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Trevor Alexander, HICapacity member and Student Liaison, will give an informal technical talk about backpack, an ‘information introspection application’ developed at Startup Weekend with the help of a couple of UH student biz devs, a tenacious student from DevLeague (hi Eun Joo!), and some punks from Sudokrew (hi Manny! hi Matt!). Expect bad jokes, terrible commit messages, sappy reminiscence, shoutouts to the community, and maybe even a little lucid code review!


When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center (HICapacity), 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #132, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.

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This Wednesday, we’re giving UH engineering students a chance to see HICapacity at work!

HICAP Members: Sign up to show your work off or just brag and chat.

UH Students: Sign up so we know how many attendees to plan for.

Student transportation to the space will be provided by UH shuttle. HICapacity members will be available for short rides back to campus.

Light pupus will be provided for both members and students.

RSVP on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-hicapacity-tour-tickets-14388551545


When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6:20pm to 8:30pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center (HICapacity), 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #132, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.

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This is just a reminder that the November NodeSchool.io meetup is happening on November 4th! Everyone is invited to come. Whether you’re new to Node or a seasoned Node dev, feel free to come down and try out some of the workshops available.

Note that they will be continuing from where they finished last time. However, they will try to get anyone that is new up to speed with the problem sets.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/396640200484533


When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 7pm to 9pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center – Presentation Room, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.

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DevLeague is having a virtual meetup that will focus on an introduction to web applications using NodeJS and Express. They will take you through building a simple demo web application and have a Q&A session afterwards. If your are interested in attending you must RSVP on Meetup. Please refer to the Meetup page for more information.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Lucky-We-Code-Hawaii/events/214817812/


When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 6pm to 8pm

Where: Online


Immediately following the intro to web applications session is the Meteor session. They will be introducing the Meteor platform as well as taking attendees through a sample app. There will also be a show and tell for those who are already building their applications with Meteor. For for information see the Meetup page.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Lucky-We-Code-Hawaii/events/216730502/


When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 8pm to 10pm

Where: Online

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This is just a reminder that the first NodeSchool.io meetup is happening on October 7th! Everyone is invited to come. Whether you’re new to Node or a seasoned Node dev, feel free to come down and try out some of the workshops available.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/392225064261397/


When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 7pm to 9pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center – Presentation Room, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.

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Browserify lets you modularize your code for the browser the same way you do for Node.js. This allows for tiny modules of code to be written that does 1 thing and 1 thing well — the essence of Unix philosophy. Synchronous dependencies are ok on the server-side but not ok for the browser. Browserify gives you the same type of require method control as Node.js. Browserify parses the AST for require() calls to traverse the entire dependency graph of your project.


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/browserify-talk-tickets-11399292591


James Wang

James Wang is the CEO and Principal Software Engineer of Slickage, a Honolulu based software engineering firm. He is also a co-founder of HI Capacity, a hackerspace in Honolulu formed in 2011. When hacking he enjoys the intricacies of large scale systems all the way up to the response times of beautiful user interfaces. When James is not coding he engages in competitive fighting games and competes in tournaments across the US.


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Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more. — docker.io



Developers are key to any business invested into technology. They are the heart and soul of getting the product off the ground. However traditionally, systems are kept up by admininistrators and ops people. Good developers write code that’s useful for production and great developers are able to reproduce the production infrastructure in development.

As a newcomer to Docker, one can simply think about this piece of technology as being a lightweight VM that is cheap to create, destroy, and even share. Synonymously think about how Git has changed the world of software development by being distributed and incredibly cheap and quick to do things that were not done in the past.

Technology advancements allow for newly revised workflows optimizing speed of integration between development versus production and allows for testing and accurate visibility.

This is a talk for administrators and developers.

Demos:

  • Web servers/applications
  • Databases
  • Deployment
  • Various software services
  • Container linking

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/docker-ops-for-software-developers-tickets-11067213333



James Wang

James Wang is the CEO and Principal Software Engineer of Slickage, a Honolulu based software engineering firm. He is also a co-founder of HI Capacity, a hackerspace in Honolulu formed in 2011. When hacking he enjoys the intricacies of large scale systems all the way up to the response times of beautiful user interfaces. When James is not coding he engages in competitive fighting games and competes in tournaments across the US.


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Austen Ito will be talking about how Kitchensurfing ships code in pairs. Whether you practice formal code reviews, pull requests, or don’t review at all, pair programming can help you ship better software.

Some topics that will be covered are:

  • An introduction to pair programming
  • Different styles of pairing
  • Our setup
  • Benefits of pairing
  • Strategies for success
  • Arguments against pair programming

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pair-programming-tickets-10865301409


Austen Ito

Austen Ito is originally from Honolulu and is a Software Developer at KitchenSurfing in New York City. In his free time, he cheers religiously for the Atlanta Braves, searches for his next hackathon, and perfects his guilty pleasure music playlists.


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For our third monthly meetup, we’ll be asking the question, “What’s your workflow?” This discussion was sparked by the a fellow HiCapacity member (fellow capacitor?). He noticed that whenever he was working with someone at a hackathon or Startup Weekend, another developer always had some sort of shortcut that he’d never seen before. Whether it was a simple keystroke that would save him half a second or a full framework that made building webpages simpler, there was always something to learn. So let’s go over what tools you use to work your craft. Let’s talk about specifics here. What’s your IDE? What plugins do you run? What extra tools do you use to make thing easier for you? We can even talk about what keystrokes save you that extra half second. Because we know even half a second here and there help out tremendously over time.

Apart from tools, we can also discuss workflow hacks that make building applications smoother. Let’s talk about how you set up your directory structure to make your intent clearer, how you arrange icons on your desktop to keep the things within your view, we can even go over proper hardware setups! Two monitors? Three monitors? Specific type of keyboard you really like that everyone should use? Mouse or touchpad?

As with most of our discussions, please come prepared to talk and be engaged. Let’s make sure we have a lively discussion going because the more people are involved the more tips we can share. You never know, maybe that one thing you thought everyone knew, is something nobody bothered to think about.


When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-series-whats-your-workflow-tickets-10337276071


Edward Kim

Edward Kim is a developer for Lockheed Martin and Slickage Studios. He graduated from the University of Manoa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Computer Science. Since graduating, he has mainly focused on building web services and applications for both the client and server side. He’s also has experience building Machine Learning Frameworks and A.I. type applications, worked with GIS type applications for the military, and has also dabbled in buzz words like Big Data and Cloud.

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Hello everyone! We will be doing our second condutive paint workshop! If you want to see what we did at the first one check out our photos on Facebook here. This time around we will be doing the same house again so if you attended the first one this may not be as interesting for you. But you’re still welcome to join us again if you like!

Interested in learning about simple circuits? Enjoy making things light up? Join us for our conductive paint workshop!

This is a simple project where art meets electronics. We’ll be decorating and designing paper houses and lighting them up using conductive paint! No wires or soldering involved here!

In addition, Bob will be doing a little electronics 101 to explain how the circuit works and why things work the way they do. From there you can light up any mini project of your own using conductive paint!

We’ve done a couple sample houses. Check them out here:

For this workshop we will be providing a kit with all the pieces necessary to make one of these houses. The fee for the workshop is $5 to cover the cost of the parts in the kit. We will also provide Xacto knives, scissors, and markers to cut out and decorate your houses. However, we may not have enough to go around at once so if you want to bring your own Xacto knives and markers feel free to do so.

NOTE: Please bring $5 in exact change to the workshop for the kit! We are not accepting payment online this time.

Reserver your spot for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conductive-paint-electronics-101-2-tickets-10337328227


When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).


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We hope everyone is having a good new year!

We haven’t done this in quite a long time and the HI Capacity space has come quite a long way. Join us after a year of being in our own space to talk about some current challenges that we have been and are facing. There are a lot of pros and cons about our current situation and we will be addressing the changes for our beloved hackerspace.

Although we want to provide the best experience for members at a very good rate, it has become an issue for us financially and we need to take action to be able to sustain the space.

Value for the members need to be very concrete and put forth to the public. Although we would love all the support we can get from the community, we need to also have a compelling product for not just the members but for the public as a whole. Our public events have been proven to be worthwhile to the tech community but we need to provide more for our existing paying members to differentiate the membership value. The purpose of this all-hands meeting is to take in public’s opinions with a Q and A session with what people are looking for in the space, both physically and virtually.

Please join us on the 23rd of January @ 7PM for the HI Capacity all hands meeting!

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://hicap-allhands2014.eventbrite.com

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HICapacity is hosting a new (possibly monthly) event where we take a deep dive into public web pages with Chrome Dev Tools. The point is to look at what works well and what doesn’t work so well when trying to develop high traffic web pages for the public. We hope that through this we can find common patterns among quality web pages, discover interesting solutions to difficult problems, and maybe even some quick fixes that were overlooked.

We’ll also be exploring how to effectively use Chrome Dev Tools to debug your web page. Dev Tools offers a complete suite of tools including a HTML and JS debugger with breakpoints on both JS code and DOM events, a FPS (Frames per Second) counter, and much much more. I’ll be walking through some of the tools that I know how to use and when to use them effectively.

This event was inspired by the later half of this YouTube video (Colt’s Talk): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Bafn-pr2s

What’s Required:

  • Please bring your own laptop with the Chrome web browser installed. So you can follow along.
  • An open mind.

Optional:

  • A few web sites for us to look at. Feel free to suggest your own website and maybe we can find a few trick to help speed up your site or tweak the UI/UX.

We would like this to be an informal discussion so be prepared to offer your own insight and opinions.


When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrome-dev-tools-tickets-9594355977


Edward Kim

Bio coming soon!


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This talk will introduce brain-computer interfaces (BCI) assuming no background in the field. Beginning with the basic phenomenon of neural conduction, the talk will introduce major measurement technologies with a focus on electroencephalography (EEG) and offer examples of current BCI paradigms and their applications. Next, active areas of research and development, good DIY projects, and public data stores will be introduced. The talk will conclude with a discussion of current problems and future issues.


When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8796555735


Trevor Alexander

Trevor Alexander received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawai'i in 2012, with a focus in systems engineering. He is currently a second-year Master’s student, and is currently researching novel machine learning applications in brain-computer interfaces. His CV is available here.


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Interested in learning about simple circuits? Enjoy making things light up? Join us for our conductive paint workshop!

This is a simple project where art meets electronics. We’ll be decorating and designing paper houses and lighting them up using conductive paint! No wires or soldering involved here!

In addition, Bob will be doing a little electronics 101 to explain how the circuit works and why things work the way they do. From there you can light up any mini project of your own using conductive paint!

