The past 2 years we've caravaned as many of our community out to Bay Area Maker Faire as we could so they could experience the excellence of it all and join the national conversation that we're starting to have.
Because of this we've met Willow and have ties to ~10 other spaces. Heatsync Labs is up and running and we have some breathing room now, and it appears Space Camp is in somewhat the same position.
That being the case can I think we are in a position to do big things at Bay Area Maker Faire this year.
If you haven't been, 2 years ago we had a hackerspace panel and ~3 spaces with tables. Last year was a whole room and near ~10 spaces with tables with soldering, knitting, 3d printing and more!
What does a REAL hackerspace village look like though? Is it just us all seperately having tables trying to announce our presence to the world? It doesnt seem like it would be tools, in light of the many other soldering locations and especially in light of the fact that Techshop is bringing all their stuff down every year. Sparkfun, Mitch, Make and others have soldering fairly well covered.
Can we work together on something larger than ourselves this year? Hardware and or software hackathons like GameSave?
What services can we provide other hackerspaces and hackerspace hopefulls?
Hey Space Camp! Put us to work :)