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290 Pratt ST (2nd FL)


The NESIT mission is to foster collaborative learning in science and technology.

We do this by:

* Providing members a place to explore technical and creative projects.
* Hosting frequent, high quality and technical public workshops
* Teaching computer basics to the general public via free computer clinics
* Building a community of makers and hackers that thrive on sharing their knowledge.

Our Story

NESIT was founded in early 2010 by a group five friends who were looking to build out a physical workspace where we could create things (like a linux wet bar), experiment with HAM radio & network equipment, share and build knowledge in information security, participate in community charitable work and have a fun place to hang out.

We witnessed the explosion of the hackerspace movement first-hand at HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth), by following the work of the Chaos Computer Club, and by talking with and watching the lectures of Mitch Altman. So we decided that we would use hackerspace model design patterns (specifically those of our friends at Noisebridge & Alpha One Labs ) to build and govern our organization. By early June we finalized our incorporation and by July had located a large industrial space which was within our means and central to everyone.

Currently we have 17 members, hundreds of supporters and a massive workshop in which we’re able to further our mission. We run activities of some type at least three days per week, and have seen steady growth in membership since day one.

None of this would be possible without the generous donations we’ve received and the supreme dedication of our officers, board, and members. We welcome all to visit us during our open ours so we can show you first hand what we are about!

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Located in Meriden, CT

Recent Meetups

  • December 1 · 7:30 PM

    Monthly Board Meeting

    2 Hackers

    Monthly board meeting - transparent and open to all. We go over our monthly finances , current and new projects, and general events at the space.

  • November 14 · 7:00 PM

    Open House

    2 Hackers

    Come join us at our open house night.  Open to the public, come see what we're all about.  We're here every Monday & Wednesday evening from 7 pm till ???

  • October 31 · 7:00 PM

    Open House

    3 Hackers

    Come join us at our open house night.  Open to the public, come see what we're all about.  We're here every Monday & Wednesday evening from 7 pm till ???

  • October 26 · 7:00 PM

    Build Your Own Flying Witch Mobile with Artist Karen Rossi!

    3 Hackers

    Use mixed media and your imagination to design your own unique witch, perfect for decorating your house this season! This workshop will be fun for kids and parents!

  • October 26 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to Drupal

    6 Hackers | 5.00

    Drupal is a free, open-source web content management platform for content, community and commerce. This evening will be a discussion about Drupal. The topics will depend... Learn more

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Founded Aug 14, 2010

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