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Firefly Swarm Postponed to Tonight

We had a great day assembling more fireflies and holding our workshop as part of Camp Crescent yesterday at the Grays Ferry Crescent. Unfortunately the weather shifted later in the evening and was no longer friendly for the fireflies. We’ve rescheduled our swarm for tonight at 7 pm though, so be sure to come out […]

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Firefly Prototyping

Firefly Prototyping from The Hacktory on Vimeo. We did a whole lot of soldering this past weekend, in preparation for our series of events where we will Light Up the Grays Ferry Crescent. There’s quite a bit more to do, but we’re pretty excited about our fireflies. We put together this quick video to show […]

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Seeking Contributors: Hacking the Gender Gap

A few weeks ago, Daniel and I were fortunate enough to attend the 3rd annual Philly Geek Awards. Last year, Geekadelphia named Hacktory director Georgia Guthrie Hacker of the Year; this year, the online visualization of our workshop Hacking the Gender Gap was nominated for Web Project of the Year. The award ended up going […]

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Light Up the Crescent this September

Have you been to Grays Ferry Crescent yet? The Crescent is one of Schuylkill River Development Corporation’s most recent projects to extend Schuylkill Banks to as many Philadelphia neighborhoods as possible. Many Philadelphians have yet to discover this public beauty, which is nestled along the river in the Forgotten Bottom neighborhood, on the east side […]

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Document All Some of the Things, Saturday @ 12

Have you wanted to get involved at the Hacktory, but you’re not sure how? Most of our calls for volunteers involve helping out with public events & classes, but here’s one for people who like to work with words: this Saturday, June 22, we’re having a work party to knock off a pile of documentation-related […]

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What if you worked at DMD?

So by now you’ve hopefully heard about our new partnership and home base called the Department of Making + Doing. It’s a collaborative effort between us, NextFab Studio, Breadboard, and Public Workshop. You can imagine all the awesome stuff we’re up to already, and we need some help pulling it off. That’s why DMD is […]

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Manic Machine: Artists Wanted!

This post comes from Lyric Prince, who’s recently contacted the Hacktory about her next round of Manic Machine participatory art events. Artists who want to make some large interactive art with crowd participation: read on! Manic Machine, an interactive art installation series that travels around the city of Philadelphia, is currently looking for artists and […]

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Women In Tech Summit, Saturday 4/20

Is everyone ready for Philly Tech Week? It kicks off this weekend with a slew of events, including the second annual Philadelphia Women In Tech Summit, Saturday April 20 at Philadelphia University! This year’s program features an exciting lineup of panels and workshops on UX, Big Data, mobile apps, and more. Hacktory organizers Steph, Sarah, […]

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Plant Sonification Workshop Sunday with Data Garden

Our friends at Data Garden are holding a workshop this Sunday to teach you how to get sounds from plants. “During this workshop facilitated by Data Garden, participants will gain an understanding of how to graph real-time data streams from the metabolic processes of plants for use in creating generative electronic music. Individuals with basic […]

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Tech Week Event: Hardware Freedom Day, April 20

As part of the Science Festival, The Hacktory is hosting Hardware Freedom Day (HFD) events on Saturday April 20th at 3711 Market St to help Philadelphians celebrate Open Source Hardware (OSHW), learn about Open Source, and get hands-on with a variety of projects. There are several free public events scheduled at The Hacktory for HFD. […]

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