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Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball


Noisebridge has existed as a community of hackers for 10 years and has been providing cyber infrastructure for 9 years!

Noisebridge has had an impact on countless hackers and has served as an inspiration, and sometimes warning, to other hackerspaces. It is a good time to see what we’ve accomplished during this time and analyze what we’ve learned from this experiment.

To set the mood, here are a few wiki pages that may be useful to recall:

To those affiliated with Noisebridge, now and in the past, from new regulars to old members, this call for volunteers goes out to you. Of course, if you've never been to Noisebridge, your help and presence is still gladly welcomed.

If you have hacked and learned something at Noisebridge or any local hackerspace in the last 10 years, please take this opportunity to come share it with others. If you've never been to Noisebridge (or any hackerspace), this event will be an opportunity to see what this hackerspace is about. We’ll be setting up Noisebridge Hackerspace to display projects, make time for panels and presentations, share our stories, host classes, and have a party. Together, we will create an exhibition that shows all those who attend, and remind ourselves, of the value of this hackerspace and how excellent it is to be able to share it so much with so many others.

Exhibition Schedule

The schedule of events is only as packed as we volunteer to make it. However, after 10 years, we probably have a few things we could talk about. As a starting off point here is a rough schedule for the weekend which we will modify as we develop and finalize events. Currently, all events are assumed to take place within Noisebridge.

The Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition - Conceptual Weekend Plan.

  • Saturday
    • 10:00 Setup
    • 12:00 Opening Statement(s) and Project Show and tell
    • 14:00 Discussion Panels, Workshops and Classes
    • 18:00 Hackitorium Event
  • Sunday
    • 10:00 Ball Cleanup and Setup
    • 12:00 Project Show and tell
    • 14:00 Discussion Panels, Workshops and Classes
    • 17:00 Hackitorium Event(s)
    • 19:00 Noisebridge Oral Histories
    • 21:00 Closing statement(s)

Event Descriptions and Presenter Biographies

"Noisebridge is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning."

Do you have knowledge and skills that you, and others, would like to share and which you think other hackers will find interesting? Why not host a discussion panel or workshop during the exhibition weekend?

Please propose it here and let people know. If you are looking for people to help host or join your panel please note that as well. We will finalize the event schedule as the Exhibition draws near.

Please use the following format:

  • Event Name
    • Event Type (for example: Discussion Panel, Workshop/Class, Performance, Game, etc)
    • Description of Topic and Scope (please be specific)
    • Expected duration
    • Who is the point of contact and how to contact?
    • Who all is presenting (Please include Bios and/or links for further reference)
    • What you expect the audience to learn?

Event Proposals

Projects Show and Tell

Will we have tables, and most any space in Noisebridge, setup for people to display projects they have worked on in the space over the last 9 years. Showing up with projects during the exhibition setup times is welcome, the more the merrier. Nevertheless, if you would like to let people know in advance what you are bringing and presenting, please add it below. Please also link to any other documentation for your project. If you need special accommodations or setup and logistics help for your project please note that as well.

Please use the following format

  • Project Name
    • Creator and Contact information
    • Link to documentation
    • Any special requirements


Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball Volunteers

Would you like to help with the event? Do you need help with a portion of the event? Drop in volunteers before and during the Exhibition are of course welcome, but if you would like to help in a larger more specific way, Please add yourself below if you like and let others know what you can help with or what you will need help with.

Please use the following format

  • Name and Contact Information
    • Times available
    • I would like help with...
    • I am looking for help with...

List of Volunteers

Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball Donors

Would you like to support the event with a donation? We will need food, drinks, and other supplies. If we have a silent auction for fundraising, is there something you would like to offer? As we plan the Exhibition, we'll add more specific things that we will be looking for help and donations for here.

Things needed for the Exhibition and Ball

  • General Funds
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Supplies
  • Transportation

If you would like to donate to the event, please use the following format so we may keep in touch and make the most of your gift.

  • Name and Contact information
    • I would like to contribute...

List of Donors