the sun will set on the google empire

So I’ve decided to start documenting my slow and steady divorce from Google, Facebook and Android. I’ve been a heavy user of all these services for approximately 10 years, and the more I think about it… the more I think about how much I’ve contributed to the support of Google’s conquest to colonize the internet. 

Already looking into alternative email services… 
Updates soon. 

Curating comfortable environments to fail in.

Even though I kept joining maker spaces to try to learn about electronics/ programming, I’ve always felt as though there was always a social barrier to climb over before I could actually tackle a project. It’s either I had to research a project myself and befriend someone to help figure out my questions (is there such thing as a stupid question?), or pay for a class (which usually never helped me solve my project problems).

So I decided to curate a group where people of different skill levels and backgrounds could come and try to tackle something new (either in a group or through solo projects). Whether learning how to use an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or just wanted to start learning how to program without the intimidation of a Maker Space, or the financial obligation of having to take a class.

The current plan so far is to run the group meetups for solo/ independent projects, and then tackle one big project together as a collective to submit to the final year art show (at OCADU).

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Yo ho! Someone using an infrared censor.


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Whats going on: 2 people on a Rasp Pi project, 1 person beginning to use command line, 1 person using Wolfram Mathematica to sharpen an image, 1 person figuring out how to use an infrared sensor. 

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Gotta snack on samosas. Edible geometry.

OCADU Computer Club is free to attend.
Updates will be posted soon.