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Hackerspaces in Bulgaria Lecture VarnaConf 2012

  1. VarnaConf 2012 Developers Conference Hackerspaces in Bulgaria, and the sexy ways to learn something really essential
  2. Agenda • Hacker phenomenon explained • Hackerspace – what's the deal in here • Hackerspaces in Bulgaria • Hackerspaces and enterpreneurship • Trainings in hackerspaces – the essence • Q&A / Contacts / Resources and anything else
  3. Hacker's definition In media => "someone who tries to break into computers" In reality => "a clever programmer“ Reality examples • Someone who enjoys learning details of a programming language or a system; • Someone who enjoys doing the programming rather than the theory of it; • Someone capable of appreciating someone else's hacking; • Someone who picks up programming quickly; • Someone who is an expert at a particular programming language or system;
  4. Hackerspace definition “ A hackerspace or hackspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or creative space) is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital or electronic art (but also in many other realms) can meet, socialise and/or collaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.”
  5. Hackerspace keywords • Physical space; • Computers, technology, systems; • Socialization; • Collaboration; • Hackers (clever programmers);
  6. What's in?
  7. What's in? Why you no eat pancakes?
  8. Yes, friends, and beer too :)
  9. Hackerspaces in Bulgaria varna lab - Varna Init Lab - Sofia OpenLabBG - Plovdiv
  10. varna lab Go and find them today! :) e-mail: twitter: @varnalab irc: #varnalab address: Pencho Slaveykov Str. 50 url:
  11. Hackerspaces & Enterpreneurship Remember the hacker? ➔ Clever programmer ➔ Enjoys learning constantly ➔ Want to do things, rather than talk about them ➔ Can-do mentality ➔ Keen on collaborating and socializing ➔ Keen on innovation ➔Hackerspaces nourish enterpreneurship.
  12. Some examples, in Bulgaria • Allied Assets • CampLight • Fonii • Future Schools • Game Craft • Shtrak! • And many others ;)
  13. Trainings in hackerspaces • Trainings in hackerspaces are a natural way to develop the startup ecosystem in Bulgaria • Experts give out proven knowledge • Ambitious individuals receive essential knowledge on a practical topic
  14. The past and the future The past The future • iOS • Electronics development • PHP advanced • PHP • HTML5 • Symphony • Drupal theming • WordPress • WordPress • HTML and CSS • Drupal • Many others • HTML and CSS
  15. Trainers • Share knowledge, raise awareness • Popularize their names • Create/Hire professionals for their business • Prove authority in a given topic • Improve presentation skills Fight over the biggest human fear :P
  16. Trainees • Receive real knowledge, from professionals that really practice their preach • Learn the essentials faster • Find a project/job if performing good in course • Get enthused from the hackerspace environment, become member and do it all • Become trainers themselves!
  17. Resources • Recordings around Bulgarian hackerspaces • Hackerspaces potential in Bulgaria • The pefect scene ;) =>
  18. Contacts Kalin Chernev T: @kalinchernev E: B: