VarnaConf 2012 Developers Conference Hackerspaces in Bulgaria, and thesexy ways to learn something really essential
Agenda• Hacker phenomenon explained• Hackerspace – whats the deal in here• Hackerspaces in Bulgaria• Hackerspaces and enterpreneurship• Trainings in hackerspaces – the essence• Q&A / Contacts / Resources and anything else
Hackers 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 elses hacking;• Someone who picks up programming quickly;• Someone who is an expert at a particular programming language or system;
Hackerspace definition“ A hackerspace or hackspace (also referred to as ahacklab, makerspace or creative space) is a location wherepeople with common interests, often in computers,technology, science, digital or electronic art (but also inmany other realms) can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labsincorporating elements of machine shops, workshopsand/or studios where hackers can come together to shareresources and knowledge to build and make things.”
varna labGo and find them today! :)e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org: @varnalabirc: irc.freenode.net #varnalabaddress: Pencho Slaveykov Str. 50url: http://www.varnalab.org
Hackerspaces & EnterpreneurshipRemember 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.
Some examples, in Bulgaria• Allied Assets• CampLight• Fonii• Future Schools• Game Craft• Shtrak!• And many others ;)
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
The past and the futureThe past The future• iOS • Electronics development • PHP advanced• PHP • HTML5• Symphony • Drupal theming • WordPress• WordPress • HTML and CSS• Drupal • Many others• HTML and CSS
Trainers• Share knowledge, raise awareness• Popularize their names• Create/Hire professionals for their business• Prove authority in a given topic• Improve presentation skillsFight over the biggest human fear :P
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!
Resources• Recordings around Bulgarian hackerspaces• Hackerspaces potential in Bulgaria• startupbulgaria.com The pefect scene ;) => hackerdojo.com