Hax Festival 3.0
Hax is the SkullSpace community
hackerspace weekend festival. Previous editions were in October 2016, and October 2020.
Hax 3.0 will be held Friday April 1, Saturday April 2, and Sunday April 3rd, 2022. This will be a hybrid event, with components in person at Skullspace, 2-374 Donald St. Winnipeg and online here at hax.skull.space.
Saturday April 2, 2022
7pm-10pm -- Synth and DJ performances. In person (limited capacity) and online on our Twitch channel.
We started late
Sunday April 3, 2022
1pm-6pm -- Chill out day -- exhibits and gaming.
Feel free to bring your own exhibit of
projects, toys, art, equipment, etc or to run your own video
or table-top gaming session (online or in-person).
To add your exhibit or gaming session to the schedule, email email@example.com .
Scheduled exhibits -- Sunday April 3, 2022
- 1pm-6pm -- Commodore
low-end home computer from 1980, with the
debut of a new game written specifically for this occasion.
(History video by 8-Bit Guy)
There will be a competitive high-score chart!
The developer is available to discuss her code 2pm-4pm.
- 1pm-2pm -- Skullspace version of
We won't be running a formal round as seen previously at fundraiser
socials, but one of the developers will be available for demos.
- 1pm-6pm --
Looking Glass Portrait with a member working on content in progress
- 1pm-6pm -- SpaceMouse, a 6-axis mouse for 3D work and play.
- 1pm-6pm -- The Super NT
(FPGA based Super Nintendo clone) will be available with a game
collection and side-loading enabled.
If anyone would like to bring in a homebrew game or demo that they've
developed for the occassion, we will award a "best in show" title
to our favourite.
Scheduled gaming sessions
- 1pm-6pm -- Skullspace board game collection, self organize your
own play -- in-person
- 2pm-4pm -- Casual chess hosted by a 1400 Chess Federation of Canada
rated player (low end intermediate level).
Tournament sized chess sets and mechanical chess clocks from the Soviet Union will be available.
Host available to play blind (in-person) against less experienced players.
For online play, ask in the #skullspace channel on the Libera IRC
network (web interface) if anyone would like a game.
- 4pm-6pm -- Cacao (2-4 players) with a host -- in-person
- 4pm-6pm -- Pioneers
(Catan clone), 2 round elimination tournament for up to 16 players!
An online event, laptops at Skullspace will also be available
for participation in-person.
Organized on the #skullspace channel on the Libera irc network,
(web interface) and the game server will be hosted on a publicly
reachable Skullspace server
- Re-tweet our tweet announcing the line-up
- Invite people to our Facebook events
- Our meetup.com events
- Initial Instagram post tagging @skullspacewpg
- Distribute our 17x11" poster. Printed copies are available at Skulllspace with a staple-gun and staples.
A crowd fund has covered our honouria costs. Les.net provides
Additional sponsorship is still welcome to cover organizer and operations
staffing and to support the hackerspace.
Small dollar donations in support of Skullspace are welcome by
Paypal or Interac e-transfer
firstname.lastname@example.org , auto-deposit enabled, no need to tell us a password
Hax 3.0 Festival Archive
Friday April 1, 2022
- New edition to the schedule
6:45pm -- Panel: How To Re-ignite A Hacerkspace After A Pandemic.
In-person and online on YouTube. Moderator Sara Arenson with panelists
- Siusan Hample
- Mark Campbell
- Michael Kozakewich
- 7:30pm -- Movie night. In-person and online. Poster
Saturday April 2, 2022
11am-5pm -- Presentations. In-person and online on YouTube. We regret that we don't have a URL direclty playable in a media player this time around.
11:00am-11:30am -- Mike Major
3D Printing for Table-top Gaming
11:45am-12:30pm -- Heinrich Harms
Analyzing Images with Genetic Algorithms
12:45pm-13:15pm -- Tina Tenbergen
Arduino Encoder for a Ship Wheel
Ryan Wall -- Gaining New Perspectives Through the Art of Magic
2:15pm-2:45pm -- Bill Shymanski
The Oscilloscope and Why You might Want One
3:00pm-3:45pm -- Sarah LaCroix
Continuing Education and Development
4:00pm-5:00pm -- Shibashis Bal
Fundamental Gaps in Corporate Practices in IT Compliance and Auditing
Wildlife Trafficking: What Do We Know? Applying OSINST and Data Analysis