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Noisebridge is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by its members. We are incorporated as a non-profit educational corporation for public benefit. Read more about Noisebridge...

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We're located at:
2169 Mission St, San Francisco
OpenStreetMap - Google Maps
Two blocks South of 16th & Mission BART
NB 3rd Birthday Party
Oct 2, 19:00: To Your Wishes: An evening of guaranteed chance...
Five Minutes of Fame
Oct 21, 20:00: A night of five minute talks.
A space to learn and create neat things
Front door to NEW space at 2169 Mission
Soldering workshop at Noisebridge
Members at Noisebridge
Hacking, it's more than just electronics
Craft hacking

Events and Classes

Full Event Listing | Unofficial Google Calendar

Not all events make it onto this calendar. Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC or in person at Tuesday meetings. Best of all, Noisebridge is about people getting together at the space in San Francisco to do stuff. DO pay attention, as some events just arise organically from the bottom up!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Upcoming Events edit


Saturday, August 8, 12:00: Homobiles Hackathon, The first of the Homobiles Hack Sessions, which are focused on hands-on collaborative development of the new website and mobile applications for Homobiles.

Sunday, August 9, 12:00: Homobiles Hackathon, The first of the Homobiles Hack Sessions, which are focused on hands-on collaborative development of the new website and mobile applications for Homobiles.

Thursday, August 13, 18:30: Consciousness Hack Sessions, The first of our Meetup-organized Consciousness Hack sessions, which are focused on hands-on collaborative development of new technologies for psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. More info on the event and to register with Meetup here.

Sunday, August 16, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES, Godwaffle Noise Pancakes has Noisebands and vegan pancakes! Bands: Mason Jones, John Kraubauer (L.A.), Earspray, Aaron Oppenheim, National Disgrace, Syrnx

Friday, August 21, 20:00: Geek Day of the Month, Food, drinks, hacker movies, sharing ideas. Geek Day of the Month is an excellent way to build a stronger bond among the community. Third Friday of the Month, movie: War Games

Saturday, September 12, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES, Godwaffle Noise Pancakes has Noisebands and vegan pancakes! Bands: TBA

Monday, September 28, 13:00: Lunch w/ Hackers Hosted by Beijing Makerspace, Mingle while sharing food with a carefully-screened selection of visiting and open-minded Chinese government officials and entrepreneurs at Lunch w/ Hackers Hosted by Beijing Makerspace!

Recurring Events edit

E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.

Mondays

  • E 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays  
    - Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, J, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, Cheng, Greg, and/or a host of others will bring kits-for-purchase to make cool, hackable things for all skill levels that you can bring home after you make them! Many designed for absolute beginners! Bring your own projects to hack! Bring things to fix! All ages. All are welcome! See the Discuss list and the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Front-end Web Development - Learn HTML/CSS/JS. A series of talks on different topics every week, taught in the Church classroom. Recap of last week's material starts at 7:30 pm. Join the WebDev list or the Announce list for updates.
  • E Take Out the Trash Night -- Round One Be sure to put bins out by midnight as the trash truck comes between 1:30 to 2:30am.
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library. Monday session is held in Turing Classroom.

Tuesdays

  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Ruby and Rails class - Seminar and workshop for learning everything about Ruby, Rails, and web application development (Church classroom). See the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Gamebridge Unityversity Unity Game Dev Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly Unity C# game development class and game developer meetup, art design writing and audio all welcome! Learn how to mentor and help teach game dev. (Turing classroom). See the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E 7:30 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it!

Wednesdays

  • E 7:00 pm Digital Archivists - Learn how to scan books and help build book scanners.
  • 3rd alternating monthly 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Next NB meetup Wed 19th August, alternating monthly between SF and South Bay - Cyberspectrum: Software Defined Radio Meetup in the Hackatorium (new): A place to learn and exchange ideas about SDR. Presentations on concepts, mystery signals, hardware/software and cool applications.
  • 1st 7:30pm to 10pm in Church room. Present personal and expressive art made with software programming and other materials and get feedback and critical dialogue from fellow artist/technologists. Find collaborators and find better ways to make such work. See info here: With (software) art(); meetup. Please communicate with leader [jeffg@inventivity.com Jeffrey Greenberg] in advance to present.
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dream Team Neuro Hackery - EEG research & development project with general interest in sleep, dreaming, creative intelligence, and many loosely related topics such as: neurophysiology, signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and (especially) hacking code and devices for data acquisition and analysis. Join us at the CollaborationStation (near the Hackatorium). Expect general discussion around 8 PM - usually moving along by 9 PM to focus on more technical aspects of current project.

