Rule 0

I note one of you has his hand and wants to ask a question. Go ahead. “What is our hackerspace’s philosophy?” you ask. Well I’m glad you asked that question as I was struggling to come up with an un-contrived way to work this into a blog post. You really saved my bacon.  Well our hackspace can been summed up with three sayings.

0) Don’t be on fire.

This embodies our essential and fundamental philosophical belief that each individual human should strive not to combust in an oxygen rich atmosphere. The rules of thermodynamics are against us, but with care we have so far managed to maintain this rule. We have enshrined this philosophy as our hackspaces rule 0, showing the reverence that we hold this axiom.

1) Well volunteered.

We believe in self-empowerment and also spreading out power among our members. So whenever someone suggests a project or problem that needs fixing they become responsible for implementing it.

2) Let me show you this neat thing.

We enjoy sharing our knowledge and projects with other people, this extends to young hackdays where we teach young kids about technology and how to make things.

I stumbled on this gem from London Hackspace while judging entries to the 2011 Great Global Hackerspace Challenge.

The five finalists from the ~30 hackerspaces that entered (not all listed here) will be announced soon!


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