From Interlock Rochester Wiki
Report, May 4th 2010
The past month, there's been a lot of member driven improvement of the space - the networking team's continual improvement of Interlock's LAN, and Mark's acquisition of lockers are a just a couple.
We had our first Scifi Sunday, where we showed up at 9am, watched Real Genius and Wargames, and ate pancakes. Brian has a list of potential moviefilms on the Wiki. DARYL anyone?
Also, Andrei, parts-fund proprietor and resident Make guru, bought a box of lots of useful parts and 5 arduino kits using donations and his own money. Andrei will be heading home for the summer soon, we'll miss him! Thanks Andrei!
- Rowan will be hosting an Amateur Radio licensing class
- We'll be cohosting Rochester Lightning Talks with Coworking Rochester, scheduled for May 14th 7-9pm
- Interlock is participating in the Box of Junk challenge with other hackerspaces and organizations
Report, April 6th 2010
Over the past few months we've seen an incredible growth in activity, mindshare, and membership of Interlock. This success can be owed directly to our members. We also owe a large part of our success to our positive relationships with organizations like RIT's Innovation Center, LUGOR, CSH, the Python Meetup Ubuntu Loco, and others.
Over the past few months, we have:
- Hosted the Python Meetup
- Helped support, via the direct contribution of jross, BarCamp Roc. We all owe him many thanks.
- Built, tested, and installed our iButton entry system
- Procured, via donations, a large amount of valuable tools and equipment, to include networking equipment and electronics tools and parts
- Hosted a series of successful weekly and monthly events, including Make/Programming night, 2600/1300 security meetings, and Linux Workshop.
- Haggled with Frontier, installed, configured, and did whatever it took to get us decent Internets in the space. This was no small feat, but thanks to the hard work of a few we now have an awesome network setup.
- Held two Lightning Talk events, both of which were a blast
- Represented ourselves strongly at BarCamp, putting faces and mindset to our name. BarCamp was terrific.
- Kept our doors open on First Fridays, and made many acquaintances, friends, and allies in our building
- Learned to solder
- Consumed possibly hundreds of Genny Bocks
The outlook for Interlock is very, very bright. As we work now to further equip our space, and begin work on more involved personal and group projects, it will be important for us to keep in mind we are a part of a larger and exciting community. It is this community, and how we fit in it, that brings us not only membership but also makes us a real Not for Profit.
We're bettering Rochester one workshop, meeting, soldering iron, and mate at a time. So let's continue being excellent eachother, do what we do, and enjoy ourselves. We've created something amazing, and this is only the very beginning.