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Guilds are a proposed way to organize groups within Noisebridge with multiple maintainers collaborating to improve the group's resources.

Active Guilds



Protoype guilds to experiment with how guilds could work.

Archived Guilds

Group Patterns

There are a number of patterns groups have used that are reusable. If you are interested in starting a group or improving a group's effectiveness.

Groups as maintainers of multiple resources, events and subgroups

Groups can play a role in maintaining multiple things of interest to the group such as resources, events and classes.

Many resources such as tools exist at Noisebridge without groups that maintain them, relying on a single volunteer or two who takes an interest in maintaining them. Sometimes those unofficial maintainers change focus or leave and resources go without any maintainers or events and classes go without organizers and teachers.

By adopting things and encouraging group members to become maintainers, groups can help keep things they care about functioning.

Multiple Maintainers For Things

Groups that establish multiple maintainers for things make them more resilient and usable over time.

Multiple Maintainers For Groups

Groups themselves can benefit from having organizer maintainers who develop the group's membership and activities.

A guildmaster should exist for any group that wants representation in general. Talk to the MetaGuild and the Archguildmaster specifically for more info about guildmasters and what they ought to do and why.

Group Development Communications Channels

Groups can facilitate communication amongst members by having channels on Slack/Discourse.

Resource Discovery & Networking

Guilds might discover a way to leverage resources outside of Noisebridge in a way that befits their interests. In so doing, we’d generate linkages between Noisebridge and other communities that is organic, that will help us cross-pollinate and generate more funds when we need them.

Growing Into Their Own Things

It could also be that an individual Guild outgrows Noisebridge and decides to fill another space somewhere.

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