[hackerspaces] Establishing hackerspace and getting people actively involved
Jens Christian Hillerup
jens at hillerup.net
Tue May 11 07:52:43 CEST 2010
On 11/05/2010, at 04.06, Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org) wrote:
> This seems to be a reasonably universal. (If someone has a
> counter-example of a space where >4 people worked to obtain the lease,
> please share!)
In Labitat we had a general assembly with nine participants last year.
Before that we had one or two meetings with slightly more people. At
the general assembly we decided we wanted to make a hackerspace, so we
set down a board and *all* worked towards raising money for workshops
before we had a space. Sometime in October last year we held an
Arduino workshop paid for from some money ($3000) that we won in a
"project battle" against ~20 other youth-related projects in Copenhagen.
In December we had sixty members that actually paid a monthly fee (>=
$30) so we decided to sign the lease. We got the keys in mid-December,
and everybody wanted to see the space. It was trashed. If any of you
are interested this is what the space looked like then: http://www.jchillerup.com/labitat-lokaler-small.zip
January through March 2010 we were renovating ev-e-ry-thing and only
last month we held our public opening with journalists and media
people. For the renovations I approximate at least 30 different people
participated; granted, some more than others, but generally no hard
feelings from anybody.
... and that's about it, the story of Labitat. Are we really 'sticking
out' in comparison with other spaces?
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