I came across hackerspaces early last year when I attended linux.conf.au in Brisbane. According to the Hackerspace Wiki, “hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects”. Such a place appeals to me because (1) I’ll be able to work on personal projects without my boss/officemates looking over my shoulder, (2) I’ll still have technically inclined people eyeballing my work and (3) perhaps most importantly, I’ll be able to socialize with other people.
There’s one in the Philippines called Logic House Group but it is really far. Ortigas, anyone?