MadHackers Event Takes Over Danbury On Saturday

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Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Danbury Hackerspace, which opened May 29 at the Danbury Innovation Center.
Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Danbury Hackerspace, which opened May 29 at the Danbury Innovation Center. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- The second annual MadHackers event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the CityCenter Danbury Green.

Mayor Mark Boughton came up with the idea of MadHackers, which includes a technology fair and social media workshops, along with live music and food trucks.

It became a reality through the help of Bruce R. Tuomala, director of the office of economic development .

The technology fair will be set up in the Danbury Ice Arena, where those who attend can find plenty of artists and craftsmen and their creations, and electronics experts sharing their current projects. The public is welcome to interact through a number of hands-on activities.

The social media workshops will be at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. in the Paul Mitchell School and Danbury Ice Arena, which are both adjacent to the Green. These workshops are geared toward teaching business owners, professionals and individuals how to use social media to bring about new opportunities and growth. Several different topics will be covered.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the website at www.madhackers.com.

Cost for the tickets is $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 3 to 11. All music and food trucks will be on the Green, and admission to this area is free. Parking will be available at the Patriot Garage, next to the Green, for $3 all day.

Hearst Media Services, Matrix Corporate Center, NewOak and Savings Bank of Danbury are sponsoring MadHackers. Presenters are CityCenter Danbury, the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and the City of Danbury.

Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Danbury Hackerspace, which opened May 29 at the Danbury Innovation Center.

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