Getting In

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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.

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.

You can also check out some more info on transit and Getting_Here.

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.

Staying In

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:

Be a brand new visitor to the space and/or attend a Tuesday night meeting (the two easiest ways!)

Be a vouchsafed guest of a Regular Member or an Associate Member (the next easiest way)

  • Find out if a Regular or Associate Member is currently present at the space to vouch for you
  • Ask the coordinator of the event you plan on attending to vouch for you
  • Ask your friend who is a Regular or Associate Member to go with you to the space
  • Go on the NB discussion mailing list or IRC chat and ask if a Regular or Associate Member will go with you
  • Go to the space and ask the person who lets you in to vouch for you (no guarantee!)

Become an Associate Member

Become a Regular Member

Please note that Associate Membership and guests needing member hosts is new at Noisebridge as of November 2013.

More Informative Links

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.

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

You can also check out some more info on transit and Getting_Here.

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