What we're about

A monthly gathering of open technology contributors, users, enthusiasts, and open curious folks. Main meeting with lecture and lightning talks held the first Wednesday of the month at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

For more info check us out at https://hvopen.org .

We send out regular email announcements via Mailchimp. We encourage all meetup members to also join that mailing list at https://hvopen.org/mailinglist .

If you want to connect between meetings we are also now running a slack channel for organizing the group, and generally connecting among members. You can learn more about our slack channel here - https://hvopen.org/slack .

Upcoming events (4)

Bedlam to Bulwark: Embrace the Chaos

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Come learn about the fun world of Chaos Engineering: making you software more robust by ensuring it is always having a bad day. Speaker: Sean Swehla Lightning Talks: We'll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting: * None yet, please propose below! Propose a Lightning Talk Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

HV Open Lunch

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Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Mole Mole 357 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Making Electronics on the Cheap

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The Golden Age of Hardware Hacking brings a cornucopia of electronic test equipment and components, bearing specifications from yesterday's lab-grade hardware with price tags from today's Happy Meal, direct to your workbench from halfway around the planet. This presentation will review electrical units, then explore how to produce signals and measure circuit properties, covering everything from power supplies to function generators, multimeters to oscilloscopes, and even a few instruments you've never met before. You'll also learn why "Trust, but Verify" remains relevant, especially for deals both "too good to be true" and "too good to pass up". Speaker: Ed Nisley began making widgets long before Making was a thing, writing decades of magazine article and columns helping engineers and Makers avoid his oopsies. He's worked for a locally important Three Letter Company, done the consulting engineer gig, and has happily retired to his Basement Laboratory. Lightning Talks: We'll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting: * None yet, please propose below! Propose a Lightning Talk Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

HV Open Lunch

Needs a location

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Mole Mole 357 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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HV Open Lunch

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