We’ve done a couple sample houses. Check them out here:

For this workshop we will be providing a kit with all the pieces necessary to make one of these houses. The fee for the workshop is $5 to cover the cost of the parts in the kit. We will also provide Xacto knives, scissors, and markers to cut out and decorate your houses. However, we may not have enough to go around at once so if you want to bring your own Xacto knives and markers feel free to do so.


When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7876764615


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Imgur, I give you Red Velvet Cupcakes

HI Capacity will be hosting a new series, entitled “Programming is Sweet” to rally our programming members and enthusiasts to come down to the space and work on programming projects together while enjoying featured sweets!

Sweets will be provided based on pre-orders. If you wish to eat, please purchase a ticket. This event will feature cupcakes from Hokulani Bakery. Yum! This will also serve as a small fundraiser for HI Capacity to save up for our Makerspace/Hackerspace Wishlist.


When: Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://programmingissweet-eorg.eventbrite.com

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Come join us for a discussion on Bitcoin with Warren Togami. Warren is an experienced Open-Source Software veteran and contributor to the Bitcoin development project. He will be helping us understand the technology behind Bitcoin.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Network topology
  • Security model and user interfaces
  • Business benefits and risks
  • Regulatory environment

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7813994869


Warren Togami

Warren Togami is best known as the founder of the Fedora Project and has worked on major open-source projects including SpamAssassin, K12Linux.org, Cyanogenmod and Bitcoin. He is a Linux Software Engineer and MBA with a concentration on Business and Intellectual property law.


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Node.js is Javascript runtime for the server-side that is based on Google Chrome’s V8 Javascript engine. Its popularity and use have taken off in the past 2 years due to its surprising performance advantages over other scripting languages. Its event loop concurrency model is similar to those that are used in Nginx, Python’s Twisted, and Ruby’s EventMachine. Javascript on the server side allows complicated server-side products to be written with a minimal amount of code.

This talk will cover the following topics:

If you would like to read about Node.js before the talk visit http://nodejs.org for more information. The api documentation can be found at http://nodejs.org/api/.


When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7744958379


James Wang

James Wang is an independent software developer in Honolulu, Hawaii and the owner of Slickage Studios. He is also one of the co-founders of HI Capacity. He enjoys experimenting in all aspects of the development process including backend, frontend, and dev ops. When James is not coding he enjoys playing fighting games competetively.


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In this talk we’ll take a look at our journey to make our project, Snapzoom: the universal smartphone scope adapter, a reality. We’ll focus on how we developed our idea into prototypes with CAD and rapid prototyping 3D printers, and the importance of IP (patents and trademarks). We’ll also touch on how we created a successful Kickstarter project, the importance of social media and what production hurdles lie ahead of us.

Here’s the Kickstarter

Tell your friends #hicapsnapzoom


When: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://hicap-snapzoom.eventbrite.com


Daniel Fujikake

Daniel is born and raised in Honolulu and is a full-time stay at home dad of twins. He loves spending time with his family, photography and surfing. His background in surfing and photography is what inspired the blend of the two, leading to the invention of Snapzoom


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Virtual Reality is making a comeback. If you’ve ever wanted to be IN the game, fully immersed like never before, you’ll want to join HI Capacity and IGDA Honolulu for Hawaii VR Club’s First Meetup. The Oculus Rift is a new device that delivers a virtual reality experience that once cost thousands of dollars. We have two Oculus Rifts (and accompanying dev kits), and we’ll be demonstrating the technology for the local community. To further stoke interest in developers and designers for the new platform, we’ll have a pair of talks about the Oculus Rift, virtual reality, and how Hawaii developers have the opportunity to get involved early creating for this innovative hardware.

See you there! #hicapvr


When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://hicap-vrclub.eventbrite.com


Ka'i Kau

Ka'i is a freelance graphic designer and web entrepreneur with a love for new and emerging technologies. He was an early backer of the Oculus Rift on Kickstarter and is interested in spurring local interest in VR. Ka'i enjoys robotics, starting clubs to bring people with like interests together, and producing music in his spare time.

Peter Justeson

Peter is an independent game developer whose previous work includes Tetris Battle & online virtual world Blue Mars. Peter also runs the Honolulu chapter of the IGDA, a community group that unites & supports game developers in Hawaii. In addition to games as pure entertainment, Peter has a strong interest in educational games that engage children in learning through play.


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We’re glad to announce the first HI Capacity talk about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency. The talk will cover an overview of bitcoin, what it is, and a short history.

Here is the agenda:

  • Briefly cover what mining actually accomplishes. What are blocks, how does the network synchronize, proof-of-work.

  • The History and Future of Bitcoin mining hardware, the progression from CPU to GPU, through FPGA to ASIC.

  • Comparison between mining strategies, the differences between mining in a pool vs. solo mining.

  • Demo of what mining looks like and how miners are managed

  • Questions & Answers

The talk will be informal, with an emphasis on discussion about Bitcoin. The speaker is Ta'a Pyland. The talk will be held on June 18th at 7pm. The location is HI Capacity, which is located in the back of The Box Jelly (and to the left of Fishcake).

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://hicap-bitcoin.eventbrite.com

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

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In April this year, Linode (a VPS provider) was hacked. The group that hacked them used a ColdFusion exploit to break into their servers. I want to show you how to do the exact same thing (on our own servers of course). First, we’ll go over the story behind the hack, then we’ll get into the hack and show a live demo of the hack. I’ll show you how you can replicate the hack and how it works. I’ll also show you how a simple node.js app can be exploited to do a similar hack as well. HI Capacity members will be free. Please email me (matthew@hicapacity.org) for the information and to be added to our RSVP list. This presentation is only open to 15 non-members at $15 per person. The money from the talk will go to HI Capacity to help us expand.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

How: Email matthew@hicapacity.org to be added to our RSVP list (free for members, $15 for non-members)

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Mahalo to Kathryne Sakata and Tiffany Higa for their informative and interesting talk on UI+UX. If you missed it or just want to review the material, here are the slides…


And let ‘em know how much you enjoyed the talk, I’m sure they’d appreciate it.


Kat received her graphic design degree from the New Media Arts Interface Design Program at Kapiolani Community College. She is currently a Graphic Designer and Web Developer at Design Asylum, Inc. and the Lead UI Designer at Undefeated Games, Inc. Kat enjoys engaging with new people and sharing her enthusiasm for design. She is an active member of AIGA Honolulu, HI-Capacity and Alakai Young Professionals and participates in various events including Startup Weekend, HNL New Tech Meetup, and WetWare Weds.


Tiff’s ackground includes marketing and design, with degrees from UH Manoa and Kapi‘olani Community College. She recently began working at Anthology Marketing Group as an Associate UX Designer. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys being a member of various organizations such as AIGA Honolulu, HI Capacity, and Alaka‘i Young Professionals. She also enjoys activities such as DIY projects, hiking, and looking at penguins.


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This talk is to inform others of the necessary steps in creating a website and understanding the importance of UI (User Interface) + UX (User Experience) design. These steps may seem tedious, but as you dive into the design or even the development stage, you’ll quickly find out that this process will help to diminish problems that could occur down the road.


When: Wed, May 29, 2013 @7pm to 8pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://hicap-uiux.eventbrite.com



Kathryne Sakata

Kat received her graphic design degree from the New Media Arts Interface Design Program at Kapiolani Community College. She is currently a Graphic Designer and Web Developer at Design Asylum, Inc. and the Lead UI Designer at Undefeated Games, Inc. Kat enjoys engaging with new people and sharing her enthusiasm for design. She is an active member of AIGA Honolulu, HI-Capacity and Alakai Young Professionals and participates in various events including Startup Weekend, HNL New Tech Meetup, and WetWare Weds.

Tiffany Higa

Tiff’s ackground includes marketing and design, with degrees from UH Manoa and Kapi‘olani Community College. She recently began working at Anthology Marketing Group as an Associate UX Designer. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys being a member of various organizations such as AIGA Honolulu, HI Capacity, and Alaka‘i Young Professionals. She also enjoys activities such as DIY projects, hiking, and looking at penguins.


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Shu Chen (local genius wunderkind) will discuss the reasoning and implementation of two useful data structures (bloom filter and flower filter), both useful to big data applications, optimization, and impressing your colleagues.

Read up on bloom filters via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom_filter


When: Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 6pm to 8pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center ~ 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI

Register for this event now at : http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/117504572/

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This talk is to inform others of the necessary steps in creating a website and understanding the importance of UI (User Interface) + UX (User Experience) design. These steps may seem tedious, but as you dive into the design or even the development stage, you’ll quickly find out that this process will help to diminish problems that could occur down the road.


When: Wed, May 29, 2013 @7pm to 8pm (DATE CORRECTED)

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://hicap-uiux.eventbrite.com



Kathryne Sakata

Kat received her graphic design degree from the New Media Arts Interface Design Program at Kapiolani Community College. She is currently a Graphic Designer and Web Developer at Design Asylum, Inc. and the Lead UI Designer at Undefeated Games, Inc. Kat enjoys engaging with new people and sharing her enthusiasm for design. She is an active member of AIGA Honolulu, HI-Capacity and Alakai Young Professionals and participates in various events including Startup Weekend, HNL New Tech Meetup, and WetWare Weds.

Tiffany Higa

Tiff’s ackground includes marketing and design, with degrees from UH Manoa and Kapi‘olani Community College. She recently began working at Anthology Marketing Group as an Associate UX Designer. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys being a member of various organizations such as AIGA Honolulu, HI Capacity, and Alaka‘i Young Professionals. She also enjoys activities such as DIY projects, hiking, and looking at penguins.


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Are you scared of the command line? Then this talk is for you. The goal of the talk is to teach the absolute basics of the command line. How to use it, get around, and manage files. There will also be tips to make the most out of your time on the command line. The idea is to become familiar with the command line to make good use of programs that require/benefit from it such as git.

The speaker for this talk is Jason Axelson; a local software developer locally that loves to work on the command line and uses Linux for his day-to-day work when possible. If this talk goes well there will be intermediate and advanced command line talks.

The talk will be on Wednesday May 8th, at 7:00pm at HI Capacity (inside The Box Jelly). Address is 307a Kamani st, Honolulu 96813. This talk is open to the public.


When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://hicap-introcli.eventbrite.com

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Good evening! Tim Heath, one of our super smart HI Capacity members, is volunteering to host a workshop to create a cell phone controlled robot! It’s pretty amazing.

