Liveblogged at HOPE X.
Facilitator: Naomi Most
The goal of this meet up is to take a step back, look at building communities, and talk about what doesn't work, and more importantly what does.
Do you hackerspace?
Most folks here have some experience starting and growing spaces. The rest are interested.
Are hackers normal people? Or are they really different?
We're just like anyone, e.g. baseball fans, who have a particular set of interests.
Hackers are people who question assumptions.
One participant say there's sometimes a "we're better, and we're exclusive" and they're not in favor of that. Much agreement from the group.
A person who wears hacker as a badge on their arm says "I have superpowers" but a person who wears it on their heart says "I have superpowers, you can too."
Hackerspaces in libraries help bridge the gap with people who wouldn't identify as hackers.