[hackerspaces] Hackerspace Community Dynamics at HOPE X

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 06:42:54 CEST 2014

Hi hackers[paces],

We held the Hackerspace Community Dynamics group yesterday to an
unexpectedly large group of keenly interested and interesting people.

One of these people, Ed Platt from i3 Detroit and more recently Boston,
very graciously did a writeup!  It's a very good writeup, too!


I took some pictures, which I will post to the wiki page.  All images were
explicitly consented upon by every individual at the group.

Awesome discussion.  Demonstrated that it doesn't take much for
hackerspaces to find common ground, even between very disparate models.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm running an agenda-based discussion group (date/time TBA) at HOPE X
> this weekend in Noisysquare.
> Topics for discussion:
> * Hacker Sociology: are hackers just regular people with superpowers, or
> are special approaches needed for this "special" array of personalities?
> Are certain personality archetypes attracted to these spaces (for better or
> for worse)?
> * Consensus: how does it fscking work? What other models are working?
> * Community Process: let's talk about good examples of people with
> fundamental belief system conflicts (e.g. "surveillance is evil" versus "we
> need security cameras") ironing out their differences.
> * Burnout and Member Turnover: an inevitable or preventable consequence of
> hackerspace community dynamics?
> * The Effectiveness of Policy: what are the best and worst examples of
> policies created at any point in a hackerspace's lifetime? Opinionated
> ranting welcome.
> Throughout all parts of the discussion, we will want to keep asking the
> question: what knowledge can we apply from the wider world towards our
> approaches?
> My dates/times are all TBA -- I'm hoping to get some feedback or requests
> for certain dates and times.
> Suggestions, comments, questions, and swear words all welcome.
> Cheers,
> Naomi
> --
> Naomi Theora Most
> naomi at nthmost.com
> +1-415-728-7490
> skype: nthmost
> http://twitter.com/nthmost

Naomi Theora Most
naomi at nthmost.com

skype: nthmost

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.hackerspaces.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20140721/6c761520/attachment.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list