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Hack-a-thing beta v0.1

We'll be concluding our shop hack-a-thing event on friday and will have lots of show and tell, pizza and beer on hand.  Hack-a-thing is an attempt to build prototypes of interesting-ish ideas in a relatively short period of time.  Come by, talk hackery, show us your crazy ideas and drink our beer - I mean Brian's beer.

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  • Sam M.


    That sounds awesome. There is no real format yet - or possibly ever. No preferred subject matter. We're going to wing it. Rough outline is that anyone who wants to show something can take the floor for 5-10 minutes. Then we just hang out and talk nerdy and/or mess around with neat stuff. I'd be stoked to see your tracker thingamjig.


    November 15, 2012

  • Andrew J.

    Hell Sam,
    Since I havent been to any of these events in the past, is there a specific format or preferred subject matter for the Hack-A-Thing? Are there projects that are already underway or can we introduce new one's? I have at least 10 projects I'm in the middle of but if possible I would love to present on my open source vehicle tracker project as I have been making unexpected progress with it lately. Documentation for the tracker project can be found here-
    and a description of the overall project vision can be found here-

    November 14, 2012

  • Sam M.

    Hey ya'll - the first-ish Hack Portland event is this Friday! There are 13 spots left. Tell your friends to get em' while they're hot. Not like stolen hot, but warm like someone else was sitting in your chair.

    November 12, 2012

  • Andrew J.

    Hello All!
    I am really excited to find this group! Again, I am "co-captaining" a Local Brigade of the "Code for America" organization ( One of our flagship goals this year is to activate the local develop/tech/maker community through theme-driven civic hack-a-thons. I was going to send out a call for this coming Friday "First Friday in Portland" but the Hurricane got in the way... Nevertheless, I would love to coordinate something with this group! Check out our Meetup Page -

    on Google+


    or Google Group-!forum/maine-brigade

    I highly encourage anyone to contact me directly as well [masked]

    October 31, 2012

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