Hacksburg

Blacksburg's Workshop

Thank You FoxGuard Solutions

I would like to thank our financial sponsor for Hacksburg’s second annual UnConference - FoxGuard Solutions - their generous support enables us to cover costs for all of our UnConference Supplies!

FoxGuard Solutions mission is to develop innovative technology solutions to optimize and protect critical infrastructure.

They are supporting our conference because our topics are Making/Hacking/Technology. Do you have a cool Making/Hacking/Technology topic you are passionate about? Come to our UnConference!

Unconferences do not have talks scheduled ahead of time. Talks and topics are determined by who shows up and wants to present and idea to gather people to discuss a specific topic.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 Where: Hacksburg 2200 Kraft Dr #1475, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Registration is $20 per person and attendance is limited by the space we have available (max 30). Registration includes lunch. Purchase tickets here.

Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger?

You can help Hacksburg out every time you shop as we are enrolled with the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

To enroll your Kroger Plus Card

Visit http://krogercommunityrewards.com (be sure to have your Kroger Plus Card!)
Click Register if you do not yet have a community rewards website, otherwise click sign in
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Search for us by our NPO 86979, then select organization from list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
All participants of an organization are required to re-enroll each year beginning August 1st.
Only purchases made when you swipe your Korger Plus Card will count.

Meeting Tomorrow and New Calendar

Hello everyone!

We’re having a general meeting tomorrow at 7:30 PM at the space. The agenda is here. As always, we’ll also be talking about what we’ve worked on the past week, so feel free to bring your projects (or pics thereof) for show-and-tell. After the meeting, we will, as usual, have our open work session, where you can get help with a project you’re roadblocked on or hang out with like-minded makers.

On another note, the move to Google Apps email has gone smoothly, and email should be working again. We’ve also moved over the calendar in the sidebar to Google Apps. The old calendar at hacksburg@gmail.com will probably not be updated in the future; if you want to keep abreast of events at Hacksburg, you’ll need to subscribe to the new calendar by clicking the button in the sidebar widget.

We’ll see you at the meeting!

Google Apps Switchover

With our nonprofit status, we have access to services that would otherwise be unavailable to us. One of our initial backers, Ron Jarrell, pointed out that Google offers a special Google Apps domain for nonprofits, and offered to help us set it up. We took him up on his generous offer, and the domain went live this week. There’s not much there yet – mostly just a few administrative things – but in the near future, we will be moving Hacksburg assets that currently live on private Google accounts to our Google Apps instance.

First among these services is our email system, which will begin its transition this afternoon. During this time, email sent to Hacksburg may be delayed or bounced as our new DNS records propagate. This should be sorted out by Monday. Further down the road, after other services get moved, we may start offering accounts to select members.

Since the founding of the space, we have, to some degree, depended on Google’s services for a good portion of our infrastructure. With this move, we hope to secure and better integrate that infrastructure for the years to come.

Reminder: The space will be closed to members and the public tomorrow, August 20, from 2-6 PM for a private event. Nobody will be admitted except event attendees.

Meeting Tonight, Space Reserved Saturday

Hello everyone!

We’re having a general meeting tonight at 7:30 PM at the space. The agenda is here. As always, we’ll also be talking about what we’ve worked on the past week, so feel free to bring your projects (or pics thereof) for show-and-tell. After the meeting, we will, as usual, have our open work session, where you can get help with a project you’re roadblocked on or hang out with like-minded makers. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: The space will be closed to members and the public this Saturday, August 20, from 2-6 PM for a private event. Nobody will be admitted except event attendees.