Why Hackerspaces Need to Focus on the Foundation 1st

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Imagine a place where people get together, hang out, converse, and collaborate. It is filled to the brim with entrepreneurs of all types working on projects that they hope will change the world. Many of them are on laptops or standalone computers frantically typing business plans or hacking out code. Others are making phone calls while trying to set up connections wherever they can.

As all the chaos goes about, one can see that in this space is an environmental core that keeps the magic flowing around innovation. It is the center foundation of what the area will turn into. While the outer linings are being fine-tuned and polished, the inner workings remain relatively unchanged. The concrete has been laid; the electrical wires have been strung throughout the wooden frames and the insulation and drywall is mostly there, all while a wireless network is hangs throughout the air. Projects can begin even if the air conditioning isn’t hooked up yet.

As long as there is a good foundation, people can get stuff done. The rest of the work on the outer edges will always be changing. Paint will cover the walls in different shades and dust will always need to be cleaned up. However as time goes on and unless a major change happens, all the people running the space will need to do is adjust the dials of the environment (when needed) and continue progressing the community. Once the foundation is done first, the rest will fall into place after that.

 

Article written by Matt T. : @industrychanger

Article Written at Blankspaces: http://www.blankspaces.com/

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