Archive for September 7th, 2011

September 7, 2011

What Is A Hackerspace?

by Nick Brewer

Mitch Altman is a founder of San Francisco’s Noisebridge. He gives a really good rundown on the philosophy behind its creation and gives some examples of the neat things people are doing there. For those interested, there are a few in NYC (listed in the resources tab). Most have a few events a week and are very welcoming of interested people.

This video was made by Maker Faire TV, and I can’t stress enough how cool Maker Fair NYC is going to be. If anyone is interested in meeting up at the event, please comment and let me know so we can try to work out a time that works well for everyone. I’ll post about it more in depth next week and mention it in class on Tuesday.

-Nick

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September 7, 2011

Welcome!

by Nick Brewer

Everybody in the class should have access to the blog now. Please feel free to start posting. In the coming few weeks, the look of the site will probably change a bit and I’m working on getting some plugins for video, etc. This site will grow and expand on the strength of people using it. So if you feel there is an easier way to do something on here, or have a suggestion, email away.

If we have any graphic designers in the group, feel free to send in a new header. It should probably contain the same text that the current one does, but other than that fee free to get creative. The image has to be 900×200. If we get a few submissions I can change it out every few weeks or can have it rotate between a few of them so whenever people login or hit refresh, the image could change.

If you would like to use a different email address that you used on a previous wordpress site, just let me know.

Most of the class seems to be pretty familiar with wordpress, but if you aren’t or just rusty, ask away and I’ll try to help you out the best I can.

-Nick

P.S. It looks like the comment spam bot is on, so once you get settled in, please comment on this or another post and I’ll approve it. Once you are approved the first time, it won’t ever come up again.

 

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