Tim writes: “Learn how to turn your cellphone into an inexpensive robot that you can control anywhere in the world using the MyRobot platform! If you want to actually create your own robot using a cellphone you can either buy a kit at the workshop or bring your own parts. At the least you will need a phone with serial output, a microprocessor (Arduino) to accept DTFM or serial input, serial break out board for your phone (if not using DTFM), two motors/servos for one castor wheel for motion etc… You will also learn how to create a robot chassis using blender and a RepRap machine. Email Tim at wgheath@gmail.com if you have any questions.”

HI Capacity has a printrbot 3D printer for members to use to print the chassis, if needed.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 6:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

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We are happy to announce in cooperation with Honolulu Startup Weekend (see below for more details), HICapacity members will receive $50 off entry fees. If you’ve been interested in participating in Startup Weekend, right now would be a perfect time to do so.

To use your exclusive HICapacity discount, register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4738325459 and enter HICAP in the promotional code.

If you have any other questions, please email maker@hicapacity.org with the subject line “Honolulu Startup Weekend”.

More About Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Startup Weekend is going on from April 12nd @6PM to April 14th @9PM.

Get more details at: http://honolulu.startupweekend.org

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James Wang will be giving us an update on how he’s using Javascript to build web applications. He’ll also talk a bit about the language in general and what makes it tick. Topics to include:

Did you know that Javascript has good parts and bad parts? Find out how to use the good parts and ignore everything else. Javascript is in a renaissance. Find out how to take part.

Demos: JQuery, Underscore, Angular.js, Node.js

Goals for this talk:

  1. Educate the tech community about Javascript framework choices (browser).
  2. Using the language effectively and avoiding the bad parts.
  3. Node.js performance and relevance.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 7pm to 9pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/108015592/

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Message for you, sir!

Aloha you silly English Knnnnnnig-hts and sons of a silly person!

The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Monty Python and the Holy Grail from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that we, HI Capacity, were to watch it on Sunday, March 10th at noon.

The Knights of Ni demand it! In addition to shrubberies and snacks. Some that taste good. And not too expensive.

So come, see the violence inherent in the system! You may even be turned into a newt!… But it’ll get better.

We shall use our finest projector!

P.S. If you should see a small white rabbit, do not approach it or make any sudden movements. Slowly back away and inform the nearest aaauuuggghhh…

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Here’s something exciting and new for you Java programmers out there.

We’re presenting back-to-back introductory talks on Groovy and Clojure, a couple of exciting, dynamic JVM languages. That’s right, you can see what all this Dynamic Language Hype™ is all about, and never have to leave the comfort of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

Main Goals:

  1. Provide a brief look into two great options for dynamic programming on the JVM
  2. Show how to get started with Groovy and/or Clojure
  3. Discuss the pros/cons of each

David Beutel, of UH, will adapt his well-practiced intro to Groovy talk to our OUDL format. Some guy named, “Kyle” will give the Clojure bits.

This is a great talk for all those JVM-aholics out there that want to level up their coding productivity, and expressiveness. More on each language follows.

Bring your dynamic programming language hats, and we’ll see you there!

GROOVY

Did you know that most Java is syntactically correct Groovy? Wouldn’t you rather:

// Use this new Groovy hotness:

println it

// Instead of this tedious Java:

System.out.println(it);

It also allows for a tight functional style, which we all know is the the debatable future / so-hot-right-now.

For more on Groovy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groovy_(programming_language)

CLOJURE

It’s dynamic, it’s functional, it’s LISP! Get ready to expand your mind. Once you grok LISP, it will change how you program forever. And, don’t listen to what all those OG programmers tell you about LISP. Clojure is modern, sweeping away much of what those folks had to complain about (parentheses).

Clojure is the future of concurrent programming on the JVM (IMHO). Find out why Y-Combinator’s Paul Graham considers it a “secret weapon.” http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html

For more on Clojure: http://clojure.org


When: Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 6pm to 8pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center ~ 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI We’ll be in the first floor classroom, toward the back of the space (left side of the building when approaching from the parking lot).

Register for this event now at : http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/102440902/

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Basic Screen Printing Workshop

We have some t-shirts for participants. (sizes & colors are limited/) or bring an old T-shirt and re-purpose it. The workshop will cover prep, camera-ready art, creating a screen, printing with inks, clean up, second color/second screen on same shirt.

We will supply camera ready HiCapacity related art for this workshop a Yudu Personal Screen Printer: A home/hobby all-in-one screen printing machine, is coming to live in the lab long-term for members to use. We will cover everything it can do as well as screen printing at home and resources for supplies.

Eric Quakenbush will teach you all about it. He has a design background and has taught sullen High School students. This workshop should be a slice of fried gold.

Questions? Contact Eric @ eric@action-packed.net

When: Thursday, February 24, 2013 @ 12pm to 4pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5617213236/

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HICapacity will be the featured program for this month’s Wetware Wednesday. If you haven’t been down to HICap in some time or want to see some of the interesting projects some other members have been working on, please come to this event. Free food and beer will be provided. In fact, some of our very own members are currently brewing some of the beer you’ll be enjoying that night.

Why should you go?

Featured presentations – topics ranging from Arduinos to IOS apps to bamboo bikes

Sensory Overload – Raspberry Pis get your electronic taste buds watering but we’ll be using them to stimulate your remaining senses.

Interactive Demos – 3D printers printing, Kinects connecting and Leap motions… leaping? Don’t worry they’ll be cool stuff to see.

QR Contest – Win prizes

Free Food and Beer – Need we say more…

When do you need to schedule?

Feb 27th (last Wed of the month), 6-8PM

Where do you go?

307a Kamani St (at Box Jelly Coworking Space) – Street and free parking nearby

How do you RSVP?

For more details on Wetware Wednesday and to get tickets, go to http://j.mp/becomingamaker

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For the next week and a half, we’re going to be placing sensors (temp, sound, etc) around HI Capacity. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need to put various sensors hooked up to a wireless node network. We’re going to place this network around the space and log data. Then we’ll visualize this data with cool graphs and make the data accessible via API. Details will be discussed this Wednesday the 13th about the types of data and how we’re going to present the data. We will be at the space on Wednesday the 13th from 6:30PM – 9PM, Saturday the 16th from 11AM – 4PM and Wednesday the 20th from 6PM – 9PM. Please stop by, let us develop our computer overloads. We’ll be one step closer to Skynet! We’ll see you there!


When:

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 11am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 6pm to 9pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

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I was going to call this the “Lua Luau” but I don’t want to do that to you.

Do you folks know Jon Borgonia? He’s deep into building games at GomaGames. He’s really good at what he does, check him out. Sometimes he even uses Lua and Haxe and he’d like to share with us.

Lua is Jon’s second most used language. He primarily uses it in the Coronasdk and Love2d frameworks to build games. And, he’s agreed to give us a peek into his years of experience with it. Jon is also passionate about Haxe. He has been using Haxe for over four years, and it is easily his favorite language + compiler.


In Jon’s words:

“It can compile a single codebase into a few different targets, such as neko, flash, php, javascript (HaXeJS and HaXeNode), swf, c++, and soon java. It also brings with it all the HaXe goodness to each target like Strict datatyping, OOP, macros, and inlining, while still allowing the power and plugins from the native target… and optimizes bytecode/compiled language, wherever it can.

One of the features of Haxe that is gaining the most momentum is HaxeNME, which is a haxe library that compiles Haxe into iOS, Android, Blackberry, linux, and win32… Also very recently, there has been much activity and quick porting to the OUYA console (odk)."


What can I use Lua for?

Lua is an incredibly fast and powerful scripting language. You can embed it into your C or C++ applications and allow your users to extend it. It is also very great for making games.


What can I use Haxe for?

Haxe is a great option for creating websites and games. Since it is cross platform, it can do elegant remoting between client and server. Imagine having a nodejs server that can connect to a ios app and an html5 browser app, all using the same language with shared classes. Or if you wanted to create a game and compile it to webos, android, ios, flash, js/canvas, win32, osx, and linux, you can use the same Haxe codebase to compile to each target!

If you still need more info… see brief Lua and Haxe summaries below (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Otherwise, see you at the Meetup!


Here’s a brief summary of Lua (from Wikipedia):

Lua is a lightweight multi-paradigm programming language designed as a scripting language with “extensible semantics” as a primary goal. Lua is cross-platform since it is built on a simple C API.

Lua is commonly described as a “multi-paradigm” language, with a small, flexible set of general features. Lua, for instance, does not contain explicit support for inheritance, but allows it to be implemented relatively easily with metatables. As a result, the base language is light – the full reference interpreter is only about 180 kB compiled.

Lua is a dynamically typed language intended for use as an extension or scripting language, and is compact enough to fit on a variety of host platforms. It supports only a small number of atomic data structures such as boolean values, numbers (double-precision floating point by default), and strings. Typical data structures such as arrays, sets, lists, and records can be represented using Lua’s single native data structure, the table, which is essentially a heterogeneous associative array.

Lua implements a small set of advanced features such as first-class functions, garbage collection, closures, proper tail calls, coercion (automatic conversion between string and number values at run time), coroutines (cooperative multitasking) and dynamic module loading.

And it’s got a register based VM, like Perl’s Parrot and Android’s Dalvik.

And, Haxe (from Wikipedia):

Haxe is an open-source high-level multiplatform programming language and compiler that can produce applications and source code for many different platforms from a single code-base. Code written in the Haxe language can be compiled into Adobe Flash, JavaScript, PHP, Apache CGI and NodeJS server-side applications. It has experimental support for C++ (that’s iOS, Android, and webOS kids).

Haxe is the successor to the open-source ActionScript 2 compiler MTASC, with much in common with ActionScript 3. The Haxe compiler is developed in the OCaml language, but no knowledge of OCaml is necessary to develop applications.

The Haxe language can compile into bytecode for different virtual machines such as the Adobe Flash Player and Neko, and can generate source code in ActionScript 3, JavaScript, and includes experimental support for C++ and C#.


When: Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 7pm to 9pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/102440902/

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Everyone loves Git. But, not everyone loves their Git workflow. Let’s see how we can share what we know to make the world a better place for Git users.

Git is a requirement for most programming jobs (unless you’re Shu and you like Git AND Mercurial). Get educated. Share your L337 HaX0r skillz.

Main Goals of this talk:

  1. Level-up experienced programmers' everyday Git skills.

  2. Beginners will learn to incorporate a simple Git workflow into their daily routine.

Proposed Format:

1) Basic Git intro (just in case)

  • What it is
  • Why you should use it
  • How it works

2) Workflow Demos

  • A simple basic one
  • Distributed, single user
  • Distributed, multi-user

3) Tips and Tricks (time permitting)

The Workflow Demos will follow a TBD pattern, such as:

  • slide representing a visual diagram of the workflow, or brief explanation
  • working through a use case
  • questions / improv

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 7pm to 9pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/99346002/

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Aloha! Please join us at HI Capacity next Monday, January 14th for Maker Monday. HI Capacity members will be presenting on projects they have been working on. Also, please feel free to bring your project and present to the group. We will have a few presentations lined up.

