Special Interest Groups

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ATXHS is host to several Special Interest Groups, some of them formal institutions by their own right, others just a bunch of hackers thrown together around some common interest. Please add, update, maintain as necessary, for things do change. Specific, goal-oriented projects should be in this other page. Committees are for teams and activities directly related to ATXHS functions.


The Calendar is the place to see when these SIG meet. If you don't have access to edit the calendar, contact [Director of |Facilities]

DISCLAIMER
even though these SIGs meet @ATXHS, they are not part of ATXHS and do not represent ATXHS for any purpose (and likewise, ATXHS does not represent them for any purpose). Anybody present at any of their meetings @ATXHS is required to sign the standard ATXHS waiver and disclaimer, and ATXHS policies override any policies they may have while they use ATXHS facilities. They are not to use ATXHS logos, name or such, except to indicate the address and suitable information that does not imply any endorsement or participation of ATXHS in their events.

"Formal" groups

(as with long history, maybe even full 501.c.3 status - does not necessarily require monocle and penguin suit)

ALE Linux

Weekly on Wednesday, open to the public

The ALE Linux Group ( http://ale.freeshell.org/ ) will be meeting from 7 to "whenever" (possibly as late as midnight). There is usually no agenda or presentation, just people helping each other with Linux or programming problems - feel free to approach us to ask about Linux or anything vaguely related ! We will be either in the front lounge or in the "computer area".

The Robot Group

First Thursday of every month, open to the public

(elsewhere weekly, on Thursdays, see http://therobotgroup.org)

Our meetings seldom have a formal structure, mostly show-and-tell, helping each other in personal or team projects, preparing an outreach...

-> Cool Tools

on December 5 2013, TRG will host the Austin presence in the Cool Tools Show & Tell Worldwide Meetup


The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of Austin, TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art. These individuals began gathering at Discovery Hall science museum, and working on projects. The staff at Discovery Hall referred to this conglomeration as "The Robot Group" so as to distinguish it from the "Computer Group" and the "Exhibits Group" that also met in the building, and it was under that name that the group was incorporated on December 17, 1992.

  • To offer a framework whereby advanced technology and the arts can be integrated.
  • To foster interaction between artists and technologists.
  • To create projects which explore the relationship between the arts and technology.
  • To combat technophobia through educational outreach, the staging of public events, and youth involvement in The Robot Group technological and artistic projects.

Derek (TRG treasurer), Luke (TRG president), Yama (TRG secretary) are also ATXHS members.

"Informal" groups

(monkey noises not required - meaning, groups that are just coming together or maybe just prefer to keep it that way)

Arts & Tech

date TBD

quoting Alex, Are there artists/creative technologists in Austin that do work similar to http://eyeofestival.com/, eyebeam, etc.?

I have an engineering job but i want to work on some art projects in my spare time as a hobby and creative outlet

The Lazerites

power-users or laser guru wanabees, this is the place to be!

Ham Radio Group

There is a loosely organized group of amateur radio operators at the space. We did manage to put on Field Day in 2013. Known hams include (feel free to add yourself):

Once in awhile someone posts to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/atxhs-hams