May 30-31, Cobo Center, Detroit
Self.conference combines killer tech presentations with insightful soft talks to give you a Detroit-based conference worth your while. We’re packing two days at the end of May with mobile, web, hardware, software, process, and team talks to help you expand your knowledge, meet other technically-minded folk, and immerse yourself in Detroit’s tech renaissance.
Check out http://selfconference.org/ to register and attend
Hands On Museum is having their Tech Twilight event this Friday.
TechTwilight, now in its 6th year, provides companies and student groups with the opportunity to celebrate and share their innovations in a festive environment of discovery.
Proceeds and event sponsorships support the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s mission of inspiring young people to embrace science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Tickets are available for purchase online. Food and musical entertainment are included with the price of admission.
Details at http://techtwilight.org/
Ann Arbor, MI – The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan will host the Rob|Arch 2014 conference, May 14-18, 2014. Focusing on the theme of intellectual collaboration, the conference will bring together an international cohort of artists, designers, fabricators, and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding experimental robotic fabrication in their respective fields.
Visit http://www.robarch2014.org/ for complete details and to register.
You’re coming to the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, right? We’ve got robotics, soldering, artist, students, hands on stuff, a speaker series and more!
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
Saturday May 10th, 10am-5pm
Also, the A2Geeks Annual Meeting will be at 2:30pm at Mini Maker Faire.
Hope to see you there!
The deadline for submitting to be a Maker at the Sixth Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is this Friday, April 25. We accept makers of all ages and many different types of projects (from DIY crafts to paper arts to carpentry to robotics to clothing design to sustainable energy and beyond).
Join us and showcase your passion for making!
The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is a FREE and family fun event, organized by dedicated volunteers from across the southeast Michigan area.
Please feel free to join us by registering at:
Although this is somewhat last second, I’ve rented out the Tap Room at Arbor Brewing Company this Thursday (3/6) so that way people can get together, have some beers, and talk about technology. If you want to talk with your fellow technologists, stop on by and say hello and chat for a while!
Want to know where beer came from? What about what the inside of your hand looks like? Curious who s looking through all the cameras you see everywhere? Good, cause those are the topics this month! Come have a cocktail and learn, maybe even meet some new nerdy frien…
Featuring speakers Patti Smith, Susan Starr, and Jeff Kelley
When: February 20th, 2013, doors at 630pm, talks at 7pm!
Where: LIVE, 102 S First St, Ann Arbor
Tickets: At the door or http://beer-hands-spies.eventbrite.com
NerdNite is looking for speakers for 3/27.
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Join us at the second A2Geeks Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 11th at Maker Works!
This meeting is open to the public and will be a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow geeks. Representatives of local tech groups are especially encouraged to make a brief statement about their group’s activities. The meeting will consist of a short pro forma board meeting, followed by a chance for local meetups and users groups to say a few words, snacks, and networking. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the Ann Arbor geek community and help it grow!
A2Geeks is 501©(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Ann Arbor area a great place for creative and innovative people to live and work by opening the tech culture to everyone. A2Geeks holds events such as periodic Geek Tours, the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, and Ignite Ann Arbor, and provides financial and other support to tech events in the Ann Arbor area.
Maker Works is located at 3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. http://www.maker-works.com/sites/default/files/images/MAP.jpg
Meeting at 10am in Dexter. To register (free) go to Eventbrite.
If you want to carpool you can coordinate that with this Duckshare.
Today, our firm based in Dexter, Michigan is the world’s largest recycler and reseller of used cellular phones and accessories. ReCellular partnered with the…
From Onorio Catenacci:
We’re currently organizing the first Great Lakes Functional Programming Conference for May 5 in Ann Arbor. SRT Solutions has been kindly enough to let us use their office for the event. The speaker lineup is still being set but if you’re interested in functional programming, we’d strongly encourage you to try to join us for this event. I will post something when the tickets go on sale and in the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact me.
If you are interested, join the glfpc Google group.
UPDATE: Website! http://glfpc.org/
The Pocket Factory (http://pocketfactory.org/) is going to be in Ann Arbor for one evening–Wednesday, February 8th–to run a two-hour crash course in computer-aided design and 3D printing. Go from know-nothing to printing your own iPhone case, belt buckle, jewelry, or other widget!
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 8, 7–9pm
WHERE: Workantile (118 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, 48104)
WHAT: Learn 3D design and instant 3D fabrication; fabricate on the spot and keep what you make!
WHO: Nerdy adults and precocious teens with their own laptops.
HOSTS: Bilal Ghalib and Alex Hornstein of Pocket Factory, and David Erik Nelson, author of “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids”
QUESTIONS? Email email@example.com
Web applications having been getting increasingly sophisticated over the past couple of years. As usual, developers are pushing the boundaries of what the web can do faster than people can make tools to support their work. In-browser tools in all of the major browsers and IDEs have been charging forward, though. They provide a bunch of new capabilities to get things done quicker, and I’ll show off some of these new tricks and toys. I’ll also talk about where I think the tools fall short.
Craftsman Guild is a meetup of local software developers who share knowledge in the form of a different presentation topic each week. We meet every Tuesday at All Hands Active at 6:30. See the website for more info:
This event brings together data scientists, local nonprofits and U-M organizations for a weekend of service. Data gurus will clean, parse, mine, analyze, map, and visualize large data sets, volunteering their skills to non-profits.
Register at: openmi.ch/a2datadive
More information at: a2datadive.weebly.com
The a2Geeks spent a beautiful afternoon at the U of M Peach Mountain Radio Observatory on Sunday, September 18. We were treated to an explanation of how the dish works and got to see how it moves. We then watched a slide show that showed us some of the data collected by the observatory….
Our first tour at the U of M Computer and Video Game Archive was great, thanks to everyone who participated! I really appreciated the Archive making themselves available, and thought it was great that they use period televisions for their consoles. Saw some 8-bit Mario, Atari tennis, of course MarioKart and even a full Rock Band ensemble. Turned into a real multi-era exploration. I didn’t realize that there’s a guitar controller out there with strings at the strumming area and individual buttons at each fret.
Please feel free to reply with your experience and any pictures you might have captured!