A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated physical space where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.
Planet Linux Caffe is the first hackerspacer placed in Coral Gables, South Florida. A lot of meetings, presentations, workshops, CTF and hackathons.
Over the years many hackerspaces have grown significantly in membership, operational budgets, and local media attention. Many have also helped establish other hackerspaces in nearby locations.
c-base is recognized as one of the first hackerspaces in the world, having formed in 1995. Wired writes that “European groups, particularly in Germany, have a long tradition of this kind of activity”. Another known German hackerspace is RaumZeitLabor, organizer of Trollcon.
Metalab is generally considered to have pioneered the funding principles that enabled rapid spread of the concept.
In August 2007, a group of North American hackers visited Europe “to get a sense for the potential of European ‘hacker spaces’”, and upon their return, the groups NYC Resistor and HacDC were set up in late 2007, with Noisebridge following in fall 2008.
Tech Shop is the first chain of commercial hackerspace. It was launched in 2006. As of October 2012, there are six TechShop locations in the U.S.: three in California and one each in North Carolina, Michican and Texas, the last a partnership with the Lowe’s home improvement chain.
HSBNE, Hackerspace in Brisbane was the first group to be formed in Australia.
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