[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?
paul90brown at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 18:51:22 CET 2013
> "For us, there are 200,000 people in the metro Atlanta area that fit what
> MAKE found in their survey to be the typical hackerspace demographic."
That's really interesting. Is there a link to the survey you're referring
to? I'm interested to see if it has anything to say about Dallas.
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Faruq from Hacker Hostel came into the weekly meeting at Freeside
> yesterday to discuss this. First of all - the education is a program at HH,
> not the entirety of the space. In other words, they're just starting up and
> so they decided that was a good point to grow from. That is a perfectly
> reasonable strategy for a for-profit organization. It's unfair to, based on
> a review of their website, decide to exclude them without first having a
> conversation with them. I think they should be added back.
> I also invited Faruq to a monthly meeting that the
> hacker/art/maker/inventor spaces in Atlanta have started to put together.
> We are now 8 organizations in Atlanta that sit down and talk shop. It
> became clear once we all started meeting together that every space has a
> different culture, vision, objective, etc... By including everyone it
> actually works out to be a better strategy because we are much more
> effective as a collaborative force and more appealing to people who haven't
> joined yet.
> If the idea is that we don't want people to get overwhelmed or lost on the
> page with active spaces, the why don't we just tag them (Bio, Software,
> Electronics, Art, etc...) and they can list the ones that apply? For us,
> there are 200,000 people in the metro Atlanta area that fit what MAKE found
> in their survey to be the typical hackerspace demographic. Our mission
> isn't to divide up the available people into competing spaces, it's to
> bring some of those 200k into this community. We can do that much more
> effectively by offering a variety of spaces for them to get involved in and
> connecting them up so they can move between them more easily.
> When we have an ecosystem of spaces we make a much stronger case for what
> we're doing that just trying to do it all in isolation. We diversity
> between them to make that work.
> Please add Hacker Hostel back. These guys are on our script, they're just
> approaching it from a different angle. We should welcome that.
> Steven Sutton
> President, Freeside Atlanta
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Buddy Smith <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM, William Reyor <opticfiber at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Interesting read on New York Times
>>> its actually a pretty interesting idea. Maybe before just taking down
>>> the page, you want to reach out to them and ask why they believe they're
>>> connected to the hacker space movement?
>> I've emailed the creator of the page and invited him to respond here, or
>> to me directly.
>> I don't necessarily think the page should be deleted, but it should be
>> retemplated as something other than a hackerspace.
>> If we want things cursorily related to hackerspaces on the wiki, that's
>> fine. Let's just not call them hackerspaces.
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Discuss