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Hacker Hostels: Visit hacker spaces, stay cheap, share your skills

Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 in Hackerspace by Ian

Travel to hacker spaces, stay there cheap, share your skillz. Cool idea:

Traveling to other Hackerspaces = GOOD
Spending a lot of money on Hotel fees = BAD…

The Goal:
Negate one of the larger expenses associated with travel, namely HOTEL FEES, in order to further promote idea cross-pollination through visitor, ambassador, and Hacker In Residency programs for Hackerspaces.

How?:
A website that will allow users to view Hackerspaces with available sleeping quarters and to submit visitor proposals to participating Hackerspaces for review. Tell us about yourself and what you wish to teach during your stay at your Hackerspace of choice.
The website will help Hackerspaces manage their proposals, discuss Best Practices, as well as help raise money for spaces to spruce up their sleeping quarters if necessary.
Also, each Hackerspace would have some kind of profile detailing the space available, the kinds of classes they might be looking for, what tools facilities would be available to the HIR.

Why?:
What better way to spend a short vacation than to learn something and teach others something new?
We can further innovation and the exchange of ideas over the course of a few days by removing those pesky physical borders.

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One Response to “Hacker Hostels: Visit hacker spaces, stay cheap, share your skills”

  1. Al Senin says:

    Hi!

    Great idea, but I think not all hackspaces suitable for hosting. What about of creating special group on couchsurfing.org site?

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