[clug] Artist Colonies: Why "Coder Colonies?"

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 00:14:55 GMT 2008

On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 07:19:17PM +1100, steve jenkin wrote:
> There was a TV item today that mentioned "the artist colony at Hull of
> marine artists..."
> I thought, Why don't we have "Coder Colonies" like this?
> It is just as 'creative'...

Something like NYC RESISTOR[0] but with more focus software dev?

[0] http://www.nycresistor.com/

> Any ideas on what it would cost to setup something minimal?

A group of German hackers have some tips on building a hacker space 
available as a PDF from their website[1]. They touch on money in
a few places but don't really go into a lot of depth.

My main concern with funding would be the public liability insurance.

[1] http://events.ccc.de/congress/2007/Fahrplan/events/2133.en.html

> With an MLA on the list, we might be able to get some sort of proposal
> together for funding.
> I hear there are a number of empty schools around *and* I believe all
> ACT Govt. premises were connected with fibre some years ago. [Anyone
> confirm?]

I believe this is true for all schools where TransACT fibre/cable was
available. Everywhere else (mostly Gungahlin) got a radio link. I'm
not sure where these links are terminated or what network they are a
part of. It's possible that they are on a separate Education/ACT Gov
network which would make utilising them bureaucratic at best.

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