HICAPACITY

Hello everyone! If you haven’t already noticed the site has receieved a facelift. We originally launched the previous version of the site back in late 2011. The look and feel hadn’t changed much since then. The site became old and boring and we felt it was time for a change. The goal of this version of the site was to minimize the amount of images being used. The old version would load badly on slower connections due to having too many background textures and other images.

Another change that has been made to the site is the perks page has been sunset. Its pertinent information has been merged into the membership information page. We also now have a page about services provided by HICapacity. We now have 3D printing and 3D modeling services available! Check it out!

We also have a new logo! HICapacity member Jesse has been hard at work! He created our new logo and it is proudly being displayed above.

The site will continue to receive updates in the coming weeks but it will generally be small tweaks or updates to the information on the site. It won’t be too drastic.

If you haven’t been down to the space recently, you should come check out our new MakerBot Replicator! It is frequently in use so you can watch a model getting printed. Or even print one of your own. Thank you to all of those who donated funds to purchase our awesome new toy! :)

Hope everyone is doing well. See you later!

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Browserify lets you modularize your code for the browser the same way you do for Node.js. This allows for tiny modules of code to be written that does 1 thing and 1 thing well — the essence of Unix philosophy. Synchronous dependencies are ok on the server-side but not ok for the browser. Browserify gives you the same type of require method control as Node.js. Browserify parses the AST for require() calls to traverse the entire dependency graph of your project.


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/browserify-talk-tickets-11399292591


James Wang

James Wang is the CEO and Principal Software Engineer of Slickage, a Honolulu based software engineering firm. He is also a co-founder of HI Capacity, a hackerspace in Honolulu formed in 2011. When hacking he enjoys the intricacies of large scale systems all the way up to the response times of beautiful user interfaces. When James is not coding he engages in competitive fighting games and competes in tournaments across the US.


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Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more. — docker.io



Developers are key to any business invested into technology. They are the heart and soul of getting the product off the ground. However traditionally, systems are kept up by admininistrators and ops people. Good developers write code that’s useful for production and great developers are able to reproduce the production infrastructure in development.

As a newcomer to Docker, one can simply think about this piece of technology as being a lightweight VM that is cheap to create, destroy, and even share. Synonymously think about how Git has changed the world of software development by being distributed and incredibly cheap and quick to do things that were not done in the past.

Technology advancements allow for newly revised workflows optimizing speed of integration between development versus production and allows for testing and accurate visibility.

This is a talk for administrators and developers.

Demos:

  • Web servers/applications
  • Databases
  • Deployment
  • Various software services
  • Container linking

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/docker-ops-for-software-developers-tickets-11067213333



James Wang

James Wang is the CEO and Principal Software Engineer of Slickage, a Honolulu based software engineering firm. He is also a co-founder of HI Capacity, a hackerspace in Honolulu formed in 2011. When hacking he enjoys the intricacies of large scale systems all the way up to the response times of beautiful user interfaces. When James is not coding he engages in competitive fighting games and competes in tournaments across the US.


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