We're pleased to announce that the speakers for our next Geek2Geek meetup are Ben Nuttall, and Samuel Carlisle. This time we will focus on "Hardware Hacks".
Ben Nuttall: Ben (@ben_nuttall) is a web & software developer in Manchester, UK, where he runs the monthly Manchester Raspberry Jam at local community hackspace MadLab and volunteers as an educator with CoderDojo. He is a free software advocate and user group junkie who loves always learning more about programming. He has a degree in Mathematics and Computing and his other hobbies include kayaking and climbing.
Ben will talk about Raspberry Jams. Raspberry Jams are user groups, hack days, talks, collaboration events, or whatever they want to become. People of all ages and all abilities come together to reincarnate the original home computing revolution. In July 2012, the first ever Raspberry Jam took place at Madlab in Manchester - the trend took off around the UK and soon to the rest of the world.
Samuel Carlisle: Sam (@samthetechie) is an electronic engineer, community organizer, civic media expert, and entrepreneur. He establishes technical infrastructure and social patterns that enable collaboration and participation, facilitates and inspires teams, and creates and promotes the use of civic media and disruptive technologies — from 3D printers to etherpads to apps for direct action. Sam is the co-founder Sukey.org, a platform to keep demonstrators safe, mobile, and informed. He founded OccupyLSX tech, is a key contributor to Cryptoparty, and has been known to go all-in on initiatives like Hurricane Hackers. A longtime member of the London Hackspace, Sam repairs and hacks everything he owns, and helps others become empowered by and involved with maker culture.
Sam will talk about "Read/write society and reverse engineering of objects".
Thanks to Fashion For Home, snacks and beer are available for free, while supplies last. We're looking forward to you! :)