[hackerspaces] Idea: Mini-Camps in even years

James Arlen myrcurial at thinkhaus.org
Thu Sep 1 15:12:31 CEST 2011

Things are so much different for you crazy europeans - you can drive through about 8 countries before some of us can drive out of the province we live in!

The summer of 2012 is going to be packed with awesome for sure, and because there are two north american camps this year, I'm going to pimp both of them with this interesting idea…

Since we know that getting to camp can sometimes be very expensive (especially if it's an international event and you haven't been able to take advantage of HoaP) -- why not bring the camps to each other?

I think it would be interesting to explore the idea of having some looking-glass connections between geographically diverse camps which happen to be occurring at the same time.

Dates that I'm aware of include:

-- SoOnCamp2012 - July 6-8
-- ToorCamp - August 8-12 

If anyone else knows dates, lets get them out there -- the hardest part of planning all of these things seems to be getting the date right.


James Arlen
myrcurial at thinkhaus.org

On 2011-09-01, at 5:16 AM, webmind wrote:

> On 2011-09-01 11:07, h0uz3 wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> After the camp is before the camp. On our way home, me and some guys from
>> shackspace discussed the idea of attending the next camp-style event in the
>> netherlands in 2013. We found out that we might need some preparation and
>> "training" to have more fun and be more organized/chaotic (read what you
>> prefer).
>> Finally, we came up with the idea of having a "mini" camp in 2012. On lhc2
>> last weekend someone from syn2cat mentioned a similiar idea.
>> So, what about this: Hackerspaces all over the world do mini-camps during
>> summer 2012. Not as huge as cccamp11 or the Hxx series, more like "50 nerds
>> on a meadow", just to relax, enjoy sunlight, warm weather (for f**'s sake,
>> warm weather!), some barbecue and interesting conversations and a nice way
>> to welcome guests from other places. Maybe without an internet connection
>> or just a few 3G uplinks.
>> This could be done all summer long, so people with a camper van and a lot
>> of free time could roam from one camp to the next. Or all mini camps might
>> be synchronized to one week or weekend.
>> Any comments, ideas, questions? You're welcome! :)
> This exists in the netherlands and in germany. Germany has ICMP and
> perhaps some others, The Netherlands has ETH0 and OpencommunityCamp.
> We also used to have Megabit, Wan, NE2000, etc, but no idea what
> happened to those. Well, WAN died ages ago :)
> It's a cool idea though and I'd love to seem more mini-camps \o/
> w.
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