Why

The Vancouver Hackspace, locally better known as VHS, was founded in 2008. Its mission, to provide a common workspace where its members, hackers, makers, crafters and otherwise (technically) creative people could work on projects and find like-minded people, in sharing knowledge and ideas.

What

To celebrate its 5 year existence, on October 5th, VHS will be opening its doors to the general public with a celebratory (family friendly?) open house, extended by a special edition of the Super Happy Hacking House (SHHH30), featuring the turbo charged Lightning Talks.

  • Open house – Never been to a hack space before? This is the perfect time to visit! Already been to our old place or another hackspace? Come check out our new space off of Main Street!
  • Super Happy Hacking House (or SHHH) is a social night where members and non-members are welcome to gather for conversation, beverages, lightning talks, and super happy hacking. Bring your laptops, Arduinos, crafts, and gadgets for a night of merrymaking!
  • Lightning talks – A Lightning talk is a short presentation on any subject that you want. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes (2 min or less) and several talks will happen in a single period by different speakers. Challenge coins will given out to the people doing talks.

Remember to BRING YOUR OWN CUP !

Where:
The Bunker 270 1st Ave E
V5T 1A6, Vancouver, BC, Canada
49.268764,-123.098187

Parking is available just outside the space. Bikes can be brought inside the front door. To get here via transit: get off at Main St. – Science World station, walk South down Main to 1st Ave (past McDonalds), turn left onto 1st Ave. Walk until you see the VHS sandwich board (past the “Stay away from lonely places” sign, directly across the street from the Brinks building).

When
October 5th, 2013 Saturday
Open House 12 noon to 5 pm,
Super Happy Hacker House 9 pm to 2 am
Lighting talks 11pm sharp

Who:
Everyone, members and non-member, guests and all of their friends, and anyone else interested in seeing what hackspaces are about. The VHS organization would like to invite everyone to come and join us in celebrating its 5 year anniversary!