[hackerspaces] Fwd: [austin-hacker-space] Defcon Talk

Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org) nick at hackerspaces.org
Mon Mar 29 20:57:47 CEST 2010

While I agree that the "how to start" topic has been done, I still believe
there should be some kind of Hackerspaces talk at DefCon.  Inspiration comes
in many forms, and it seems there's a lot of places out there that might
need a boost of inspiration.

Remember, a lot of people from the *same town* end up meeting at talks at
conferences and get the ball rolling from there.

In terms of evolving, what kind of a presentation would appeal to both those
involved in an active space an looking to build one?  Would it be valuable
to give a panel discussion on the incredibly great things hackerspaces have
spawned and the role they hold in the future of the overall global hacker

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On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:03, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Leigh Honeywell <leigh at hypatia.ca>
> Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [austin-hacker-space] Defcon Talk
> To: austin-hacker-space at googlegroups.com
> Matthew McCabe wrote:
> >
> > To clarify, I am looking for members of the Austin Hackerspace who are
> interested in speaking at Defcon.  I want to figure out who from Austin
> would like to sit on a panel and talk about forming a hackerspace in the
> early stages.  I will reach out to both the Defcon organizers and other
> hackerspaces to see if there is interest in having a cross-hackerspace panel
> on starting hackerspaces.  But I want to first figure out who in Austin is
> interested and what exactly we are going to talk about first...
> >
> > Martin: do you want to sit on the panel?
> >
> > Also, I want to stress that if you are on the panel, you will need to
> talk.  I need people who are willing to contribute to the discussion...not
> just warm bodies on stage ;)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> Not to be a wet blanket here, but "how to start a hackerspace" has
> been done multiple times before at Defcon, including a panel last
> year.
> You're going to need a more interesting angle than "we did it too!" to
> get a talk accepted about hackerspaces this year, I think.  For
> example, the panel I was on last year
> (http://www.defcon.org/html/links/dc-archives/dc-17-archive.html#Beth)
> focused on projects that the various hackerspaces panellists were
> involved with had accomplished, rather than just talking about
> starting a space - which has really been done to death.
> -Leigh
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