Welcome to the South Side Hackerspace: Chicago wiki!
We are a group of makers and hackers who have started a hackerspace on the south side of Chicago (in Pilsen). We are seeking hackers, tinkerers, hobbyists, crafters, artists and doers to help us create a social, educational and collaborative space for ourselves and the community. You can learn more about hackerspaces on hackerspaces.org and Wikipedia. If you have questions about us in particular, check our FAQ.
Things we Do
Resources for Members
- A concise guide to Holding Events
- Our Inventory
- The Power Tools in the space
- How to access our VPN to access the space's computing resources from the rest of the world
- Our IRC channel, where members and non-members hang out and chat
- A guide to Writing Blog Posts
- Our Mailing Lists
- Resources for general use
Ways to get involved
South Side Hackerspace is gathering steam and reaching the point where we can be useful to our members. We are in the Mana Arts Lofts at 2233 S. Throop St #214, Chicago, IL 60608. To find us, enter the parking lot and head to the East side of the building. The main door is up the wooden stairs by the loading docks across from the electrical substation. If that's confusing, click here for directions.
We have some equipment on hand and ready to use, and are currently accepting donations. See something on our Wishlist that you have lying around? Put it to good hackerly use! We offer discounted membership for donations.
If you would like to get your hands dirty and become directly involved with our organization, please join our Google Discussion Group for information about ssh:c's day-to-day activities and upcoming meetings. You can also find us in the #sshc IRC Channel on Freenode.
You may also email us with any general questions.
Ways to not get involved
See the Wall of shame