen! RSVP on Meet Up.

Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.: Radio Heads. “Radio Heads” is a group created to explore different aspects of software defined radio. Examples include both the reception and transmission of RF signals, the processing of data captured from the ether, cell phone networks, and ham radio. This is a group, not a class. There is no instructor. Just a handful of similarly minded people trying to learn something at roughly the same time. If you have a pet project you think might apply to this group feel free to propose it. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, August 7, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, August 7, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. With everything returning to normal following the conclusion of Defcon, come to Work From Denhac day to help ease back into the grind of regular life. Hang out with some awesome people while you get stuff done! RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up.

Friday, August 9, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! So, the two dominating games at Game Night are currently Poker and Cards Against Humanity. Both are awesome of course but feel free to bring another game for everyone to try. We’re open to (almost) anything. The tom foolery usually runs into the wee hours of the morning! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 10, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House Part DeuxThis is your second weekly opportunity to come check out the space. Whether you’re just looking for a reason to get out of the house or need some help with a project, this is your chance. Members are always hanging around on Saturdays and you can even bring some grub to cook on the grill. We look forward to meeting you! 

Sunday, August 11, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer). 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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This week at Denhac (July 29 – Aug 4)

This week’s going to be pretty quiet with a lot of people leaving for Defcon 21 but it’s still business as usual so come check us out! Here’s what’s going on…

Monday, July 29:  {}

Tuesday, July 30, 8pm: Weekly Open House. I’m pretty there will be someone there to open the space. We can all keep each other company while everyone else is off having fun at Defcon. See you there! RSVP to the Pity Party on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 31, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, August 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. At the moment I’m not sure if any members are going to be available to open the space for this event. We’ll keep you posted.

Thursday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up. 

Friday, August 2, 8p.m.: GAME NIGHT! Come play with us, work on a project or just hang out. RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, August 3, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. SSDD (same shenanigans, different day). Another open house for those who can’t make it during the week or just another reason to get out of the house. Food, good company, and things to take apart and put back together. What more could you ask for? Come say hello! Someone will be there to let you in this time. We promise.

Sunday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer).  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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!

This Week at Denhac (July 22 – 28)

This week is quiet compared to last week… Here’s what we’ve got going on!

Monday, July 22: Empty.

Tuesday, July 23, 8 p.m.: Weekly Open House. Open ended debauchery. Hang out, play games, collaborate, shoot the breeze with some fellow geeks while enjoying a beverage! Whatever you like! This is also a good time for n00bs to come get a tour of the space because there’s always a ton of members hanging around. RSVP on Meet Up.

Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m.: LPFM Admin Meeting via Google Hangout. This is for those of you interested in what it takes to get an LPFM license – specifically FCC rules and regulations. To get in on the action send a request to contact (at) denhac (dot) org. Be sure to include your Gmail address in the request.

Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m.: LPFM Engineering Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team responsible for the technical logistics of applying for and eventually maintaining the LPFM community radio station. Interested? RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Work From Denhac Day. Grab your laptop and bring a lunch! It’s the weekly Work From Denhac Day! Like you need another excuse to get out of your mom’s basement. RSVP on Meet Up.

Thursday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: LPFM Content Team Meeting. This is the weekly meeting for the team that makes content and programming decisions and also creates content for the LPFM community radio station. RSVP on Meet Up. 

Friday, July 26, 8 p.m.: GAME NIGHT! I know what you’re thinking: ‘OMG! This is too much human interaction for one week! Are you people INSANE?!’ The answer is no, we’re not. Interaction is good. Interaction plus games is BETTER! We have games or bring a game and make some new friends! RSVP on Meet Up.

Saturday, July 27, 12 p.m. to ???: Open House and BBQ. SSDD (same shenanigans, different day). Another open house for those who can’t make it during the week or just another reason to get out of the aforementioned mom’s basement. Food, good company, and things to take apart and put back together. What more could you ask for? Come say hello!

*UPDATE!* This class has been cancelled and we will let you know when/if it is rescheduled. We do not have a new date at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. :( Saturday, July 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: SFS presents: Dan Kulinski teaching Linux Virtualization with KVMLearn Linux virtualization with open source tools. During the class you will build and deploy a virtual machine using both GUI and CLI tools. Time permitting a quick introduction to OpenStack will be given.

Please Bring: Laptop with wireless access and a VNC client installed. Familiarity with an RPM based distribution; CentOS, Red Hat or OpenSuse, will be helpful. RSVP on Meet Up.

Sunday, July 28, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m: Kids Coder Dojo. The Kids Coder Dojo at Denhac is a weekly computer programming class designed for elementary through high school-aged kids. Students will begin by using a free and open source visual programming language called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/, available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux), and will be able to move on to more advanced languages as they progress at their own pace.

Attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a designated guardian (though guardians are encouraged to attend for all ages). Attendees should bring a laptop or netbook for each student they bring if they can (and you are encouraged to bring extras if possible for those without access to a computer).  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.

Come check us out! We’d love to meet you!!