HackPittsburgh is a non-profit, community-based workshop that allows members to come together and share skills & tools to pursue creative projects. Our membership is open to everyone but typically comprises inventors, engineers, scientists, programmers, hobbyists, artists, roboteers, families, entrepreneurs, and arts and crafts enthusiasts. Our focus is on collaboration, education, and community outreach. We’re a benevolent group and do not promote or condone illegal activities. The term “hacking” is used in a benign sense, in the context of deconstructing and understanding objects and systems and re-purposing existing materials for new and innovative uses.
We have events every Friday night (except for holidays), open to the public, and usually free, where people can come in for interesting talks or presentations and see the shop and what we have to offer. Details on any particular Friday night event are posted to the blog on our main page somewhere between a few days and a week prior to the event.
We host several outside groups who meet in our space and whose events are also open to the public. Check out the calendar on the right for those and other events and activities.
Official name: HackPittsburgh
Flickr pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hackpgh/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/HackPGH (use hashtag #HackPGH)
Calendar: Google Calendar
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in the garage around the back of the building on Watson St.