[Noisebridge-board] Visit / chat?
alex.bandar at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 20:32:49 UTC 2014
Many thanks for your reply! Apologies for my long delay in getting back to
We'll be visiting SF on the afternoon of Thursday, 2/27, through the
afternoon of Sunday, 3/2. We'd be grateful and honored to meet and chat
with anyone at Noisebridge - you've all deeply inspired what we're doing
here in Columbus. Could you please let us know rough availability? We're
also meeting with the Crucible, Exploratorium, TechShop, and MAKE Media.
Would you be available evenings and/or weekends?
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:42 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Congrats on the space in Columbus!
> Please email me when you're in town. I'll be happy to talk with you.
> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:06:10 -0500
> Subject: Re: Visit / chat?
> From: alex.bandar at gmail.com
> To: me at tomlowenthal.com
> CC: secretary at noisebridge.net; press at noisebridge.net;
> board at lists.noisebridge.net
> Hi Tom!
> Many thanks for the prompt reply! Totally understand and respect the
> decentralized governing gig :-)
> Will follow up with some of the contacts below, and really look forward to
> visiting in a few weeks!
> Thx again,
> On Jan 24, 2014 11:57 AM, "Tom Lowenthal" <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
> On 23 January 2014 20:44, Alex Bandar <alex.bandar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Noisebridge,
> > My name is Alex - I started a makerspace here in Columbus, OH called the
> > Columbus Idea Foundry (www.ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com). Myself and 2 of my
> > friends/members will be visiting Noisebridge between Feb 27 and March 3,
> > part of a story we are writing about our trips to various
> > hackerspaces/makerspaces.
> > We would be delighted to sit down and chat with someone at Noisebridge,
> > ideally someone in leadership, for a tour and a chat about the culture
> > benefit of hackerspaces/makerspaces, especially as regards the
> > entrepreneurial innovation.
> > Would it be possible to set up a time/date for a tour and a chat?
> > we are looking to write a piece about our experiences, if there is
> > other than the press at noisebridge address who would be better suited to
> > with us, please feel free to forward this to them.
> > Call/email anytime! Thank you very much, and best regards,
> > Alex
> > 614-893-6053
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Alexander R. Bandar, Ph.D.
> > Director, Columbus Idea Foundry
> > 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus OH 43201
> > Alex at ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com
> > cell: 614-893-6053
> > on the web...
> > http://www.ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com
> > http://www.Facebook.com/ColumbusIdeaFoundry
> > http://www.Twitter.com/ColumbusiF
> > and TEDx talk....
> Hi Alex,
> Thanks for emailing us. It's always lovely to hear from someone else
> who runs a hackerspace. I hope you're having fun with your traveling
> hackerspace story.
> Noisebridge doesn't have a lot going on in the "leadership"
> department. We try to have as little authority concentrated in one
> place as we can. Our meetings take place by consensus. Consensus often
> seems odd if you're used to Robert's Rules or democracy or something.
> Once you get used to it, it can be pretty exciting.
> I've CC'd some people who might be interested in chatting with you.
> Our <secretary at noisebridge.net> email alias is a little cabal of
> bureaucratically-minded folks who help pay the bills and keep the
> lights on. The <board at lists.noisebridge.net> mailing list includes our
> board -- who mostly are mostly there to take the blame when we
> inevitably burn the place down, launch into orbit, or create a black
> hole. There are also a couple of other folks on that mailing list who
> might be interested in talking.
> If you really want to talk to the Noisebridge, you might try talking
> with our community. Our main discussion list is
> <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>. There are a whole load of
> different folks there, so you'll want to anticipate "vibrant"
> Thanks for thinking of Noisebridge,
> Tom Lowenthal
> Noisebridge Secretary
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