Hackerspaces Meetup/2009

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Hackerspaces Meetup/2009
Hackerspaces Meetup
Type of Conference
Start 2009/09/18 (iCal)
End 2009/09/20
Venue: Huntsville Marriott, Huntsville, AL
City: Huntsville
State: Alabama
Country: United States of America
Min Cost: 00 USD <br />0 EUR <br />0 GBP <br />0 BTC <br />0 INR <br />
Max Cost: 00 USD <br />0 EUR <br />0 GBP <br />0 BTC <br />0 INR <br />


An attempt to get multiple hackerspaces in the same place at the same time. Think Maker Faire meets hackercon. Want to see projects, presentations on individual hackerspaces, cool hacks, hackerspace problem/solution talks, HOW-TOs, workshops, etc.

  • Open to the public
    • No harm in inspiring new spaces.
  • Free

Hotel Info[edit]

Huntsville Marriott located adjacent to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, Alabama 35805 USA
Phone: 1-256-830-2222
Fax: 1-256-895-0904

Room rate is $85/night if you book the room under "makers meetup"


  • Friday
    • Check in
    • Get Dinner
    • Check out the shop
    • Probably party.
  • Saturday
    • Opening remarks
      • We are a 501c3 please don't use our network for illegal activity.
      • Contests we are going to have.
      • Have fun!!!
    • Open talks
      • Talks will be how ever long you want. Just sign up on the white board.
    • MudFlap from Hacker Consortium will be deep frying anything he can get his hands on. He'll be blasting Southern Fried Music as he dumps out fried dill pickles, fried squash, fried turkey, fried hush puppies, fried sweet potatoes, and then plant the message with fried Oreos. Southern Fried Extravaganza all the way!
    • Next year Con discussion.
      • ????
    • Closing Ceremonies
      • Contest winners.
      • ????
    • Dinner we have been thinking Souther style, but who knows.
    • PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sunday
    • Checkout
    • Breakfast if anyone is alive.

Time Event Location
20:00 Meet and Greet Hotel Lobby
9:30 10:00 Opening Speech Shop
10:00-13:00 Open for Presentation/Talks Shop
13:00-14:00 MudFlap is going Southern Fried Lunch on us Shop
14:00-18:00 Open for Presentation/Talks Shop
18:00-19:00 Discussion of the possibilities of a Con next year. Shop
19:00-20:00 Closing ceremonies Shop
20:00-21:00 Dinner Anywhere or bring back to shop
21:00-?? Party!!! Shop
11:00 Breakfast Cracker Barrel, Waffle House, IHOP..ect


Add your space to this list if you plan on attending please along with how many from your space.

  • Makers Local 256, Huntsville, AL
  • Freeside, Atlanta, GA
  • Hacker Consortium, Nashville, TN
  • Cowtown Computer Congress, Kansas City, KS
  • Hak-it, Indiantown, FL
  • ibt, Gainesville, FL
  • Tx/Rx Labs, Houston, TX
  • Les Laboratoires Foulab, Montréal, QC (Canada)


  • Perhaps try and get a discounted rate or free access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Also maybe seeing if someone from the space station would like to run a model rocket (pressure or combustion) workshop, we all can use our skills to make crazy rockets.
  • I (and likely others) wouldn't mind if someone would bring a 3D printer (reprap, fab@home, makerbot, etc). -- 18:08, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
  • I want everyone to bring projects of any shape and size, even if it isn't finished. -- 18:08, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
    • Makers Local 256 will have their folding photobooth available for use.
  • Having some kind of collaborative challenge/hackathon.
  • Lock & Handcuff Picking Demo by I_Hate_Freedom of TX RX Labs
  • I_H_F would also like to talk about the Hackerspace Passport