The Hub is a web-based interface to a lot of otherwise difficult to control hackerspace entities. It is maintained on a personal server by User:Bloemist. The code is not open-source (sorry) due to security concerns, since it has access to almost everything in the space. People who want to add functionality can always contact User:Bloemist.
There were a few guidelines for The Hub:
- it does nothing really in itself, just some sort of user-friendly api
- it also shows a bunch of space-related stats & graphs
- The Hub is non-essential. If it were to disappear nothing else would stop working
The Hub runs on 2 machines. If you access it from outside the space a VPS serves the 'remote' version. If accessed from the 0x20 network it serves a local version on a pi in the backroom. This is to make sure some things are separated as well as a slightly different way of connecting to devices.