[@OKau] Care and Feeding of Hackerspaces

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri May 1 23:10:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:23:37 +0000, Cobi Alison Smith wrote:

> ...
> https://www.academia.edu/12034526/The_Proper_Care_and_Feeding_of_Hackerspaces_Care_Ethics_and_Cultures_of_Making
> ... consensus ... critical thinking skills ...

I was thinking about this while helping out with ANU's new TechLauncher 
initiative, where students work on an IT project, with the option of 
turning it into a product. This uses some of the hackathon techniques, 
but extended over a year. These are a much more diverse range of 
students than the usual university IT geeks and it is interesting 
watching the team dynamics evolve: http://cs.anu.edu.au/TechLauncher/

ps: My team is building me a free open source webinar tool: 

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