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  • jur1st
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    We announced last night that we have secured a 1400 square foot facility in a cave complex. We're shooting for a week long grand-opening celebration filled with talks, workshops and other assorted activities for the first week of March. If you'll be in the area and would like to give a talk or just stop by...let me know.

    Pictures and more details at our website: http://blog.cowtowncomputercongress.org/?p=70

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  • jur1st
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    Due to recent events, we may soon be forced underground.

    That is all for now.

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Originally posted by jur1st View Post

    We're kicking off at 8:00 so bring your party pants and take Tuesday off.
    So take your pants off and bring the Tuesday party?

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  • jur1st
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    We sucessfully incorporated as a Missouri not for profit corporation a couple weeks ago and tomorrow evening (September 18th) we will be meeting to adopt bylaws, elect the Executive Board and Managing Directors. The meeting will be held at our temporary, but most consistent, meeting place of the JavaNaut at 39th and Wyoming in KCMO at 1800 to get the ball rolling and we can obviously anticipate a rather lengthy session. Obviously we will be going out at the closest bar we can find to celebrate the birth of the midwest's finest hackerspace. We will commence the shit talking about our rank worldwide once we gain possession of the real estate. All other information you may need is up at the Google group and wiki.

    On Monday, September 29th we will hold our first event...a Hacker Double Feature where we will screen GRL and Hackers are People Too (as discussed above) at Harry's Country Club in the river market. Of course the L.A.S.E.R. machine will be there for shenanigans following the shows.

    We're kicking off at 8:00 so bring your party pants and take Tuesday off.

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  • hevnsnt
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    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    was that the official name of this wickedly awesome device that i got to use during the i-Hacked party...


    ... i instantly loved it and wanted to know if there was any info or code available, etc.
    Hey Deviant..

    This was a L.A.S.E.R. setup.. Full code (& SOURCE!!) released by the GRL. http://graffitiresearchlab.com/?page_id=76

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Sooooo
    this is THIS thursday or ?? Do you have a more specific date?


    Driving directions to Kansas City, MO
    652 mi – about 9 hours 24 mins
    -----------

    ha...googlemaps gives other ways to get there:
    by car
    walking:

    Walking directions are in beta.
    Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.
    Walking directions to Kansas City, MO
    669 mi – about 9 days 2 hours
    Last edited by DJ Jackalope; August 24, 2008, 19:04. Reason: giving a more spec reason why.....

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Originally posted by jur1st View Post
    TAs a special treat, hevnsnt and surbo (of i-hacked) will be bringing out the graffiti machine for attendees to play with.
    was that the official name of this wickedly awesome device that i got to use during the i-Hacked party...


    ... i instantly loved it and wanted to know if there was any info or code available, etc.

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  • jur1st
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    Things have been moving along swiftly with the Hacker Space. I encourage people who are local, or otherwise interested in watching the process of putting a similar community together in your area to watch the Google Group for updates.

    Our current meeting location is the Java Naught coffee house in Westport. We meet each and every Thursday at 1800 central time. In addition for those who can't make it we have a weekly conference call on Tuesday nights at 2000 central time. In person meetings are great to meet people and talk about projects and ideas...the conference call has recently been rather focused on the numerous administrative issues which are presented with a project of this size and scope.

    We have also had a number of local organizations affiliate including the following:

    DC816
    i-hacked
    KC2600 (including the Johnson County splinter cell)
    KC Perl Mongers
    DotNext
    BarCampKC
    KC Robotics Society
    Inksome

    We're filing our paperwork with the state this week and hope to have bylaws officially approved within three weeks. This will all culminate with our first event, Movie Night with the Cowtown Computer Congress in late September or early October. We're planning on screening the GRL Season 1 and Hackers Are People Too for those who didn't have a chance to catch it at DC16.

    As a special treat, hevnsnt and surbo (of i-hacked) will be bringing out the graffiti machine for attendees to play with.

    To top everything off, we're planning on holding the party on the roof of the Kansas City Central Library with all photons placed on the building across the street.

    Hope to see you all there!

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  • jur1st
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    We have outgrown the original meeting location of the Flying Saucer and will be meeting at Tomfoolerie's on the Country Club Plaza at 1800 on Thursdays for the foreseeable future. Things are moving along nicely and we hope to get a preview of the space over the next couple weeks.

    (hint: it's huge)

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  • Cowtown Computer Congress - Kansas City Hackerspace

    I have been kicking around the idea of starting a hackerspace in Kansas City for quite some time. There is a local organization who is opening a technology incubator north of the river and they have extended an offer to give us a great deal of square footage for a very reasonable price.

    What we need to do now is to begin the community organization to start making plans and getting commitments for involvement.

    This Thursday, May 29th, we will be having a meeting at 6:00 PM at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in the Power and LIght District. The bar itself is located at the corner of 13th street and Walnut. If you have any questions, drop me a line.

    More information can be found at http://cowtowncomputercongress.org
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