Tag Archives: science

PenguiCon 2015

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2015.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire Grand Rapids is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity & resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.makerfairegr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr

Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Support you local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://swmimakerfaire.com/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfaireswmi

Penguicon 2016

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2016.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/

On The Shoulders of Giants

What would the world be like if Douglas Englebart had never invented the computer mouse? How do whimsical ideas become practical applications? Our event On The Shoulders of Giants is celebrating how the future was built from abstract, creative ideas. We are aiming to inspire, educate and entertain.

Attendance is FREE – Support the Geek Group through our auction at the event!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1678843395669942/
https://www.facebook.com/thegeekgroup/
http://thegeekgroup.org/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2016

The Grand Rapids Maker Faire is back for a third year! The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be August 20 & 21, held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 21.

Featuring both established and emerging local makers, the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robotics, DIY science and technology, sustainability and alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food and educational installations. Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators and tinkerers.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.makerfairegr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr

Halloween Science 2016 Friday

Halloween Science is the Institute’s most popular annual event. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/193867657701904/
https://www.facebook.com/CranbrookInstituteofScience/