[hackerspaces] Iraqi hackerspaces?

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Fri Sep 7 22:46:43 CEST 2012

Are you working with anyone locally?  You might want to reach out to
the state dept.  I mean I know you have an aversion to military
dealings but we really do have a diplomatic presence in the region and
they may be able to put you in touch with local assistance that you
might want / need.


On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> My friend Bilal is going to Iraq to help people in Bagdad and elsewhere start hackerspaces.
> Bilal and I went to Egypt last year to help folks get going with hackerspaces over there, and people over there are now cruising!  All they needed was a catalyst.
> With some help, and a bit of catalyst action, maybe this can happen in Iraq, too.
> Bilal has a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to get there and back, plus bring cool stuff to people over there to help them get together and make hackerspaces happen.
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bilal/baghdad-community-hackerspace-workshops?ref=live
> Mitch.
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