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 …
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 :
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 :
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!