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lecture: Hackerspace Design Patterns 2.0


The presentation of the Hackerspace Design Patterns at CCCamp 2007 / 24C3 started the international hackerspace movement! These patterns described what has worked well, and not worked well, for the 40 or so hackerspaces existing at the time. Now that over 2,000 have blossomed all over the planet, it is time to add Patterns from this collective experience.

In 2007 there were about 40 hackerspaces in the world, mostly in Germany. From their research of what worked well, and what did not work so well, at these hackerspaces, 3 German hackers created the Hackerspace Design Patterns. Their presentation at CCCamp 2007 and 24C3 directly inspired the creation of several more hackerspaces, thus triggering an exponential growth of hackerspaces worldwide.

Now, with over 2,000 hackerspaces listed on (a networking website that was also inspired by the original Patterns), it is time for the international hackerspace movement to benefit from this broad and diverse experience.

Mitch Altman has visited about 250 hackerspaces worldwide, where he has gained collective knowledge from people at these spaces. He also co-founded Noisebridge, where he gained first-hand experience of what has worked well, and not worked so well, at that space. He would now like to share this collective experience to the world to help the next several years of hackerspaces with the expanded: Hackerspace Design Patterns 2.0 .

A workshop will take place immediately following this talk to deep-dive into the topic and for many of us to share our collective experience for the benefit of all.


Day: 2015-08-15
Start time: 10:30
Duration: 00:30
Room: Project 2501
Track: Ethics, Society & Politics
Language: en




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