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Opendoor Hackathon Dec 11th

Hive13 is participating in the Opendoor Hackathon on Dec 11th. Sign up for the mailing list (link at the bottom) if you are interested. You can also contact craig@hive13.org for additional details.

The OpenDoor Hackathon is a hackathon to benefit the members of hacker/maker/artist/co-working spaces by creating a standardized, Open Source access and membership management system that can be used by everyone. At the end of the hackathon, the systems (or subsystems) created by each space will be voted upon, and the best system (or combination of systems) will be chosen. Implementing the system afterward is, of course, optional.

Why are we doing this?
I know, the word “standardized” sends chills down my spine too, but I assure you that this is a good thing! Deciding upon a common system would enable the following things:

  • The ability to share membership between spaces
  • Crowd-sourced security enhancements and feature additions
  • Easier membership management
  • A warm fuzzy feeling of being connected with other spaces

What we’re envisioning (and what many of you already have) is a sort of Reciprocikey or Space Passport system. We believe that the only way to create such an awesome system is to work together on it!

When is the OpenDoor Hackathon?
The OpenDoor Hackathon will begin on Saturday, December 11th at 2pm PST, ending 24 hours later at 2pm PST on Sunday, December 12th.

How do I sign up?
You can register your space’s team at the Eventbrite here!

Join the conversation at http://groups.google.com/group/opendoorhack-a-thon!

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  1. Paul
    December 3rd, 2010 at 14:56 | #1

    I realize that this post was mostly grabbed off the Opendoor Hackathon’s page, but this line “I know, the word “standardized” sends chills down my spine too, but I assure you that this is a good thing! Deciding upon a common system would enable the following things:” really aggravated me.

    Without open standards hackers (both software and hardware) could not function. With every device we wanted to modify we would need to reverse engineer every component. With every project we wanted to build we would need to start from the ground up.

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