Welcome to the HacDC Wiki

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For more concise information on HacDC and its events, please consult our main web page and blog at

What we use this Wiki for


Wikis excel at collaboration. Wikis are made up of a series of unique pages with evolving content. A Wiki, as a whole is an organic means of organizing a chaotic lot of information among a vast group of people. It's also the best way for us to share our efforts with the rest of the world.

Content Management

Wikis can hold a lot of content. Instead of trying to implement a complex CMS, assigning permissions, worrying about anonymous FTP, etc., we just say "throw it on the wiki".


Who we are, What we do/did, When we do/did it, Where we do/did it, Why we do/did it and How we do/did it are all here. From our policies to our projects, it's all here somewhere.

How this Wiki is Organized

Every page in this Wiki must fall into a category somewhere in this hierarchy. Uncategorized (or improperly categorized) pages will be brutally categorized (or recategorized) by the wiki team.

Category:Topics Category:Community Category:Projects Category:In the Space Category:Policy
Themes and threads that span across the other categories in the Wiki. This is also where we keep things that don't easily fit in other categories: Pages on people in our community : Where our projects collaborate and document their research and progress. They are generally classified as: Entries relating to the space including layout and events and classes we hold Our Policy Manual is divded into the following subcategories:

What we DO NOT use this Wiki for

  • Home Page: Our home page, or any home page should tell you three things that aren't generally apparent on a standard wiki page:
    1. Are you active now?
    2. What cool things are going now now, if you are still active?
    3. How do I get there, get involved, learn more?
  • Promotion: That's why our blog exists, to keep people informed on HacDC's projects and events.
  • Discussion: That's what e-mail and IRC are for. While we encourage the active use of talk pages for specific project collaboration, we encourage group discussion through e-mail lists and our IRC channel.