Interlock is a non-profit organization that provides space for its members and the local community to develop and share their interests in science, technology, art, and culture.

Interlock Rochester Welcomes “Girl Develop It”

We’re pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Girl Develop It (GDI) on Nov 12th and 13th from 6:30-8:30pm for a two day HTML and CSS training class. After meeting with organizers Kristen Curtze and Liz Gombert, we thought this was something Interlock Rochester should and could support.

About Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that was launched in New York in 2010. The initial goal was to draw more women to the development community and to provide judgment-free learning opportunities through teaching one another. Girl Develop It has since grown within the vision of creating a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. The organization is currently making an impact in 33 cities around the US and Canada with 10 new chapters, including Rochester.

You can find more information about their class here:

Sign Up Here


from on November 8th, 2014Comments0 Comments

Interlock ROC Brewing Takeover

This is a public announcement to let you know that we’ll be taking over ROC Brewing on Tuesday, October 28th. We’ll be hanging out there, enjoying $1 off all their beers, and working with the brew masters to come up with Interlock’s take on beer. The event is open to everyone and is a great way to meet the Interlock people as well as the ROC Brewing guys.

Find out more info as it happens on our eventbrite page: HERE


from on October 19th, 2014Comments0 Comments

501c3 Status: Approved


If you’ve ever considered donating to Interlock, but didn’t like the fact that we were only a New York State non-profit organization, well now you can rejoice as our Federal 501c3 status as a non-profit organization has been approved. Last night we celebrated our new Federal status and discussed some of the potential options we have.

What this means

While this doesn’t change a lot from a day-to-day basis, it does mean that if someone was interested in donating to the space to get a tax write-off, we are able to give you a voucher for you to use in your taxes. Some ideas for donations include:

  • Cash donations to help pay our rent
  • Materials donation that go towards a specific project
  • Computer equipment donations (within the last 4 years)
  • 3D printers
  • Various other gadgets that you think we could use

We’ll soon be stream lining our donation process but in the mean time, you can email your donation questions to info at

Changes to Dues

As we progress, we will also be making changes to the way that we collect dues. While we cannot say that membership dues are a tax write off, we can adjust our dues so that a portion is for membership, and a portion is a donation for the write off. If this confuses you, don’t worry, we’ll take care of the hard work for you.

Next Steps

We’re still in the process of updating our system for accepting donations, changing how dues are accepted, and working on taking advantage of our status, but in the mean time if you have any questions, you can email info at

from on October 8th, 2014Comments0 Comments