[hackerspaces] hackerspaces meetup? / hope and 27c3

Blackhold blackholdmailer at gmail.com
Thu May 20 15:05:09 CEST 2010

maybe the best option to meet european hackerspaces and us
hackerspaces is to meet in an island in the middle of the atlantic :D

what is there in the middle?
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On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 17:17, 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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