April 2016

Do you have an interactive project?

Rensselaer’s School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Severino Center for Entrepreneurship, Design for America and TVCOG are teaming up to bring “Troy By Design” to the Center of Gravity on May 7th from noon to 4pm. We’re seeking interactive demos to show off great design projects from all the makers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs in the region. Attached is the official call for demos, and you can register your interactive project at http://www.troybydesign.com/

So if you’ve been pecking away at a project, let this be the push to get it finished up and ready to show! Whether it’s a game or VR application you developed at the hackathon last weekend, or even back in January, or something you’ve been brewing for a while, come show it off! Sign up to demo at http://www.troybydesign.com/

Also, don’t forget about our Mini Maker Faire in August, and think about exhibiting there as well! The call for makers will be opening on the 29th during our town hall meeting from 5pm – 7pm — more details coming soon!

There is a ton of stuff going on at the COG over the next few weeks, from game development to brewing to 3D modelling. Please check our web site calendar (http://www.tvcog.net/my-calendar/) for complete details!

Saturday, April 23rd

1 P.M. – 4 P.M.

TVCOG Kitchen and Lounge

It’s bottling time!
Over the past 20 years, the homebrew revolution has completely changed the course of beer
drinking in America. Where once a small number of nearly identical beers of very simple, light
character dominated, now drinkers have literally thousands of choices with a wide range of flavors,
textures and recipes.
Homebrewing is an exciting hobby that can range from simple and inexpensive
to wildly complex and capital intensive. Recipes can be bought pre-packaged, as raw materials, or
anywhere in between. Beer is now something *anyone* can hack, and members of the Tech Valley Center Of Gravity have expressed strong interest in joining the homebrew movement.
This Pod will is an informal gathering open to everyone from neophyte to brewmaster, where we can talk, learn, brew, and sample together. This time, we’ll be bottling what we brewed last time, after cleaning and sterilizing our inventory! It is a free event, but donations to the cause are always welcome!