Perhaps another interesting question is "Is there anything which differentiates this from a local HackerSpace?". If the goal is to not focus on specific languages or environments, then why not go one step further, and not focus specifically on software?
I understand that there is need to draw the line somewhere, so I don't have any problem with them focusing on just software, however another HN article could be:
HackerSpaces: Over 500 cities strong and counting 
 - http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces