[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?
davepow16 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 20:04:20 CET 2013
GenesisCorp seems like a good hackerspace to me. Their goal is to get
people to have skills which they do not currently have so they can fill
vacant jobs and build a stronger community. They have 120 members according
to the wiki so they must be doing something right. I would like to get 30
members in our space.
I feel like this conversation has come up a few times in the few years I
have been on this list. It always sounds the same too. There is no
definition of a Hackerspace.
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, the two member sponsorship is not an uncommon practice. We're
> actually really friendly and inviting, which is why we've been able to
> almost double our membership over the last 9 months. Sponsors work to bring
> new members into the community and introduce them around. It's very helpful.
> Maybe you were just joking, but we're far from elitist and exclusive :)
> On Jan 2, 2013 1:47 PM, "Buddy Smith" <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM, William Reyor <opticfiber at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Should probably remove freespace Atlanta too then.
>> You mean Freeside?
>> It's a non-profit, organized as a hackerspace. It self identifies as a
>>> Requires two members to sponsor, sounds elitist and exclusive to me.
>>> Then again, who am I to start judging who belongs and who doesn't....
>> I think there can be a distinction between "hackerspace" and "not
>> If you can justify it, then remove them. I think you'll find some
>> I think Freeside shares some number of qualities with most hackerspaces,
>> and "Hacker Hostel" does not. It's not member-run, it's for profit, it's
>> nothing more than a dorm and set of expensive IT classes.
>> Personally, I think tech shops and hackerspaces/makerspaces should remain
>> on the wiki. Coworking spaces should probably not be on the wiki, IT
>> schools should not be on the wiki.
>> I think for-profit IT schools with no other links to the hackerspace
>> movement should be deleted.
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>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
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