We want to hear all about:
- Cutting edge developments, including original work
- Santosh Rajan, founder Geekskool
- Shwetank Dixit, Extensions Program Manager and Web Evangelist, Opera Software
- Sindhu S, Recurse Center alumni
- Zainab Bawa, editorial coordinator, co-founder at HasGeek
Commitment to Open Source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.
If you are interested in conducting a hands-on session on any of the topics falling under the themes described above, please submit a proposal under the workshops section. We also need you to tell us about your past experience in teaching and/or conducting workshops.
If you are interested in doing an unconference during the breakout sessions, propose a topic which will be of interest to the community.
Deadline for submitting proposals: 31 July 2015
Conference dates: 18-19 September
Workshops: 15, 16, 17 and 20 September
What makes a community? Trust, Care and Passion: The Feeling of Belonging.
Showing you a connection that is defined through an invisible bond of trust and passion, a connection that can can sustain over decades (like a family?)
We, those computer-people and jugaadus, are somewhat of freaks, aren’t we? Still we belong to different groups: E.g. most of us feel as a part of the JS-Community, some of us feel as a hacker, as a technologist, or as any other kind of person, that has a feeling of belonging to similar kind of other persons. It’s often called a community but what does it mean, to be part of a community? Is it just a group of people doing similiar things at some point of time? Isn’t it also about trust, but also about caring for each other, and even sharing a life together? But how does that work, being close and that feeling of belonging, while being such freaks, being so different from others and also so different from each other?
Open mind and open heart.
sva is founder and mentor of various hackspaces and active member of Chaos Computer Club (CCC). Her first contact to India was with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in 2013, where she e.g. restarted the Cryptoparty movement just before Snowden came in limelight. In the last decade she has organized many events like the Chaos Communication Congress (C3). While in India, she and some friends had the crazy idea to start something in the Himalayas (and later at the Beach): Check out hillhacks.in and hackbeach.in to learn more, but don’t be confused: The whole approach is voluntary, and therefore the websites aren’t too nice… make one for them!