This is a time to celebrate the Maker Within and kick-off another year of making!

When: Monday, January 14, 2013 from @ 6pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5200017392

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Aloha, Join us this Friday for our first Night Photography session following our first Night Photography 101 talk this past Tuesday evening.

A bunch of us will be meeting at 6pm to grab some food together around the Ward area. We’ll then meet up at HI Capacity around 7:30pm to grab our camera equipment and then leave from here. You can park at Sports Authority if you plan to join up for dinner at 6pm but before we head out to North shore you should probably plan on moving your car to the street if you will not be driving.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact marion@hicapacity.org

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Jacket (waterproof)
  • Sweater
  • Jeans (advised)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Toilet Paper
  • Food
  • Drinks

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5199971254

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Bob Matcuk will talk about preparing your camera settings to take photos at night. Please bring your camera and a tripod (if you have one). We will be taking practice photos outside after the talk. This introductory talk is to prepare us for our night photography project that will take place over the next few months.

So, please join us and learn more about night photo so you can help us with a collaborative art and arduino project. We will share details at the event. Parking may be hard to find on Kamani street, so please consider parking at the Sports Authority Parking Lot (off of Ward Ave.)

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://hicapnightphoto1-rss.eventbrite.com

When: Tuesday, January 8 @ 8:00pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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As seen on KITV 4: http://www.kitv.com/news/thismorning/Learn-how-you-can-make-3D-Christmas-ornaments/–/16414272/17694524/–/8nc13gz/–/index.html

We would like to invite you to HI Capacity’s first annual Christmas Ornament Making Workshop using our 3D printer. Come learn about 3D printing technology and decorate a Christmas ornament to take home or give away as a gift.

Go from this…

To this…

When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

If you have any questions please email maker@hicapacity.org or call Marion at 398-6520.

Register for this event now at : http://3d-ornament-rss.eventbrite.com

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We’ll be doing an incredibly fun beginner’s soldering workshop where you will learn how to solder a really cool LED Christmas tree.

No tools or experience is necessary, but feel free to bring your own.

After this lesson, you’ll be ready to solder on your own.

What the workshop will cover:

  • A quick safety introduction
  • Basic soldering concepts and how-tos. We will be practicing on PCBs.
  • Then we will be building an LED Christmas tree!

It’ll have blinky lights and will be a gift for you to take home! It’s an ornament you can show off your DIY skills with your family, friends and coworkers.

Cost

$30

This event is different than our free events. Your payment will help us cover the following:

  • Equipment costs (solder, soldering irons)
  • The LED Christmas tree ornament costs roughly $20 with shipping
  • Any remaining profit will directly towards improving our current and future Makerspace.

RSVP on Eventbrite:

http://solderingworkshop.eventbrite.com/

Location/Time

The workshop will be held at HI Capacity at 307a Kamani St, 96813 on Dec 12th at 7pm.

Parking Tips

At HI Capacity, there will be street parking available, although it is limited. You can park at the Sports Authority across the street. Questions can be directed to maker@hicapacity.org.

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Ever wanted to build a prototype iPhone application?

Sure there are apps (and various techniques) you could use to create mock-ups. But, after you’re done with mock-ups they’re not usable. With Storyboards in Xcode, you can quickly create a prototype that is a real ™, functioning, iOS app. This is something you could test and throw away, OR keep and evolve into a finished product.

If this sounds interesting to you, join us for the first OUDL* mini-workshop.

IN BRIEF: This is the first in a series of iOS mini-workshops, each designed to teach you a small, manageable portion of what it takes to build iOS apps. You can pick and choose from the workshops that fit your needs, or attend them all. It’s up to you. And, they’re FREE.

WHY A STORYBOARDING MINI-WORKSHOP?

Storyboards are the gateway drug to iOS development. And iOS development is the gateway drug to Objective-C hacking. I like to think that there’s a little Objective-C hacker in everyone, just trying to get out. When people say (usually drunk) that they have a great idea for an app, what they’re really saying is that they want to hack some Objective-C.

The simple goal is to break the topic into a simple presentation, fortified with hands-on building. By the end of this mini-workshop, you should be able to create simple iOS prototypes on your Apple computer, using Xcode and the simulator.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?

  • $0.00 – This mini-workshop is free! Help the person sitting next to you and we’ll call it even.

  • Bring an Apple computer, running Xcode (or a friend who is willing to share), Xcode install instructions follow

  • Optional: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

  • This mini-workshop should be within the reach of anyone interested in building apps.

  • Coding experience nice, but not required (this workshop only includes very light-to-no required coding).

The first mini-workshop will utilize the latest version of Xcode (currently 4.5) and iOS (6).

WHAT ARE iOS STORYBOARDS?

Storyboards are a visual system for building screens of an iOS application. A scenes are created one at a time, by dragging visual elements onto a layout. Scenes are connected by gestures and button taps, which are configured using a visual editor (sometimes without any code required).

For a peek at “Storyboards” check out this tutorial:

http://www.raywenderlich.com/5138/beginning-storyboards-in-ios-5-part-1

WAIT, WHAT’S OUDL?

The Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages.

AND, WHY IS THIS FREE?

OUDL is an organization which facilitates cooperative education among local developers. We help each other out, teach each other what we know, and everyone benefits. We foster a culture of abundance over artificial scarcity. It’s that simple.

Oh, and we have great supporters, such as The Box Jelly, HICapacity, Aloha Startups, and HTDC. Thanks.

OK, I’M GAME. HOW DO I PREPARE?

Try to do these things before showing up. If you can’t, then try to show up early:

1) Install Xcode. It can be downloaded via the App Store on your Apple computer:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?ls=1&mt=12

(Last I checked, it was $5 in the App Store.)

2) Make sure to install Xcode before arriving at the mini-workshop. Ha. That’s it.

BUT, I WANT TO RUN MY APP ON A REAL PHONE, NOT THE SIMULATOR:

During the workshop, we’ll be use the Xcode simulator to build and run apps. If you’d like to run them on your own device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), you’ll need to do the following. Please note, that this is NOT required to participate in the mini-workshop. It’s not a short process and may require support from others with experience. It’s fairly confusing and tedious, so don’t be discouraged if don’t complete this.

(We can help you do this, but it might take longer than one session.)

a) Install Xcode (see above)

b) Register as a developer at

https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action

c) After registering, you will have access to the documentation. You can then follow these instructions to prepare your development environment for builds on a device:

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Xcode/Conceptual/ios_development_workflow/10-Configuring_Development_and_Distribution_Assets/identities_and_devices.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP400079

d) During or before step c, you’ll need to pay $99 to become a licensed iOS developer. This fee is also required if you would like to publish your app on the iOS App Store. Please note that there are two Apple developer programs, one is for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) apps, the other is for Mac (desktop) apps. Be sure to sign up and pay for the correct one.

RSVP on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/91019272/

When: Thursday, December 6 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Get inspired with inexpensive but thoughtful gifts for the holidays with this make & take workshop

First, a brief talk to get you motivated and inspired to get thrifty and crafty this holiday season followed by a round-robin of fun crafting projects that are easy (and delicious!) to do. The workshop will be run by Suann and Bethany and costs $5 (in cash) to attend, but you will get things to take home after!

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://holidaycrafting.eventbrite.com

When: Thursday, December 13 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Nate Kowahl has volunteered our first talk in the MatLab data crunching series. Big data is upon us. This means munging that data set of yours is going to be an ever increasing important part of your geek life (if it isn’t already).

Nate will describe the processes he uses, from data import/parse, to classification/performance validation, using Matlab. He’ll cover the basic data types and tools in Matlab while touching on data cleanup, feature selection, classification, and cross validation. Most of this talk will be high level, leaving specifics up for discussion as needed.

RSVP on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/89272272/

When: Thursday, November 29 @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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The talk is titled Attack Methodologies for Overlooked Security Mistakes and will cover common mistakes that weaken our security posture. From patching overlooked applications to securing Windows passwords, Tony will discuss mitigation techniques as well as a look into the methodologies used by attackers to exploit these vulnerabilities such as local exploits via spear-phishing and SNMP enumeration. There will be a discussion afterward. There will also be some free snacks!

The talk will be held on 28 November 2012, 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30)

Register on: http://www.cyber50.org/attack-methodologies

Address:

Referentia Systems Incorporated

Cyber Collaboration Center

155 Kapalulu Place, Suite 200

Honolulu, HI 96819

Here’s the map for directions and parking:

http://www.cyber50.org/map/Referentia%20Map%20-%20155%20Kapalulu%20Place%20-%20Event%20Entrance.pdf

I hope to see you there,

Jason

EDIT: The event was originally posted as being on Tuesday November 28. The date is correct but the day of the week has been amended to WEDNESDAY.

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Ever wonder what’s going on under the hood of your internet-connected devices? Like, how browsers talk to web servers? Shu Chen will spend an evening showing us the ins and outs of the HTTP protocol. This sessions is sure to enlighten and amuse the hacker in all of us.

RSVP on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/89262592/

When: Thursday, November 15 @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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HI Capacity is continuing to learn how to knit! Join us for another beginner’s workshop — this time about purling. If you attended the last one, you’ll learn the next step: purling, which will be an integral part of your knitting skill repertoire. If you missed the last workshop, or already knit and just want a refresher, we can teach you to cast on and knit, too. Once you know the two primary stitches — knit and purl — you’re well on your way to being able to create almost anything. Those two types of stitches are the foundations for any pattern or shape you can imagine.

We’ll continue knitting a square or rectangle to keep it simple — it can become a dishcloth, a phone cozy once folded oven and sewn, or a myriad of other things. If you attended last time, bring the supplies you purchased. If you’re new, RSVP with the “new knitter” ticket so we can buy supplies. You’ll get knitting needles and a ball of cotton yarn for the $6 you bring in cash.

This workshop will be co-taught by Bethany and Kat!

RSVP on EventBrite: http://hicap-knitting2.eventbrite.com/

Event will be held at HI Capacity (map) at

307 Kamani St

Honolulu, HI 96813

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (HST)

I hope to see you there! Beginners welcome!

Jason

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LISP is awesome. No, stop laughing. Haskell is awesome too. Both are notable for the way that they expand your way of thinking about computation.

Lambda Calculus lies at the core of these two styles of programming. Come out and hear Tim Newsham introduce us to these interesting and mind-expanding ideas.

