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Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery
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Program: Fostering the Maker Culture
Speaker: Sean Swehla, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Program:
We live in a world with ubiquitous technology, and boundless
creativity. Hackerspaces (and makerspaces) combine access,
education, and a sharing spirit to foster new skills and inspire
people of all ages. At Squidwrench we've guided people from the
very basics of electronics, through to hand-soldering components
that are almost too small to see. We've developed apps for
Android devices, built furniture using a mig welder, screen
printed shirts on a hand built jig, and laser cut parts for
animatronic plants. We were the first makerspace in the Hudson
Valley, and through workshops, special events, and just plain
setting an example, we've helped hundreds of people (some from as
far away as Germany) teach, learn, and, most importantly, create
things. This talk will be a brief history of what Maker Culture
means, and the journey Squidwrench has taken from squatting in
restaurants to organizing local Maker Faires and advising
aspiring maker groups.
About the Speaker:
I am the founder of Squidwrench (www.squidwrench.com/), the
Hudson Valley's oldest hackerspace. For money I currently lead a
team of engineers at DigitalOcean (www.digitalocean.com), a
growing provider of cloud hosting. In past lives, I've worked as
an IT Architect for IBM's World-Wide Design Centers, as well as
at Cisco and Nortel.
When: 7:30 pm, Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Where: Presentation Room (2d floor, Rm 2023)
Hancock Center, Marist College
Directions: Building 15 on the map at
Parking: You can park at black dot Number 27 on the map at
www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html or in the lot east
of Route 9, southeast of the former Main Entrance.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576
Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com
All are welcome to join us for dinner.
We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings.
Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further
information, email email@example.com or call 845.522.1971.
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