[hackerspaces] tips&tricks for successful hacker tour

Moritz Bartl moritz at headstrong.de
Sun Nov 24 20:47:15 CET 2013

On 11/24/2013 08:11 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
> What did we forgot
> Well I wonder, ideas?

I think extensive documentation of the trip is even more important than
the workshops. The more people learn how you approach things, what works
and what doesn't, the better. I really hope you manage to document the
experience not only in a diary style blog, but also with the goal of
condensing a well-structured document that "explains everything". Most
important to document are things that you learned, which means talking
about failures.

Once you move documentation to the top of your priorities, it might
shift your planning a bit: Why not document the spaces and their
projects at least a bit while you're at it? For example, you might want
to take along a video camera or an audio recorder.

This is directly related to your question about getting the trip funded:
I believe that documentation can be the best selling point. And not only
documents you will produce, but maybe documents you prepare before the
campaign, describing experiences from past events like OHM.

In my opinion this is the crucial part for the campaign, as a minimum a
well-thought linklist about past FHB events, a short bio and a long bio
of yourself.

/I/ know you, I know this will be a great contribution to the Hacker
community no matter what. That's why /I/ didn't need any details to
provide my van for this trip, and top it up with a first 250€ donation.
People that don't know you need to be able to /get to know you/. That
could be at least a nice collection of pictures, better some video clips
that just show what you did in the past if you have some, etc. All this
should be a dedicated well-designed page, not just some random
"Additional info" links below the campaign.

Have fun!

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