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= Overview =
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== Overview ==
  
Hooray!  We're so glad you want to visit.  Noisebridge is a space open to pretty much anyone! We welcome anybody who likes to tinker and hack on things, and are generally nice. On average we don't appreciate people looking for a half way house to sleep in, steal things, or looking for free beer and people to annoy.  Read here for more [[Visitor_advice]] on our culture and some suggestions on how to interface with it.
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Hooray!  We're so glad you want to visit.  Noisebridge is a space that has been [[Noisebridge Vision|designed since its inception]] to be open to pretty much all hackers 24/7.  We especially welcome those who like to tinker and hack on things, and those who are generally nice. On average, we [[Community_standards#Do_Not_Want | do not want]] people looking for a halfway house to sleep in, using the space to store their items, coming here to indefinitely "borrow" or outright steal things, or being on the lookout for people to annoy.  Read here for more [[Visitor advice]] on our culture and some suggestions on how to interface with it. Our collectivist [[Do-ocracy]] -style anarchy is often strange to people who are accustomed to more authoritarian structures, and many new visitors are initially confused on how things work or who they should talk to about things. You can get an excellent gist of cutting-edge happenings by reading the [[Last_meeting|notes from our latest weekly meeting]].
  
Noisebridge is located on the 3rd floor of 2169 Mission. There is a staircase up and an accessible elevator as well. The elevator can be a little persnickety but it has a bell that rings up into the space for assistance if needed. More [[Accessibility]] info available as well.  Read on for ways to get into the building.
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Noisebridge is located on the 3rd floor of 2169 Mission in the center of San Francisco's [https://www.airbnb.com/locations/san-francisco/mission-district Mission District]. Read up on [[Getting Here]]. There is a staircase and an accessible elevator. The elevator can be a little persnickety but it has a bell that rings up into the space for assistance if needed. Read more about [[Accessibility]].
  
You can also check out some more info on transit and [[Getting_Here]].
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== How Do I Get Into 2169 Mission? ==
 
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= How Do I Get Into 2169 Mission? =
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'''If you've never been to the space before''', simply press the door bell on the right of the gate labeled "Noisebridge" with tiny text. If there's someone in the space who feels like giving a tour (most of the time, except for late at night and early morning) they may buzz you in.
 
'''If you've never been to the space before''', simply press the door bell on the right of the gate labeled "Noisebridge" with tiny text. If there's someone in the space who feels like giving a tour (most of the time, except for late at night and early morning) they may buzz you in.
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* Sadly, [[Gatebot]] doesn't work right now.
 
* Sadly, [[Gatebot]] doesn't work right now.
  
= Staying In =
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More info about doors, keys, openings, and mousetraps available here: [[Access_Control]].
  
Noisebridge is a hackerspace. To help facilitate excellent hacking, the membership community would like someone to vouch for you. Now that you're in, how do you stay in? An excellent question! There's a few ways:
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== Staying In ==
  
'''Be a brand new visitor to the space and/or attend a Tuesday night meeting''' (the two easiest ways!)
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To help facilitate excellent hacking, the membership community would like you to be vouched for while you are in the space.
* Ask a [[docents | docent]] to introduce you to the space when you visit for the first time
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* Attend a [[meeting | weekly meeting]]
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=== As a Guest ===
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Find a Regular or Associate Member that is physically in the space to vouch for you. When they leave, you might have to find another member to vouch for you or else you may be asked to come back another time. You might:
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* ask a [[docents | volunteer Noisebridge docent]] to introduce you to the space
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* attend a [[meeting | Tuesday evening meeting]], generally open to all visitors
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* ask the teacher or coordinator of the event you're attending
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* ask a friend or acquiantance of yours that's already in the space
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* make a brand new friend in the space
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* Go on the [[Mailinglist | NB discussion mailing list]] or [[IRC | IRC chat]] and ask to meet a Regular or Associate Member at the space at a specific time
  
'''Be a vouchsafed guest of a Regular Member or an Associate Member''' (the next easiest way)
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=== As an Associate Member ===
* Find out if a Regular or Associate Member is currently present at the space to vouch for you
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In brief: find 4 members to sign your application, done!
* Ask the coordinator of the event you plan on attending to vouch for you
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* Read up on [[Associate Membership|becoming an Associate Member]].
* Ask your friend who is a Regular or Associate Member to go with you to the space
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* Go on the [[Mailinglist | NB discussion mailing list]] or [[IRC | IRC chat]] and ask if a Regular or Associate Member will go with you
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* Go to the space and ask the person who lets you in to vouch for you (no guarantee!)
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=== As a Regular Member ===
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* Read up on [[Membership | becoming a Regular Member]]
  
'''Become an Associate Member'''
 
* In brief: find '''4''' members that will vouch for you, go through the formal process of waiting a month or so for your name to be discussed at the [[meeting | weekly meeting]], profit!
 
