Hacking, Making, and Art Appreciating | SoOnCon 2013 & NIGHT\SHIFT

Hacking, Making, and Art Appreciating | SoOnCon 2013 & NIGHT\SHIFT

If  you’re a maker, hacker, DIY-enthusiast, tech junkie, or supporter of such pursuits, you won’t want to miss next week’s Southern Ontario Makers and Hackerspaces Conference (SoOnCon 2013). The Critical Media Lab will be there, taking part in the action, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener.

SoOnCon-2013-FlyerFor a minimal registration fee of $40, participants will have the chance to attend an exciting lineup of talks and workshops. While the schedule has yet to be released, according to SoOnCon, speakers will discuss such wide-ranging topics as: 3D printing, wearable sensors, open source software, camera hacking, podcasting, and creating a hackerspace. Currently, workshops have been organized on Arduino development, home brewing, and Tamagotchi hacking, with more details to come in the following week. This year’s event is organized by the local Kwartzlab Makerspace.

AND, while you’re downtown on Nov. 2, consider checking out Kitchener’s inaugural all-night art festival, NIGHT\SHIFT.

Two fantastic events, plus this Saturday’s (Oct. 26) Invisible Cities symposium, hosted by the CriMeLab at the Communitech Hub? Looks like there’s a whole lotta awesome going down in downtown K-town over the next two weeks.

Image credit: http://www.kwartzlab.ca