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HackLabTO and the global hackerspace community

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  • 1. Hackerspaces here and elsewhere: introducing HackLab.TO Leigh Honeywell leigh@hypatia.ca Slides are BY-NC-SA, but check the links for photo licensing
  • 2. Permanent Hallways http://flickr.com/photos/binary_koala/3144374144/ http://flickr.com/photos/binary_koala/3144374884/ http://flickr.com/photos/binary_koala/3192264790
  • 3. History http://tmrc.mit.edu/history/
  • 4. Build! Unite! Multiply! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cspiegl/3140655379/
  • 5. (.org) http://www.flickr.com/photos/asterasnowwhite/3204207491/
  • 6. Hacker Space Design Patterns Some Highlights:
    • Meet every week on Tuesdays
    • 7. Don't let people sleep there (too often)
    • 8. Don't bother with plants, they will die
    • 9. Set up a mailing list, wiki, and IRC channel
    • 10. more at http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Documentation
  • 11. Everywhere (well, nearly)
  • 12. In Germany...
  • 13. http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/C-base http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/C4
  • 14. Underground? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbenson/sets/72157612764097253/ http://blog.cowtowncomputercongress.org/
  • 15. In a church! http://www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/2736855804/ http://hackerspaces.org/blog/2009/02/03/party-mode-hacdc-style/
  • 16. In Toronto! http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypatiadotca/3122513488/
  • 17. HackLab.TO
    • Founded in July 2008
    • 18. 23 members
    • 19. ~800 sqft space in Kensington Market
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypatiadotca/3120137899/
  • 20. HackLab.TO
    • $50/mo + 24/7 access = pure awesome
    • 21. #hacklabto on irc.freenode.net
    • 22. http://hacklab.to blag
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypatiadotca/2763804971/
  • 23. Unpatched Tuesday http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypatiadotca/2676194830/
  • 24. Projects http://www.flickr.com/groups/hacklabto/pool/
  • 25. Moar projects http://www.flickr.com/groups/hacklabto/pool/
  • 26. Python newbie nights http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/
  • 27. Parties Pi Day (March 14) is the next one, bring pie! http://www.flickr.com/groups/hacklabto/pool/
  • 28. Come hang out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypatiadotca/3324224261/