— Ways to learn more — Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambda_calculus

Online tutorial:

http://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmps112/Spring03/readings/lambdacalculus/project3.html

A painless tutorial:

http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/WS03/alpi/lambda.pdf

A Game:

http://worrydream.com/AlligatorEggs/

RSVP on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/89262352/

When: Thursday, November 8 @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Node.js intro from James Wang (Hicap). Let’s take a look at this powerful framework of server side Javascript and how certain businesses are taking advantage of this technology for scalable realtime web and mobile solutions. There will be lots of code.

Another reason for this event is the upcoming hackathon Node Knockout November 10-12. Let’s get ready and let people know what Hawaii is capable of!

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/89065182/

When: Thursday, November 1st @ 7pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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I’m excited to announce our first sewing workshop next week Wednesday at 6pm.

Want to hack fiber? Knitting is easier than most people think. It’s just another type of code. You start with a foundation (a cast on) and build upon it with just two types of stitches: knits and purls. To change an object’s shape, you use increasing and decreasing when needed, making rows shorter or longer. It looks complicated, but it isn’t once you understand the basics. Patterns and charts tell you what to do in each row and at each stitch. All you need is a little bit of dexterity and the ability to count — and a set of sticks and string.

I’ll discuss a very brief history of knitting and some of the cool things happening with it today, and then teach the very basics (casting on and the knit stitch), with the intention of knitting a square or rectangle (a dishcloth, or if folded over and seamed, a phone cozy or pocket or some sort — a lot of possibilities from a simple shape!). Supplies will be purchased for those who RSVP by Monday, but please bring $6 in cash.

RSVP on EventBrite: http://hicap-sewing.eventbrite.com/

When: Wednesday, October 24th @ 6pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Aloha! We’re going to hold a beginner’s workshop on the Arduino on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7PM. It’ll be at the HI Capacity space and free and open to the public! No membership required!

This will be a beginner’s workshop on the Arduino Microcontroller. An Arduino is a small computer designed to help bring electronics to a wide variety of projects and a greater audience. The Arduino is made to be easy to use and easy to learn.

We will introduce basic electronics concepts and get you to start working on your Arduino immediately!

There will be several Arduinos at the space for you to use if you don’t own one. All you’ll be required to bring is a laptop! You can buy a new Arduino starter kit at Sparkfun.com or Adafruit.com. Unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have any Arduinos for sale at the space.

Please sign up here: http://arduino101-hicapacity.eventbrite.com/

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Rob will present his approach to treating Infrastructure as Code, in which he will speak about deploying complex services to the cloud using Ruby and Chef.

Rob Berger is a founder and the CTO of Runa Inc., an early stage start-up developing a Software as a Service for online merchants. Runa increases conversion of shoppers while on the merchant’s site using real-time, individualized promotions.

At Runa, Rob is leading an agile development effort that is pushing the state-of-the-art in personalization, service scaling, statistical / semantic processing and ajax technologies. Their system architecture includes the use of HBase/Hadoop, Clojure, Swarmiji, AMQP/RabbitMQ, Redis and Opscode Chef.

Rob is also the President and Founder of Internet Bandwidth Development, a consultancy focusing on providing technology consulting specializing in backbone networks, access networks, wireless networks, and innovative Internet/Web applications and services. IBD has provided services to technology start-ups, top names in Internet hardware and software, as well as venture capital firms, including Panorama Capital, SkyPilot Networks, VISA, Cisco, Ascend, iPass, and Oki Networks.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/81091042/

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

The Box Jelly – 307a Kamani Street (map)

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GitHub.com is the place for open source developers to collaborate on their projects. But there’s a perception that GitHub and Git are the domain of Mac and *nix users. Not so! In this talk, Phil Haack, a GitHub employee, will show how GitHub makes open source collaboration fun and tools and techniques for using Git with GitHub on Windows.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/70838482/

Tuesday, September 13, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

The Box Jelly – 307a Kamani Street (map)

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Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the manipulation of paper strip coils to create designs. This art form back to the Renaissance period but has seen a recent revival. Quilling is now used to create all sorts of art including cards, wedding invitations, home decor, and even 3D items. The paper coils and strips can create delicate flowers, elegant lines that mimic vector illustrations, and illusions of depth and texture.

This workshop will go over the basics of quilling including the tools of the trade, beginner techniques and shapes, and conclude with a crafting session to create typographic art that you can take with you. The workshop is run by Suann Chen, an advertising MFA student, avid DIY-er, crafter, and hobby artist.

While the workshop is free, you will need some inexpensive supplies. If you would like to purchase supplies at the workshop for $5, please RSVP by Friday, August 17th. The talk will be held on Thursday August 23rd at 6:00pm at HI Capacity.

Supply list:

  • Slotted pen tool for quilling (the only place I can find on the island that sells it is Craft Supply in Pearl City)
  • A couple of toothpicks or a needle
  • Glue (Elmer’s is fine)

Please join us for HI Capacity’s first arts and crafts workshop.

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://hicap-quilling.eventbrite.com/

When: Thursday, August 23th @ 6pm

Where: HI Capacity – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

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Please take a moment to watch this Erlang video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKfKtXYLG78

I’ll wait while you watch. Really.

OK?

George Lee, of Ikayzo, will then discuss Erlang. He’s working with it quite a bit and needs to share.

Erlang is awesome. Just knowing what Erlang is increases your IQ by 20 points. This is much like using the word “meta” in a sentence. Try it!

Amusing, dramatic description to come.

As a warm-up, Jason Axelson will give us a quick review of highlights from DEFCON 2012.

RSVP + more info here: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/69285392/

Wednesday, August 15th @ 7pm

Manoa Innovation Center

2nd Floor Conference Room (across from the stairs)

2800 Woodlawn, Honolulu, HI

MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/JzC6K

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Come this Tuesday, August 14th to learn how to program an LED light strip! This particular LED strip is individually addressable and can make 4 million different colors. If you haven’t seen it in person, it is really impressive! The talk will discuss how to do different cool effects on the LED strip and incorporate data from sensors. We’ll go over some basic Arduino programming as well to help you get on running quickly.

This is the LED strip that we will be using. You don’t need to buy one right now, we will have several there to play with although you may need to share them. If you have an Arduino and/or a laptop please bring them!

http://adafruit.com/products/306

LED Strip

Link to video of LED Strip in action: https://plus.google.com/116596920914693118138/posts/QcCqDXsFvLZ

This is a joint talk with the Honolulu IEEE computer society. Parking is either on the street or at Sports Authority. Start time is 7pm. You don’t need to print out the tickets. Google street view link: http://goo.gl/maps/r7Cdq

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Where: The Box Jelly – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

RSVP: http://hicap-arduino-ledstrip.eventbrite.com

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I am glad to announce a Homebrew beer talk next Thursday 8/9 at 7pm!

This talk will cover the basics of all-grain brewing, and demonstrate uses of automation in the brewing process. A homemade, electric-powered brewing system that fits in even a tiny condo will be presented and discussed with what worked, what didn’t, and how it could be improved.

The speaker is Jason Forester.

Parking is either on the street or at Sports Authority. Google street view link: http://goo.gl/maps/r7Cdq

Jason

When: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Where: The Box Jelly – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

RSVP: http://hicap-homebrew2012.eventbrite.com/

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Cmdlets! Cmdlets? What is PowerShell? Where does it come from? How do I use it? You can embed it in programs?

Matt Badeau (http://hicapacity.org) will enlighten us and shine the benevolent light of his considerable experience into the dark recesses, where most of us fear to tread. Come find out how the other half lives.

More on PowerShell from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on top of, and integrated with the .NET Framework. PowerShell provides full access to COM and WMI, enabling administrators to perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems.

In PowerShell, administrative tasks are generally performed by cmdlets (pronounced command-lets), specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation. Sets of cmdlets may be combined together in scripts, executables (which are standalone applications), or by instantiating regular .NET classes (or WMI/COM Objects). These work by accessing data in different data stores, like the filesystem or registry, which are made available to the PowerShell runtime via Windows PowerShell providers.

Windows PowerShell also provides a hosting mechanism with which the Windows PowerShell runtime can be embedded inside other applications. These applications then leverage Windows PowerShell functionality to implement certain operations, including those exposed via the graphical interface. This capability has been utilized by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to expose its management functionality as PowerShell cmdlets and providers and implement the graphical management tools as PowerShell hosts which invoke the necessary cmdlets. Other Microsoft applications including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 also expose their management interface via PowerShell cmdlets. With PowerShell, graphical interface-based management applications on Windows are layered on top of Windows PowerShell. A PowerShell scripting interface for Windows products is mandated by the Common Engineering Criteria.

Windows PowerShell includes its own extensive, console-based help, similar to man pages in Unix shells via the Get-Help cmdlet.

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where: The Box Jelly – 307a Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI (map)

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/72499522/

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Git has rapidly become the standard in distributed source control. Find out how to use it, and while we’re at at, what’s this GitHub stuff all about?

Jason Axelson (http://hicapacity.org) will introduce you to the Git version control system. He’ll also cover GitHub, and how you can begin using it today.

If there’s time after the talk, we can take questions and perhaps share some l337 hax0r Git tips among the crowd. Also, consider this a good segue to our GitHub speaker in September.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/72498612/

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

The Box Jelly – 307c Kamani Street (map)

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Kevin McCarthy will present a gentle introduction to Machine Learning.

Note day and location change, just for this meeting.

Tuesday, 6/26, 7pm – Interisland Terminal R/D

691 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI 96813 – http://goo.gl/maps/aTvk

RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic/events/69285152/

Have you ever wished your computer could do more than what you tell it to do explicitly? Maybe you want to write a recommendation engine like the one Amazon and Netflix use to recommend similar products, or maybe you just want to build Skynet. The goal of this talk is to give a broad but shallow overview of machine learning techniques and applications. Topics covered will (probably) include:

  • What is machine learning?
  • Supervised vs unsupervised machine learning
  • Linear Regression
  • Partitioning your data into training, test, and cross-validation sets
  • Bias/variance tradeoff
  • Regularization
  • Logistic Regression
  • Clustering
  • Brief overview of more advanced algorithms such as neural networks and support vector machines
  • Advanced applications such as digit recognition and collaborative filtering

Should be fun!

More on Machine Learning:

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, is a scientific discipline concerned with the design and development of algorithms that allow computers to evolve behaviors based on empirical data, such as from sensor data or databases. A learner can take advantage of examples (data) to capture characteristics of interest of their unknown underlying probability distribution. Data can be seen as examples that illustrate relations between observed variables. A major focus of machine learning research is to automatically learn to recognize complex patterns and make intelligent decisions based on data; the difficulty lies in the fact that the set of all possible behaviors given all possible inputs is too large to be covered by the set of observed examples (training data). Hence the learner must generalize from the given examples, so as to be able to produce a useful output in new cases.

