What we're about

Our definition of a "hacker" is someone who likes to know how things works, someone who likes to take stuff apart and make it into something new, someone who likes to tweak, tinker, fiddle and mess around. This is not just for technologists--we want everyone from life hackers, artists, and circuit benders to political strategists and civic engineers. We want all hats of hacker: white-, grey-, black-, and pink-hat. What's a pink-hat hacker? You'll have to come to find out. We get together once a week with pizza and beverages, work on projects, hang out, and engage in tomfoolery. There are no rules--just bring your project, ideas, and stories of hacking the world.

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Contribute financially via Open Collective (https://opencollective.com/hack-portland) - THANKS!

Upcoming events (5+)

Robot Hack Night

Big Room Studios

The forth Tuesday of month is now Robot Hack Night targeting folks interested in DIY robotics, e.g. lego mindstorms, arduino, nodebots, homemade exoskeletons, etc. Everyone loves to see demos, so please bring your works in progress regardless of just how spaz-tastic your bot is. Our goal is to culminate the year with a local Hebocon - The Robot Contest for Dummies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ivFpsmEVQ Best, Sam ps/ Join the Hack Portland Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/hack-portland/shared_invite/enQtMzY2MDk1ODIwNzQzLWJjMzkwMGRmZTAxNWNmZmQwZmEzZTI1YTlkMzk2MGY4ODVkZmNkM2RiZWIzZjQxOTUxNWQ0M2NlZjkwNjBhMzk

VR / AR Hack Night

Big Room Studios

This is the monthly VR / AR meetup. We have a bunch of VR hardware set up and available to use, including: the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard, 360 video cameras, Oculus Go, Google Daydream, etc. etc. If you have any VR / AR / MR gear or a project that you'd like to demo, please bring it! We are open to presentations if you have a topic or interesting story, let us know. Bring that project that you've been meaning to work on or, just hang out and chat. Everyone is welcome. There are no rules. Peace, Sam ps/ Join the Hack Portland Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/hack-portland/shared_invite/enQtMzY2MDk1ODIwNzQzLWJjMzkwMGRmZTAxNWNmZmQwZmEzZTI1YTlkMzk2MGY4ODVkZmNkM2RiZWIzZjQxOTUxNWQ0M2NlZjkwNjBhMzk

Game Hack Night

Big Room Studios

Each week we have a focus theme in hopes of generating more collisions between people with a particular interest. The 2nd Tuesday is Game Hack Night - developing video games, mobile games, new tabletop games, hacking old tabletop games, modding old-school game consoles, remixing game midi tracks, whatever! As usual, this is open format - there is no official program - the night is what you make of it. All forms of game hackery and experience levels welcome! Love, Sam ps/ Join the Hack Portland Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/hack-portland/shared_invite/enQtMzY2MDk1ODIwNzQzLWJjMzkwMGRmZTAxNWNmZmQwZmEzZTI1YTlkMzk2MGY4ODVkZmNkM2RiZWIzZjQxOTUxNWQ0M2NlZjkwNjBhMzk

Python Hack Night

Big Room Studios

Python Hack night is part of the Hack Portland meetups. We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Big Room Studios and all levels of ‘Pythonistas’ are welcome, from beginners to experts. This is your chance to meet other people that use or develop Python in the area. AGENDA We have maybe an hour of agenda followed by Hack Portland's signature hanging out, talking, and having fun with people who get your jokes, no matter how nerdy. * Welcome * Python News for the Month * Introductions * Monthly Presentation * Python Jobs * Upcoming Events GOALS * Build a sustainable, supportive group that values diversity and open practices * Promote education and discussion to further people’s understanding of Python * Collaborate on public projects that are open source * Share opportunities and resources to grow the community RESOURCES * The Python web site. New projects should use Python 3 for development. * The Boston Python User Group. With 8K active members, its a vibrant group. * Python Bytes Podcast. A weekly podcast on Python news. * Talk Python to Me Podcast. Covers a wide range of Python related projects

Past events (296)

Python Hack Night

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