KeKShow - Show your hack!

16 Mar 2017 06:30 PM to 16 Mar 2017 09:30 PM

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Ever wanted to know how to build a programming language?
Build a mobile office? Learn how the Indian tech industry employs more women coders than the US or the UK?

Learn about these and other groundbreaking projects at the KEKShow!

If you want to be part of this innovative hackerspace, come present projects that you're working on!

We particularly encourage women hackers to attend and showcase their work!

Submissions have closed now! Do come by attend though!

Please register attendance here so we have an idea of numbers:

Here's the tentative Schedule





6.45pm Dolly Goyal (Jaaga) Cyberscouts is a smart initiative taken by Jaaga to eliminate the gap between technology, teaching, learning and village kids.


Vidya Ramakrishnan (HasGeek)

"How I learnt web development while building a fun and educational website for my toddler"




"Barking at the wrong tree: what TA teams must know before they embark on diversity in tech agenda."





"nilenso: a democratic corporate experiment"


Dr. Gunjan Sondhi (Open University, UK). (Invited Speaker)

"Women and IT Scorecard - India 2017"


Nemo (Razorpay)

"Indian Financial System Code: Hack and Findings"

8.15pm Angadgil (Geek School) "A Clean Compile to JavaScript"
8.30pm Cherry (KeK) & TP (HasGeek)

"Design patterns for a mobile hackerspace."

Hello Bangalore, hello Centre For Internet and Society

19 Feb 2017 03:00 PM to 19 Feb 2017 09:00 PM

We've moved into the garage/dungeon of the Centre for Internet and society, in Bangalore!

Come visit - 3pm onwards for an overview of our journey so far, our current plans, and a special plan for the IXP scene in Bangalore. This is also a great opportunity to bring and demo your hack!

We could afterwards go for a drink/meal at one of the many excellent venues in the Indiranagar area.


  • Quick slide show of the journey so far (Cherry)
  • Quick overview of the tech hacks we played with so far (Fox)
  • Hillhacks ( - intro
  • IXP scene in Bangalore (TBD)
  • Present your hack!
  • Lineup of hosted projects/call for hosts for KeK (Cherry)

Can we call ourselves "Karnataka E-Kalari" now ? :-)


#kektalk - talk about your hack!

8 Oct 2016 04:00 PM to 8 Oct 2016 11:00 PM

Come to the new KeK, right near the beach in Kovalam.

Share your favourite hack with a group of like minded hackers. Go to the beach for a dip, afterwards!



HillHacks 2016 - HH2

19 May 2016 09:00 AM to 10 Jun 2016 10:00 PM

The third HillHacks is taking place at Rakkar, near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, with the unconference taking place from May 21 to May 31, and the main conference taking place from June 1 to June 5.

And since most of us will be attending the event, the KEK space will be closed from May 19th to June 10th.


See the following page for details:

Blockchain Interest Group Meetup, on 26th March, 2016, at KEK

26 Mar 2016 11:00 AM to 26 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

The Blockchain Interest Group is going to discuss about Elixir, and will be seeing some implementation attempts, with Shabeer, TechNikhil, Nikhil M and KP heading the action.


Lamp lighting event

12 Mar 2016 11:00 AM to 12 Mar 2016 11:00 AM


A small lamp lighting event will be held at the KeK tomorrow - the local ward councillor (who is the immediate elected representative of the area) will light a lamp to signify the community's welcoming of the space.

Screen Printing Workshop

10 Mar 2016 03:00 PM to 10 Mar 2016 06:00 PM

Nisha Thomas, who visited us at the leaving do for our previous resident, is leading an event at Techpark in which we're participating hands on.

Please join the mailing list

Kek Woodworking Worskhop - Online Design event - February 21

21 Feb 2016 09:00 AM to 21 Feb 2016 06:00 PM


KeK is used by people who like to make things and help people learn to make things.

Peer learning by demonstration is our preferred format. The base exists as a physical space which can facilitate this p2p interaction in a safe, clean and stimulating environment.

In its brief existence, KeK is what the people who have used the space so far, have made it. These people are from various fields of expertise, and are happy to share their knowledge as well as gain new insights of their own.

KeK is locally challenged by a class divide in its immediate neighborhood, which needs to be transcended, to be truly inclusive. This requires people to use the space continuously as a working environment.

As you can see in the pictures (or if you have visited Kek) you would that while there is plenty of space, the premises are furnished with a bare minimum.


We, as the maker community that make up Kek, can do something about it, true to the maker spirit.

How ? 

Furniture making is not as arduous a task as it was before, when it took serious carpentry knowledge to cut and assemble things.

These days we have the luxury of accessing openly shared designs and using a CNC machine to cut and mill wood to specification. All that remains then would be to assemble them.

For a better idea :

We can use our collective intellectual resources to pick viable designs and run this as a maker event and gift the end results to Kek. This is a great opportunity to come together, learn, teach and make a meaningful gesture to the society. 

Okay what do we do now ?

On 21 Feb 9 am IST till 6 PM IST we will convene on #hackbeach at and try to see what we can come up with for designs at kek.

Afterwards, share your designs at, under a  Creative Commons license.

What do we need ?

A CAD program that can produce designs that can be shared around. Plenty of time, and a connection to the IRC network.


9am - 10am Chitchat and welcome
10am - 11am KeK requirements and discussions.
11am - 3pm Breakout and do your own designs.
3pm - 5pm Compare and discuss various designs - create a collection
5pm - 6pm Vote for the most suitable and desirable designs


Hacking at the beach.

8 Nov 2015 12:00 AM to 15 Nov 2015 12:12 PM

A beachside conference about all things hacking!


See: for more



Electronics "show and tell" with Akshai

17 Oct 2015 10:00 AM to 17 Oct 2015 01:00 PM


This event will be a hands-on "show and tell" where Akshai will take you over a simple circuit. In the process, one is expected to ask questions and learn relevant things related to electronics.


ഈ പരിപാടി ഒരു "ചൂണ്ടി കാണിക്കല്‍" പരിപാടി കൂടിയാണ്. ഈ പരിപാടിയില്‍ അക്ഷയ് നമ്മെ ഒരു ലളിതമായ circuit പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തുന്നതാണ്. ഈ പരിചയപ്പെടല്‍ മുഖേന നാം സമ്ശയങ്ങ ചോദിക്കുകയും തക്കതായ കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ പഠിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യും, എന്നാണ് പ്രതീക്ഷ.

Locals intro and electronics workshop kickoff

3 Oct 2015 10:00 AM to 3 Oct 2015 12:00 PM

This saturday, we're doing our first engagement event with the locals. We'll be doing a basic intro to KeK (we call it "KEK school" locally) - and will try find out what kinds of things people are interested in.

Please join us from the City and elsewhere, if you are interested, and have time.

Please RSVP to


11 Sep 2015 12:20 AM to 20 Sep 2015 12:00 AM

We're taking a few days off from KEK. Both residents and day people are off travelling, so the space will be closed until about the 20th of this month.


Until then, keep well!

KEK Walkabout

10 Sep 2015 09:00 AM to 10 Sep 2015 05:00 PM

CC BY-NC 2.0

A group of freelance software people will visit KEK. We will then walk around the neighbourhood mapping it on Open streetmap. We will finally reach SISP ( to get to know them. If we bump into young people in the area,  will will try to start conversations with them, get to know them and tell them about KEK.

If we're lucky, we'll get some skateboarding lessons! :-)