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Press contact: ''press@noisebridge''
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Press contact: '''[mailto:press@noisebridge.net press@noisebridge.net]'''.
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Please include your deadline, topic/pitch, and link to your previous work. Mention any particular projects, people, technologies, or issues you'd like to talk about and we'll find you the right people.
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We are located at [[Getting Here|2169 Mission St., San Francisco]].
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We've gotten [[Press Coverage|press coverage]] before, take a look.
  
 
== What we do ==
 
== What we do ==
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Noisebridge is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace hacker space].
 
Noisebridge is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace hacker space].
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28programmer_subculture%29 Hacker], that is, not as in "computer criminal" but as in "people who like making new things and exploring how old ones work".
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28programmer_subculture%29 Hacker], as in "people who like making new things and exploring how old ones work". (See also [http://www.paulgraham.com/gba.html these] [http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html two] essays.)
  
 
See our [[:Category:Events|Events]] page for examples of what we do.
 
See our [[:Category:Events|Events]] page for examples of what we do.
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Probably the best time for press to come to the space to meet a lot of people would be during [http://5mof.net 5 Minutes of Fame], our monthly series of lightning talks. Of course, if any of our other events interest you, you can come to those also.
 
Probably the best time for press to come to the space to meet a lot of people would be during [http://5mof.net 5 Minutes of Fame], our monthly series of lightning talks. Of course, if any of our other events interest you, you can come to those also.
  
We ask that you FIRST contact us at the press email above before coming to the space. Also, please note that photography is ''not'' allowed in the space without the permission of the people being photographed.
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We ask that you ''first'' contact us at the press email above before coming to the space, and identify yourself as a member of the press to anyone you speak to. The easiest way to do this is to ask someone to introduce you to the group at the beginning of an event.
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Please note that photography is ''not'' allowed in the space without the permission of the people being photographed.
  
 
== Founders ==
 
== Founders ==
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman Mitch Altman], creator of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV-B-Gone TV-B-Gone] ([http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=mitch%20altman&w=all&s=int pics])
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman Mitch Altman], creator of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV-B-Gone TV-B-Gone] ([http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=mitch%20altman&w=all&s=int pics])
*[http://ioerror.livejournal.com/ Jacob Appelbaum] aka ioerror, proponent of the [https://www.torproject.org/ Tor] anonymity project ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/ioerror/ pics])
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Appelbaum Jacob Appelbaum]; Researcher and software developer - for more information visit his [[User:Ioerror|Noisebridge user page]].
*[[User:adi|Andy Isaacson]], kernel hacker, software engineer, and sometimes autonomous blimp tinkerer
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*[[User:adi|Andy Isaacson]], kernel hacker, software engineer, and sometimes autonomous blimp tinkerer ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubin110/tags/andyisaacson/ pics])
*Rachel McConnell
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*[[User:rachel|Rachel McConnell]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubin110/tags/rachelmcconnell pics])
*David Molnar
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*[http://www.dmolnar.com/ David Molnar]
 
*Noah Balmer
 
*Noah Balmer
 
*and a cast of dozens...
 
