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Freeside Atlanta

Scott Melnick, Raiford Storey and Justin Caratzas
Freeside Atlanta
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Student Center Sinclair Suite

Freeside Atlanta is a hackerspace based in Atlanta, GA. At 5500 sq. ft., it is one of the largest hackerspaces in the United States. A hackerspace is a collaborative environment where geeks from many walks of life, and who are passionate about a wide variety of subjects, can share ideas and work on interesting projects. Freeside Atlanta boasts a membership of more than 50 people, has weekly public meetings, and a calendar full of workshops, classes, and seminars that are sure to help the local community gain knowledge, as well as be able to apply that knowledge to the real world. Freeside Atlanta contains a classroom, project working area, kitchen, chill area, wood shop, member storage, and an auto repair area. On any given day you can find members working on anything from motorcycle repair, robots, steam punk-style lamps, and 3-D printers. The presentation outlines the 2 year history of Freeside Atlanta, as well as current projects, and future plans.

More information on Freeside Atlanta can be found at For more information on hackerspaces around the world, visit

Speaker's Bio: 

Duckie -- President of Freeside Atlanta. Hosts the weekly public meetings.

Raiford -- Software Developer, with special interest in Virtual Machines. Raiford helps organize the Python classes that Freeside holds and runs the Makerbot that Freeside recently built.

Justin -- programmer, hosts the Flash Talk events that are held on the first Friday of every month.