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We post, comment on, news and interesting links related to Makerspaces and Hackerspaces- and related topics. Consider taking our survey CoLab: Utica's MakerSpace. New members, and those passionate about such topics, please consider joining the Colabratory on Twitter

June 20, 2016 - Just Awesome! The CoLab, Bagg's Square, in Utica, NY had its first and pre-opening act, last week with the Blue Cherry Band Happy to host these "MusicMakers" as they preform Believing In Not Believing

March 4, 2016 - The CoLab in Bagg's Square, Utica, NY, a creative space for makers and hackers in the Mohawk Valley says, "Go see Don Marinelli on March 10th, it is FREE!" Mr Marinelli is going to be at the Stanley Center for the Arts and is the co-founder of the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center. Follow that insitution @cmuetc.

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties Inc, get your ticket here Big Idea 2016 The Foundation says, "Marinelli will inspire our community to understand how these varying elements [Art, Technology & Education], when aligned, create greater outcomes than any could achieve individually."

February 14, 2016 - There continues progress in downtown Utica's forthcoming, independant, Bagg's Square Makerspace/Hackerspace. This year we will open, but today we are looking back to when the building was targeted to become Bagg's Square Clay, where articts and the whole community could have enjoyed ceramic arts. Maybe we'll still touch on this art, as we'll be open to all types of makers and hacker! Follow us on Twitter for updates.

February 3, 2016 - Our downstairs neighbors The Liberty Street Gallery is making progress...

January 28, 2016 - We took part in talks today regarding a makerspace for 5-10 year olds. Held at the Utica Children's Museum, we're looking forward to the future collaboration!

November 23, 2015 - As the CoLab takes shape in Downtown Utica, NY and we undertake research for the space, here's a question we've heard more than a few times, "Are you going to have a coworking space?" The answer is, "Perhaps!" Let us know what you think, please take our survey A Maker-Hacker Space for Utica, NY

November 6, 2015 - Take part in Central New York Hackathon a local cybersecurity conference and competition designed for students from Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica College, and Herkimer College. Read more Central New York Hackathon Follow them on Twitter @DoD_CSIAC

A great story of Utica-based company, which is still growing in 2015 after being started in 1888 by an industrious farmer-maker-hacker named D. B. Smith Mr Smith invention and development of a sprayer, that today can be found on the shelves of major retailers throughout the nation including Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart. The Roundup Pump ‘N Go Sprayer, designed and manufactured here in New York Mills, has become a sensation nationally.

August 27, 2015 Get to know @hackupstate They're on the web HackUpstate and a Upstate New York Hackathon group. Twice a year, developers, innovators, and designers meet to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York's technology sector... to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies. Are you hacking in the Utica area? If so, consider following the CoLab @Colabratory we're in Utica's Bagg's Square district.

June 17, 2015 Great reading on a recent trip, story of a 1945's invention/inventor, who's gone onto sell 100 billion units, the Bic pen! Read the "Enduring genius of a ballpoint pen", an older era Hacker/Maker Via @WSJ. Later this year and beyond, we're hoping our Hackerspace / Makerspace in Utica, NY will sprout such a successful idea! Consider following us, send an email and if you can, take our survey A Maker-Hacker Space for Utica, NY

June 11, 2015 - Cool things within Makerspace & Hackerspaces these days include physical products; drones and drone racing, pimped-up coffee pots, air purifiers... "High-tech hardware is following the route that software took around the year 2000, with cheap resources and fast development leading to an explosion of products..." Read more STEM kids, and adults, never had so much fun!

May 27, 2015 - A Progress Report: Utica, NY Makerspace / Hackerspace is taking shape. The 4th floor workspaces and bathrooms move forward. Will they become dedicated startup space, or shared workspaces, or maybe a couple of labs? Not sure just yet, but it is good to have options! Take our A Maker-Hacker Space for Utica Survey In CNY, the Mohawk Valley, Utica-Rome region, then consider following us @colabratory

May 22, 2015 - News from @thethincubator they've appointed @ryancmiller Ryan Miller as full time director as a primary resource for connecting Utica entrepreneurs. Congratulations Ryan! The CoLab looks forward to networking our groups together.

May 3, 2015 - Four Makers tour future @colabratory space. An early start, sharing ideas and thoughts for a Mohawk Valley Utica NY MakerSpace in Bagg's Square. CoLab, Utica's coming Maker-Hackerspace

April 18, 2015 - Story by @TheAtlantic #Makerspaces Boost Local Economies & Entrepreneurial Activity; 3-D printers, laser cutters... Makerspaces / Hackerspaces Can Rev Local Economies

March 28, 2015 - Via @educause Read "Seven Things You Should Know About #Makerspaces". And get to know the emerging Colabratory in #DowntownUtica, New York.

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