This meetup group is for Hackaday and Hackaday.io members in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Hackaday.io is a platform for people who like to hack things for the better. A place for Hackers, Designers, and Engineers to discover, get inspired, and document their projects online. It's free to join and share projects, and you can sign up here >> http://www.hackaday.io .
We are taking back the term “hacking,” which has been soured in the public mind. Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away.
Our LA base is in Pasadena, so most of our events will happen around there. However, we'll try to do events across LA (let us know if you have any suggestions!).
We hold monthly meetups with two expert speakers as well as time for lightning talks and networking opportunities where the community can share ideas, get or give help, and find out about other groups and resources locally.
Join us for our Hackaday LA Meetup during "Connect Week", hosted by Innovate Pasadena. In association with OSHWA, we will commemorate October as Open Hardware Month. We plan to have an amazing speaker, meet with fellow hackers, pitch project ideas, and stay updated on all things Supplyframe, Hackaday, and Tindie.
JT Nelson is the founding member of Open Source Pasadena. He also works as a Senior video engineer and graphics specialist for live events who extensively use and promote open source software for innovative production.
6:00pm -- Doors open
6:30pm -- First speaker
7:15pm -- Break
7:30pm -- Second speaker
8:15pm -- Announcements
8:30pm -- Lightning Talks!
The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/editmid=z336KXOi6I8Q.kWuP10Ksdh4Y) showing the DesignLab location and nearby parking structures.
Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am.
There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net
Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)