May 2023 Tech Social - Rocket Launcher!

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May 2023 Tech Social - Rocket Launcher!

May 2023 TECH SOCIAL - Rocket Launcher! Please join us for our May Tech Social on Friday, May 5th at 6:30 pm

By Piedmont Makers

When and where

Date and time

Friday, May 5 · 6:30 - 8:30pm PDT


Ellen Driscoll - Playhouse 325 Highland Avenue Piedmont, CA 94611

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

May 2023 TECH SOCIAL - Rocket Launcher!

Please join us for our May Tech Social on Friday, May 5th at 6:30 pm.

Join us on Friday, May 5 6:30pm for our next Tech Social at Ellen Driscoll Playhouse.  Join us for pizza dinner and a guest STEAM speaker from the community.

Chris May, Mechanical Engineer and Rocket Launcher

Join us to hear about Chris’s adventures launching barely-fits-inside-a-shipping-container rockets, with a particular focus on the physics behind a rocket that took off sideways! (That's not a joke - it actually did take off and drift sideways).

Chris May is a mentor for FRC Team 8033 and a mechanical engineer at Electric Hydrogen, which designs and builds industrial-scale electrolysis systems to produce green hydrogen for hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as agriculture and steel production. Prior to Electric Hydrogen, he worked at Astra to launch rockets to orbit and designed hardware that is still in space. Farther back, he was on FRC Team 100 (and yes, wore those Dr. Seuss-style orange-and-black hats!).


Date & Time: Friday, March 11th, 6:30-8:30PM

Location: Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, Havens

Cost: Adults $10 in advance / $15 at door. Students $5 in advance / $10 at door.


6:30-7:00pm: Dinner and catching up!

7:00-7:30pm: A short talk

7:30-8:30pm: BYO activity, cookie break at 8:00pm


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, this is for all ages.  This is not a drop-off event - please have an adult loosely associated with any attendee under the age of 13..

What is the meal going to be?

Dinner will be pizza from Lanesplitter, with water and milk also provided. If you want to bring your own water bottle, so much the better.  There will be a cookie break after the presentation.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

You can email the organizers at 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

As long as you pre-register before 3p the day of the event, there is no need. If you register later, please consider printing your ticket or having a copy on your phone.

What is the refund policy?

We understand that plans change, particularly with families!  However, the majority of our costs are sunk immediately (facility and equipment rental), so while we are happy to refund your fee up to 24 hrs in advance of the event, please consider making it a donation instead.

About the organizer

Organized by
Piedmont Makers