The Night Cage

Hacker Scouts Oakland Lab

A project in Oakland, CA by Hacker Scouts

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Hacker Scouts needs to develop our Oakland headquarters to better serve the Bay Area and successfully prototype national projects
Backers: 557
Average Pledge Per Backer: $67

Funded: $37,461 of $35,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 12th (30 days)
Project By: Hacker Scouts
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Latest News

We Did It!

October 9th - via:
We have met our goal! Thank you so much for supporting us! Your contribution will allow us not only to create a space that supports and serves kids and families, but also helps us create even more amazing programs, activities and badges to support... (Read More)

Almost there!

October 8th - via:
We are 4 days and $5k away from our goal! We are almost there! Thank you for supporting our vision of bringing skill building, STEAM education, confidence, and community to as many kids as possible! If you haven't already, please help us spread the... (Read More)

We got the keys!

October 3rd - via:
Yesterday we went to our new space and picked up our keys. It is completely empty, and I am certain it is the cleanest we will ever see it again. We are so excited to start adding furniture and equipment. On Saturday, we have invited the kids... (Read More)


September 27th - via:
300 backers. Thank you so much for sharing our vision. We are spending this entire weekend training new Leaders and Mentors for 6 new Guilds in Oakland, Alameda, San Jose, and Tracy. We are going over every detail with them, from working with kids to... (Read More)

Additional Info

September 24th - via:
Sorry for the extra update but this is important! We were planning on offering everyone the choice of getting their rewards with the old name/logo or the new name/logo (to be announced soon!) but some people have already emailed me asking if they... (Read More)

So Far

September 24th - via:
First, thank you to everyone who has backed us and supported this project! We are almost halfway through our Kickstarter and almost halfway funded. We are hopeful and optimistic that we will continue to raise funding and make our goal. You can... (Read More)

Almost a week in!

September 19th - via:
Hello everyone, we are almost a week into our Kickstarter and we are 30% funded! Thank you so much for supporting us and believing in what we are doing. We have been operating for just a year, and have seen so much growth and opportunity to meet the... (Read More)

Kickstarting Hacker Scouts' hackerspace for kids

September 14th - via:
Samantha Cook sez, "Hacker Scouts, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland CA, has launched a Kickstarter to fund a new hackerspace designed for kids and their families. Due to the increase in demand for their programs, Hacker Scouts is working with local partners to build a space that is practical and exciting where they can run classes and workshops, support outreach programs to Oakland's diverse community, and continue to prototype programs and activities that they release open source to the global community. (Read More)

We are on our way!

September 13th - via:
Our first 100 (110, really) Backers! Thank you so much! We are off to a great start and are excited at the possibilities of this amazing project we are undertaking. We went this morning to sign the final lease papers and hang our sign in the window!... (Read More)

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