By Ben Brown
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Southern Ontario Makers & Hackerspaces Conference, set for November 2nd, 2013 in Kitchener!
Two Events in One!
The Friday evening before the main event, join us at Kwartzlab Makerspace for an invite-only meet-and-greet and free BBQ.
The main Saturday event will features speakers & workshops the entire day.
Join a wide range of speakers as they give talks on subjects ranging anywhere from making to running a hackerspace. Current talks include 3D printing, wearable sensors, open source software, camera hacking, podcasting and more.
Accompanying several all-day workshops (including badge hacking and soldering), we have several themed workshops running during the day. Current workshops include Arduino development, home brewing and Tamagotchi hacking.
Each attendee will receive a custom-designed microcontroller-based conference badge (based on the popular Arduino platform) that can be hacked and re-programmed at our all-day badge hacking workshop. These badges are designed by the hosting hackerspace and are meant to be expanded upon — they can be used in your own projects!
While you’re in town, there’s a free all-night arts festival happening in Downtown Kitchener called NIGHT\SHIFT. SoOnCon has traditionally been scheduled to happen around Nuit Blanche in Toronto, but Kitchener is lucky to have their very own exhibition this year. There will even be a pop-up maker space for attendees to continue hacking on their badges or other projects after SoOnCon.
Hope to see you there!