From Wikipedia

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We just confirmed one more event that’s coming up. For this talk Paola Saibene, the CIO of the Hawaii Libraries will give a talk on some of the benefits of the public library system that you may not already know about. The talk will be on Tuesday June 12th 7pm at HI Capacity (inside The Box Jelly).

HSPLS (Hawaii State Public Library System) is the only library system in the world to offer free world-wide access to certification-path IT courses from Microsoft. From Office Suite to Architectural Design of Datacenters, a patron conceivably could develop an IT career through the library system. With an unprecedented approach to educating our state and communities, HSPLS understands that libraries will need to step up to the challenge of filling in an educational gap in order to better equip our citizens for workforce development. “HI Tech Academy” is the umbrella program that hopes to include a myriad of educational paths, remaining as vendor inclusive as possible that will enrich the technological knowledge of our patrons “from keiki to kupuna”. HSPLS is open to ideas, assistance, and civic involvement in the course of elevating the technical expertise of our communities.

The talk will be held at The Box Jelly (Inside Fishcake furniture store) at 307c Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 on May 22nd, starting at 7:00pm. Parking is available at Sports Authority (owned by the same land owner). There is also street parking around the neighborhood.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite: http://hicap-library.eventbrite.com/

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I’m excited to announce the third HI Capacity security night! See below for the description.

Come see a circus act of exploit development! No PowerPoints, prepare for nonstop action packed demos!!

Here are some of the things we will cover:

  • Fuzzing for bugs
  • Buffer overflow development
  • IDS & antivirus avoidance
  • Password hash cracking
  • Client side document exploit
  • Cross site scripting
  • Local & remote file inclusions
  • Sql injection
  • Windows fails aka features

Bring your evil thinking caps and ask lots of questions. The only way to write safer code is to understand how it could be exploited.

The talk will be held at The Box Jelly (Inside Fishcake furniture store) at 307c Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 on May 22nd, starting at 7:00pm. Parking is available at Sports Authority (owned by the same land owner). There is also street parking around the neighborhood. The speaker is HI Capacity member Tony Dow.

Google maps link with picture of front door: http://g.co/maps/qdx2k

Please RSVP on eventbrite: http://hicap-exploitdev.eventbrite.com/

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It’s that time again, the Organization for the Understanding Dynamic* Languages is meeting:

*And sometimes less dynamic languages that are cool.

Talk #2: Haskell – An introduction Thursday – May 24, 2012 – 7pm by Tim Newsham

The Haskell programming language is unique, challenging and inspiring. Haskell is notable for its strong, static type system, its “lazy” evaluation and its adherence to strict functional purity. Programming in Haskell is very different from programming in C- and Lisp-like languages most programmers are familiar with. Simply learning Haskell can be a mind-expanding experience.

In this talk we will get a glimpse of Haskell, discuss what makes it unique and compare its features with those in other languages.

Some manner of pastry will be served. I am giddy with excitement to finally learn Haskell. So come prepared with questions, or just come prepared to have your mind melted (either way – both can be fun). Please sign up on our meetup page to get involved: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic

Located at the Box Jelly 307c Kamani Street, inside Fishcake

Further planned talks:

  • Functional Python – By Shu Zong Chen
  • Clojure – An intro, setup w/ Emacs, Slime, Leiningen – by Kyle

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

In General: This series of talks aims to bring discussion and learning of interesting programming topics to Honolulu, not by importing speakers or exporting programmers (to/from the mainland), but by harnessing and growing our own talents locally. Think of it a first-rate programming conference, happening in slow motion, spread out across several months.

All participants are encouraged to present some material. Topics will be covered in talks and workshops by the members of this group. Subjects will come from a cohesive set of dynamic language concepts.

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Announcing: A meetup for Honolulu-based dynamic programming language enthusiasts

Dynamic language features, concepts, and implementations in multiple languages will be presented in talks and workshops. All languages are welcome, but this group will initially focus on: Objective-C, Haskell, Python, Clojure, Ruby and Javascript.

All participants are encouraged to present some material. Topics will be covered in talks and workshops by the members of this group. Subjects will come from a cohesive set of dynamic language concepts.

This series of talks aims to bring discussion and learning of interesting programming topics to Honolulu, not by importing speakers or exporting programmers (to/from the mainland), but by harnessing and growing our own talents locally. Think of it a first-rate programming conference, happening in slow motion, spread out across several months.

Some manner of pastry will be served.

Please sign up on our meetup page to get involved: http://www.meetup.com/dynamic

Talk #1: Objective-C – What makes it dynamic? Tuesday – May 1, 2012 – 7pm by Kyle Oba

Talk #2: Haskell – An introduction Thursday – May 24, 2012 – 7pm by Tim Newsham

These talks both take place at The Box Jelly 307c Kamani Street, inside Fishcake

Further planned talks: – Functional Python – By Shu Zong Chen – Clojure – An intro, setup w/ Emacs, Slime, Leiningen – by Kyle

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you, Kyle

Detailed descriptions of upcoming talks:

Talk #1: – by Kyle Oba Dynamic Languages – They’re not just for Rubyists (and Pythonistas)… Being the platform language for iOS development, Objective-C has recently exploded in popularity (http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/paperinfo/tpci/Objective-C.html). One reason it makes developers so productive is that it supports many dynamic programming concepts.

This talk will highlight the Objective-C runtime, and how it implements some of the language’s interesting and useful features (message passing, key-value-observing, categories, etc).

Talk #2: – by Tim Newsham The Haskell programming language is unique, challenging and inspiring. Haskell is notable for its strong, static type system, its “lazy” evaluation and its adherence to strict functional purity. Programming in Haskell is very different from programming in C- and Lisp-like languages most programmers are familiar with. Simply learning Haskell can be a mind-expanding experience.

In this talk we will get a glimpse of Haskell, discuss what makes it unique and compare its features with those in other languages.

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Presentation: Emil will be speaking about a brief history/introduction of 3D printing technology and how it has gone from industrial to hobby use, its future, how to use it and how it can affect what you do.

About the speaker: Emil Reyes is the owner of RAPID Technology and has been involved with the 3D Printing/RAPID prototyping industry since the late 90s.

When: March 21st, 6:30pm

Where: The Box Jelly (current location of the HI Capacity Makerspace). Address: 307c Kamani St Honolulu, HI 96813 Look for the “The Box Jelly” sign (or the Fishcake sign). Street parking is available and there is also parking at Sports Authority (owned by the same land owner).

Please RSVP on EventBrite: http://hicap-3d-overview.eventbrite.com/

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We’ll be doing an incredibly fun beginner’s soldering workshop led by Jeremy Chan. Jeremy Chan is an experienced electrical engineer working at the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory.

No tools or experience is necessary, but feel free to bring your own.

After this lesson, you’ll be ready to solder on your own.

What the workshop will cover:

  • A quick safety introduction
  • Basic soldering concepts and how-tos. We will be practicing on PCBs.
  • Then we will be building an LED Christmas tree!

Christmas LED Tree

It’ll have blinky lights and will be a gift for you to take home! It’s an ornament you can show off your DIY skills with your family, friends and coworkers.

“That looks really cool, where did you buy it?”, they’ll say.

“I made it myself” responding with a grin.

Cost

$45 for members

$55 for non-members

This event is different than our free events. Your payment will help us cover the following:

  • Equipment costs (solder, soldering irons)
  • Using the The Box Jelly space. Because we are having a paid event, we will be renting the space. The rate is $280 for 3 hours or 1/3 of our profits, which ever amount is less.
  • The LED Christmas tree ornament costs roughly $20 with shipping
  • Any remaining profit will directly towards improving our current and future Makerspace.

Where and When

The workshop will be on December 13th at The Box Jelly. It will be at 7PM.

Order your tickets through our EventBrite at http://solderingworkshop.eventbrite.com/

 

Parking Tips

At The Box Jelly, there will be street parking available, although it is limited. You can park at the Sports Authority across the street. Questions can be directed to maker@hicapacity.org.

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Please RSVP on eventbrite: http://hicap-webattacks.eventbrite.com/

In this talk we’ll discuss the technologies used in web applications and the security attacks they are often vulnerable to. We’ll perform real attacks against vulnerable example programs that the audience can also attack to test their understanding as we go. Some basic understanding of HTML and Javascript will be assumed, but you do not need to be a web wizard to follow along.

Some of the topics we’ll be covering:

  • csrf
  • sql injection
  • session guessing / forging / altering

Please bring laptops if possible because part of the talk will be in an interactive workshop style. Since this is a public event there is no entrance fee. The speaker will be our own Tim Newsham.

Where: The Box Jelly (HI Capacity temporary space) at 307c Kamani Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
When: Nov 29, starting at 6:30pm
Parking: Parking is available at Sports Authority (owned by the same land owner). There is also street parking around the neighborhood. Google maps link with picture of front door: http://g.co/maps/qdx2k

I hope to see you there!

Please RSVP on eventbrite: http://hicap-webattacks.eventbrite.com/

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Hello everyone!

I hope you had a good time at the Arduino Night. I learned a LOT about temperature sensing and learned about reading serial data a bit more.(and using buffers!)

Jeremy Chan has written up a little debrief for those who missed it. Check it out at his blog!

Also, if you haven’t signed up for membership, go here! We need all the support we can get!

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Kyle Oba will be leading a talk on October 27 at 6:30pm at The Box Jelly. This is a public event. You can RSVP Here.

In a few short years, human-computer interaction has gone from the mouse’s “point and click” to multi-touch displays. Just observe any tech savvy child to see just how intuitive and pervasive multi-touch interactions have become. But, what lies beyond the multi-touch display?

In the last year, innovation in 3D software interaction has exploded (especially with the Microsoft Kinect sensor: http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2011/05/06/kinect-projects-the-first-5-months/)

This will not be a technical lecture.

Our goal is to get the art and design community (this includes programmers, thank you) excited about this tool, and to provide a primer so everyone can start playing immediately. Join us as we recap some inspiring and fun points from selected projects. We’ll also use a designer’s eye to take a close look at what makes the Kinect a cool tool for building interactive experiences.

The Microsoft Kinect is the first affordable, commercially available, depth-sensor. For less than $150, anyone can pick one up and attach it to any computer (Mac or PC) via USB (no other hardware required). With the Kinect, there is no mouse, just you, waving, dancing, spinning, painting, jumping in space.

