Open Labs is creating a Hackerspace Community
10

patrons

$77
per month


Open Labs is an Albanian based non-governmental, non-profit organization with the mission to empower Free Libre Open Source Software, Online Privacy, Open Data and Open Culture communities. It has been active since 2012 and members from the hackerspace have organized over 300 events since then. We strive to function in a decentralized and non-hierarchical way.



We are often told that our community has a great gender diversity, something which creates a healthy working environment with minimal intervention of a Code of Conduct in practice. See for yourself in the group photos of the many events we organize.

Projects & Events

We are made of and host various communities and projects who work together in symbiosis in our hackerspace. Some of the most active projects Open Labs empowers are Mozilla, LibreOffice, Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Nextcloud. 


(LibOCon 2018, Organized in Tirana, Albania)

Since 2014 we organize Open Source Conference Albania aka OSCAL, the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge. We are preparing for the 6th edition of OSCAL in May 2019.


(Group photo from OSCAL'18 )

Policy-making

We have managed to collaborate with various other organizations and institutions to forward our goals as stated in our manifesto. We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipality of Tirana to publish their data in the open by migrating them to the appropriate platforms like OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons. Our latest achievement was the successful migration of the Tirana City cloud services to Nextcloud, a free and open source solution for cloud storage and services.



With the General Elections on 25th June 2017, we have reached out to the various political parties asking them about their stance on Free and Open Source Software, Open Data, Net Neutrality, Online Privacy and the Public Domain. Results are published on our Wiki.

Why support us?

Open Labs is partly sustained by donations but we still rely on sponsors. We would like that people like you contribute to the sustainabilty of our hackerspace, instead of shareholders, which is why your continuous support on Patreon is so important to us.


(Part of Open Labs crew and friends @Fosdem'18)
Your financial contribution will help us pay various costs which are part of running a hackerspace, including but not limited to:
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Internet
  • Accountant
  • Legal Fees
  • Office Supplies
  • Hardware
  • Furniture
  • Space Maintenance


We are strong believers that a common space which empowers people from all parts of society should have no required participation or membership fees, hence we rely on optional membership fees, donations and well, you, Patrons.

Interested in learning more? Mingle with us on our Discourse Forum and get involved (no matter where you are based).

Tiers
Help a thirsty hacker
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a thirsty hacker with a drink during one of our events.

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
Help a hungry hacker
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hungry hacker with a drink during one of our events.

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
Help a hacker far away
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to pay for a bus ticket to visit Open Labs

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
  • You will receive 5 super quality Open Labs stickers shipped to you (once a year)
Help a hacker print 3D
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to pay for 3D filament to print out awesome stuff for our hackerspace!

  • All of the rewards above
  • You will receive a lovely 3D printed Open Labs keychain printed out with our LulzBot Mini  (once a year) 
Help a hacker sleep
$25 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to spend a night at a hostel during their visits at Open Labs

  • All of the rewards above
  • Get an exclusive printed tote bag shipped to you!
Help a hacker buy hardware
$50 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to purchase hardware to work with.

  • All of the rewards above
  • Get an exclusive printed tote bag  and an Open Labs supporter T-shirt shipped to you!
OSCAL Supporter
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Woot! You will be featured as a supporter in our upcoming OSCAL conference right beneath our sponsors! Send us a logo in vector format so we can feature you!
Goals
$77 of $100 per month
This is the bare minimum we need to keep the space running and ensure there is electricity, internet, running water and cleaning supplies. Yes, this also includes toilet paper. No, this doesn't include rent sadly.

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Open Labs is an Albanian based non-governmental, non-profit organization with the mission to empower Free Libre Open Source Software, Online Privacy, Open Data and Open Culture communities. It has been active since 2012 and members from the hackerspace have organized over 300 events since then. We strive to function in a decentralized and non-hierarchical way.



We are often told that our community has a great gender diversity, something which creates a healthy working environment with minimal intervention of a Code of Conduct in practice. See for yourself in the group photos of the many events we organize.

Projects & Events

We are made of and host various communities and projects who work together in symbiosis in our hackerspace. Some of the most active projects Open Labs empowers are Mozilla, LibreOffice, Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Nextcloud. 


(LibOCon 2018, Organized in Tirana, Albania)

Since 2014 we organize Open Source Conference Albania aka OSCAL, the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge. We are preparing for the 6th edition of OSCAL in May 2019.


(Group photo from OSCAL'18 )

Policy-making

We have managed to collaborate with various other organizations and institutions to forward our goals as stated in our manifesto. We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipality of Tirana to publish their data in the open by migrating them to the appropriate platforms like OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikicommons. Our latest achievement was the successful migration of the Tirana City cloud services to Nextcloud, a free and open source solution for cloud storage and services.



With the General Elections on 25th June 2017, we have reached out to the various political parties asking them about their stance on Free and Open Source Software, Open Data, Net Neutrality, Online Privacy and the Public Domain. Results are published on our Wiki.

Why support us?

Open Labs is partly sustained by donations but we still rely on sponsors. We would like that people like you contribute to the sustainabilty of our hackerspace, instead of shareholders, which is why your continuous support on Patreon is so important to us.


(Part of Open Labs crew and friends @Fosdem'18)
Your financial contribution will help us pay various costs which are part of running a hackerspace, including but not limited to:
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Internet
  • Accountant
  • Legal Fees
  • Office Supplies
  • Hardware
  • Furniture
  • Space Maintenance


We are strong believers that a common space which empowers people from all parts of society should have no required participation or membership fees, hence we rely on optional membership fees, donations and well, you, Patrons.

Interested in learning more? Mingle with us on our Discourse Forum and get involved (no matter where you are based).

Recent posts by Open Labs

Tiers
Help a thirsty hacker
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a thirsty hacker with a drink during one of our events.

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
Help a hungry hacker
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hungry hacker with a drink during one of our events.

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
Help a hacker far away
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to pay for a bus ticket to visit Open Labs

  • Your name will be listed on the Open Labs website and Wiki
  • You will receive 5 super quality Open Labs stickers shipped to you (once a year)
Help a hacker print 3D
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to pay for 3D filament to print out awesome stuff for our hackerspace!

  • All of the rewards above
  • You will receive a lovely 3D printed Open Labs keychain printed out with our LulzBot Mini  (once a year) 
Help a hacker sleep
$25 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to spend a night at a hostel during their visits at Open Labs

  • All of the rewards above
  • Get an exclusive printed tote bag shipped to you!
Help a hacker buy hardware
$50 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for the support! Your pledge will help a hacker to purchase hardware to work with.

  • All of the rewards above
  • Get an exclusive printed tote bag  and an Open Labs supporter T-shirt shipped to you!
OSCAL Supporter
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Woot! You will be featured as a supporter in our upcoming OSCAL conference right beneath our sponsors! Send us a logo in vector format so we can feature you!