[hackerspaces] International open day hackerspaces

Dave Borghuis dave at tkkrlab.nl
Fri Feb 8 23:42:16 CET 2013

Hi all,

As you might have seen on 30 March in the Netherlands and Germany we have a
international open hackerspace day.

We made a english and german translation, if you want to join this effort
feel free to add your name to the etherpad(s)

Original Dutch version : https://pad.ohm2013.org/p/r.i1WYZ9H0LuLH3bL6
German Translation:


International open day for hackerspaces, 30 March 2013

Enschede – On the 30th of March 2013, hackerspaces everywhere will open
their doors for everyone who wants to know what real hackers are and what
they do. There are more than 500 hackerspaces worldwide, with more being
founded every year.

Make a fork into an iPhone-holder, change a simple toy into an advanced
musical instrument, turn on a coffee machine with you mobile or create a
radio from your Wifi router. Sound familiar? Then you are a hacker: hacking
is commonplace, and with the right mindset anyone can be a hacker. This
will be demonstrated in hackerspaces during the open day. Last year more
then 300 people visited the first open hackerspaces day in the Netherlands,
and now this event will go international.

On the 30th of March, hackerspaces will show that hacker communities have a
wide spectrum of interests as well as a rich history. Pioneered in the
mid-90s by c-Base (Berlin), Metalab (Vienna) and others, there are now more
than 500 hackerspaces worldwide, open locations where everyone is welcome
to programme, solder, make and discuss. Most spaces also hold all sorts of
workshops and lectures.

Terms such as 'Ethical hacking' and free knowledge will be explained.
Sharing knowledge, whether technical or ethical, are often seen as one of
the core values of a hackerspace. “Many projects built in a hackerspace are
documented on the internet so that others can re-use or improve them.” says
Dave Borghuis, initiator of the Dutch hackerspaces open day and founder of
dutch hackerspace TkkrLab.nl. “A simple question about how something works
or to create something often results in a cooperation and sharing
knowledge. This is all very accessible and is much broader than only
working with computers”

Hackers like to create things; many old appliances find their way to a
hackerspace. An electric motor of an old mixer can be use for a remote
controlled car. If something doesn't exist they create it themselves, with
a 3D printer, laser cutter or electronics and software - all based on open
and free available knowledge that is actively shared and spread around the

The open day is motely and full of variety, with all kind of activities
throughout the world. Every hackerspace has its own program, just a few
highlights of the possible subjects: create products with a 3D printer or
lasercutter, workshops about soldering and electronics for beginners,
lockpicking, how to safely browse the internet and much more. See the list
of activities in a hackerspace near to you [insert url]

Everyone is welcome to take a look. Most spaces are open from 10:00 till
17:00 local time, but check the program of the hackerspace you want to

There is no need to RSVP, members of the press please indicate that you are

Participating hackerspaces:

   - Duitsland, Mannheim, RaumZeitLabor e.V. http://raumzeitlabor.de/
   info at raumzeitlabor.de


   - Amersfoort: Bitlair, http://bitlair.nl/ bestuur at bitlair.nl

   - Amsterdam: Technologia Incognita, http://techinc.nl

   - Almere: Sk1llz, http://sk1llz.nl/  info at sk1llz.nl

   - Arnhem: Hack42, http://hack42.nl/ info at hack42.nl

   - Den Haag: Revelation Space, http://revspace.nl/ board at revspace.nl

   - Enschede: TkkrLab, http://tkkrlab.nl/ info at tkkrlab.nl

   - Heerlen: ACKspace, https://ackspace.nl info at ackspace.nl

   - Leeuwarden: Frack, http://frack.nl/ info at frack.nl

   - Wageningen: NURDspace, http://nurdspace.nl/ nurds at nurdspace.nl

   - Utrecht: RandomData, http://www,randomdata.nl, info at randomdata.nl

Explanation : A hackerspace is a meeting place and workshop where
technology minded people, creative and critical meet, exchange ideas and
cooperate for projects.

Any questions please locate a hackerspace near you and contact them
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