One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Join us at our monthly CryptoParty gathering! What is a CryptoParty? For more information, check this out:

    It's an informal, non-commercial gathering where folks can discuss select topics in privacy, information security and technology.

    Some of these topics include:

    Anonymity: is pure anonymity possible in the Brave New World?

    Browser Security: setting tweaks, hacks, considerations

    Countersurveillance: techniques to baffle and thwart your adversaries

    Dead Drops: USB and otherwise

    Encryption: for email and hard drives

    Internet Cash Schemes: bitcoin, advantages and disadvantages

    Steganography: hidden messages in plain sight

    Symbolic Communication: a public post of red flowers means...

    Virtual Private Networks: how do you use one and how effective are they?

    Whistleblowing: considerations when leaking sensitive information

    If you're at all the least bit concerned about the government scooping up all your internet activity to build a detailed dossier on you and kept on file indefinitely ready to use whenever you get labeled a "terrorist" - then CryptoParty is for you.

    Please consider a $5 donation towards our internet and legal defense fund!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 9

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/216596262/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Programming Team is a group about getting together to learn and practice advanced programming techniques with pizza!


    Every meetup we go over different advanced programming topics, IE:

    Sorting Algorithms, Data Structures, Knapsack Problems, Traveling Salesman, Learning Algorithms, Flow Networks, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and whatever else you might be interested in!


    This meetup’s topic is:

    Big O Notation and an overview of some algorithm classes.

    We will introduce everyone to Big O notation, why it matters, and how to calculate it. Then we will talk about what algorithm classes are out there and what they can do. This should help us map out what topics we will want to cover in future meetups.


    Schedule:

    2:00 - 2:30 = Introduce a cool programming topic

    2:30 - 5:30 = Casual Programming Competition!

    5:30 - 6:00 = Review/Present solutions


    This meetup is aimed at new/mid level to expert level programmers to help better everyone’s skills.


    The programming competition  can be done in teams or individually. There will be a set of problems with a full spread of difficulty. The set will also try to help everyone practice the covered topic. Currently we are planning on being able to auto-judge C, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby. (Message us if you have don’t use any of the above and have another language)


    We will have a donation can there to help with pizza and to help freeside keep the lights on for events like this. It would be sweet if you could help out.


    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 PM

    Attending: 5

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/216597232/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Join us at Freeside Atlanta to ring in 2015! We will be mingling, playing board games, video games on the projector, and opening our space to the public for New Year's!

    Freeside Atlanta is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting a couple of times a month on Tuesday so that people can check out the space, chat with members of the organization, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.

    We'll do a quick meeting to introduce everyone, we'll update folks on the progress of projects and equipment in the space, announce classes and events, and occasionally feature a 10-20 minute talk by a guest lecturer on an interesting subject. Afterwards, we'll break out into a more informal open house so people can chat, get tours of the space, and check out the cool stuff around the space.

    We look forward to seeing our members, friends, and guests to bring in the new year together!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, December 31 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 6

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/219295580/