* Read up on [[Meeting_Notes_2013_10_29#Proposal_to_create_an_Associate_Member_role_and_limit_access_to_Noisebridge_24.2F7_to_Member.2C_Associate_Member_and_thoes_hosted_by_M_and_AM | becoming an Associate Member]] and [[Membership | becoming a Regular Member]]
 
 
 
'''Become a Regular Member'''
 
* Read up on [[Membership | becoming a Regular Member]]
 
  
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Please note that [[Meeting_Notes_2013_10_29#Proposal_to_create_an_Associate_Member_role_and_limit_access_to_Noisebridge_24.2F7_to_Member.2C_Associate_Member_and_t |
 
Please note that [[Meeting_Notes_2013_10_29#Proposal_to_create_an_Associate_Member_role_and_limit_access_to_Noisebridge_24.2F7_to_Member.2C_Associate_Member_and_t |
Associate Membership]] and guests needing member hosts is new at Noisebridge as of November 2013.
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Associate Memberships]] and guest vouching is new as of November 2013. Please be patient as we work out the kinks in this new system through our ongoing [[Consensus Process | process of consensus]].
 
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= More Informative Links =
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More info about our culture and some suggestions on how to interface with it available here: [[Visitor_advice]].  Collectivist anarchy is often strange to people who are accustomed to authoritarian structures, and many visitors are initially confused on how things work or who they should talk to about things.
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More info about doors, keys, openings, and mousetraps available here: [[Access_Control]].
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You can also check out some more info on transit and [[Getting_Here]].
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Revision as of 11:42, 18 November 2013

Contents

Overview

Hooray! We're so glad you want to visit. Noisebridge is a space that has been designed since its inception to be open to pretty much all hackers 24/7. We especially welcome those who like to tinker and hack on things, and those who are generally nice. On average, we do not want people looking for a halfway house to sleep in, using the space to store their items, coming here to indefinitely "borrow" or outright steal things, or being on the lookout for people to annoy. Read here for more Visitor advice on our culture and some suggestions on how to interface with it. Our collectivist Do-ocracy -style anarchy is often strange to people who are accustomed to more authoritarian structures, and many new visitors are initially confused on how things work or who they should talk to about things. You can get an excellent gist of cutting-edge happenings by reading the notes from our latest weekly meeting.

Noisebridge is located on the 3rd floor of 2169 Mission in the center of San Francisco's Mission District. Read up on Getting Here. There is a staircase and an accessible elevator. The elevator can be a little persnickety but it has a bell that rings up into the space for assistance if needed. Read more about Accessibility.

How Do I Get Into 2169 Mission?

If you've never been to the space before, simply press the door bell on the right of the gate labeled "Noisebridge" with tiny text. If there's someone in the space who feels like giving a tour (most of the time, except for late at night and early morning) they may buzz you in.

If you are inside Noisebridge and want to open the gate for someone outside you can look through the handy-dandy "periscope" closed-circuit camera to see who's there. If you know them, hit the "DOOR" button on the intercom pad to buzz them in. Please take responsibility for the people you let into the space!

Otherwise, here are some cunning ways to get in.

More info about doors, keys, openings, and mousetraps available here: Access_Control.

Staying In

To help facilitate excellent hacking, the membership community would like you to be vouched for while you are in the space.

As a Guest

Find a Regular or Associate Member that is physically in the space to vouch for you. When they leave, you might have to find another member to vouch for you or else you may be asked to come back another time. You might:

As an Associate Member

In brief: find 4 members to sign your application, done!

As a Regular Member



Please note that Associate Memberships and guest vouching is new as of November 2013. Please be patient as we work out the kinks in this new system through our ongoing process of consensus.

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