[hackerspaces] hackerspaces meetup? / hope and 27c3

strages strages at gmail.com
Tue May 18 17:33:50 CEST 2010

Thanks Nick, and yes I would like to organize the meetup into a
hackerspaces conference.  The US doesn't have a hackerspaces centric
event and I think it would really benefit the community in the US if
we did.  That being said, non-US spaces will not be turned away from
attending if they'd like.  Last year we had someone come down from
Foulab in Montreal.  I'd say the more the merrier.


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org)
<nick at hackerspaces.org> wrote:
> I'm going to disagree strongly on this one, especially when it comes
> to Raymond's effort.  We shouldn't discourage it.
> We're at the point where a hackerspaces-focused conference is
> necessary.  /tmp/lab proved this with HSF
> (http://www.hackerspace.net/)
> If a crew on this side of the Atlantic presents itself as a starting
> point, then so be it.  Raymond, did you want to possibly run a US HSF
> in coordination with /tmp/lab?
> There's a lot of things to discuss, from formation, growth, survival
> and more importantly looking at ways to work together--just among
> North American spaces.
> Just looking at the ChaosVPN--there's probably enough there for at
> least a day's worth of working sessions, training and development
> meetings.
> The problem with "just picking a bigger conference" is that attention
> is incredibly diluted.  People are there for a multitude of reasons,
> and it's hard to get people to focus their attention on a single
> topic, get everyone to agree on a working session, etc.
> There are going to be Hackerspace-centric efforts at The Next Hope and
> DEFCON, 27C3 and likely many other conferences.
> The problem with the CCC Congress is that it's virtually out of the
> question for those with family obligations in the Americas.  I feel
> hackerspaces should be reaching out to those with families, or at the
> very least avoiding more situations where those folks might be
> excluded.
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> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:56, elmar lecher <mc.fly at ramdrive.org> wrote:
>> Heyho guys.
>> I think we should aim at a bigger conference and meet there. I think either
>> hope or defcon is a good place in the states and ccc 27c3 is a good place
>> here in europe.
>> Lets just pick one of those days.
>> I can understand most organizers want to have it on their cons, but i dont
>> think its a good idea to pick a too small conderence.
>> You would not want to need to show up on cons like the
>> metarheinmain-chaosdays or the Gulasch-programmier-nacht (which are both
>> awesome conferences but i doubt you want to fly over the pond for that.)
>> I think a lot of new hackerspaces need to know that this is not a american
>> only thing.
>> mc.fly ...
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