Synchronous Hackathons’ ARE GO!

Eric Michaud | Posted 2009.11.17 at 7:45 pm | Perma

Synchronous Hackathons’ ARE GO!

Every 3rd Weekend of the month starting NOW!

Now a quick history lesson. Back in August of this year a few members of Pumping Station: One decided to put on a event that was an all night project frenzy dubbed Hackathon, now it looks like a number of hackerspaces worldwide have joined into the fray.We are currently calling this the Synchronous Hackathon. Which has become a monthly event on the 3rd weekend of every month. Of the people and hackerspaces currently involved they are providing live video feeds into their spaces to show what is going on for the entire weekend also in a direct effort to cross collaborate on a number of projects.

Now for the longer history lesson. Pumping Station: One didn’t create the Hackathon nor did they start this fire, nor is it a new idea, nor is the wiki article I just linked definitive, but the sentiments are still the same. Come in for a period of time, with a project, and/or the intention to join a project and complete it.

Some projects of course are started can’t be completed in the allotted time but are given a great start which is also great because they are so large. Doesn’t matter though. The point is to DO IT!

What can you expect from the hackathon, I’ll list what we’re doing for the PS:One Hackathon: Feel The Noise Edition Our noisy Hackathon of the month.

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International Synchronous Hackathon!

Strages | Posted 2009.11.17 at 6:25 pm | Perma

What started as a few US hackerspaces having a hackathon the same weekend, has turned into an international synchronous hackathon!  Most if not all spaces will be streaming live video this weekend, Nov. 20th-22nd, at various points throughout.  So even if you’re not participating it’ll be a prime time to check out some other hackerspaces and possibly interact with them via live chat in #hackerspaces on irc.freednode.net .  The following spaces are participating as of the posting of this :

Alpha One Labs
Makers Local 256
Pumping Station: One
FAMiLab
FreesideAtlanta
syn2cat
Hackerspace_Barcelona
Hive13
Initlab
KwartzLab
TOG
Tetalab
Ann_Arbor_Hackerspace

Please see the wiki page for more details/updates, including links to the live streams.


Pecha Kucha – Gumbo Labs Style

Eric Michaud | Posted 2009.11.11 at 6:39 pm | Perma

What is Pecha Kucha?

What is a Ignite Talk?

To put it simply they are all speed talking sessions, think lightening talks. That’s it, new branding, same old excellent thing for inputing a broad range of information in a short amount of time to people who don’t know anything about a particular field.

So the interesting thing people always ask, is, what is a hacker or hackerspace. Well…. Simon Dorfman from Gumbo Labs explains it really well inside of 5 minutes.

Simon Dorfman’s Pecha Kucha Presentation about Gumbo Labs from Gumbo Labs on Vimeo.