*and a cast of dozens...
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== Projects ==
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Here are some projects that our members are or have been involved with:
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* [http://5mof.net 5 Minutes of Fame] ([http://www.youtube.com/noisebridge video], live and archived [http://www.ustream.tv/noisebridge streaming]) Noisebridge's monthly series of lightning talks on widely diverse subjects
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* Linux discussion group meets each Wednesday evening at noisebridge in the Turing classroom from 6 PM to 8 PM or so: format is free-form, bring problems or problem hardware and share the adventure, bring questions about linux or open source and related, chat and gossip, whatever you like.
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* Linux system administration certification study group meets at noisebridge in the Turing classroom twice each week: tuesdays and fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM to concentrate on skills needed to pass the LPI and the Red Hat certification tests.
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* [http://www.instructables.com/id/Brain-Controlled-RC-Helicopter/ Brain-Controlled RC Helicopter] ([http://brainstorms.puzzlebox.info project website]) Fly a radio controlled helicopter with consumer-grade EEG headsets
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* [http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MSBM Brain Machine] ([http://makezine.com/10/brainwave/ details]) creates hallucinations and aids meditation by flashing lights and sound with special goggles
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* [http://makerbot.com/ MakerBot] lets you create almost anything up to 4"x4"x6" in size out of ABS plastic
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* [http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/enhanced/my-new-sense-organ Northpaw Anklet] ([http://sensebridge.net/projects/northpaw/ details]) lets the wearer instinctively sense which direction is North
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* [http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/02/spacebridge-diy-balloon/ Spacebridge], Noisebridge's own collaborative space program.
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* [http://www.tvbgone.com TV-B-Gone] makes it easy to turn off TVs
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* [http://www.torproject.org/ Tor anonymity project] allows users to use the Internet anonymously by sending traffic through several other computers before its destination
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* [http://citp.princeton.edu/memory/ The Cold Boot Attack] allows attackers to extract information (such as encryption keys) from RAM after a computer has been turned off (won [http://www.usenix.org/events/sec08/tech/ USENIX Security 2008] - Best Student Paper)
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* [http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/ MD5 considered harmful today: Creating a rogue CA certificate] ([http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/congress/25C3/video_h264_720x576/25c3-3023-en-making_the_theoretical_possible.mp4 video]) allows attackers to duplicate a vulnerable SSL certificate authority's signing cert, and thereby falsely and undetectably pretend to be another website (won [http://www.iacr.org/conferences/crypto2009 CRYPTO 2009] - [http://www.win.tue.nl/~bdeweger/award.html Best Paper]).
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* [http://lights.noisebridge.net/ Noisebridge Holiday Lights control] ([[Holiday lights|details]]) allows people to easily change the pattern of lights being displayed in the windows on 2169 Mission, as well as program arbitrary new sequences.

Latest revision as of 23:53, 25 February 2012

Press contact: press@noisebridge.net.

Please include your deadline, topic/pitch, and link to your previous work. Mention any particular projects, people, technologies, or issues you'd like to talk about and we'll find you the right people.

We are located at 2169 Mission St., San Francisco.

We've gotten press coverage before, take a look.

[edit] What we do

Noisebridge is a hacker space.

Hacker, as in "people who like making new things and exploring how old ones work". (See also these two essays.)

See our Events page for examples of what we do.

Probably the best time for press to come to the space to meet a lot of people would be during 5 Minutes of Fame, our monthly series of lightning talks. Of course, if any of our other events interest you, you can come to those also.

We ask that you first contact us at the press email above before coming to the space, and identify yourself as a member of the press to anyone you speak to. The easiest way to do this is to ask someone to introduce you to the group at the beginning of an event.

Please note that photography is not allowed in the space without the permission of the people being photographed.

[edit] Founders

[edit] Projects

Here are some projects that our members are or have been involved with:

  • 5 Minutes of Fame (video, live and archived streaming) Noisebridge's monthly series of lightning talks on widely diverse subjects
  • Linux discussion group meets each Wednesday evening at noisebridge in the Turing classroom from 6 PM to 8 PM or so: format is free-form, bring problems or problem hardware and share the adventure, bring questions about linux or open source and related, chat and gossip, whatever you like.
  • Linux system administration certification study group meets at noisebridge in the Turing classroom twice each week: tuesdays and fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM to concentrate on skills needed to pass the LPI and the Red Hat certification tests.
  • Brain-Controlled RC Helicopter (project website) Fly a radio controlled helicopter with consumer-grade EEG headsets
  • Brain Machine (details) creates hallucinations and aids meditation by flashing lights and sound with special goggles
  • MakerBot lets you create almost anything up to 4"x4"x6" in size out of ABS plastic
  • Northpaw Anklet (details) lets the wearer instinctively sense which direction is North
  • Spacebridge, Noisebridge's own collaborative space program.
  • TV-B-Gone makes it easy to turn off TVs
  • Tor anonymity project allows users to use the Internet anonymously by sending traffic through several other computers before its destination
  • The Cold Boot Attack allows attackers to extract information (such as encryption keys) from RAM after a computer has been turned off (won USENIX Security 2008 - Best Student Paper)
  • MD5 considered harmful today: Creating a rogue CA certificate (video) allows attackers to duplicate a vulnerable SSL certificate authority's signing cert, and thereby falsely and undetectably pretend to be another website (won CRYPTO 2009 - Best Paper).
  • Noisebridge Holiday Lights control (details) allows people to easily change the pattern of lights being displayed in the windows on 2169 Mission, as well as program arbitrary new sequences.
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