Visiting Hackerspace Szeged

After returning from RustFest I spent one more day in Budapest to pick up my luggage from the Hackerspace Budapest and to recover a bit from the lack of sleep during my visit in Kiev.

Since I had some trouble contacting the Hackerspace Szeged and I didn't bother to book a hostel or anything, I just took the train to Szeged and hoped for the best. As it turns out once more, the advantage of not planing anything at all is, that one can't get disappointed and is open to positive surprises!

This time I had the pleasure to meet Zsuzsa who studies in Budapast and lives in Szeged. Upon hearing about my trip, she spontaneously invited me to stay with her and Balint in their apartment. Sometimes it's hard to grasp for me how incredibly lucky I am to meet all these amazing people during my travel!

So after sharing some pizza for dinner with them I tried to visit the Hackerspace Szeged, since they told me they had a lock picking workshop this evening. Sadly I arrived to late at their space and their workshop was already over and they left the space. I guess this is one of the downsides of not planing ;)

Anyway, I spent the next day taking a look at the wonderful city of Szeged, including a visit to the "Witch Island" area and the local zoo.

Szeged Cathedral

Szeged Cathedral

In the evening I finally managed to pay a short visit to the Hackerspace Szeged. They had a follow up of their lock picking workshop of the day before, so they explained me how to theoretically pick combination locks.

Combination lock for the workshop

Combination lock for the workshop

They are a young and rather small hackerspace, but active nevertheless! The space consist of the classical main room:

Main room of the Hackerspace Szeged

Main room of the Hackerspace Szeged

And a second smaller room which they mostly use as a storage room.

Main room of the Hackerspace Szeged

Main room of the Hackerspace Szeged

Since I already made plans to spend the rest of the evening with Zsuzsa and Balint, I spent just about 2 hours in their space. I'd loved to hear more about the projects they are working on, so maybe I'll return in the future to visit them again.

All in all I had an amazing stay in Szeged! While I'd loved to stay a few more days, I was really looking forward to visit Timi┼čoara in Romania!

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