25C3 -

25th Chaos Communication Congress
Nothing to hide

Nick Farr
Jens Ohlig
Jacob Appelbaum
Philippe Langlois
Day Day 1 (2008-12-27)
Room Saal 1
Start time 16:00
Duration 01:00
ID 2806
Event type podium
Track Community
Language used for presentation en

Building an international movement: hackerspaces.org

What we did so far. What will happen in the future.

We live in interesting times to build hacker spaces: physical spaces where hackers make things, inspired by European models, pop up everywhere. Whether you need inspiration to build your own hacker space or want an update on what happened in places like New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, or Vienna since last year: This international panel will provide you with insight.

We have come a long way since 2007. Looking at how things are done in Europe has inspired several new spaces in interesting corners of the world. What started as research at last year's Chaos Communication Camp and a talk on design principles for hacker spaces at 24C3 didn't stop there. Turning the theory of places for people, tools, and Club-Mate into an international movement, we have recently launched hackerspaces.org as a central hub for information exchange world wide. So far, the results are amazing: Spaces from almost all continents have joined us, and stories of success and inspiration can be told.

It doesn't take you very much to join: Four people can start a sustainable hacker space. There are few excuses left for not joining the global hacker space movement with a place of your own. This panel will cover building a hacker space, fab labs, co-working spaces, and other tech-oriented "third spaces".