Taiwan Maker Gettogether

Update 2

The photos from the event can be seen clicking here.

"Hard at work with microcontrollers and other goodies"

or you can see the whole timelapse:


The live hangout starts soon (10am Taipei time (UTC+8) click to see it in your time zone):

or watch directly on Youtube.

You can also join the hangout for different learning stations on Google+ hangout. Click on the names to join the hangouts!

(These will be live for the whole day, starting to do things around 12 noon Taiwan time)

First Hackerspace event - (and accidentally Groundhog Day too)

The purpose of this event is to get people interested in joining the first ever hackerspace in Taipei. We will be gauging interest in the hackerspace to help us select a large enough space that we can afford to open. This will also be a chance for the organizers to meet people that can help us find the perfect space. Our goal is to have the space ready for a Hack the Hackerspace event by the time Maker Faire Taiwan arrives in May.


  • 10:00am Doors open
  • 10:30am - 10:50am Speaker: Mitch Altman - The Philosophy of Hackerspaces
  • 10:50am - 11:10am Speaker: Ben Heck - 3D Printing and Hardware Modding
  • 11:10am - 11:30am Speaker: Eric Stein - Creativity in the Hackerspaces
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm Speaker: Open floor - Hackerspace members answer questions
  • 12:00pm - 16:00pm Learning stations open
  • 16:00pm Doors close


Google+ Hangouts The will be a main G+ Hangout that hackerspaces from around the world can join as a group. This will be displayed on the main screens at the event as well as smaller screen throughout the event. Local people will be able to interact with the members of the hackerspaces. This hangout will also be broadcast On Air. Will post the links here when the hangouts are set up

Learning Stations Each of the 4 learning stations will have a public G+ Hangout so anyone can join in to learn or teach. Each station will cover one topic that can be completed in about 30 minutes. Each station will have room for 4-6 local participants. The topics will be “Learning to Solder”, “Getting started with Arduino”, “Clothes Hacking”, and an open topic for the last station.

"40 soldering kits waiting to be assembled by someone tomorrow. 15 different ones to try. There are even some SMD kits!"


The Speakers

Mitch Altman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman mitch@cornfieldelectronics.com (PUBLIC) A co-founder of Noisebridge, a hackerspace in San Francisco, and a pioneer of Virtual reality. Mitch has been featured many time is Make: and many other magazines.

Benjamin Heckendorn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Heckendorn benjamin.heckendorn@gmail.com (PUBLIC) Console modder, internet celebrity, pinball enthusiast and designer, host of the Ben Heck Show. There are so many publications about Ben, I can’t even begin to count (Although Google say 3.9M hits!)

Eric Stein Programmer extraordinaire and insatiable hacker. Eric discovered the hackerspace PumpingStationOne when he was transplanted to Chicago. He immediately took an active role in the community and is now president of the space.

"Tools enough for 5 people at a time"

The Organizers

Gergely (Greg) Imreh imrehg@gmail.com Ex-pat living in Taiwan and founder of Taipei Hackerspace. He has been driving the online presence of the group.

Tom Haynes TaipeiHackerspace@tomhaynes.net (PUBLIC) Recently relocated to Taipei from San Francisco. After discovering Gergely through hackerspaces.org, they joined forces to found the physical space for Taipei Hackerspace.

The Media

Brian Song Make: Magazine Taiwan

Amber Yan Editor with Make: Magazine Taiwan

Caroline Hsu Head of Google Communications, Taiwan

Lan Chang Google Public Affairs Senior Associate, Taiwan and Hong Kong


Google Taiwan office, Taipei 101, Floor 73. Meeting at Taipei 101 Ground Floor.

The event page on Google+ and on Facebook.