[hackerspaces] hackerspaces meetup? / hope and 27c3

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Tue May 18 17:38:25 CEST 2010

There's a fundamental difference between the sort of festive environment
that is the halmark of a hacker con, and a con that focuses on actually
getting shit done... such as workshops and actual round tables between

I see immense value in getting organizers of spaces together to discuss
issues related with spaces in the us.  The cross pollenation of ideas, and
transference of knowledge would be an asset to all.

An event like that however is not suited to "public access".  It's not about
exclusion or elitism, it's simply a matter of signal to noise ratio.  In
that regard I like the idea of a hackerspace congress.  But, it's not
something that could be done a million times a year.

Either its a regional thing every year, a single massive event somewhere in
the world, or maybe regional events with an international every 4 years or

Give people time to do it right.

in North America I see 4 distinct regions.

North east, south, and west.  Plus the america's hat region.

Maybe have each region do a yearly congress that's easy to do a train / bus
/ air if you got the cash trip to for but a weekend.

Make it a but more formal than a hack con or makerfaire, but fun.

That's my thought.

Then every fourth year...  massive international hackspace event in
different locations.

=/  thoughts?

On May 18, 2010 11:26 AM, "Bkay" <hacking at security4all.be> wrote:

While maybe different in flavors and not all as cross-discipline as others
(yet)...there are many conferences in Europe besides 27C3 (which seems to be
(buffer) overflowing these last years).

ETH0 in the Netherlands, HaxoGreen in Luxembourg, BruCON in Belgium,
Plumbercon in Vienna, SIGINT this month (combined with hardhack.org) to name
just a few happening all in the next months. Hackerspace (members) if
present should meet up and do great stuff together at these conferences.
Just send an email to the organizers for a workshop or go for a dinner


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Bacon Zombie <baconzombie at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Myself and few others from the Dublin Hackerspace TOG  should be at 27c3
> and we will be up for a...
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