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Community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.

Location: Planet Hawaii
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2013

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Who wants to start a hackerspace? 2 Replies

http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/HackerspacesWho wants to start a hackerspace? Where would you like to see it? Join up, speak out.Continue

Started by Michael Bishop. Last reply by Rechung Fujihira Mar 3, 2011.

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Comment by Jerry Isdale on December 13, 2013 at 10:31am

hmmm gotta get a visit scheduled over there in new year.

Maybe we should have a hawaii hackerspace tour - visiting all four active groups.

Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 10, 2013 at 10:34pm

Nice! I look forward to checking out Techworks next time I'm on the Big Island.

Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 10, 2013 at 3:31pm

@Ted Stethem - Hawaii Techworks sounds very interesting! The link you provided seems to be down.

Comment by Ryan on July 11, 2013 at 1:18pm

They're already up and running, or at least hosting events (the space/lab may still be coming together). There's an EasyBotics workshop next week, for example.

http://easthawaii.org/hawaiitechworks/

Comment by Ryan Hopkins on July 11, 2013 at 10:32am

Has anyone here heard of Hawaii Tech Works?  They're based in Hilo, and apparently are just starting up.  I'm looking forward to HTW opening.

Comment by Rubén Peña on August 5, 2011 at 6:23pm

Hacker? Uncle Sam Wants You!!

 

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency has a challenge for hackers who think they're hot stuff: prove it by working on the "hardest problems on Earth."

 

Computer hacker skills are in great demand in the U.S. government to fight the cyber wars that pose a growing national security threat -- and they are in short supply.

 

 

For that very reason an alphabet soup of federal agencies -- DOD, DHS, NASA, NSA ..... -- are all descending on Las Vegas this week for DefCON, an annual hacker convention where the $150 entrance fee is cash only -- no registration, no credit cards, no names taken. Attendance is expected to top 10,000.

 

... read on ... very interesting! ...

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/02/idUSN1E7701KK20110802

Comment by Matthew Badeau on March 9, 2011 at 10:40pm

Please stop by our Google Groups page or main page for more regular announcements!

Our next meet is on March 29th. Please RSVP through this Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205143832832092

Comment by Jerry Isdale on January 28, 2011 at 12:19pm
From Mitch Altman of Noisebridge...
The local non-profit TV station here in San Francisco created a really nice 5-minute video about the hackerspace movement.

Jenny Oh, of KQED, does an online show called Science On the Spot.  She was at Noisebridge several times to create an episode about the hackerspace movement, with lots of footage of people doing cool things at Noisebridge.  After months of work, the results went up a couple days ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wamwklXWK4M
It starts with community (and continues with community).  Put the word out everywhere you can -- including here, and listing yourself on thehackerspaces.org list of hackerspaces wiki.  Tell everyone you know to tell everyone they know.  There are a lot of geek people of all sorts in Lake Forest, and surrounding Orange County.  Attract the ones you want by envisioning a culture of people that YOU want to hang out with.  That will attract more people into that culture, and that attracts more!  Leading workshops is a fantastic way to attract cool people and build excitement for a space.  You can do workshops before you have a space -- friends' offices over the weekend, or at night, find a friendly nearby co-working space, at a cafe where you ask the owner or manager. . .  Find interesting and diverse people to lead workshops that will attract diverse people you want to hang out with -- How to Solder (using a cool project as an example), Arduino For Newbies (using a cool p
roject as an example), How to Sew (using a cool project as an example), How to Weld (using a cool project as an example), How to Compost With Worms, How to Juggle, How to Make Puppets, Photography, Music, Video, the list of possibilities is endless!  Workshops are a great way to attract attention, have an ongoing stream of them.  And make sure you let people at the workshops know that if they like what they experience at the workshop, they will LOVE it when you get your own space, where stuff like this will be happening all the time, every day, 24/7!  Once you have a small group of dedicated people you like to work and play with, you can all go out and find a space.  And after you lay the community groundwork, once you have your own space, that's when things really take off.

All this worked great in starting Noisebridge (in San Francisco, in 2007), and it has worked great for hackerspaces around the world (starting to creep towards 1000 listed on the hackerspaces.org list!).

There's also more info on the hackerspaces.org wiki (including the very helpful Hackerspace Design Patterns).  And, if you can get a hold of the MAKE Magazine Ultimate Workshop & Tool Guide special issue that came out in November-2010, I wrote an article in there about How to Start a Hackerspace a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/11/make_ultimate_workshop_tool_guide.html">http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/11/make_ultimate_workshop_too...>.
Comment by Jerry Isdale on January 27, 2011 at 10:36am

Check out the first episode of Make TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kRTpmswgFk

They talk about arduino, based on latest issue of Make mag (which hasn't arrived in my box yet!!)

Comment by Gorm Lai on January 26, 2011 at 1:19pm
Yeah, thanks for a good meeting last night. It was great to meet you. Seems there could be a lot of potential for this, just need to get the word out, and as you say Paul, keep the momentum going.
 

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