Update! Sharon Cichelli will be presenting on Arduino development and we'll be sponsored by Ordoro!
Want to write code that interacts with the real world? Join Sharon Cichelli for a hands-on group-hack session introducing the Arduino microcontroller (http://www.arduino.cc/). The Arduino is designed to be approachable and fun. At the Hack Night, we'll write code together and plug bits into breadboards together. No experience in coding or electronics necessary. Sharon will bring all needed materials, but feel free to bring your laptop, too. If you're curious about microcontrollers and would like to learn what they're all about in a welcoming, interactive session, please join us.
Some projects to stir your creativity:
Blinky eyeballs and wearable electronics:
Home-made video game console:
The Arduino community's wiki of user-submitted projects:
Bring your laptop, bring your projects, bring your knowledge, and bring your questions! From now on, hack night is going to be a more informal affair, a chance to drop in and work together with other female developers in Austin on side projects, work projects, or larger open source initiatives. You can also come get help with presentations, technical articles, testing, or just general feedback! This is a forum for us to meet other women in our community and help each other out.
Unless someone reaches out and asks to sponsor and present, we'll be doing away with the drinks, cupcakes, and introductions. The 4th Wednesday of the month will always be simply hack night, but we may arrange other events based around a specific technology or cool non-profits that would like our help.