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Coming soon is he National Day of Civic Hacking, on 1 June 2013. Based on the posting on the national website, there will be a hackathon here in Albuquerque to coincide with this event, the Albuquerque Civic Tech Day, organized by our friends over at the NMTC, as well as UNM and the City of Albuquerque.
So come out, and hack the city, and put the power of big data and mobile apps towards streamlining the civic process.
Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!
We will be holding our next general meeting on 5th of May at 4:30pm MDT. Please take a look at the agenda of the items we will be discussing, and if you have any suggestions for the agenda, please leave a comment here, or speak with a board member.
No, sadly, this isn’t an update about the tasty, tasty baked goods favored by a blue muppet of yore… more it’s an update concerning the recent WordPress attack. Since Security-by-Obscurity isn’t, we’re locking down access to your personal accounts. If you have a login here, a cookie will be logging your IP address when you attempt to login. If you bungle your password four times, it’ll lock you out and log your IP with our admin board.
Additionally, I’ve disabled comments on all posts older than a month, as they have been accruing some pretty serious trackback and comment spam. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!
We will be holding our next general meeting on 7th of April at 4:30pm MDT. Please take a look at the agenda of the items we will be discussing, and if you have any suggestions for the agenda, please leave a comment here, or speak with a board member.
There is an order being organized on Facebook, the Quelab Forums and in a gSpreadsheet to Adafruit and Mouser. If sufficient interest is gathered, we can also do a similar transaction with Sparkfun, DigiKey, Jameco, Solarbotics or Pololu.
If you have a need for some components, if you have a desire for some kits, if you have a want for some swag, hit us up in the comments and we’ll hook you up. If this becomes incredibly popular, we may have to resurrect the idea for the hardware canteen!
**UPDATE2: Order completed on 27 March 2013. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Our little hiccup with the Electrical company have been ironed out, and power has been restored to Quelab! Cue the maniacal laughter.
Don’t forget, next week is our regularly-scheduled Network Security themed “Packet Party”, 14 March 2013 at 1930. Join Quelab Member Jeremy Hoel on the second Thursday of every month.
This is a rather free-form, open-format meeting; there aren’t any official materials we will be working from, and there is no set curriculum to be followed. Our last Packet Party had people learning how to unwrap a network packet using PCAP, and read the contents (sniffing for login credentials). Jeremy would be able to provide information about network monitoring, forensics, security IDs, you name it.
Did you know that Braile was invented by a teenager? Did you know that Ada Lovlace got interested in mathematics at age 13? Did you hear about the Kenyan boy who designed an lion-scaring device at age 13? It’s obvious that starting with science and technology at a young age is possible, and laudable.
Google, Scientific American, LEGO Group, CERN, and National Geographic are joining together to start the 2013 Google Science Fair, where they’re encouraging students world-wide from 13-18 to submit their projects. They’ll take these entrants through 30 April 2013, and in June announce the 90 semi-finalists (30 from the Americas; 30 from Europe, Middle East & Africa; and 30 from the Asia & Pacific region), and then judges will pick the top 15 contestants to be judged in the finals in September.
So if you, or a young hacker you know, is interested in competing in an International science fair with sponsors like CERN and Scientific American, and have an idea to change the world, check out the video from the Google Blog, then head over to www.googlesciencefair.com and register.
Sounds pretty cool! Almost makes me want to be 16 again!
Ever wanted to learn to walk on stilts? The first step is to get some and try to walk on them! Peg stilts are very expensive for no good reason, so Kristen and Copper will be teaching a hands-on course in peg stilt making out of some wood, bolts, and ties at Quelab, 11am on March 2nd.
Taught by Kristen Woods and Copper Flame of The Albuquerque Aerialist Collective. The Albuquerque Aerialist Collective is an organization dedicated to the Aerial Arts. Members occasionally dabble in other arts, like juggling, acrobatics, and stilting. Copper and Kristen both learned stilting at Wise Fool NM.
This is fun for the whole family!
Please bring 1 pair of kneepads per stilt-walker; the materials to build the stilts are included in each admission price.
Beer. Mead. Cider. Each of these beverages have a number of things in common, but first and foremost: Yeast. This little microbe has so many tasty uses, we will gladly consume it’s products.
The other thing these libations have in common is the time-consuming process… and the delicious results. This mostly-lecture class will discuss the history of beer, and then the finisher will be showing you the process on how YOU can make your own libations, and how you can use the insatiable appetite of yeast to your own purposes.
On Saturday, 23 February at 1PM, we will start a batch of a Partial Grain Ale, and talk about the history and process of making beer. As an added treat, the product of our last class will be available for tasting.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This class is 18+; NM Statute only restricts the manufacture of alcohol for sale, and the sale of alcohol to minors (21-). This generally is considered to mean that all adults can make alcohol in quantities suitable for personal consumption (aka ‘culinary purposes’); YMMV.
(Photo from Joshk@wikipedia cc-by-sa)
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