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

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 09:33:56 CET 2013

I very much like the idea of Hackers In Residence programs. I would love to go spend a few months at some of the spaces I've visited in last couple years, in particular those that offer training programs.   The http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Residencies list shows about 25 claiming to offer positions, although what that means in each case could be very different.

how are various spaces funding these residencies?  The university ones in China are probably funded by ?? my guess is the government behind the university (I don't think there are private Uni there but could be wrong.)

Some of you may have seen that US electronics supplier Sparkfun Electronics is offering a Hacker-in-Residence program … https://www.sparkfun.com/hackerinresidence
Its just getting of the ground with 2nd set of hackers.  First hackers were Tara Tiger Brown and Sean Bonner, who are pretty well known/respected in the community.

I particularly like the idea of agricultural and sustainable residencies - although it does sound a lot like WWOOFing (http://wwoof.net/) where volunteers stay/work/learn on organic farms.  We have a lot of those here on Maui.   We also have a strong ag/sustainable tech interest at our makerspace with members working on a variety of different ag projects, from my own farm/workshops to the Hackerspace Earthship project building a one-person enclosed biosphere.  Maybe a resident would stay in there? probably not for more that a day or so.

We also have the Pacific Science Institute, created by theoretical physicist (and makerspace member) Garret Lisi.  That one is intended for scientists to come work on their writings and research away from the distractions of university life.  Hopefully the distractions of kite surfing with Garret don't get in the way of writing.

Jerry Isdale

Opinions herein are mine and may not reflect those of other Maui Makers, hackers or humans in general. Please do not destroy Earth because of them.

> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 16:13:11 -0800
> From: algoldor at yahoo.com
> To: discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> CC: gmon01 at gmail.com; foodhacking at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] Heads up: Int'l Hackers In Residence Program
> Hi to all,The agricultural focus sounds around the lines of what we have been discussing with Greg from Cali recently and what the Food Hacking Base (fhb) project is partly about (in the formation process). Greg is working on bio reactors/incubators (which I'm into too), being also involved in agriculture. I'm especially after fermentaions, slow food and combining that with technology and science (food&beverage hacking) and due to the fact that I'm living now in South Korea on an island called Jeju, creating some type of "residency" with some basic and cheep housing and most
> importantly facilities from a dirty workshop, electronic lab, computer lab, fermentation lab of course is more and more what I would like to initiate here. However in this case it would be rather people coming here for specific projects (theirs or ours) (or less specific :-) hanging around should be an option too), there is an artistic residence in the village already so people are familiar with the concept, but minimum of hackers.
> I would be particularly interested to talk to the people who may be interested in this aspect of  the
> hacker residence program, which I think is very nice umbrella or "spear" to make similar projects reality around the globe. It would be than more around the line of smaller hackerspace in the countryside, focused on specific projects with people coming and joining them/doing their own and also just hanging around.
> Sincerely from Jeju,
> Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
> biotechnologist&kvasir and
> hacker
> http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org

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