Ductape

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Ductape
Ductape-logo3.jpg
Status closed
Country South Africa

State or District

Kwazulu Natal

City Durban

Date of founding

2008/09/14

Last Updated 2012-09-25
Website http://ductape.co.za/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/27110681972/

E-mail

smilyborg@strangeminds.org

Snail mail

118 Colwyn Road
4052 Durban
South Africa

Number of members

12

Members SmilyBorg
Location -29° 56' 11.45", 31° 0' 17.5918"
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Update[edit]

Unfortunately Ductape is now dormant. We have not had meetings since August 2009 and our website and mailing list are down. We still have a facebook group at [1] I think our main problem was in getting enough people involved that had sufficient time, funds and energy to dedicate to the space. I hope that at some point in the future we can resurrect Ductape or some other space in the Durban area.

SmilyBorg


old[edit]

Ok, so the Unnamed Durban Space has a name and a bunch of people interested.

There have been a number of proposed meanings of Ductape which I will post later.

I've been hearing about hacker spaces all over the world but I don't see even one in Africa. We are hoping to start a space in the Durban area covering a wide range of hacker activities and skills.

So far we have about 12 members with an average meeting attendance of 5-9 people. Skills cover Linux, networking, electronics and radio, lock picking, metal casting and other mechanical skills.

I would like this to be a pretty generic hacker group, with the true definition of hacking in mind. Learning, building, tweaking and having fun.

If you want to learn how to break into computers and do other illegal stuff, this group is not for you. If you are interested in sharing knowledge, building stuff and having a good time, please contact me and we can try to get the first hacker space on the African continent going.

SB


Name[edit]

Whats in a name? Here are some meanings that were put forward.

DUCTAPE - Durbanites (Using) Un-Conventional Technologies, And Plenty (of) Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites (Using) Un-Conventional Technologies, And Plenty (of) Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites Undermining Conventional Technology, Applying Plentifull Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites Undermining Conventional Technology, Applying Plenty (of) Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites (Using) Un-Conventional Technologies, And Plenty (of) Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites Undermining Conventional Technologies, And Plenty (of) Experimentation
DUCTAPE - Durbanites Undermining Current Technology - Advancing Prospective Experimentation
Ductape - Its like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side and it holds the universe together

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