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25 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Eric Parker 25 days ago
  • Beer & Bytes live -  adults learn how to brew beer at 1pm and 5pm all ages make your own root beer 3pm, 
30 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Lou Franco, Carrie Bernstein 30 days ago
Lou F2014
Carrie BThe event is June 6-8, 2014. Go to http://hackforwesternmass.org to get the latest information on the event. Soon this hackpad will reflect the new challenges for 2014!
Andrew PContact information:
Follow us "@HackForWestMa" on twitter, use #hfcwesternma
Andrew PIRC: #hackforwesternmass on irc.freenode.net
Join the "Hack For Western Mass" github organization to contribute to our repositories.  You must have a github account, then file a ticket to be added to the organization.
(coming soon) Registration: http://hackforwesternmass.eventbrite.com
Carrie B(the eventbrite will be updated for 2014 when registration opens)
Andrew PLike to write?  
Help document the weekend hackathon, write about the challenge projects, and spread the word!  Create an account at http://hackforwesternmass.org/user/register
Registrations have to be manually approved due to spammers, but it shouldn't take too long...  
Let's try to have challenge-related discussions on sub-pads.  This will keep the challenge summary page relatively organized and easy to navigate.
This hackpad is for discussion of challenges for the Hack for Western Mass event on June 1st and 2nd, 2013A new hackpad for the 2014 challenges will be available soon, when there are new challenges to hack!
Please use this hackpad to discuss the Seed Swap Database project.  It includes some database criteria from the Hilltown Seed Saving Network.  
33 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Jessica Cole 33 days ago
  • Contact info: @jessunscripted
41 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Jo Anne Wright 41 days ago
  • I'd strongly suggest conducting usability evaluations.  I like the  concept and the graphics are visually appealing.  This has the  potential to be very powerful, however not all functionality is immediately apparent and in some cases may not be well understood by all users.  For example, it was not apparent to me until I viewed the video that I could remove categories from the pie charts - they did not appear to be clickable.  Also not all people understand two letter postal codes.  Giving users key tasks and observing how they go about performing those tasks can give you valuable insight to identify usability issues.
46 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Eric Parker 46 days ago
JOIN OUR 2014 HACKPAD AT: Super Happy Augusta 2014
June 1, 2013 | 1pm - 1am | 800 Block of Broad St., Downtown Augusta, Georgia
60 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Kevin Cole 60 days ago
This page is for people who want to participate and contribute ideas, projects relating to public library and museum data challenges from IMLS for National Day of Civic Hacking.
184 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Small Flockers 184 days ago
2. Adam Englander, adam.englander@coupla.co: I am working with a team at the event in Las Vegas, NV.  My team consists of: myself (backend developer), Nicholas Ballard  (design), Michael Keating (fron-end develpoer).  Our GitHub organization is here: https://github.com/backyardbrood
Small FI've Got an Idea for A Team
I'm a small flock poultry farmers.  Currently, I use a $10 timer from the hardware store to control the lights in my coop.  To get maximum egg lay, birds need 16.5 hrs of light per day.  Problem is the lights go off and come on all at once.  At off, birds are suddenly plunged into darkness, somebody is out of position, away from their night roosting position.  In AM, lights suddenly come on, and shock their system.  Need PIC controller (cheap), programmed with users latitude & longitude & current time & hrs. per day of light to deliver & dimmer duration, and the PIC controller does the rest, automatically dimming the light slowly at the end of day and auto bringing up lights slowly in AM, linked to the natural start or end of day, or unlinked (fixed start time in isolated coop so it isn't linked to natural sunlight), which might be used to have bird's day during the cooler nights and bird's night during hotter day so that activity and energy maximizes birds comfort and productivity.  I will work with you on design specs and testing.   gblack@blacksbay.com 

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