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Urban Farming Workshop @ Bug!

May 17th Bug Labs will be hosting a HTINK workshop, Urban Farming! Lee Mandell from Boswyck Farms (http://www.boswyckfarms.org/) will show us some general techniques, and assist in building water reservoirs and associated parts to make a garden at home! Come join us for a fun day, and take home the tools and knowledge to make stuff grow! Registration is 30 dollars, and does not include workshop materials. Purchase of workshop materials NOT required to participate.To...
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BUG Community update

We have released a number of new features in BUG Community!First, we migrated our forums to Beast based forums in Community Engine. As much as we appreciate the phpBB open source project, we certainly love Beast's integration with CE, ease-of-use, and simple UI. We did our best to retain previous messages and user data, but if you have any problem updating older posts, let us (webmaster [at] buglabs.net) know.Now that the forums is a part...
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NY Java Meetup at Bug Labs

On Monday, we were lucky to have the NY Java Meetup hold their meeting at Bug Labs.  It as a big and great group.  We ate lots of pizza and Timothy Fagan gave a detailed review of JavaOne 2009. Here are some of the JavaOne 2009 slides we looked over: http://developers.sun.com/learning/javaoneonline/j1online.jsp?track=javase&yr=2009 We ate lots of pizza, tried a Java puzzlers from JavaOne and passed out some cool door prizes, including a copy of IntelliJ.  Alicia...
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NY Tech Meetup Showcase

A group of us went to NY Tech Meetup Showcase yesterday at FIT. It was a showcase for 60 tech companies in New York City. We met great people, showed off what BUG can do, and got great feedback. Here are some of highlights: People get it when they see BUG. Xmas light never fails to attract crowd.  I met a very diverse group of people-- developers, engineers, marketing folks, journalists, designers, entrepreneurs, students, and...
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Talking about BUG at Columbia

Ivy, a classmate from my Alma mater, is working here in New York at the Columbia Institute of Tele Information.  She discovered that I was also in NYC and had me stop by for a lunch discussion with some research assistants, professors, and interns to talk about community hardware, BUG, and the career path.  And I got to get out of the office and eat Italian food. Nice.The group was not familiar with BUG, so...
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Upcoming classes in the Test Kitchen

Sign Up for Bioelectricity Find out about electricity in your body!  This class will be a high level introduction to the world of bioelectricity, and devices that act on these principles with a particular focus on implantable cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators.  Matthieu and Krystoff, engineers with Medtronic, will discuss how living organisms create and maintain electrical potentials through the use of transmembrane ion pumps. Sign Up for Clock WorksThis lecture will cover the very basics...
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