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Playlist "Electromagnetic Field 2018"

Bootstrapping a hackerspace


What are the tools to effectively manage a hackerspace? In this talk I’ll walk you through the infrastructure and services that we chose to set up at our lab, as well as the rationale behind the choice. We’ll explore how can people communicate better with the right tools, and what is needed to maximize collaboration potential.

The talk starts with what is in our experience needed to communicate effectively in a medium sized group (50-100 people), and then illustrates the tools and open source software that can be used to achieve that. There will be details on how to set up Discourse, Gitlab, Dokuwiki with central authentication via SAML and how FreeIPA can be used to manage hackerspace members’ access to both external (public) services and internal (wifi and computer login).