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(Re)Building a Hackerspace post pandemic with David Weekly and Mitch Altman

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 (Re)Building a Hackerspace post pandemic with David Weekly and Mitch Altman


Your favorite tech talk is back! This Lightning Talks, come join our Founding Director, David Weekly, and Noisebridge Co-founder, Mitch Altman to discuss the future of hackerspaces after the pandemic.

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Your favorite tech social happy hour is on again for the year. We will be host interesting topics, projects, or business ideas. Due to COVID-19, all Hacker Dojo events will be virtual until the Dojo can safely reopen.

Contact if you are interested in signing up as a speaker!

🎙️ Confirmed speakers:

★ David Weekly - Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, Founder and CEO of Medcorder.

David is a nerd who likes people. David ran the product org for the datacenter software team at Google and previously helped launch at Facebook, helping to connect the species to the Internet. Before that, he started and ran Ohana (a service to help parents share videos of their kids with extended family) and PBwiki (the first private-hosted wiki company), still used by millions of people a month. He was the Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, one of the world’s largest hackerspaces, located in the Bay Area, and was the Founding Partner of Mexican.VC, Silicon Valley’s first seed fund for Mexican Internet startups and the best performing Mexican tech fund in history. David has been programming since he was five and graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science as a President Scholar. He has worked in such widely varying technology environments as Harvard Physics Labs, MIT Lincoln Labs, Stanford Graphics Labs, atWeb (acquired by Netscape), myplay (acquired by Bertelsmann), Legato (acquired by EMC), and (where he worked with Eric Ries, the inventor of The Lean Startup methodology). David has served as an advisor to dozens of technology companies, including Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Attassa (acquired by YouSendIt), and (acquired by Google).

★ Mitch Altman - Inventor of TV-B-Gone, Co-founder of Noisebridge, Chief Scientist and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.

Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for co-founding Noisebridge, inventing TV-B-Gone, as featured speaker at hacker conferences, as an international expert on the hackerspace movement, and for teaching introductory electronics workshops. He is also Chief Scientist and CEO of Cornfield Electronics. In October 2008, he co-founded Noisebridge, a San Francisco hackerspace for technical-creative projects, do-ocratically run by everyone.

Mitch is an author and teacher and seems to be at just about every conference and workshop around the world promoting hackerspaces, Open Source hardware, and mentorship where ever he goes.

🎓 Agenda (subject to change)

1 PM: Lightning Talks begin! Time for a quick introduction and networking

1:10 PM: The discussion about the future of hackerspaces post-pandemic.

1:40 PM: Q&A

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About Hacker Dojo: Hacker Dojo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 in which the mission is to provide a space for people to connect, communicate, exchange knowledge and build things up together. More info: We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn @hackerdojo
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