[hackerspaces] Heads up: Int'l Hackers In Residence Program

Friday Demola demolaboy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 20:04:10 CET 2013

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Hehehe, Mitch Altman may be right on that saying that "Education sucks
that it's all about DEGREE people are taking tests rather than
learning what they want and need to live their lives"  and he may also
be wrong because educating has a specific meaning in the dictionary
because the schools are just testing what they've taught the students
by putting-on tests for them

On 11/7/13, David Potocnik <david.potocnik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Mitch! Nice one
> Everyone, I would like to point out the already existing Hacker
> Residencies index:
> http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Residencies
> and invite you to check it out, and possibly extend it.
> It might be messy data (can all those places really host??), but it
> was just started.
> If your space has the ability to take care of residents or if you're
> thinking about it, set the  "residencies" parameter in the
> {Hackerspace} template of your site.
> Sunny regards from CHT#1 hackbase, Canary Islands
> David Dchtoo
> On 7 November 2013 08:03, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I returned from China this morning, where I was way busy organizing the
>> Hackers In Residence Program there.  (I've got lots of cool photos!
>> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/maltman23/collections/72157636349968593/> )
>> The idea is:  a constant stream of diverse hackers from hackerspaces
>> around the world stay at a host space for some period of time (often
>> overlapping with other Residents staying there), collaborate with people
>> to do cool projects, hack on their own projects, and be available as
>> mentors.
>> Tsinghua University (considered the best university in China) is
>> officially starting the Hackers In Residents program.  It starts at the
>> beginning of 2014.  And since Tsinghua is so well respected in China, the
>> program will probably be spreading to universities and schools all over
>> China.  And hopefully, spreading throughout the world.
>> The HiR Program is needed -- it is needed because education sucks!  It
>> sucks everywhere.  It's a matter of degree, but it mostly sucks
>> everywhere.  People are taking tests rather than learning what they want
>> and need to live their lives.
>> The Hackers In Residence Program offers people a chance at real, live,
>> actual learning opportunities.  (At universities, schools, hackerspaces,
>> libraries, and wherever it will exist.)
>> Here's the deal at Tsinghua University in Beijing:
>> A chosen Resident will stay 1 to 6 months at Tsinghua (overlapping with at
>> least one other Resident), all expenses paid (travel to/from Beijing,
>> housing, food, some stipend for daily expenses), and in return, the
>> Resident will:
>>    * collaborate with students to choose projects they will work on in
>> small groups
>>    * be available as a mentor for students
>>    * create an event (such as a hackathon)
>>    * suggest more potential Residents for the future
>>    * work on their own cool project(s) to share
>>    * have an amazing time.
>> A bunch of us in the Bay Area have been talking about a broader
>> International Hackers In Residence Program, where any hackerspace,
>> university, school, community center, library (or whatever space), can
>> offer to host Residents.  Some places, such as Tsinghua, will pay for all
>> expenses.  Others may only offer a space for Residents to do their thing.
>> It is up to the space what they want to offer.  It is also up to each
>> space what they require from the Residents.
>> While in China, some of us have already started brain-storming a website
>> to start things off.
>> There is already a list of potential HiR people ready to start things off
>> at Tsinghua.  But, since this is going to spread quickly throughout China
>> (and the world), more potential Residents are needed.  So, think about if
>> you'd like to be a Hacker in Residence somewhere!
>> This is just a heads up for now.  The process will become more formalized
>> as it comes together (and spreads).
>> Cheers,
>> Mitch.
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