[hackerspaces] Speaking at Defcon on starting a hackerspace

Matthew McCabe matt at mrmccabe.com
Sun May 9 18:02:34 CEST 2010

I am going to submit a proposal for a talk at Defcon on starting a
hackerspace.  Specifically, I would like to give a short presentation
(15-20 minutes) on how we built the Austin Hackerspace and then leave
the remainder of the hour (50 minutes actually) open for questions to
the panel.  The panel will hopefully consist of a couple members of
AHS as well as members from other hackerspaces around the world.  That
way, we will have the combined expertise to answer any "how-to"
questions from the audience.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me your bio:
"This text will be used for the website and printed materials. Cover
any professional history that is relevant to the presentation,
including past jobs, tools that you have written, etc. Let people know
who you are and why you are qualified to speak on your topic.
Presentations that are submitted without biographies will not be

Also, please tell me how you plan to contribute to the panel.  You
must be willing to field questions from the audience if you are going
to sit on the panel.  Also, you need to be 100% certain that you are
going to be in Vegas July 30th - August 1st.  The talk may be
scheduled on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday so you need to be available
all three days to speak.

The deadline is June 1st - all of the details are here:


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