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hackerspaces exchange
All hackerspaces deal with similar challenges, and it would be beneficial for all of us to exchange experiences and learn from each other. I would like to meet people from different hackerspaces, create new connections, and even help creation of new hackerspaces!
Type: Discussion
Person organizing User:Becha
Orga contact becha@xs4all.nl


Starts at 2012/12/27 05:00:00 PM
Ends at 2012/12/27 06:00:00 PM
Duration 60 minutes
Location Hall 13
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All hackerspaces deal with similar challenges, and it would be beneficial for all of us to exchange experiences and learn from each other. I would like to meet people from different hackerspaces, create new connections, and even help creation of new hackerspaces!



***Follow-up***=

Day 3, 2PM, Hall 13: Hackerspaces_exchange,_part_2

Topics for discussion

  • what is the one achievement your hackerspace is the most proud of?
  • what is the biggest problem in your hackerspace?
  • how do you deal with (usual?) problems of:
    • membership administration
    • washing the dishes
    • funding
    • 24/7 physical access
    • shared networking infrastructure
    • inactivity
    • ... add your own topic here!

Stamping your "hackerspaces passport"

Please remember to bring the stamp of your hackerspace, so that other people can collect more entries in their diplomatic passports :)

Stickers exchange

ditto for stickers...

Tshirt exchange

ditto for tshirt...

Participants

Technologia Incognita, Amsterdam
Artifactory, Perth, Western Australia
TOG, Dublin, Ireland
TAMI, Tel Aviv, Israel
FIXME, Lausanne, Switzerland * Rorist
  • Freestorm
  • Francois
Tetalab, Toulouse, France
initLab, Sofia, Bulgaria
Protospace, Calgary, Canada
LHC, Campinas, SP, Brazil
RaumZeitLabor, Mannheim, Germany
/dev/tal, Wuppertal, Germany
Das Labor, Bochum, Germany
Hack42, Arnhem, Nederland
IT-Syndikat, Innsbruck, Austria
Attraktor, Hamburg, Germany
KIKA, Skopje, Macedonia
Metalab, Vienna, Austria
Labitat, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dingfabrik, Köln, Germany
Mainframe, Oldenburg, Germany
Your hackerspace

Moderator's experience

I have been taking part in founding the Amsterdam Hackerspace "Technologia Incognita"(http://techinc.nl) since October 2011, and previously being a visitor in ASCII in Amsterdam, 1999-2001 (while it was not called "hackerspace", but cyber-cafe, and part of the squatters movement). I have also taken part in many Eastern-European "new media labs" between 1996 & 2001 (CyberRex in Belgrade, c3 in Budapest, Mama in Zagreb & CyberPipa in Ljubljana), as well as being part of HippiesFromHell since '97. In last two years I visited few other hackerspaces in Europe (Fixme.ch, metalab in Vienna...). I have been volunteering, & giving lectures and workshops at 7 of the camps since '97 (HIP, HAL, WHT, HAR and 3 CCC camps). 28c3 was my first congress. User:Becha

After meeting: notes

The room was pretty crowded and we've used most of our time by presenting ourselves and our spaces -- which left very little time to actually discuss the matters we had to discuss; also, there were at least four different groups talking at the same time. It would be interesting if we summarized what was discussed, or better yet, find some random spot during the congress to continue the discussion.

Notes

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Audio recordings

Notes

  • Notes-from-29c3-hackerspaces-exhange-workshop taken by Dorien, Justa & Becha

http://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Notes-from-29c3-hackerspaces-exhange-workshop

Ownership of things in the space

  • Shackspace labels things with ownership and access rules.
    • Ownerhip: personal, use after getting instructions (+ asking), public (+ after instructions)...

Shackspace Labels.jpg

Organisational Structures

"Core group" Pattern

  • Should just "keep the room running"
  • Ends up taking more responsabilities and

Get members more involved

Get new Members

  • Involve a more heterogeneous group: invite people to lightning talks in your space.
  • There are groups like Skillhare. Take over their concept?
  • Provide services against donations, e.g. fixing things
  • Tokyo Hackerspace offers Workshops against a small fee and for free for members

Cleaning problems

  • Metalab in vienna sounds an alarm to call for cleanup sessions
  • Noisebridge people spending time tere want to give something back to the space. Some contribute by cleaning and not by technical help or giving talks.