Just a short walk away from Universidad de los Andes, in the Candelaria district of the Colombian capital, is HackBo: Bogotá’s hackerspace. My wife and I had the good fortune to find the HackBo members during their weekly meeting, which they hold each Saturday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There they gather to discuss, well, hackerspace stuff: distributed computing, Python, counterculture and network security. One member offered that his specialty was open-source hardware. I immediately chimed in with an enthusiastic, “Arduino?” But he just shook his head and said, “No… Arduino es demasiado fácil.” Arduino’s too easy. Clearly, I had come to the right place.
(Unfortunately, Rex didn’t have his Hackerspace Passport on hand…)