Campaign successfully funded on: 22 May,2015
We are an Iraqi DIY (do it yourself) community of makers, scientific researchers, digital artists, and programmers. We gather in "Hacker Spaces" -- physical locations where we can collaborate to create open source scientific and artistic projects for community development and educational purposes, and to support a culture of entrepreneurship in Iraq. We are here to ask for your help in equipping our Hacker Spaces with the tools we need to make our ideas a reality, to run workshops and build projects that will help to fuel a creative culture in Iraq. Although there is so much wanton destruction in Iraq today, there are also many Iraqis who want to create and build a better country; we just need the tools to do so. These tools include prototyping tools and devices ranging form arduinos and batteries to soldering irons, furniture, power generators and internet, stationary and other basic tools. We also need funding to campaign for laws that legalize Hacker Spaces and our activities, to get licenses to import and use the technology that we need.
Currently, there are only two Hacker Spaces in Iraq: "Fikraspace" in Baghdad, and "Science Camp" in Basra. But, there are so many communities in other Iraqi cities that want to organize themselves and create workspaces where they can build projects and better the country. Your contribution will make scientific knowledge directly applicable for the Iraqi community by empowering young people to realize products and projects that will directly solve problems, and helping them to convert their projects into products and businesses that will support the nation's growth. Members of Fikraspace and Science Camp need the tools to spread the models we have established throughout the country.
Your contribution will make science accessible and applicable for the Iraqi community, and will change the lives of young people who lead these projects as well as others throughout the country. We will spread and nurture this culture of creativity and science to transform Iraq.
What do you get out of helping us? There is a symbolic reward system you can select from.
$10 and above - SPECIAL THANKS
a personalized thank-you email from us ... we appreciate your support
$30 and above - YOUR IMAGE AS A GEOMETRIC COLOR ARRAY
we will turn your picture into an array of gorgeous colors ...
$50 and above - YOUR NAME ON AN HONORIFIC LIST AT FIKRASPACE AND SCIENCE CAMP
$100 and above - CUSTOM LOGO DESIGNED FOR YOU
$200 and above - WE WILL DESIGN A WEB SITE FOR YOU
$300 and above - ANDROID APPLICATION
we will make an Android application for your social media communications
sponsorship opportunities for companies and governmental organizations:
$1000 and above - SILVER SPONSOR
A special thanks and your logo posted in our social media.
$3000 and above - GOLD SPONSOR
special thanks, your logo posted, and a 140-character paragraph about you in our co-working space's social media accounts
$5000 and above - DIAMOND SPONSOR
special thanks, your logo posted, and a 140-character paragraph about you in our co-working space's social media accounts and a specially-made acrylic logo of the sponsor as Honorary shield
Finally -- if you are unable to give monetary support -- you can still help! Please share and spread our campaign by linking to this site or using the media tools on the left side of the page. Thanks for your support!
Hi all lovely friends and backers , I know it is late updates but I'm proud to thank you all for your support to making this success story .
The first part of goals of the campaign is go well with many parts and details... but of course the growing hope is still as human mind still working and the overall summery of what we do with the offline part of the fund can be seen in the info-graphic below :
And the other part of campaign goals we make good steps to ensure that the term "Maker-Space" and its legal identity mentioned in the Technological Incubators Law of ministry of science and technology which is still written til writing these words...
And the second meeting was in 22 April 2015 in the minister bureau in Baghdad and in this meeting the minister give us the Draft Law of the "Technological Incubators" for suggesting the legal situation of "Maker-Spaces" in the Draft Law copy .
So we thank you all friends and backers and we all waiting for the law to be processed and releases soon.