Hackerspace Sydney?

September 16, 2008

Recently I was asked to locate some contacts for a person soon to move to Sydney from the US. The starting point I was given was that they were looking for “hackspace/hackers/makers to connect with.”

Now this is a really great scene, but I’m not sure just how much is actually going on here in Sydney …

Hacker Spaces – HackerspaceWiki

Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.

So where to begin? After a bit of searching and asking around I have come up with these meagre few links that may point in approximately the correct direction.

So far the best lead I would have is our local Dorkbot group :
http://dorkbotsyd.boztek.net/

Of course you’d want to keep tabs on http://www.barcampsydney.org/

There is a new coworking space (which would be our first) starting up
– latest blog posting on that :
http://www.liubinskas.com/blog/2008/09/04/sydney-coworking-update-slothness/

Other than that, follow @STUB on Twitter : http://twitter.com/stub or
the web site : http://sydney.twitterusergroup.com/ to start meeting
more of the geek / tech community here.

So Sydney – what have I missed? Is there a shared community space for the makers / hackers amongst us? If not, should there be? How would it come about?

Update May 2009

Well something happened! There is now a Sydney page at the Hackerspace wiki, although it is mostly empty it does point to where the real action is. A group has begun to meet, which is most excellent news!

You can find the Sydney Hackerspace community now on their own wiki, for more interaction then you’d want to join the Sydney Hackerspace Mailing List.


Today’s Tweets

September 16, 2008
  • 12:15 @mpesce reminds me to get back to my home windmill generator project – starting with a treadmill motor. That’s as far as I’ve progressed … #
  • 12:29 @ocean check in with @freygan, she’s been in the mountains for a while and might have a pointer or two #
  • 12:45 last week the heater was on in this office, this week the air conditioner is on for cooling, talk about a fast season change! #
  • 13:04 why does the phone ring immediately after you take a huge bite of the peanut butter on toast? #
  • 13:24 Sneak peek at tonight’s Joey Scout activity : myfolia.com/journals/27994 #
  • 13:31 So @WillHughes is stalking me, but @missamanda places the blame on my poorly timed eating habits. Hmph. Can I not eat in peace? #
  • 13:31 RT @IanWoolf a project to make your own solar panel by buying the individual solar cells one at a time from ebay is.gd/2Dly #
  • 13:45 @WillHughes stoopid pants #
  • 15:56 @adnrw If you have some playing cards handy … Cards As Weapons! uT.ag/00kCW #
  • 16:15 @artywah any chance of a preview? I’m keen to join in the Movember madness this year. #
  • 16:52 RT @davewiner Paul Krugman explains what’s going on with Lehman. bit.ly/38uBtu #
  • 22:53 @artywah looking great – thanks for the headsup! #

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