Check Out These 18 Unusual Hacker Workspaces

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Photo: Coderwall

Most programmers like to add a little bit of a personal touch when it comes to their coding workspaces.Sometimes that means finding a killer location, or building a fancy desk.

Or just using a cardboard box, if you are feeling really minimalist.

A bunch of programmers posted their workspaces on a new site called Coderwall, which came out of Y Combinator’s most recent Winter 2012 startup class.

On the site, hackers around the world leave “pro tips” that help out other programmers during their coding process. They increase their “geek cred” — and, as the site intends, their visibility to tech companies that might be hiring.

This time, though, programmers posted photos of their workspaces.

We reached out to Coderwall to see if we could show a few of them, which we’ve assembled for you. They range from cluttered to zen and minimalist — but they are all pretty excellent.

Hacking workspaces are becoming more and more trendy, now that it's easier to build apps. You see many more aesthetically appealing workspaces.

Some of them are pretty minimalist, like this one in Berlin. It has quite the view though...

...right outside the window.

Some of the workspaces are REALLY minimalistic. Like this one.

Sometimes you just need to make sure you have function before form. You can do that by stocking your desk with 5-hour energy.

Apple computers are pretty popular among people hacking together applications. This programmer isn't a fan of Apple's Mighty Mouse, though.

This home office sports a MacBook Air, a big display, and a crazy painting on the wall. The lighting looks great.

Not all hacker spaces are clean though, right? This one has its own cooling unit to keep everything cool.

...look like a tornado went through them. But, function before form, right?

Well, not exactly. You can have a great hacker space, like this one, without having a sprawling mess. There's a lounge in the back.

Sometimes the design gets a little out of hand. We hope that's not a real missile.

Another home workspace with a painting. Seems like a trend.

Programmers tend to prefer ergonomic keyboards too, like this split keyboard. Here's a workspace at Exo East.

This desk has a missile launcher too — though it's a tiny, USB-powered launcher.

Programmers do love to stock their offices with toys to pass the time when they get tired...

...including a lot of collectibles and books. Check out Optimus Prime, a transformer, on the top left of the shelf.

Standing desks are also more popular these days. Apparently, sitting for a long time is bad for you.

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