[hackerspaces] Startup publicity and the MAKE: blog

Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org) nick at hackerspaces.org
Sun Nov 29 17:26:39 CET 2009

It generally works best if you ping Gareth Branwyn directly and use
the term hackerspace.  He's a big HacDC supporter and I'm somewhat
surprised he's not subscribed to this list...

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On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 08:48, Ron Bean
<bucketworks at rbean.users.panix.com> wrote:
> It was nice to see that Workshop88 got a mention on the MAKE: blog, but
> I've submitted our website before and they've never listed us-- even
> though we're (slightly) further along in our planning than Workshop88
> is. So, what's the secret of getting their attention?
> More to the point, there must be other hackerspaces/makerspaces that are
> in startup-mode and could use the publicity-- and MAKE readers are
> exactly the demographic we're looking for.
> So, if anyone has any contacts at the MAKE: blog, I think what we'd
> really like them to do is to post a weekly listing of groups that are
> starting up and need members, and where and when they're meeting. The
> idea is to tell people that if they've checked hackerspaces.org in the
> past and didn't find anyone in their area, it's time to check again.
> BTW we're calling ourselves a "Makerspace" rather than a "Hackerspace".
> The name was picked before I got involved, so I don't know the reasoning
> behind it.
> http://www.milwaukeemakerspace.org/
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