Hacker Dojo: Anarchy with Respect

A session at Open Source Bridge 2011

Wednesday 22nd June, 2011

4:45pm to 5:30pm (PST)

Hacker Dojo is a community center in Mountain View, California, for hackers and thinkers to meet, discuss, learn, create, build and play. More than a co-working space, more than an event space, and more than the chaos it could be, the Hacker Dojo encompasses the open source culture and spirit both at its start and in its continual development.

Starting from a small but passionate group of developers, Hacker Dojo has grown into one of the biggest hacker spaces in the world. The growth hasn't been without its pains, the same pains that successful open source software projects go through: How do we manage a large group of people with differing opinions and personalities? How do we inspire the many to help help the dedicated few who do the bulk of the work? How do we "indoctrinate" new members into our open and inviting culture without losing their valuable contribution? How do we handle the bad apples while building our champions?

Adopting an open source philosophy from the code to the conduct has enabled our community to grow, developing into our vision of a Silicon Valley institution. Hear of our journey of "anarchy with respect," and how open source works in physical space.

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Kitt Hodsden

@drupal dev, ex-@twitter eng, @hackerdojo co-founder, @kickstarter fan. I live on chocolate & automate everything. Networks slow when I'm around, blame the NSA.

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Time 4:45pm5:30pm PST

Date Wed 22nd June 2011

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