Berkeley's Open Fine Art Gallery is transitioning to a Educational Hackerspace focusing on Educational Arts and Crafts, Wordpress Classes, Community Art Shows, Collaborative Community Projects,...
Its also an "Open Community Space" and "Open Meetup Space" hosting Meetups that are open to the public for free. Everything is donation based.
One of the projects hosted is the Open Clay Project which makes education hands-on by teaching kids science concepts through polymer clay millefiori.
The space is situated in the side building of the vacant Oaks Theatre on beautiful Solano Avenue in North Berkeley. (Address: 1861 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707)
Here's the run down of the event:
The doors open at 6pm, come early for food and drink and networking
At 7pm there will be a screening of "A Declaration of Interdependence" by the Moxie Institute followed by talks of many inspiring (East Bay) community hackers.
Mitch Altman is cofounder of Noisebridge, one of the first hackerspaces in the US
Nobu Funaki is the founder of the SF ESL Meetup which has over 1000 members and just expanded to the East Bay
Jane Finette is founder of The Community Factor and Community Hacks
Anca Mosoiu is founder of TechLiminal, a technology salon in Oakland and runs many awesome tech Meetups
Matt Senate is cofounder of Sudoroom, the new Downtown Oakland hackerspace
Gil Zamifirescu is cofounder of Workshop Weekend, in the news lately for the "Lockpick Gate"
Michael Scroggins is an anthropologist and writes his thesis on "Hackerspaces as Educational Institutions"
Marina Kukso is cofounder of Sudoroom and talkes about the "Bay Area Consortium of Hackerspaces"
Praveen Sinha is cofounder of LOLspace, (Liberate Ourselves Locally)
Visit Hack the Gallery for more details.
Look forward to see you there!