Hacklab Belgrade 2013 Report

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On 9 eFebruary 2013 your journalist visited Hacklab Belgrade with the intention of understanding sudo room in greater context. Here are some findings.

Hacklab Belgrade is relatively small in populace, area, and aspiration, but remarkably solid and cohesive in spite of - or because of - it's targeted scope.


Existing not in commercial space at all, but a donated first-floor apartment, Hacklab, if used for it's orginal intention, would be warming, showering, and dishwashing the everyday lives of at most 2 Serbian citizens. As it is, living room and bedroom house the main hack area which when I arrived was the combined chamber 6 serbs attending the the weekly python workshop run by Macedonian. In the middle of git-pushing their work and rearranging the furniture for that night's screening of torrented "The Pirate Bay, Away From Keyboard," I managed to strike up a few interviews with the ragamuffins in exchange for some swigs of the 2.5L bottle of lager, and local wax-topped 'Rakija'. In no particular order:

Hacklab and gender-minority involvement

Of the eight people that were at Hacklab before I arrived who were pythoning, three of them were women. Impressed by this small imbalance I questioned on such female, Daria (pictured above), if she could identify a reason. Yugoslavia, she answered. Communist and socialist Yugoslavia had strong feminist-activist lines, which translated

COQ- 6 times as slow.

No memembership. schedule but no meetings and noisebridge conensus.

Payment, money.