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[edit] Event Descriptions and Presenter Biographies

"Noisebridge is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning."

Do you have knowledge and skills that you, and others, would like to share Why not host a workshop over the exhibition weekend? Please contact Jarrod with your proposal.

[edit] Current Event Descriptions

Please use the following format for Event Descriptions:

  • Event Name
    • Event Type (for example: Discussion Panel, Workshop/Class, Performance, Game, etc)
    • Description of Topic and Scope (please be specific)
    • Expected duration
    • Who is the point of contact and how to contact?
    • Who all is presenting (Please include Bios and/or links for further reference)
    • What you expect the audience to learn?

[edit] Event Discriptions =

  • The Importance of Noisebridge to the Worldwide Hackerspace Movement -- Mitch's experiences
    • Event Type: Presentation/Discussion
    • Description: As a co-founder of Noisebridge, as I travel the world giving workshops and talks, I also play a role as international ambassador to Noisebridge and the hackerspace movement. It's possible that I've helped and visited more hackerspaces than anyone. I'd like to share various notable events and experiences I've had with other hackerspaces I've helped around the world. I'd also like to share connections and the importance that our space has with other spaces around the world. Let's discuss how to make an even more powerful and positive effect on our world.
    • Expected duration: 1 hour
    • Contact: Mitch
  • Show & Tell and demos of DIY Musical Instruments
    • Event Type: Presentation/Demo
    • Description: Anyone with a DIY musical instrument can show it off and demo it here!
    • Expected duration: 1 hour
      (best given on Saturay, just after Godwaffle Noise Pancakes)
    • Contact: Mitch
  • Music Synthesis for Newbies-- How to Make Cool Sound and Music with Microcontrollers (and intro to Digital Signal Processing)
    • Event Type: Presentation/Demo
    • Description: I'll go over the basics of how to make cool sound, noise, and music using digital signal processing (DSP), using my ArduTouch music synthesizer kit as an example. I'll explain things in a way for beginners to understand, but with enough info to keep more experienced people interested.
    • Expected duration: 1 hour
      (best given on Sunday)
    • Contact: Mitch
  • Front-end Web Development: What's changed in the last 6 years
    • Event Type: Presentation
    • Description: Since I began teaching front-end web development at Noisebridge in 2011, a lot has changed in the industry and the technology. Let's take a look back at simpler times, and talk about the more important advancements in web development since then - but also what hasn't changed. This talk is great for those already in the industry, or those simply curious about what's new on the web since they last checked. I hope some of my former students can make it!
    • Expected duration: 1 hour
    • Contact: Jeffrey Carl Faden
  • Crypto and Privacy Mini-conference
    • Event Type: Lectures and Hands-on Instruction
    • Description: 5-minute talks on subjects in applied cryptography and digital privacy. I'm inviting various people to give lectures or share a skill, but I'll leave a bunch of slots open for anyone who wants to just show up and give a talk/demo/skillshare. Bring computers since some of the presentations will be hands-on. Please get in touch with me if you would like to talk and want a slot reserved ahead of time!
    • Expected duration: 1 hour
    • Contact: Yan
  • Noisebridge - Fireside Chat
    • Event type: Panel Discussion in Fancy Chairs
    • Description: A rough overview of Noisebridge's history, via stories and examples ranging from serious to absurd.
    • Expected duration: About an Hour or so
    • Contact: Nthmost
    • Presented by Nthmost, Malaclyps, and...
    • Audience will learn from history, and most likely repeat it.
  • Fifty Years of Five Minutes of Fame - A Celebration
    • Selections from our ongoing 5MoF lightning talks series
    • Description of Topic and Scope: um... Various topics and scopes?
    • Expected duration: ~12 instances of 5 Minutes
    • Contact: Jarrod (until he dies, or we find someone better)
    • Presenter: Malaclyps as Master of Ceremonies and various speakers (TBD) whom we'd like to call back to see their progress since their previous 5MoF appearances.
    • The audience will learn that it is surprisingly easy to fill five minutes talking about something one loves.
  • Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas "Hackathon" retrospective
    • Project Presentations
    • The Stupid Hackathon has been an exciting part of Noisebridge for the past 3 years. We're asking previous participants to dust off their projects and show them off again, and maybe get a little more time to tell their story if wanted.
    • Expected Duration: 30-90min depending on number of projects presented and time allotted per project.
    • Contact: jarrod
      • And so on...
    • The Audience will see and learn novel solutions to some of the worlds most or least pressing problems.
  • Intro to Welding
    • Event Type - Class - Lecture and Hands on instruction
    • Attendees will taught the basics of using the MIG/Flux Core welder at Noisebridge. 5 of the atteneds will be given the opportunity to try welding during the class.
    • 90 minutes
    • Contact Jarrod
    • Attendees will learn how to setup our welder, how to use the related tools, how to weld safely, and the basics of preparing metals for welding. This class is intended to impart some comfort with the welder and jump-start self directed learning and practice regarding welding.
  • Battery Liberation 101 Workshop
    • Hands on processing of laptop batteries to re-purpose 18650 LiIon cells
    • Contact: User:Ⅹ
    • Duration: half an hour'ish
    • Learn teh fine art of taking things out of trash cans and throwing them at the ground to gravitionally induce dissasembly. Also cover basics of LiIon tech such as charging/discharging, voltage bucking and boosting and multitudes of re-applications.
  • Sewing 101
    • Event Type -Class - Lecture and Hands on instruction
    • Learn how to use our industrial sewing machines.
    • 60 minutes
    • Contact [[Lady Red (Mcscope on slack and gmail)]
    • Attendees will learn how to use our industrial sewing machines and how to do simple sewing actions like hems, zippers, pockets. . I can help with simple projects and questions. If you contact me before the workshop, I can provide some very simple patterns so you can make a dress or other garment during this class. Max 5 people, I can run more than one
  • Gamebridge Unityversity Simbridge VR & Demo Night
    • Event Type - Class - Learn how to make games and VR with Unity
    • 120 minutes
    • Contact User:Lxpk at empowerthyself at gmail.com
    • Experience Simbridge VR virtual hackerspace project and learn how to make your own virtual worlds with Unity3D and Sketchup. Playtest games created by our Bootcamp participants. Learn how to use the Noisebridge VR setup to play, hold events and develop projects.
  • Circuit Hacking with Time (Using the 555 Timer)
    • Event Type - Class - Learn to build and hack circuits using the 555 timer
    • 120 minutes
    • Contact User:tman66 tman66 at gmail.com
    • Attendees will learn the basics of electronics building and troubleshooting. This includes: breadboarding, components, schematics, and the multimeter.

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