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Tomorrow night, Thursday, July 24, as part of its week-long grand opening celebrations, HacDC is holding a town hall meeting to discuss hackerspace, the open source community, and the future of hacker/maker orgs in the metro area. I will be a member of the panel, representing MAKE, Alberto Gaitan will be representing Dorkbot DC, and Nick Farr will hold the fort for HacDC. I hope to see you there if you can make it.

Other Grand Opening events:

  • Friday, July 25: HacDC invades The Brickskeller!  Come by and enjoy great beer with your favorite group of hacker space members! (The Brickskeller, 1523 22nd St NW, 8:30 PM – 2:00 AM)
  • Saturday, July 26: Paying homage to Grace Hopper.  Come join us for Lunch in Columbia Heights and an afternoon outing to Arlington National Cemetry to pay tribute to “Amazing Grace”.  (Meet at HacDC at Noon).  Then join us back at HacDC as we prepare for our Sunday opening!
  • Sunday, July 27: OUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING CEREMONY! Join us for our official grand opening ceremony!  At 8:00, join us as our members receive their Black Lab Coats.  Our “commencement” address will be given by Jens Ohlig, one of the key figures behind the Global Hackerspace Movement.  Lots of projects and other things shall be on display throughout the day.  (HacDC opens at 3:00 PM, Ceremony at 8:00 PM with reception to follow)

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.