Danbury to host second annual MadHackers event

By Crystal Kang

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Danbury will host its second annual MadHackers event June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the CityCenter Danbury Green.

The event includes a technology fair, social media workshops, three live bands and food.

The technology fair will take place at the Danbury Ice Arena with demonstrations and interactive events. Exhibitors range from tech enthusiasts and crafters to scientists and “garage tinkerers,” according to a city of Danbury press release.

Social media workshops will take place at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Paul Mitchell School and Danbury Ice Arena. Talks will include topics like crowd funding, branding, marketing, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Tickets are available online at madhackers.com. Music and food are free, and parking is available for $3 all day at the Patriot Garage adjacent to the Green. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Danbury Hackerspace, which is opening Thursday at the Danbury Innovation Center.

The CityCenter Danbury and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the city of Danbury to present the event. Event sponsors include Hearst Media Services, NewOak, Matrix Corporate Center and Savings Bank of Danbury.

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Crystal Kang
Crystal Kang, a Chicago native, is former a reporter for the Fairfield and Westchester business journals. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and her work has appeared in news outlets including CNBC.com, Allstate Corporation’s investor relations website, and an NPR-based radio station in Urbana, Ill.

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