Public Maker Faire Detroit Forum with Make Magazine Founder

Dale Dougherty Founder of Make Magazine

Dale Dougherty Founder of Make Magazine

Everyone’s favorite magazine is coming to town to discuss the possibility of having a Maker Faire Detroit in Michigan.  One cannot fathom the awesomeness that would come from hosting this event. 

In between his super secret meetings around the state, none other than Dale Dougherty, founder of Make Magazine, will visit i3 Detroit on November 7th, 2009 at 11 am - 1 pm.  He is the Minister of Make…the Gentleman of Geekdom…the Duke of D.I.Y. and the exploits of i3 Detroit have made it cross country to his palace of periodicals. 

Everyone is welcome to join us in the i3 Detroit workspace to discuss the possibility of a Maker Faire Detroit.  What you would like to see at the event? What talents can you share?  These are some of the questions that will be asked.  We want feedback and insight from everyone.  This is Detroit’s event.   

For the regulars, you will have a chance to meet one of the major players (if not the major player) in the Make Movement.  For the newbies, you get the added bonus of touring the i3 Detroit workspace, checking out member projects and getting information on becoming a member yourself. 

For any questions, contact Nick – nbritsky@i3detroit.com – 248.709.3822

Class – Intro to Webservers

We still have open seats for Tomorrows Intro to Web Servers class (Part1). If you would like to sign up please click HERE.

Intro to Web Servers (Part 1) – go from basic computer to full web server in about an hour

Course will cover basic concepts in addition to practical hands-on experience.

Topics we will gloss over:

  • basic networking and the internet
  • what a web server is
  • server / client relationship
  • Running a web server from your house for fun and maybe profit.
  • Installing Apache web server a couple different ways
  • Basic configuring and customizing your web server
  • We will go over a few modifications(mods) to install on to you machine to optimize your web sites performance.
  • What’s a domain and how to get one and get it working with your web server
  • dynamic and static domains will be covered
  • How to serve up pages and files

Materials Needed:

  • A windows/OSX/ Linux laptop with VMware server/ player installed ( I can not provide this as it is against licencing )
  • In the class you will be provided with a pre-made virtual install of ubuntu server 8.10

It is suggested to have a basic understanding of computers and the linux operating system, regardless you’ll no doubt learn something.

i3 Detroit is hosting Detroit’s first Cereal Bar! Come Join Us

Cereal Bar Detroit

Have you been looking for a reason to get up earlier than usual?

Do you want to be inspired and energized before your day?

Are you looking to network and meet new people?

Cereal Bar Detroit is a breakfast gathering of people with something in common.  People who want to be inspired and to kick start their day off with a wholesome breakfast, great people and conversation.

The only criteria are that you have cereal. And we suppose that’s optional too. We will be providing the “yummies” and we are looking at you to provide the interesting conversation.

What: Awesome breakfast, interesting people and great conversation!

Where: i3 Detroit 322 4th Street Royal Oak, Mi 48067

When:  October 22nd 6:30 – 8:30 A.M

Contact information: Russ Wolfe rwolfe {at} i3detroit {.} com

Sneak Peek!

We wanted to share a with all of you a small sneak peek of the finishing space.

If you would like to see the final space come to our open house on Saturday October 3rd 2009 12-5 pm and after party starting at 7pm-12pm. See you There!

New Classes!

As most of you know we are winding down the build out of our space and gearing up for our opening house party. At the same time we are starting to lay out our class schedule for the first week of October. We have posted a few classes for the first week. We will be working over the next couple of weeks to continue to grow our class offerings for the month of October. You can see all the classes we have to offer on our classes page.

Here is a list of some of the classes currently open for registration:

Introduction to Web Advertising (Part 1) Monday October 5th

Web Advertising is a medium that evolves daily.  There are millions of websites to advertise on and it is hard to know what is best for you. The goal of this course will be to empower you to select the right sites and services to drive traffic to your website. This course will start to cover these topics in two parts.

Radio Basics (Part 1) Wednesday October 7th

This class will introduce radio communication, the nitty-gritty of how signals get from a transmitter
to a receiver, and how information is encoded in those signals. We will tackle misconceptions and try
to give each student an intuitive understanding of how this stuff works, which will make future radio
classes and experimentation easier.

Introduction to Web Advertising (Part 2) Monday October 12th

Part 2 to Web Advertising is a medium that evolves daily.  There are millions of websites to advertise on and it is hard to know what is best for you. The goal of this course will be to empower you to select the right sites and services to drive traffic to your website. This course will start to cover these topics in two parts.

Part 15, CB, ham, broadcasting &You can pass the ham exam! (Part 2 of Radio Basics) Wednesday October 14th

There's more to radio than just the technology, of course, and before you get on the air
(even with a wifi AP) you should understand the rules about who can transmit where, why, and what.
This class will talk about the "license-free" myth, commercial and amateur services, licensing and
testing for individuals and for equipment. Most importantly, we will discuss why this all matters to you,
the experimenter.