The OpenSource community is behind Kinect hacking in a big way. You can get started with Kinect development using software frameworks such as OpenFrameworks, Processing, & Pure Data. These are all approachable tools that warrant a good look on their own merit. We’ll cover as many ways to get started as time permits, attempting to write as little code as possible.

Agenda Highlights

  • Introduction to the Kinect sensor
  • A short history of Kinect hacking
  • Using the Kinect with very little programming (Kinect with OpenFrameworks, Processing, PureData)
  • Some short live demonstrations
  • Audience participation as time permits

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Kyle Oba HiCapacity.org Member

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Another Arduino Night! Hooray!

It’s been a little while since our last one and this time we’ll be doing a little more with the Processing programming language. Jeremy Chan will be leading this night and will bring along temperature sensors. We’ll be using the analog read functionality that Arduino does so easily to send that data to the computer. It will be then used the Processing application to output graphics or visualizations.

Also, we’ll be going over some Processing. Jeremy will teach us how to draw graphics, handle some basic user input, reading/processing serial protocols and timing. Don’t worry, it will look cool when we’re finished. :–)

All attendees who want to participate in the demonstration will need to buy an Arduino kit from Adafruit Industries: http://bit.ly/i9RlbZ

You will also need to download the Processing and Arduino IDEs. I’ve hyperlinked the words to bring you to the IDEs downloads directly.

The kits at Adafruit sell out quick! You can purchase either of these kits from Sparkfun. Starter kit is $59.95 or the Inventor’s kit is $94.95 Personally, I would recommend the Inventor’s kit. :)

The price of the kit will run between $50 and $100, depending which one you purchase (with an additional $10 for shipping). Please order this ASAP if you want to attend as it should take about 3-5 business days to get to Hawaii. If you came to our last meeting, you won’t have to purchase anything! :D I have a couple of spares that I can loan out if someone really wants to participate but could not get a kit in time.

Note: We’ll be building on this kit in future – so think of it as an investment!

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our meetup. We will meet at 6:30PM. Oceanit is located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps link) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor. Sometimes the terminal doesn’t take credit, so try to bring cash or coin.

Hope to see you there!

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Inviting all to an introduction to the VIM Editor

Tired of those elitist VIM-using friends teasing you? Or just wondering what all the fuss is about? Or perhaps you’ve tried to use it once but it was way too complicated for you? Let a reluctant VIM user introduce you to the world of one of the most popular editor for serious programmers. We’ll start off with the basics of the textmode editor, explain why basic VIM skills are essential to budding hackers, and why you’ll be exponentially more productive using VIM over your current tool.  You’ll leave this presentation with basic VIM skills and some resources on how to continue leveling up.

About VIM

Short for Vi IMproved, VIM is a “highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing” (http://www.vim.org/). Though primarily a textmode editor that you can use in your console or over ssh, a gui version is also available. Both lightweight and powerful, VIM is the tool of choice for many a programmer even on systems that could handle a more (supposedly) modern editor with all the bells and whistles.

The thing about VIM is the barrier to entry. A lot of people have issue working with the strongly modal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mode_(computer_interface)) paradigm and have a tough time remembering all the commands. This presentation aims to provide you with the tools and techniques to overcome this barrier as well as the motivation to want to undertake this seemingly daunting task.

About the Presentation Content

  1. Quick Basic Remedial VIM Skills (bare necessities to be able to edit and save). If you pay attention to anything, or leave remembering anything it will be this.
  2. Why some programmers choose VIM
  3. Introduction to VIM usage
  4. Peek into the features that lie ahead
Bring your laptops, because there will be in-class exercises.

About You, the participant

You are a programmer, or hobbyist coder, or server admin, or anyone that edits text files a lot. You have no experience with VIM (or the only experience you have with it ended badly) and prefer something more understandable (like nano). You’re interested in knowing why a lot of your programmer friends swear by VIM and seemingly move text around with just a few keystrokes. You are awesome.

About Presenter

Shu Zong Chen is a full time pythonista and freelance designer, who used to live day to day in nano. He actually dislikes VIM, but begrudgingly uses it because out of all the editors available he is by far the MOST productive in VIM. This fact makes him the best person to introduce VIM to the person that is having trouble getting pass the initial VIM barrier.

Instructions to Oceanit:

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

RSVP for Event

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As many of you know, we’re trying to obtain a permanent space here in Honolulu. As a makerspace, our goal is to share our creative talents and ideas in both physical and non-physical aspects in a place where we feel comfortable. Whether it’s creating a tweeting robot, building a web app that displays real time tidal statistics, or just learning from people who are doing these projects, we want to provide a great social setting for all members.

This is where we need your help. We need to raise money to start the space. At the moment, we have a lot of inactive members but we need to find out who’s willing to participate and help fund the space. Our goal is $10,000 in startup costs with $5,000 coming from members and another $5,000 from a Kickstarter project. This will allow us to have at least three months of assets to pay bills and acquire equipment. I know this seems daunting but I’m absolutely sure we can raise this money. I’m going to be putting in money myself to help get the space. Many of the members whose primary interests include electronics or hardware are looking to finally have a workshop. The workshop will include benches and tools for projects. It will have a place to store projects that are just too large for your apartment. At HI Capacity, you will be available to show off your cool new hack or great design. It’s a social group in a more industrial setting.

I’ve heard feedback that the developers may not see value in having a permanent space. Many developers do just fine moving from one coffee shop to another, or just staying home. HI Capacity is offering a central meeting place for developers. This will allow you share ideas, learn from each other or show off your next big idea. We’ll be setting aside a quieter area for coders to meet and hang out. Membership will include access to both the workshop and the coder’s room.

We will be holding a member’s meeting on Thursday, August 11th at 6PM. This will be our initial fundraising event. You can meet all of the members and we’ll show you the plans we’ve been working on to get a space.

There will be food and drinks at this event. I’m expecting up to 50 people to show up, so there will be a lot of food.

The event will be at:

220 South King Street (Corner of King & Alakea)
Room 1603 (16th floor)
Honolulu, HI 96818

Google Map link: http://bit.ly/MembersMeetingMap

Parking will be at Ali'i Place. 1099 Alakea Street. It will be on the right hand side of Alakea street in the building right after 220 South King. The fee for parking is approximately $4.00 for 3 hours.

Please RSVP: http://aug11membermeeting.eventbrite.com/

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Good evening everyone!

I would like to invite everyone to attend our Arduino Night IV on August 17th at 6:30PM! We’ll be learning about sending and receiving commands from your Arduino to your computer. The goal of the night will be making a program to send a command to the Arduino, making another program to receive commands from the Arduino and bidirectional command transmission.

Since the night will focus on sending and receiving commands using a computer, you should bring a laptop. At our previous nights, many of the attendees were more than willing to share, so don’t let that stop you from attending! I’m willing to share my laptop. :) A laptop is not required to attend!

I apologize for the late notice but I was hoping that Arduino ethernet shields would arrive by the time of the meet. Unfortunately, they will be delayed, so I had to shift the topic of discussion. Don’t worry, we’ll do a twittering Arduino in the future. ;–)

(The attendance information is the same from our last meet):

All attendees who want to participate in the demonstration will need to buy an Arduino kit from Adafruit Industries: http://bit.ly/i9RlbZ

The kits at Adafruit sell out quick! You can purchase either of these kits from Sparkfun. Starter kit is $59.95 or the Inventor’s kit is $94.95 Personally, I would recommend the Inventor’s kit. :)

The price of the kit will run between $50 and $100, depending which one you purchase (with an additional $10 for shipping). Please order this ASAP if you want to attend as it should take about 3-5 business days to get to Hawaii. If you came to our last meeting, you won’t have to purchase anything! :D

Note: We’ll be building on this kit in future – so think of it as an investment!

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps link) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor. Sometimes the terminal doesn’t take credit, so try to bring cash or coin.

Hope to see you there!

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Thanks to everyone who could make it out the Programming meetup at Petals and Beans on Saturday July 30th. It was our largest meet up yet!

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For those of you that were unable to make it, we announced upcoming projects and events. We need everyone interested to get involved!

Projects

  • StreetGrindz Food Truck Locator - We are working with StreetGrindz to create a web application, iPhone, and Android mobile apps to help customers find some grindz. We are planning to release next month and need your help with improvements.
  • Safecast - We want to help Safecast with an iPhone geiger meter reader as well as help them improve their web application.
  • Tsunami Inundation Zones - There is currently a need to have mobile applications inform users if they are currently in a Tsunami inundation zone. iPhone and Android mobile apps are planned to be developed.
  • National Cancer Institute Contest - The National Cancer Institute is holding a competition from July 21 - August 26 to build an application (web or mobile) using public data to boost cancer awareness/protection. Peter Justeson from IDGA is leading this effort.
Events
  • Node.js Knockout - HI Capacity is fielding 2 teams in this hot, global competition. Ryan Kanno describes the competition here better than I ever will.
  • Node.js Talk with Aloha.rb - James Wang (@synthes1s) will be giving a talk on Node.js. Please RSVP for the event.
  • Startup Weekend - Ever wanted to pitch an idea, build something amazing, and get funded? Startup Weekend is exactly what you've been looking for! Danielle Scherman from Social Wahines is organizing the event. You can sign up at: Startup Weekend Honolulu
If you want to work on any projects, have questions about events or just want to get involved, feel free to post on our google group or message me on twitter @austenito
See you all at the next meetup!
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Come join the HI Capacity Node Knockout 2011 Team!

We’re forming teams, kicking *ss, and taking names at this year’s Node Knockout! And if not, we’ll down a bunch of beers trying!

Node.js Knockout is a 48-hour coding competition from August 27 – August 29, 2011 using… well, you guessed it!

Node.js

What’s Node.js?

If you checkout their website, Node.js is described as:

Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment that uses an asynchronous event-driven model. This allows Node.js to get excellent performance based on the architectures of many Internet applications.

To find out more, check out this video by Ryan Dahl:

How do I get started?

You’re probably wondering how you can get started with Node. To make it easy, here’s a list of things you should do.

  1. You should definitely check out the Node.js github wiki
  2. Check out other fabulous Node.js resources!
  3. Clone the HI Capacity github Node.js example repository
  4. Come to the upcoming Aloha.rb Node.js talk
And finally...

Join the HI Capacity Node Knockout Team!

If you're interested, please contact Austen @ austenito@hicapacity.org. Don't worry, we've registered two teams. One team has already been filled, we're still looking for more! To stay up to date, make sure to join the Google Group!
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Please RSVP on EventBrite!

Is code review something you just talk about and never do?


