We like pubs, we particularly like the Bank Top Tavern, they have been and continue to be fantastic to us.
However there comes a time, when every hacker, even the currently homeless ones like us has to get down and… you know… hack stuff.
So now we’re are pleased to announce working in partnership with Oldham Libraries we have a second home! Meeting on the 4th saturday of the month we’ll be taking over part of the library for hacking, making, games, learning and more.
Signup on on meet up, or turn up on the day, and find out what its all about.
Things we will be hacking:
- QR Codes
- Computer Games
- Board Games
- Raspberry Pi
- 3d Printing
- A Dalek…
Don’t worry, we’ll still be in the pub on the 2nd Tuesday too!
So much is happening right now and unfortunately we can’t quite share it publicly, but fingers crossed there will be lots of news coming this week.
One thing we all need to do is get the communication going between the meets, there is lots to be done and we need some volunteers.
While IRC is great for chats the easiest and most unobtrusive thing is probably google groups, request permission to join the group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/hackoldham and then all you need do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate with the group.
So what are you waiting for? signup and get involved.
Its that time again where we get together at the Bank Top Tavern, drink beer, play games and plan world domination.
This month we have some exciting news to share so join us and find out what its all about.
Meanwhile, you many enjoy what the hackers at the Trondheim Maker Faire 2014 put together to promote the event.
Bus Stop Pac-Man – Behind the Scenes from Norwegian Creations on Vimeo.
So @p0welly has just been chatting to Millie on Preston FM, We’ll post the podcast when it goes live, but if you want any more information about the things discussed, check out the links below.
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Local (ish) Hackspaces
The backspace Foundation
For the coming months we have a home, so now we are more than just an idea.
Until further notice we will be meeting at The Bank Top Tavern on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. You can find the full details about the meeting on meetup.com.
A few people have asked about a more child friendly event, rest assured it is coming, but it will take a little time to get organised.
What started out as an idea, is starting to become a reality.
This week the founders will be meeting up for our first formal meeting, the aim is to get organised, dish out some tasks and set a date for our public meet ups, details of which will be posted tomorrow evening.
Over the coming weeks, we have Business Growth Hub, who are helping us prepare business plans and sort out the legal aspects, With that in place we will be in a better position to work with Oldham Council to find a location in the Independent Quarter. As bingojackson is still a licensed publican we kind of fancy an old pub but thats probably a bit of a pipe dream.
We still need loads more questionnaires answered, so please if you haven’t already filled one in do so, and if you have ask someone else to do it!
Why do people love making?
Let Adam Savage explain his ground rules for success.
Welcome to HackOldham, or at least welcome to the idea of HackOldham.
You see a few of us geeky types want to build something, and we need your help and support to do it.
We want to build a Hackspace where people of all backgrounds can come together to hack at things and make them better.
We want to build a Maker space where people with ideas can come and turn them in to realities.
We want to build a Co-working space where micro-businesses and freelancers can come to support each other and thrive.
We want to build HackOldham
Show your support by filling in our questionnaire.
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