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HackerspaceSG: Events of Week 53 (Dec 28 – Jan 3)

I hope everyone had a great holidays last week. This week we don’t have any events except our usual hack time as usual on Mondays.

Hackerspace Hack Time
Mon, Dec 28 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 28 12:00 am

Our regular scheduled reserved time for our members to get anything done is back on Monday again. We currently have the following projects being worked on – Security Access System, Sucktionator, Water Rocket, Stop Motion Animation, and many other miscellaneous projects currently worked on by our members. So come join in and hack on any of your projects!

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Since there isn’t anything much to report, I’ll like to take this chance to write about how the events process is like.

As of this writing, this is the process of getting an event or a meetup into hackerspacesg. It will evolve over time as the place grows.

  1. Check the calendar at http://www.hackerspace.sg/calendar to see if the date and time of your event is available.
  2. Send an email to events AT hackerspace DOT sg with the date and time and details of your event. Any additional details will be much appreciated.
  3. Indicate whether if your event is open to public, or private. Indicate whether your event is free, or there’s an entrance fee.
  4. If any answers are the latter (private or paid), then there will be a need to discuss rental fees before approving. If both answers are the former (public and free), then it will go ahead to the approval process.
  5. The events coordinator for hackerspacesg will evaluate the event and gather more information if required in order to build a supporting case to host the event.
  6. The event will then be posted on both calendar and the google groups for our members to object. Silence means consent. Monitor this thread in case there are any objections.
  7. After a few days (a week maximum), if there are no objections, the event is approved. If there are, the event will be rejected based on the reasons discussed and you will be informed.

Here are some guidelines to help convince people at hackerspacesg not to object to your event. These guidelines do not indicate that the event will be approved even though it fulfils all these points, but it will help greatly.

  • The event is community focused (e.g. user groups).
  • The event is about learning, sharing, thinking out of the box, creativity, etc.
  • The event is in-line with what hackerspacesg is all about.

It might seem like a tedious process, but do not worry because the events coordinator will be doing most of the work.

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