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2011 Waterloo Staff Conference

teh awesome
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Jaymis Goertz

on 2 April 2012

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2011 Waterloo staff conference Hack the world how to make/do/automate anything What is a hacker? * Creating software and sharing it with each other
* Placing a high value on freedom of inquiry; hostility to secrecy
* Information-sharing as both an ideal and a practical strategy
* Upholding the right to fork
* Emphasis on rationality
* Distaste for authority
* Playful cleverness, taking the serious humorously and their humor seriously [CITATION NEEDED] * Creating stuff and sharing it with each other
* Placing a high value on freedom of inquiry; embracing openess
* Information-sharing as both an ideal and a practical strategy
* Upholding the right to copy and modify
* Emphasis on practicality
* Taste for independance and knowledge
* Playful cleverness, taking the serious humorously and their humor seriously my own definition http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/12/how-to-tron-bag-with-el-wire.html computer not always required (but it helps) FROM WIKIPEDIA: Different sub-cultures + computer hardware/software modifier
+ phreakers
+ electronics hobbyists
+ sewers/crafters
+ gardeners
+ r/c/automators
+ Artists
+ Social engineers
+ makers/manufacturers
+ recyclers
+ pranksters
+ and more.... with overlap... Gardening http://gardenbot.org Electronics
hobbyists
sewers/crafters http://www.arduino.cc/ r/c/automators
http://diydrones.com/ artists
s hackers have always been around Tell me and I'll forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I'll understand studying
observing
doing makers/manufacturers Getting started + read (but not too much)
- google
- wikipedia
- youtube
- communities/forums
- books/magazines
+ ask (the basics)
- communities/forums
- stores
- clubs/meetups (kwartz lab)
+ do (this one a lot)
- beg/borrow/steal/buy
- recycle some examples... email: jaymis@gmail.com
twitter: jwgoertz
site: http://jaymis.net/2011wsc/ start hacking + define your problem
+ break it down into small, rational steps
+ figure out a solution to each one
+ design, build, test, repeat Part II now with more projects 2012
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