Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oh Christmas tree! Oh Christmas tree! How luminous are your LEDs!

Tim Eads Christmas Tree in Le Meridian Hotel

Hey all, Brigid here! Recently, local artist and friend of The Hacktory, Tim Eads, created his own artistic interpretation of the Christmas tree. Made of zigzagging white metal and blue LEDs, we here at The Hacktory think that the final product is nothing short of a Christmas miracle! (We like it and we want to […]

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Apply to Hacker School!

Here’s an invitation to apply to Hacker School, a three-month program in NYC to become a better programmer. I’ve heard only good things about it from participants and mentors.  The program itself is free to participants, and funded by startups who recruit from it.  Hacker School aims for gender parity, and to that end they provide […]

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Photos from Saturday’s Girl Scouts Activities

We had a great time this past Saturday helping about 70 Girl Scouts make some awesome jewelry with recycled electronics. We made sure to take lots of photos, which you can see on our flickr page here. Thanks again to our host, Girl Scouts at Penn, and our great volunteers Elise, Jacqui and Katie. We […]

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Hackerspaces: Coming to a School or Library Near You?

An interest in education is one reason people get involved at The Hacktory. Some want to teach, some want to learn, some want to self-educate – we welcome them all. Recently I came across an article aimed at educators, talking about how hacking fits into the standard curriculum. “Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Maker […]

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