Hack Augusta is a non-profit 501(c)3 established in December 2012. Our mission is to inspire ideas, build companies, and create community by connecting learners and leaders in technology, business, and design.
We operate theClubhou.se, a hackerspace/makerspace/coworking space/business incubator located in the Historic Old Academy of Richmond County at 540 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901.
Events include regular community based hackathons, large scale multi-city hackathons such as International Space Apps Challenge, and National Day of Civic Hacking, conferences such as TEDxAugusta and Web Afternoon Augusta, monthly lunch and learns, weekly networking/show and tell events such Beer and Bytes, and weekly startup mentoring through Founders Circle.
theClubhou.se and Hack Augusta are volunteer led with one employee to assist in building management and program coordination. Our organizations derives its revenues from the following sources. 1/3 individual and corporate memberships, 1/3 from unrestricted donations and sponsorships, 1/3 from event income.
The vast majority of our programs and events are free to the public and as such account for roughly 1/2 of all organizational expenses. Membership in theClubhou.se starts at $20/month and includes access to workspace, tools, and mentors.
It’s that time of year again…for the freshest t-shirt in Hackerdom! Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.
Locally in Augusta, this event occurs in person at theClubhou.se. The month-long event will include numerous virtual check-ins and meetings. The objective of the hackathon is familiarize those new to programming with how to use GitHub, a hosting platform for software development. Morgan Smith is the local organizer for Hacktoberfest in Augusta. She and her team will be kicking off Hacktoberfest on October 1st, 6-8pm, with an introduction to the month of activities.