It’s kind of unbelievable.
Two. Years. Later.
Here’s the post that started it all — posted to http://hamiltonhackerspace.com on March 19th, 2009…
Alright, due to all kinds of ridiculous factors… things went a little sideways on us.
In the best spirit of the Cult of Done =-> and fellow hackers Bre and Kio =-> we’re going to give this another kick in the pants…
This time, it’s for real.
Hamilton Hacker Space Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 @ 7pm.
Location: TBD (depending on response)
Please RSVP and let us know if you’re coming – or even vaguely interested in coming.
It’s going to be teh HAWESOME.
And here’s the way I first described what I’d hoped for a Hamilton Hacker Space…
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:52 PM, someone wrote:
Hi there, my friend and I are interested in coming tomorrow, but we don’t really know what to expect. What will be going on? What’s this all about? Will there be a lot of people? etc.
What to expect? Heck, at this point, I can’t even answer that!
What’s going on? The long and short of it is simply this… a long time ago, I was challenged by some people who are now the leaders / supporters / mouthpieces of various hackerspaces to put one together in Hamilton.
It’s time we either did it or shrugged and gave up.
I’m hoping that a bunch of people who are probably at lot like us — hackers (not the evil kind, but the kind that like to take things apart and put them back together), crafters, makers, diy’ers, people who get excited inventing stuff and building things and teaching others and… well, you get the idea – people who think that Make Magazine and Craft Magazine and BoingBoing and Instructables are awesome, people who build robots and write code and felt their own mittens, and… all of it… get together and talk about how we didn’t know that any of us were even here and wouldn’t it be great if we could lean on each other, work together sometimes, share tools and resources and knowledge and capacity.
Ultimately, I want to have the group open a ‘hackerspace’ — in the tradition of “the design patterns for hackerspaces” discussed at CCC, HOPE and other conferences — a place like HacDC, NYC Resistor, Noisebridge, CCCKC, PumpingStationOne and Canadian places like Protospace and Hacklab.TO and VHS and Foulab — a place where we can do all the projects that won’t fit into our houses/apartments/bedrooms.
Will there be a lot of people? I have no idea! At this point, I’m pretty sure that it’s more than 10 and less than 30 — but the Kitchener-Waterloo people were expecting around 10 and got 30, and I know that Hamilton’s about 2.5x the size in terms of sheer population….
So – please come, it may be crashingly boring or it may be awesome – either way 🙂
We moved into think|haus version 1.0 on July 1st 2009 and into our current space (think|haus version 2.0) on November 20th, 2010.
Wouldn’t you love to be part of something as cool as this?
Happy Two Year Anniversary think|haus — 21 members — and tonight, a weekday evening at 9pm, there are 7 members and 3 guests… working on projects, laughing, socializing and making very cool things