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You do not need to be a member to attend these events or use our equipment to make cool things. (But there must be a member present for you to work in the space.) The Tuesday night Open Meeting (at 8:00pm every Tuesday) in particular is geared to visitors and always includes a tour of the space and a "Show & Tell" session during which we share info about the projects in progress. Anyone entering LVL1 for the first time must sign a waiver of liability. (There's a kiosk right inside the door.)

Are you looking for help/training and don't see what you need on the calendar? Feel free to ask us at any open meeting or email and we'll assist you.

Do you want to teach a class, host a hackathon, or get together with others for some other specific purpose? Check out our Hosting Guide.

Security+ Exam Review 

Taught by Amy Shah.  

Sign up at Eventbrite link below:

Location: LVL1 Hackerspace Classroom

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

This class will enhance your preparation for the CompTIA Security+ exam. 

Text: CompTIA Security+ Review Guide by James Michael Stewart 

Optional materials: Linkedin Learning series by Mike Chapple online at

Study guides made by Amy Shah will be shared before/during class via email. 

There is no charge for the class. Donations to LVL1 Hackerspace are appreciated. 

Classes will be taught on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm before the weekly LVL1 Meeting.  

May 24 - Threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities 

May 31 - Technologies and Tools 

June 7 - Architecture and Design 

June 14 - Identity and Access Management 

June 21 - Risk Management 

June 28 - Cryptography and PKI

July 5 - Review session

This is a free Micro Lab on Climate Change.  A micro lab is an innovative thinking pathway to help spur ideas - in this case surrounding climate change.  It is a type of brain storming session that might take less than 1 hour.  The contact person for this event is Amy Shah.
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What is a micro lab?
More information at:
A micro lab is an innovative thinking pathway that can:
  • ensure equal group participation
  • build active listening skills
  • build on and develop connections to the ideas of others
What does this entail?
3-21+ people who might be willing to participate with an open mind
possibly paper or pencils/pens
What is the procedure?
- pick a topic: Climate change
- get into groups of 3, designate a recorder, put cell phones on silent
- begin timing 2 minutes to brainstorm individually
- Person 1 speaks for 1-2 minutes.  If a person stops before time is up, sit in silence
- 30 seconds of silence
- Person 2 speaks for 1-2 minutes
- 30 seconds of silence
- Person 3 speaks for 1-2 minutes
- 30 seconds of silence
- 5 to 10 minutes of discussion as a small group of 3
- recorder brings ideas to the broader group during time to share
Why do I want to do this?
This is a highly innovative idea that I have heard working in other settings/countries and I wanted to try it here.  I am curious how it might work for us and what might result.  This is not being done for any broader reason besides learning about climate change and trying out a micro lab.
What's it in for those participating?
I will supply light refreshments and it might be a neat evening

person pouring tea
Come to the #100Hats Project Tea Party!

This is a celebration and appreciation event for all who helped and supported the #100Hats Project in 2020, 2021, and 2022. We are so grateful for your support! We have donated around 300+ hats and other handmade winter clothing items since this project started. Tea and cookies will be provided.  If you want to learn to make a simple hat or scarf, yarn and crochet hooks will be available for loan while at the Hackerspace so you can learn.  Amy Shah will teach you the basic stitches to begin.

Enjoy some free tea and cookies and learn to make a hat!

Letter from President Biden
Letter from President Biden
This is an update about the ongoing #100Hats project.  In 2020, the #100Hats project donated around 100 hats to local charities. The project was also involved with the President's Volunteer Service Award Program at the University of Louisville. Every hour that was spent making and distributing the hats counted towards the volunteer service award.  The number of hours donated was over 250 hours!  President Biden honored the #100Hats Project and Amy Shah with a letter, certificate and pin. Wow!  LVL1 members, the #100Hats project is an award winning project! Thanks to the Awesome Foundation, Wonderful donors of time, money and yarn, and, of course,  LVL1 members for  making  all  this  possible.
Hat to be donated for the project
Hat to be donated for the #100Hats Project