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Hackerspace Tour: EG MakerSpace in Victoria, Australia

Hackerspace Tour: EG MakerSpace in Victoria, Australia

CNK: The best thing is if you can get local councils behind you in some way or the other. You also need to get mentioned in places where other people will see, such as on Meetup or the like, and the occasional post here on Hack-a-day also helps. ;) “Getting out of the garage” is always the hardest part about getting a space together, and at least Gippsland have got that going for them. That forumulative first period is when it’s either make or break, and it usually all comes down to who has the time and/or the personalities involved. All it takes is something to interfere with that (eg: life getting in the way) and the movement to get somewhere dies. CCHS (the melbourne space) was very lucky that the few events like this that happened were worked around. Even then, making it run on it’s own finances hasn’t been easy, but it’s now quite sustainable and going strong. PS: Bal...

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