We’re excited to be closing in on the final judging and award ceremony for element14’s Great Global Hackerspace Challenge. The finals and ceremony will take place on the Innovation Stage at Maker Faire (5pm). The esteemed judges on the panel are our favorite roller-girl uber-geek goddess Jeri Ellsworth, the Johnny Appleseed of hackerspaces, Mitch Altman, the man with da most case-mod mojo, Ben Heckendorn, tech education powerhouse, Michele Dawson, the mightyOhm hisself, Jeff Keyzer. Oh… and ME!

Here are the three interviews we did last week with the finalists:

GGHC Finalist Profile — Build Brighton
GGHC Finalist Profile — Hackerspace Charlotte
GGHC Finalist Profile – Pumping Station: One

May the nerdiest Hackerspace prevail! (Oh, and we’re open to creative bribing, too.)


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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