Session:HackerspacesDotOrg Revitalization Discussion

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Description Created in 2008, the website was a vital part of the growth of the hackerspace movement. is still a great resource for people wanting to start or run a hackerspace anywhere in the world.

As a wiki, it allows anyone, anywhere in the world, to add their hackerspace. It attracts new people and visitors. It is what comes up when you search for a hackerspace (or makerspace or fablab, etc) on your favorite search engines. It provides many tools and resources for starting and running a hackerspace. Along with its email lists, it provides easy networking for existing hackerspaces to help each other, as well as help people who want to start hackerspaces.

It's a great resource! But what can we do to update it, and keep it relevant for the years to come? Let's get together and brainstorm and discuss how to do this.

Location: NOPE Village (Norton's Obscure Phoggy Embassy), in the middle of CCCamp.

Type Discussion
Kids session No
Keyword(s) social, web
Tags Hackerspace, movement, community, organization
Processing village Village:Norton's Obscure Phoggy Embassy
Person organizing User:Maltman23
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2015/08/16 19:00
Ends at 2015/08/16 21:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:Norton's Obscure Phoggy Embassy website logo

Started in 2008, at ToorCon, by Astera, Enki, Mitch, Bre, and others, become the go-to place for people wanting to start and run hackerspaces. We made it a wiki, with crowd-sourced content, providing a way for all hackerspaces, existing and forming, to add themselves, where it would automatically map each space. We also created email lists for people to ask each other questions, and provide for a means for all hackerspaces to help each other, as well as help others wanting to start hackerspaces.

Map of all hackerspaces from 2012

The world can still use this valuable functionality. Please come and discuss and brainstorm how to re-vitalize to continue to be a great resource for helping the hackerspace movement for many years to come.


     What: Discussion/Workshop to revitalize the website.
     When: 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Day 4, Sunday, August 16th
     Where: The NOPE -- Norton's Obscure Phoggy Embassy in the middle of CCCamp. map
     Who: Everyone interested in helping hackerspaces start and run