We will show how using gerrit with git will help you make code review an integral--and easy--part of your everyday workflow. We will also show how to integrate an automated continuous integration tool to catch build errors for each commit before they reach the main repository. Gerrit will also help enforce a level of uniformity in quality and formatting of your code. With Gerrit you can be proactive instead of reactive.

Work on a project with a team? Tired of integrating code into a code base with build errors? Writing code that relies on bugs to actually function correctly?

Then come on down to our meeting, and bring a laptop. Also, please, please experiment with git prior to our meetup. If you need help, feel free to jump on the HI Capacity Google Group and ask questions! We'll be more than glad to help you get started. Topics we will be covering:
  • Advanced git
    • rebasing
    • resetting
    • Directed Acyclic Graph
    • commit hooks
    • git submodules
    • advanced merge strategies
  • Gerrit
    • Jenkins (Hudson) integration for build verification
    • code reviewing
  • Jenkins (Hudson)
    • Setting up for Gerrit Integration
    • How to use to build a project

Please RSVP on EventBrite!

Instructions to Oceanit:
Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you're coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right side, immediately after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you've gone too far). It's $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

Can't wait to see you there!

Slides from the presentation
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Hello everybody, this is Matthew with the follow up from the Arduino night we had on June 23rd, 2011. Wow that was fun! We saw lots of new faces at the Arduino night!

To recap what we learned, we controlled a motor using the Arduino, a transistorWoohoo! Ryan got his motor to work! and a diode. The principle was that based on a positive charge from the Arduino to the base pin of the transistor, the negatively charge collector would connect to the negatively charged emitter. That would complete the circuit and the motor would turn on. Also, we used a diode to prevent the motor from giving off a high voltage that would destroy our circuit. To view the presentation follow this link: http://bit.ly/hicap_AN3_Pres

A few people mentioned projects they wanted to build the Arduino. One person even brought a counter which would display the results of a race between matchbox cars. If you have an idea, please submit the idea to our Google Moderator. To get there, click on the “Got Ideas?” link at the top of this page. Thanks!

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IGDA of HonoluluAfter the success our first few IGDA Board game nights, we thought we might need to change locations to make room for more people.

For our third game night on Thursday, June 30 from 7PM to 11PM, we’ll be at:

Petals & Beans 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard

(Google Map)

Like last time, we will try to bring a few games that we can play, but if you have something you would really like us to try, please bring them. If this is your first time attending, we’re just a bunch of gaming enthusiasts that love to play games. In our previous game nights, we played Settlers of Catan and Blockus. Bring a new game to teach people or join an existing game for a night of friendly competition! :)

The official closing time is 11:00, which is when we expect to be done, but you are of course, welcome to stay longer if you want (or at least until our host kicks us out :–) )

Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook invite so we have a general idea of how many people are coming!

Hope to see you there!

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Attention all programmers! We’re going to be hosting a kickoff for our entry in the International Conference on Functional Programming this coming Thursday, June 16th.

The ICFP Programming Competition is an informal competition where the teams compete to solve various programming problems. There is no advanced registration required, or any limit on the size of the teams. The competition starts at 2pm June 16th HST and ends at 2pm June 19th HST.

See the ICFP announcement for more details: http://www.icfpcontest.org/2011/05/contest-announcement.html

  • What: Programming competition
  • When: Thursday, June 16th, 7pm
  • Where: Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu HI, 96822
  • Why: Because programming is fun!

Please RSVP on Tech Hui: http://www.techhui.com/events/hi-capacity-icfp-programming

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Hooray! We will be having another Arduino Night on June 23rd. This time will be less instructional and more about hacking. :)

We will be covering simple motors in our demonstration and how to interface with them. All you will need will be the Arduino, we will bring the extra parts! :)

If you’ve done any Arduino hacking since the last meet, bring your project! We’ll be having a show and tell for the first 30 minutes.

Sign up here. (Facebook event)

All attendees who want to participate in the demonstration will need to buy an Arduino kit from Adafruit Industries: http://bit.ly/i9RlbZ

The kits at Adafruit sell out quick! You can purchase either of these kits from Sparkfun. Starter kit is $59.95 or the Inventor’s kit is $94.95 Personally, I would recommend the Inventor’s kit. :)

The price of the kit will run between $50 and $100, depending which one you purchase (with an additional $10 for shipping). Please order this ASAP if you want to attend as it should take about 3-5 business days to get to Hawaii. If you came to our first meeting, you won’t have to purchase anything! :D

Note: We’ll be building on this kit in future – so think of it as an investment!

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps link) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

Hope to see you there!

 

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IGDA of HonoluluTired of big name sequels and playing rehashed games? Intimidated by the video game controllers of today? Wish you could grab a hold of a joystick and play those games from your childhood? Want to just have FUN?

HI Capacity in conjunction with The Honolulu Chapter of the International Game Developer’s Association (@igdahonolulu and @gormlai) and the RetroGameGeeks of Honolulu (@arakiryan and @marcorbito) present:

Retro + Obscure Gaming Night!

If you’re a gamer that’s passionate about video games, you’ll definitely want to join us on June 13th from 7pm to 9pm at Halsey Terrace!

Come and learn about 6 games that will rock your world – but you’ve probably never heard of. The evening will begin with a series of small talks about lesser known games, after which people will be able to walk around and play at our small, ad-hoc mini-arcade. We encourage you to bring your own games (BYOG) to step-up and play from your childhood in our designated Retro arcade room!

We’ll also be playing such classic hits as:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Pac-Man
  • Street Fighter II
  • Gauntlet

If you would like to RSVP to this event, you’ll need to RSVP on Twtvite.

Instructions to Halsey Terrace:

Ryan Araki (@arakiryan) and Marc Orbito (@marcorbito) have graciously helped us secure a location by allowing us to participate in their Retro Gaming night.  Halsey Terrace is located at 620 Pool Street in Honolulu. (Google Maps. It is located in military housing, but you will not have to pass through a gate/checkpoint.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Tired of your <insert your version control system here>?

If you're a developer, you've probably seen the hullabaloo about distributed version control systems over the past few years. While you might have dismissed it as a passing fad, it's definitely a tool that every modern programmer should have in their tool belt.

New Kids on the Block: Step by Step with Git/Github
Still using Subversion? Still can't commit offline? Tired of slowww branching? Want to participate in the largest social coding website, evar? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll definitely want to join us on May 24th from 7pm to 9pm at Oceanit to learn how you too can start using git and Github. Jason Axelson, a security developer at Referentia, and Ryan Kanno, a software engineer at Civil Beat, will be going over the basics of git and how to get started on Github.

They'll be covering such topics as:
  1. How to get started on Github
  2. What is git and how is it different from <your favorite version control>?
  3. Git basics
  4. HI Capacity on Github!
Github is one of the most popular sites for sharing code. Come and learn how to use git to collaborate on any of the 2 million Github projects. Based on interest, we'll be following this presentation with a more advanced presentation in a few weeks that will cover advanced topics of git such as interactive adding, bisecting, and rebasing. The talk should last about 1 to 1.5 hours. At the end of this session, we hope to have you up and running and playing around with git.

If you plan to attend this meeting, you should definitely bring a laptop. Also, please, please try to install git prior to our meetup. If you need help, feel free to jump on the HI Capacity Google Group and ask questions! We'll be more than glad to help you get started.

We've limited this event to the first 30 people.

If you would like to RSVP to this event, you'll need to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Instructions to Oceanit:

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you're coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you've gone too far). It's $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

Can't wait to see you there!
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Attention all Oahu beer drinkers… we listened! No beer in da ear!

Front Yard Brews

We know that Hawaii is the biggest beer drinking state per capita in the country. And we know nobody likes to pay $5 bucks for that green bottle, so why not learn how to make your own?

As our first Community Night, in coordination with award winning Front Yard Brews, we present:

Homebrew 101: Try make beer?

If you're tired of drinking those Bud Lights, this is where you want to be! Come join Front Yard Brews, winner of first place in the American Ale category at the 2011 Kona Brewers Festival Homebrew Competition, on May 9th from 7 PM to 9 PM at Oceanit to learn how you too can make your own award winning beer!
Justin and Sunny from Front Yard Brews will be going over the basics of the homebrew process - from start to finish. They'll be covering such topics as:

  1. What equipment will I need?
  2. How to choose a recipe
  3. The brewing process
  4. How to bottle your brewski
The talk should last about 45 minutes. At the end, we'll enjoy a small sample of a special brew they're currently making for HI Capacity! There will be bottles of Front Yard Brews' "Rusty But Trusty Red" for you to take home. And... if there's significant interest in replicating the process for your own home, Justin and Sunny will be hosting additional, more-detailed nights at a later date to help get you started.

We’ve limited this event to the first 40 people.

If you would like to RSVP to this event, you’ll need to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Instructions to Oceanit:

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

I’m thirsty just writing this! Can’t wait to see you there!

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Thank you everyone for showing up to Arduino Night II, I had a lot of fun! Pictures of the night are posted at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hicapacity :) I’m hoping since Tuesday night’s presentation that you have a better idea on how things work and how you may be able to make your own circuits. I have a few notes from the night that will help you along with future Arduino projects.

Last night we learned a lot, and hopefully you were able to retain all of that information. :) One thing you have to remember is that you need the correct resistor values while working on your project. Datasheets that come with your parts will usually include the necessary voltage and current requirements. If you have trouble, you can email us for help or bring the project to our next meet. The photoresistor or light dependent resistor (LDR) was slightly difficult to assemble at first but I’m glad everyone was able to complete that portion. Remember, the LDR (as with other resistors) are not polarized, so the direction the bars are facing does not matter. This only mattered when using the diodes, as the bar should be on the cathode(–) side. I mentioned briefly about “shift registers.” They’re tiny integrated circuits that allow you to expand a pin’s output. For example, a lot of shift registers include 8 outputs that only require one Arduino pin as input. Here is a video explaining the concept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7xI-flj1Mw

Jason was having problems with his delay() function in the Arduino IDE while using Fedora. He was able to fix this by putting: #include <util/delay.h> at the beginning of the code and then using the _delay_ms(500); instead. This should resolve any issues with the delay on Fedora.

Once again, thank you for coming out and participating! Thanks to Ian and Oceanit for once again providing HI Capacity use of their facilities. I had a lot of fun and remember to keep looking here for more events in the future! If you’d like to see something presented, remember to check out our Google Moderator group! http://bit.ly/hicapacity-moderator Add an idea today! :) Stay tuned as we have Homebrew Night and Programming Night coming up in the next few weeks.

Email me if you have questions or corrections: matthew@hicapacity.org

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