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Tinker, Maker, Hacker…Why? Postponed

What: A talk with Georgia Guthrie about art, making, and experimentation When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7-9 PM Where: The Hacktory at The Department of Making and Doing, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. *We’re sorry to say we have to postpone this event because our presenter is sick. We’ll reschedule for Wednesday, April 10th […]

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‘Top Secret Rosies’ Screening 3/20

A free showing of the documentary Top Secret ‘Rosies’: The Female ‘Computers’ of WWII is scheduled for March 20, 5:30pm at the Comcast Center. This film by LeAnne Erickson delves into the history of the women who programmed and debugged ENIAC and its forerunners at the University of Pennsylvania. Get your ticket today! (Thanks to […]

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LadyHacks Hackathon This Weekend

Philly continues to strengthen and diversify it’s tech community with the addition of the first hackathon for women* in the area. This Friday at Saturday March 1 & 2, come out to LadyHacks hosted by WHYY where programmers,¬†graphic designers, interface designers and project managers will collaborate intensively on software projects. See more info on the […]

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Soft Circuits Saturday! plus Open Hack Recap

Before I talk about Open Hack, I want to note that we are having Soft Circuit Saturday tomorrow, Feb. 9 from 1-4pm at 3711 Market St. If you want to try out some wire-free ways of moving electrons around, come by and check it out! Last night’s Open Hack brought new and old faces to […]

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Open Hack is Back!

Hey everyone, we’re spiffing up our new home at 3711 Market at the Department of Making and Doing. We’re ready to start up our weekly open hack/open house again. The new time for Open Hacks will be Thursdays from 7-9 pm. Stop by and see our new space, see what we’re working on, or bring […]

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Some January 2013 Hacker Events!

Philly GiveCamp @ Microsoft, Malvern PA Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20 Hackathon to lend IT support to local nonprofits, volunteer participants requested. Register online Knight-Mozilla HTML/CSS facilitator training @ Drexel Thursday, Jan. 24 Before EduCon, Mozilla is hosting a workshop on how to teach about modern web technologies. Register online Hat tip to […]

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Tiny Computer Playground

Need some inspiration before our Intro to Arduino class starts this Wednesday? Check out the Arduino Playground, a “publicly-editable wiki about Arduino.” It’s packed with tips and tutorials, a list of Arduino-related books, project ideas, and my favorite feature: links to people all over the world who are playing with Arduinos. Browse this site until […]

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Help out the National Center for Women & Information Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology has a nation-wide award for high-school age girls called the Award for Aspirations in Computing, and they need help reviewing the applications. You don’t need technical knowledge to review them, there are detailed instructions provided, and most reviewers spend only 2-5 hours at their own pace. More […]

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Paid Internships to get women into Open Source

This is an awesome opportunity to get more women working in open source. The graphic above gives the basic outline, but there are many more details on the info page here. It’s an opportunity to get more women working on Free and Open Source Software. Numerous companies working in this field recognize the talent and […]

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Arduino Project Preview

Curious what you’ll be building during this month’s Intro to Arduino class? Your instructor Brigid demonstrates the circuit you’ll learn to wire up to your microcontroller — an array of 6 LEDs, controlled by a potentiometer, with a buzzer that you can program to play any little ditty you like! In case you need some […]

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