Super Thursdays!

  • E Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it by midnight as truck comes ~1:30am to 2:30am.
  • 3rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friends of FreeBSD welcomes all skill levels to learn more about FreeBSD, to actually use and help promote the FreeBSD project, and to get involved in preventing this operating system from dying.
  • 2nd4th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm SF Bootstrappers Office Hours @ Noisebridge - Come to Noisebridge 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 and get the kickstart you need to solve your most burning problem.This is a group for experts to help novices and novices to get the much needed advice they need on their projects
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library. Thursday is held in Church Classroom.
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Front-end Web Development Lab - Understand by doing! A recap of Monday's lecture in workshop form - and a good time for one-on-one help with the material. Meets in Turing.
  • 3rd 7:00 pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - lightning 5min talks every 3rd Thursday of the month

Fridays

Saturdays

  • E 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CPP Class discussion in Hackitorum/Fox Lounge/Church. Currently looking for folks wanting to help plan out lessons.

Sundays

  • E 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm Dungeons and Dragons in Church, currently looking for new players.
  • alternating monthly 1:00 pm Monthly Lock Sport Collaboration: Come learn how to pick locks and learn more about them with the SF Bay Area chapter of TOOOL. The group meets on alternating months at Noisebridge and in San Jose. Check the TOOOL SF announcement list for details.
  • E 2pm to 4pm Algorithms Study Group in Church or Turing classroom - Whiteboarding + looking at really fun computer science topics. We want to make interviewing for code interviews fun and even continue our algorithm skills when we are not interviewing! Affiliated with Women Who Code, but Men welcome too.
  • 2nd 2:00 pm BAHA - Bay Area Hacker's Association - security meeting
  • E 3:00 pm Go - Playing of the Go board game. On nice days we often take the boards to Dolores Park and play there.
  • E 6:00 pm Plan 9 class (if not Noisebridge check Sycamore)


Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to wide subject of hacking. Most of all we like seeing familiar faces, please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally here are some Hosting an Event tips.

Info

Getting Here: How to get from your location to our location.

Planet Noisebridge: Our blog aggregation service.

The Neighborhood: Nearby restaurants and other businesses.

Vision: Our vision - what our space is all about!

Safety in the Space: What to do in case of an emergency.

Resources: Stuff in the space -- computer network & servers, project areas, tools, bulk orders from Digikey/McMaster/Mouser...

Library: Information pertaining to projects we're working on.

Concepts: A place to share your project ideas and to find like-minds.

Donate or Pay Dues: Here is where you can see how easy it is to Donate to Noisebridge or to pay your monthly Membership Dues.

House Keeping: Information on Housekeeping.

Identity: Logos, stickers, t-shirts and stuff.

Press Coverage: mentions of Noisebridge in the media (both blog and dead tree).

Hackerspace Infos: Howtos, Background, and friendly Hackerspaces elsewhere.

Board and Officers: Information about our formal organization.

Meetings

Meetings every Tuesday at 8 PM US/Pacific at 2169 Mission St., San Francisco This meeting is for members and non-members alike, everyone is welcome. Agenda items tend to typically include introductions, updates on projects happening in the space and upcoming events. Meetings normally end with general socializing and in depth discussion of any topics brought up earlier. We try to keep the formal part under 1 hour and socialize the rest of the evening. Use the Meeting Notes Template to create a new agenda for next week.

Get in Touch

Or just drop by the space. We're here almost all the time, although evenings are best.

Incorporation

Noisebridge is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational membership organization, incorporated in the state of California.
Noisebridge's EIN is 26-3507741.

Scans of our complete 501(c)(3) application are available for download.
Please feel free to use them and hack them for your group's 501(c)(3) application.

Our bylaws are also freely accesssible to all.

i3 Detroit is a hackerspace that is filing for 501(c)(3) status. They have a very nice tutorial on the 501(c)(3) process:
Non-Profit Basics


Status

Noisebridge is up! We began building Noisebridge in February 2007. Since December 2007 we've had regular Tuesday meetings, and rented our first physical space as of October 1st 2008. We quickly outgrew our first space and have been at our much larger 5,200 square-foot second location since October 1st 2009. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization as of July 2009, retroactive to October 2008.

Emergency

In Case of Emergency

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