[hackerspaces] Fwd: [austin-hacker-space] Speaking at Defcon
psytek at alphaonelabs.com
Mon May 10 03:44:24 CEST 2010
I feel like we can fill up our own track with all of the suggestions of
hackerspace talk variations that have been discussed. Bring on the
On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org) <
nick at hackerspaces.org> wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 16:14, Matthew McCabe <matt at mrmccabe.com> wrote:
> > I think it is important to have a hackerspace talk ever year at Defcon
> Has anyone noticed that it's a GOOD THING that hackerspaces are so
> common that we complain the HOWTO talk has been "been done to death"?
> However good that is, there are STILL lots of cities, throughout the
> world that either don't have Hackerspaces or have trouble getting them
> started. Some people from the *same city* ended up meeting in the
> post-talk session at the last Defcon.
> > Again, I propose a 15-20 minute talk about how one hackerspace, AHS,
> > started as an example of the good, bad, and ugly of starting a space.
> Having given this talk several times, I hate to say that it rarely
> works out. It generally leaves people feeling more discouraged than
> empowered. However, the big spectacle of a talk is STILL IMPORTANT.
> Give an all positive talk explaining how Hackerspaces have plugged
> into various non-hackerish networks and built amazing things.
> Makerbot is just one example of many. Uncover the non-obvious ones.
> Perhaps show non-hackerspace folk how to get involved in the movement.
> Get their stories, perhaps get them to submit you some video, and
> stitch together a talk that demonstrates how/why Hackerspaces are
> important. THEN hold a working session after the talk and go over the
> problems/specifics and how to overcome. Stick around the Hardware
> Hacking Village to help direct people to the right place.
> Another idea you might want to pitch to DefCon is to build another
> "Prototype Hackerspace" like we ran at Defcon 17. I can give you
> pointers on what we did for that.
> Nick Farr
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