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New Classes this fall!

And as the temperature drops and nights grow longer we’re excited to announce our fall class and workshop lineup. Our first class is the popularly-requested Introduction to GitHub. This workshop will teach all about distributing, sharing and contributing to code repositories online. Other classes feature the Raspberry Pi computer (Intro to Balloon Mapping, Build a […]

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Philly Loses a Great Maker

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Brendan Schrader, president and one of the founders of Hive76, a fellow makerspace in Philly. Brendan had a hand in making a lot of the interesting projects that attracted people to Hive and inspired Philadelphians to want to become makers, like a giant Connect 4 game. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week

Today we present to you a roundup of articles and posts from around the web on topics of importance to us or just good reads that we’ve enjoyed recently. We hope to make this a regular feature at The Hacktory. Let us know what you’ve been reading too.   Why Apple’s Swift Language Will Instantly […]

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Immersive Game Night Wednesday July 2

Join the Hacktory Wed July 2nd, 7-9pm to learn, engage, and most importantly play with games. This two-hour free session will begin with a brief 101 on “immersive gaming” and then jump into two interactive and participatory games for you to play and dialogue about. Then learn about a new Philly game being developed for […]

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The School For Poetic Computation

For the past 2 weeks, I was a student at the School For Poetic Computation. Equal parts artist-organized-school and artist-in-residency, the School was begun as a way for a small group of students and teachers to work together to explore the intersection of contemporary art with code, physical computing, theory and poetics. Classes were held […]

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Bus to DC Protest on Saturday

We had a great discussion last night after our screening of the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply. This is the first of several events we plan to hold about online surveillance and how you can protect your privacy, next one is coming up Nov. 6. Most people at the screening expressed how they already […]

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8static Festival – October 17, 18, 19

8static is celebrating 5 years of amazing live chip music shows and, having outgrown their most recent venue at PhilaMoca, they are moving on to bigger and better things, including their own label. Their upcoming festival, which showcases around 30 artists over three days, is the perfect way to celebrate! It all starts on Thursday, October 17th […]

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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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Hacking the Gender Gap: Please Help!

If you’re a regular on our blog, you are probably familiar with a workshop we created to talk about the gender gap in the tech world, called Hacking the Gender Gap. We did the first workshop over a year ago, with a great reception at the Women in Tech Summit, and have presented in many […]

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Hacking the Final Frontier

Hacking electronics and everyday items sure is a lot of fun, but the idea of hacking Earth and space on a larger scale brings forth a different level of excitement entirely. On April 20-21, 80 cities in 44 countries will provide a location to participate in such an opportunity – the International Space Apps Challenge, […]

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