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PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 6 at the Akron Urban League

PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 6 at the Akron Urban League

Another full house for PechaKucha Akron!

On February 3, 2017, PechaKucha Akron had another huge and very successful event, this time taking place at the Akron Urban League facility. When we arrived, we were surprised by the large size of the venue, but not surprised when 415 attendees arrived. We knew that PechaKucha Akron is a must-attend event in Akron, and we knew to come early to get good seats.

This blog post contains the official PechaKucha Akron descriptions of the talks, and videos from the event, as well as tweets in which attendees shared information and photos.

Blog Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Akron Mini Maker Faire 2016

Akron Mini Maker Faire 2016

This is the fourth Akron Mini Maker Faire that I have attended at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library. The Akron Mini Maker Faire is a very impressive Maker event, and I always enjoy it. The library reported that more than 1,600 people attended!

This year, it was fun that the Akron Mini Maker Faire was held on November 12, 1016, since this was the week after the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire. This made November 2016 the Maker month in Northeast Ohio!

 

Blog Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016

PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 at The Bit Factory

PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 at The Bit Factory

We were looking forward to the November 4, 2016, PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5. From past experience, we knew that PechaKucha Night events were always interesting, and because Stuart had heard of The Bit Factory, but had never visited it. 

We were rewarded by our attendance at PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 5 with great talks, interesting location -- The Bit Factory -- and Akron Soul Train art.

Blog Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Akron Art Prize 2016

Akron Art Prize 2016

 

Like many of our adventures, it all started with a tweet!

Like many of our adventures, it all started with a tweet!  Akron Art Prize 2016
 

Through this tweet, we learned about and decided to attend the Akron Art Prize Finale Reception on Saturday, October 1, 2016. We enjoyed seeing all the Akron Art Prize entries first at Summit Artspace, and then attending the awards reception at the Akron Art Museum.

We had such a good time and were so impressed with the artwork, that we wanted to share our photos and tweets/retweets from the event.

Collage of Akron Art Prize 2016 art

Blog Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016

PechaKucha Night at the Akron Civic Theatre

PechaKucha Night Akron Volume 2

Akron creatives from diverse disciplines present their work in a unique format -- 20 slides of 20 seconds each.

We were excited to spend the evening in Akron at the Akron Civic Theatre, since we had not been to this great venue in years. We attended the second PechaKucha Night Akron on February 5, 2016.

If you have never attended a PechaKucha event at any of the over 800 cities around the world, we strongly suggest you do so. We were very impressed with the second PechaKucha Night Akron. We had already written blog posts about two of the presenters, so it was great to get updated on their current work, and learn about exciting developments from the other presenters.

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Web Vulnerability » Akron Maker Faire » Launch League SpaceWalk

Web Vulnerability » Akron Maker Faire » Launch League SpaceWalk

September 19, 2015 -- what a day!

I am a person who likes to attend a lot of events, but this day was unusual even for me! I got up at 6:00 a.m. to prepare for the day, and did not get home until late at night.

The reason for sharing my day with you, the reader, is twofold:

  • I learned about a lot of interesting things.

  • I want to thank everyone that made the day's events a grand success. Most of the people involved are donating their time to make our community better.

Here is how I spent my day:

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Akron Mini Maker Faire & SYN/HAK The Akron Hackerspace Open House

Akron Mini Maker Faire & SYN/HAK The Akron Hackerspace Open House

What can we say about this event? It was VERY impressive! We saw more 3-D printers in one place than we have ever seen before. Lego robots, University of Akron robotics and aeronautics teams, The Akronist drone, and much more -- all this made for a great tech afternoon in Akron. There was so much to see that we were not able to get to everything, so we are looking forward to going again next year to see more!

Computers, metalworking tools, a 3D printer, and woodworking tools are just a few of the resources available at SYN/HAK, Akron's hackerspace. However, as we learned at their open house, the most important resource at the location is the synergy and creativity of the people who make it their second home.

Blog Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013
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