Friday, September 04, 2009

Making HackerspaceSG: The Zouk of Geekdom

The technical/geek community in Singapore has been showing some vibrant signs of life in recent times.

  • geekcampsg some 80 or so people gave up their Saturday for 12 solid hours of geekdom - from robotics, to natural language processing, to android development and more

  • Singapore Ruby Brigade is going from strength to strength - last Thursday's meetup at wego packed in some 30 people (I guess). They had to kick us out after 10pm and 3 hours of presentations, questions and discussions. That didn't stop most from gathering around the corner for supper that ended after midnight!

The next project is more ambitious: establish a Hackerspace in Singapore. Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects (more)

In order to get this off the ground, a pledge drive has started. Find out how to pledge a donation.

Updated 5-Sep: pledgie no longer being used for the donation drive, so remove the badge

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