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The community is invited to an Open House on June 30 at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin to see the new maker and co-working space.

Sierra College and Hacker Lab invite the community to an Open House on Tuesday, June 30 from 5:30-7:00 PM at 4804 Granite Dr., in Rocklin. Learn more at: http://www.meetup.com/HackerLab/events/222978238/

Gina Lujan, Co-Founder, Hacker Lab looks forward to having people check out the space and see all the tools and equipment. “This is a great way to get to know the community, see the facility, ask questions, and maybe even join,” said Lujan. “We will have demos of machines going and staff on site to answer questions.”

On May 7, Hacker Lab and Sierra College opened the 3,782 sq. ft. maker and co-working space in Rocklin CA. Sierra College is one of the first community colleges in the nation to establish a space for innovation and co-creation open to the public in partnership with a community-based organization. Sierra College is providing the equipment and Hacker Lab is managing services, classes and events. The goal is to offer the community education, access to technology and start-up resources to build a collaborative environment that stimulates innovation.

Hacker Lab in Rocklin offers public classes in Industrial Sewing, 3D printing, Metal Fabrication, Laser Cutting, Ardunio, ShopBot CNC and Building Mobile Apps. Classes range from $40 to $99. Other regular gatherings at Hacker Lab in Rocklin include meet-up groups, such as the Sacramento Ruby group focused on learning and using the open source programming language.

Hacker Lab also sponsors weekend Hackathons to help entrepreneurs fine-tune their start-up plans and connect with funders as well as events for children to introduce them to coding and making. The Sacapalooza Youth Hackathon held in May attracted over 75 children.

Community membership rates range from $25 for students to $149 for families. Members have access to using the equipment 24/7 after they take an orientation and equipment training. Discounts are available for Sierra College staff, students and faculty.

For more information, go to the Hacker Lab website.

About Sierra College CACT

The Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing training and development, and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at www.sierracollegetraining.com or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at 916-660-7801 or cpepper-kittredge (at) sierracollege(dot)edu.

About Hacker Lab

Established in 2012 in Sacramento, Hacker Lab aims to educate folks and spark innovation with community driven resources. Offering co-working, maker space, courses, meet-ups and events, Hacker Lab believes that technology can change the world and the starting point is education. In 2014, Hacker Lab had over 200 members; 120 completed a survey and 33 provided company data that showed: $3.7 million in revenue was generated and 75 jobs were created, and 20 start-up ventures were launched. Hacker Lab has locations in Sacramento and Rocklin. Learn more at the Hacker Lab website.

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