We are very happy to share the following news with you: Before we'll be running Hackership next year, there will be an experimental Batch, the "Batch-0" [/băch zē'rō/] for six weeks this November. The idea is to use the time to try out concepts and ideas about the programme, such as inviting hackers in residence and matching groups of people with similar interests. All that is made possible by betahaus, who will be supporting us by hosting this experimental batch in their space.
We've been planning this for a while, with volunteers and learners of the OpenTechSchool community on-board and dedicated to make the best of this six-weeks trial run possible. The only thing missing was a venue. Luckily, we met with the guys from betahaus, who are very interested in what we are doing and immediately offered to host us. An offer we didn't need to think about twice, betahaus has always been a great supporter for bootstrapped community projects in Berlin. Besides, they have been wondering for a while what learning could look like in a co-working environment.
With this announcement we are one step closer to setting things up properly. Yes, we are still looking for a bigger space to host more people -- we can only accommodate about 20 people within Batch-0 -- but having the time to figure out how we want to run things in the future, which things work and which don't, are highly important. Therefore we're incredibly grateful and happy to have such a great supporter like betahaus on-board!