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SpaceCamp West Coast

Space Federation

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

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SpaceCamps exist as a venue for facilitators and founders of hacker and maker spaces to speak to each other on the meta level of the maker movement and the associated responsibilities. SpaceCamp has taken place at Maker Faire San Mateo, Detroit, and New York. It's also taken place for the Seattle ecosystem and informally at Chaos Communication Camp in Germany. This first dedicated Camp will bring together people for a focused 1 1/2-day event. We will all learn from each other's victories and mistakes, design new patterns for our space processes, and walk away from the event with deeper ways to interact with each other.

The first dedicated SpaceCamp (not as a subsection during another event) will take place May 16th and 17th in the Bay Area.

18:00 to 21:00 of Wednesday, May 16th at Noisebridge : mingling and session planning

Thursday, May 17th at San Mateo Faire Grounds (where Maker Faire will take place that weekend) : 10:00 to 19:00 with breaks for lunch and dinner. You are responsible for bringing your own food (there's not much in the area), getting yourself there, and creating a badge.

You can find parking at the Fairgrounds Event Center parking lot off Saratoga Dr. (see map).  More detailed information and directions are on the Maker Faire website.  Transit and biking directions to site are here (though you will still need to arrive through the Saratoga Dr. parking lot entrance).

Please check in with our SpaceCamp rep at the Maker Service Center at Gate 6 (DD), and meet us in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama tent.    See attached map for directions. Please be aware that Thursday is a major load-in day for Maker Faire and the pathway on the map is the only route we can take to safely get to our spot.


See atrium. schoolfactory.org/spacecamp for session planning and logistics. See #spacecamp on freenode for conversation and the usual lurking.

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San Mateo Fairgrounds
1346 Saratoga Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Space Federation


Our mission is to provide financial and organizational support to open communities in shared physical spaces who use innovative methods and technology in hands-on education. 

The Space Federation program helps connect people who make hackerspaces, makerspaces, co-working spaces and other creative/community environments. 

We also provide hackerspaces and makerspaces with Fiscal Sponsorship, so they can act as a 501(c)3 without having to get their own 501(c)3--but while remaining their own independent entity.

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