[hackerspaces] HAR2009 = Pre-sale closing in one week, family village, fun and recruitment

fish at smurfer.net fish at smurfer.net
Tue Jul 14 13:45:56 CEST 2009

Hi All!

on HAR I will volunteer at HAR FM, the FM broadcasting station of HAR.
Yesterday we had a great meet with the HAR FM team and the idea to do  
an hackerspace hour was born.
The program will contain information about hackerspaces, projects,  
community, etc. etc.

For this we need some people who can help us with some content (we can  
also us more people at the team), interviews (to do and to be).
If you're interested, please let me know. Also idea's, comments, best  
practices, etc will be welcome.

Fish (HARfish on HAR)

HAR FM is on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/harfm
HAR FM's wiki page: https://wiki.har2009.org/page/FM

On Jul 14, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Aldert Hazenberg wrote:

> Pre-sale closing in one week, family village, fun and recruitment
> In this announcement:
> - Pre-sale closing in one week
> - The family village
> - Relax at the lounge and HARcade
> - Wanted: verkeersregelaars
> - Just in: shred your harddisk at HAR2009
> Pre-sale closing in one week
>   This is your ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE to get a discount on your
> [1]HAR2009
>   ticket. Just one week left to get a EUR 20,- discount on the ticket
>   price: a pre-sale ticket sells for EUR 185,- (tickets at the event
>   entrance will sell for EUR 205,-). Readers of this website list get
> an
>   extra EUR 5,- discount by entering the coupon code ‘WBPPRCH’. After
>   termination of the pre-sales on July 20th, 23:59 CET, direct
> transfers
>   will be processed for two more weeks. iDeal (dutch electronic
> payments)
>   and credit card orders will be processed up until August 1st. At  
> that
>   date, the ticket shop will close.
>   We realize that for some, EUR 205,- is quite a large amount.
> Especially
>   if you come from far, the cost of entrance and travel might be
>   insurmountable. Economic factors should not be a limiting factor to
>   attend, but the financial reality of organizing HAR2009 leaves  
> little
>   room for discounts or other compensations. However, together with
> IBM,
>   HAR2009 has made room in the budget for a number of free entrance
>   tickets. If you want to apply, please consult [2]the social fund  
> page
>   and send in your request. Sadly, only a limited number of these free
>   passes is available. Applications must be in before August 1st.
> The family village
>   Situated around a large central tent on the edge of the event
> terrain,
>   the family village invites families with children to set up camp and
>   participate in fun and educational activities. A virtually unlimited
>   supply of lemonade, crayons, paint and drawing paper brings endless
> fun
>   for the younger kids. A sandbox (with actual sand, not a virtual
> one),
>   a water slide and more are featured as well. Kids can enjoy
> themselves
>   and an instant group of playmates.
>   For the older kids, there will be workshops on robotics with LEGO
>   Mindstorms, soldering and hardware tinkering, wikipedia and wiki
>   technology in general, lock picking, building water rockets, a
> special
>   drone flight show and more. On one of the days, there will be a
> pancake
>   baking session, after which said pancakes will be eaten by the kids.
>   The family village is not a baby dump or daycare center though!
> Parents
>   are asked to participate in the activities, and are always
> responsible
>   for their own kids. If you think your kid is not old or responsible
>   enough to walk around the campgrounds alone, you should not leave  
> her
>   or him at the family village without staying yourself.
>   The family village has [3]a wiki page, with all the details, and
>   requirements for the workshops (such as ‘bring your own laptop’ for
> the
>   LEGO workshop).
> Relax at the lounge and HARcade
>   There is ample opportunity to take a break from the lectures and
>   workshops. To name just two, both the HAR lounge and the [4]HARcade
>   are located right in the centre of the camp. The lounge is the
> perfect
>   place to contemplate and reflect on the days program, leisurely
> sipping
>   a cocktail or any of the other refreshments available from the bar.
>   Soothing music will complete the experience.
>   If that’s not intense enough, you might take the stairs that lead
> from
>   the lounge into the HARcade: a serious game room packed with a  
> number
>   of great pinball games (such as the top 3 games from the internet
>   pinball database, well at least 3 weeks ago before Cirqus Voltaire
> and
>   ST:TNG switched places). Courtesy of pinball-loving visitors and
>   members of the [5]Dutch Pinball Association. A classic asteroids  
> game
>   flanked by the [6]metacade and one hand-made game complete the  
> arcade
>   experience.
>   And last but not least, a 3 meter high blinkenlights project, the
>   [7]troicade, will be the canvas for [8]a movie contest. So all in
>   all, HAR2009 is not all work, but a lot of play as well!
> Wanted: verkeersregelaars
>   Vierhouten is a small village, with narrow roads and only so much
>   capacity for cars. Local authorities have asked us to come up with a
>   traffic plan, and asked us to manage traffic. What we need is at
> least
>   25 ‘verkeersregelaars’.
>   Verkeersregelaars (literally translates to ‘traffic managers’)
> fulfill
>   an essential role in the Traffic Plan. Their job: guiding arriving
> cars
>   through the little village onto the Parking Field, preventing an  
> epic
>   traffic jam from forming. Basically, several verkeersregelaars will
>   stand at strategic road junctions, to direct traffic in the right
>   direction and report on possible problems.
>   Unfortunately, it is not possible to randomly volunteer for this  
> task
>   on the event, since the local authorities have stipulated some
>   constraints: the verkeersregelaars need to be at least 16 years of
> age,
>   have the Dutch nationality and take a short introductory course. We
>   have managed to arrange for this course to be given on the evening  
> of
>   August 10th.
>   We are looking for around 25 volunteers to man the shifts throughout
>   the 12th and 13th of august. You will get to learn a new skill, and
> see
>   everyone arrive (expect to observe some interesting vehicles). On
> peak
>   moments, there will be at most 6 verkeersregelaars on duty
>   simultaneously, normally less than 6. This will not be a full-time
> job,
>   if you can do 1 or 2 shifts that’s probably enough.
>   We are on a deadline though: the local authorities have asked us to
>   send in the list of names ASAP! So if you are planning to arrive on
> the
>   10th of august (or can change your plans to arrive on the 10th), and
>   don’t mind a few hours of verkeer regelen (managing traffic), follow
>   the instructions on [9]the wiki page.
> Just in: shred your harddisk at HAR2009
>   Ok, this announcement is already crammed with items but this is too
>   much fun. On friday the 14th, a harddisk shredder will be on the
>   terrain and at your service. [10]Sign up for a timeslot, show up  
> with
>   your harddisk and go home with the shrapnel that once was your
>   harddisk. Fun for the whole family! And don’t worry, this is the  
> new,
>   silent version of the shredder so you can leave your ear-protection
> in
>   your tent. A great way to randomize your data!
> References
>   1. https://tickets.har2009.org/
>   2. https://wiki.har2009.org/page/Social_fund
>   3. https://wiki.har2009.org/page/Family_Village
>   4. https://wiki.har2009.org/page/Village:HARcade
>   5. http://www.nfvpinball.nl/
>   6. http://metalab.at/wiki/Metacade
>   7. https://wiki.blinkenarea.org/index.php/TroiCade
>   8. https://har2009.org/program/events/131.en.html
>   9. https://wiki.har2009.org/page/Verkeersregelaars
>  10. http://www.security.nl/shredder/
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