clock making hackathon

Toronto clock-making hackathon supports Texas teen

Last week, Texas teen Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. In response, many members of the science and tech community rallied behind the 14-year-old maker, encouraging him to continue exploring these innovative fields.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield even invited Mohamed to Toronto for his Generator show at Massey Hall. While there's still no word on whether Mohamed will attend, another Toronto event is honouring him with a clock-making hackathon.

STEAMLabs, a community maker space that'll soon open up at Queen and Spadina, is bringing together people of all ages to make their own clocks in support of Mohamed as well as others who face discrimination and stereotyping.

They're holding the event, in conjunction with Hive Toronto and Story Planet and Intergalactic Travel Authority, at the Mozilla headquarters on Adelaide Street West.

This ticketed event is free and includes all materials. All the spots, however, are currently filled.

Image via STEAMlabs.


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