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An Unconference and Convergence for Horizontalist Organizers[edit]

wherein hackers, Occupy folks, anarchists, peaceniks, old folks & young folks, do-gooders & ne'erdowells, weirdos and crazy folks all get together and talk about how they do things... at Noisebridge Hackerspace

March 15-18 2012, San Francisco

Thursday March 15 Friday March 16 Saturday March 17 Sunday March 18
Check in 2-6pm Workshops 12-6pm Workshops & Roundtable Discussions 2-6pm Roundtable Discussions

4-7pm Reception 12-8pm fUnconference Sessions 12-8pm fUnconference Sessions 2-6pm fUnconference Sessions
8pm Five Minutes of Fame lightning talks 6pm Closing keynote, Richard Stallman on Free Software

Registration is free, and includes work shifts in the kitchen. All attendees are encouraged to present or facilitate a session.

Register Here


  • Add your sessions and workshops here
  • Floating workshops: Knot Tying, How to Sew, How to Solder, Laser engraving
  • Alternative Economies
  • Hacking Education
  • Food Security - Theory and Practice
  • Mutual Contribution Circles - Needs & Gift Economy
  • Meal (Prep at 4, eating at 6-7)
  • The following comes from the paper on the wall (probably it's the actual schedule?)
  • 4 P.M. Food Prep - Dana & Voluteers (this means you!)
  • Random_time: Sewing, knot tying, laser & etching: floating skillshape workshops (wtf?)
  • 4 P.M. The revolution will be facilitated - Judith Katz ==? Facilitation Skills? - Judith Kitty
  • 5 P.M. Alternative Economies Gift Circles - Alpha
  • 6 P.M. Hacking Education - Kalimah
  • Food Security Theory - Patrick, John DS


floating sessions

  • Add your sessions and workshops here
  • Floating workshops: Knot Tying, How to Sew, How to Solder, Laser engraving
  • Digital Literacy - Tom L. & Gavin
  • Reclaiming the Commons - Margaretha?
  • Facilitation training?
  • Hacking education?

scheduled workshops and talks

  • 2pm Soldering Workshop - Dana & Chance & Mitch Altman
  • Meal (Prep at 3, eating at 6-7)
  • 3pm? Talk - History of resistance - David Kubrin
  • 4 pm Talk - GlobaLeaks: social hacking, the future of Whistleblowing. Slides: [[1]]
  • 5 pm Talk - Mitch Altman: Hack your life for fun and profit
  • 6 P.M. Nowtopia - chris carlsson


  • Add your sessions and workshops here

Discussion / Roundtable Ideas

  • Occupy - visioning, structural development, unity & separation
  • Non-violence & Diversity of tactics
  • Do-ocracy
  • Decolonization & social justice
  • Food Hacking / Security Practice
  • Defying Dunbar: 2,000+ 'weak tie' connections in 4 hours or less per week - maymay

Keynote Talk

  • 6pm - RMS on free software

Suggested Topics:[edit]


  • Online Security & Encryption Primer
  • Economics teach-in
  • Alternative Housing Options
  • History of Resistance
  • Coworking: Incubator for Workplace Democracy or StarBucks without the coffee?
  • Food Security in an Energy Scarce World
  • Hacking Education for the Underserved
  • Language Hacking: Does an Anarchist man have an antistate gland instead of a prostate gland? -- RMS


  • Facilitation Skills
  • Nonviolent Resistance Methods
  • How to cook for a hundred people
  • How to solder
  • 3d printing
  • How to Sew
  • Lockpicking
  • Knot tying
  • How to build giant puppets
  • Bicycle repair session
  • [Group Works|] card deck games

Roundtable Discussions

  • Occupy visioning
  • Nonviolence & Diversity of Tactics
  • Decolonization
  • Reclaiming the commons
  • Do-ocracy
  • Bay Area cross-Occupy co-ordination
  • Connecting Inner Work with Building Alternatives with Resistance
  • HackerSpace regional get-together, comparing notes

Suggested Reading:[edit]

Unconference : a convergence where the content is democratically created by the participants.

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