Hooray! We're so glad you want to visit. Noisebridge is a space that has been designed since its inception to be open pretty much to anyone 24/7. We especially welcome those who like to tinker and hack on things, and those who are generally nice. On average, we don't appreciate people looking for a halfway house to sleep in, to steal or "borrow" things, to use the space for storing their items, or to be 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. 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.
- If you've got a valid code, you can use the payphone keypad next to the gate to let yourself in.
- There's an app for your Android device which will open the gate (almost) every time.
- SSH into Pony, and run opengate, which is an excellent wrapper for the Noisbridge API command curl -X POST http://api.noisebridge.net/gate/open.
- From inside Noisbridge, go to http://pony.noise/gate OR http://172.30.0.30/gate/
- Sadly, Gatebot doesn't work right now.
More info about doors, keys, openings, and mousetraps available here: Access_Control.
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 will need to find another member to vouch for you or you may be asked to come back another time. You might:
- ask a Noisebridge Docent to introduce you to the space
- attend a Tuesday evening meeting
- ask the teacher or coordinator of the event you're attending
- ask a friend of yours that's in the space
- make a brand new friend in the space
- Go on the NB discussion mailing list or IRC chat and ask to meet a member at the space at a specific time
As an Associate Member
In brief: find 4 members to sign your application, done!
- Read up on becoming an Associate Member.
As a Regular Member
- Read up on becoming a Regular Member