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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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