Villages:Hax0rz of the Roses

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Village: Hax0rz of the roses.
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Description This is a joint venture between Leeds, Manchester, York and Lancaster Hackspaces.
Contact User:thinkl33t
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BuildTheRobotsFligg27 August 20143 September 2014
CastawayJess29 August 201430 August 2014Myself, theorbtwo
ChoffeeJohn Cooper29 August 2014 11:00:001 September 2014 11:00:00
CljClaire Jackson29 August 20141 September 2014
DrrkKimball27 August 2014 22:00:001 September 2014 18:00:00
HExTom Hargreaves
IdnortonIan Norton29 August 20141 September 2014
IMartynMartyn Ranyard29 August 201431 August 2014
JapotegJoe Corcoran29 August 20141 September 2014
NavJon Stockill28 August 20141 September 2014
PbrookPaul Brook29 August 20141 September 2014
RorschachUKBob Stone29 August 20141 September 2014SpaceHack
StantoChristopher G. Stanton28 August 2014 16:00:001 September 2014 10:00:00
TBSliverTom Bloor29 August 20141 September 2014
Thinkl33tBob Clough27 August 2014 12:00:001 September 2014 12:00:00

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  • Wood Lathe! Myford ML8 under supervision of Ian Norton or Claire Jackson. We'll be turning things, people can try their hand if they want.

Post event feedback

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  • Great to be in the same area for camping with you all Idnorton (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • BBQ was epic! More fire things! Idnorton (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Food was awesome (it appears you can't go wrong as long as you have enough bacon and haloumi!) --Nav (talk) 10:04, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • If food time was missed for whatever reason, there was still food to eat / snack on --Stanto (talk) 12:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • It acted as a base to return to / gather at if you wanted to and knew others would be there with the option to retreat to your tent if you pitched elsewhere --Stanto (talk) 12:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Good choices for food - mostly didn't require plates & cutlery, or at best a cup (soup awkward in paper bowl but great from mug). Organisation also great, huge thanks guys! RorschachUK (talk) 12:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


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  • Nail the village tent to the floor more securely first time ;) Idnorton (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Some of the shinies never got a chance to come out and play, maybe due to space - I never got to operate on Frank! RorschachUK (talk) 12:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Ideas for next time

  • Need someone who is going to be at the village most of the time to act as coordinator, make sure food is started on time etc. Thinkl33t (talk) 09:19, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Need a sign of some kind, I'm not sure people knew who we were or if they were directed to us how to find us Idnorton (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I have a source for reasonably priced banners (from small to the size of the side of a big tent) --Nav (talk) 10:10, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Separate tent for shiny from kitchen / storage (like hsnotts had) Thinkl33t (talk) 09:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I may be able to borrow a big green 24'x12' tent - obviously transporting that requires some planning --Nav (talk) 10:10, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • TBH I'd rather rent the village tent(s) next time. The garage was a good idea from a price POV but was a pain to move around, a bit too small, and i CBA putting it up / taking it down again Thinkl33t (talk) 10:46, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
      • +1 to that. There wasn't enough room to put out the stuff that was brought :( Idnorton (talk) 11:27, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Need to bring the coffee machine again next time Idnorton (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • FLAGS / hackspace banners Thinkl33t (talk) 09:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • We have some Leeds hackspace banners - they're just bulks and weren't sufficiently high up my list of things to bring. --Nav (talk) 10:10, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • We brought a vertical York banner with us but in the absence of one for each of the other groups too we thought it would be a bit unrepresentative - maybe next time banners for each group and/or a Roses emblem of some sort to rule them all RorschachUK (talk) 12:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • We were meant to bring the HacMan sign, but I didn't have time to load it and all the other stuff people wanted to bring JimM (talk) 15:48, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Getting connected to the wifi was a PITA (so much so that I didn't bother attempting to get my raspberry pi radar connected). Probably worth coordinating any "connected" projects and maybe going for wired through our own switch? --Nav (talk) 10:07, 5 September 2014 (UTC)