Session:Verstehbahnhof and beyond -- building the ultimate digital playground

Description Less than two years ago, we set out to create a hacker-and makerspace in the rural countryside of Brandenburg, twenty something minutes north-west of camp, in Fuerstenberg/Havel. Dubbed "Verstehbahnhof", as it is located in the local (and still operating) trainstation, the space was setup as an open educational space for the up- and coming and a shared workshop and space for like-minded grown-ups. This project, by now, has grown into much more than that. And we think it is time for you to know about a few things.
Type Talk
Kids session No
Processing village Village:Three Headed Monkey
Person organizing
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle location: Planke (Bühne)
Starts at 2019/08/25 16:30
Ends at 2019/08/25 17:30
Duration 60 minutes
Location Village:Three Headed Monkey

Eight years ago, when we left camp, Anke and I turned north instead of south, and drove into our new home located just around the corner. Two years later, we and some of our new neighbors, had established a small crowd of young people learning soldering and programming in our place, which grew into a regular class in the local elementary school, which then, in 2017, grew into a local hacker- and maker space called "Verstehbahnhof". The young in mind, we transformed the old waiting hall of our local train station into an educational venue which, 11 months ago, grew into more rooms including a proper workshop with an attached lounge and a soon to be finished and awesome social kitchen. To add to the mix, we are building a water-cooled data center right now, and have more possible internet bandwidth available than our whole region could ever use up -- including camp. With the data center come a LoRaWAN- and WiFi-backbone for the city, and sooner than later FTTH. We are turning our small town into the ultimate digital playground possible, one step at a time. We believe this development is highly relevant for many of you for many different reasons and would like to talk about that.