Hosting an Event

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Here are some suggested guidelines for hosting an event at Noisebridge.  If it's an hour or two long workshop with a dozen or so participants, just get a member to host it.  If it's bigger, such as an unconference or a full day of presentations or you expect a lot of new people to show up, please note the following:
 
Here are some suggested guidelines for hosting an event at Noisebridge.  If it's an hour or two long workshop with a dozen or so participants, just get a member to host it.  If it's bigger, such as an unconference or a full day of presentations or you expect a lot of new people to show up, please note the following:
  
* It's recommended that you have a Noisebridge member or several as part of your planning committee to see that you avoid common pitfalls when working with our organization
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* It's recommended that you have a Noisebridge member or several as part of your planning committee to see that you avoid common pitfalls when working with Noisebridge.
* publicize the event via the mailing list and the wiki, with enough lead time that the community can respond and give feedback
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* Publicize the event via a Tuesday meeting, the mailing list and the wiki, with enough lead time that the community can respond and give feedback.
* be aware of the existing ongoing events and try to work around them
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* Be aware of the existing ongoing events and try to work around them.
* have a plan for setting up the space
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* Have a plan for setting up the space.
* have a plan for cleaning up after yourself (and follow it)
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* Have a plan for cleaning up after yourself (and follow it).
* consider a monetary donation to Noisebridge
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* Consider asking participants for a monetary donation to Noisebridge during your event.
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* Noisebridge does not host classes that have a cover charge or fee. A supplies fee, such as the cost of a electronic kit, is perfectly acceptable though.
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* The only limiting factor with events and classes is the size. Noisebridge does not host things only for an exclusive list of people.

Revision as of 05:31, 13 December 2009

Here are some suggested guidelines for hosting an event at Noisebridge. If it's an hour or two long workshop with a dozen or so participants, just get a member to host it. If it's bigger, such as an unconference or a full day of presentations or you expect a lot of new people to show up, please note the following:

  • It's recommended that you have a Noisebridge member or several as part of your planning committee to see that you avoid common pitfalls when working with Noisebridge.
  • Publicize the event via a Tuesday meeting, the mailing list and the wiki, with enough lead time that the community can respond and give feedback.
  • Be aware of the existing ongoing events and try to work around them.
  • Have a plan for setting up the space.
  • Have a plan for cleaning up after yourself (and follow it).
  • Consider asking participants for a monetary donation to Noisebridge during your event.
  • Noisebridge does not host classes that have a cover charge or fee. A supplies fee, such as the cost of a electronic kit, is perfectly acceptable though.
  • The only limiting factor with events and classes is the size. Noisebridge does not host things only for an exclusive list of people.
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