[Noisebridge-announce] 1st female hackerspace opens in Berkeley!

Sho Sho the HackerMom shosho at hackermoms.org
Mon Apr 9 22:19:09 PDT 2012

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Dear Friends at Noisebridge, Ace Monster Toys, Sudo Room, Tokyo Hackerspace
& everyone worldwide at hackerspaces.org:

After 9 months of incubation, Mothership HackerMoms have opened a sweet
little hackerspace in Berkeley, California. We are the first women's
hackerspace ever in history, no kidding. Why moms? Non-moms can join your
spaces, but creative moms need childcare, which we offer along with time
and space, and a kid-friendly space where little ones can learn from our
creative action. Support and interest has been terrific. Our doors opened
last week at 3288 Adeline, Berkeley 94703. Now we're moving in, getting
nonprofit, moving our starter site to Drupal (thanks to a cool hacking
grandma), working on a Kickstarter, figuring out membership,
collecting equipment
donations <http://mothership.hackermoms.org/donate-equipment/> and startup
cash donations <http://mothership.hackermoms.org/>. Also you're invited to
our bubblicious, hula-hooping Grand Opening Benefit on May 26-27!

We heart your awesome spaces and welcome input as we get going. (Like how
do we get great equipment?!? We're empty.) We're so thrilled to be part of
the worldwide hackerspace community, and can't wait to see what unique spin
we women put on hacker culture. Our grand vision is to spawn more female
hackerspaces across the world! So pass the word on! Visit our weekly open
house* *on Wed mornings 10am-12pm or Thurs nights 6-8pm. Let us know if you
have any questions. And yes, dads are welcome!

Alive and kicking,
Sho-Sho Smith & the HackerMoms

web: http://mothership.hackermoms.org
email: info at hackermoms.org
social: www.facebook.com/MothershipHackerMoms<http://mothership.hackermoms.org/www.facebook.com/MothershipHackerMoms>
 and twitter.com/#!/hackermoms<http://mothership.hackermoms.org/twitter.com/#!/hackermoms>

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From: Sho Sho the HackerMom <shosho at hackermoms.org>
Date: Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Subject: HackerMoms have a hackerspace!
To: Announce <Announce at hackermoms.org>

*The mothership has landed at **3288 Adeline St., Berkeley CA 94703!*
HackerMoms* just-opened the first all-women's *hackerspace,** a 1000 square
feet of fun. Our 10 founding members really believe in this venture to
support mothers.* Right now, we're moving in, getting nonprofit status and
signage, working on our Kickstarter, figuring out membership, redesigning
our site, collecting equipment/furniture/toy donations -- and also Good
Luck Startup donations. (See yellow Donate button at
http://mothership.hackermoms.org/). If you can sweeten the $300 we have in
the bank, we'll call you Sugardaddy. Pass the word! Visit us! Join us!

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Our *weekly open house *starts this Wed morning 4/4 at 10am-12pm. Next week
it's Thurs night 4/12 at 6-8 pm, and alternates like that. Open houses
always have $5/hr childcare, with RSVP. Come socialize, bring a project or do
workshops <http://mothership.hackermoms.org/events/>, like Making the
Killer Hula Hoop, Sport Hooping Choreography, and Knitting baby booby hats.
** HACKERMOM *That’s you. Creative, curious, inventive, indie,
artsy/craftsy/designy/techy, visionary, outspoken, scrappy, hot, hands-on,
mover and maker of any age.
** HACKERSPACE   *Creative space where do-it-yourselfers share tools,
& community.
** Here's why we made this.* Though products are plenty, there are so few
services truly help a mother’s quality of life. Our hackerspace gives
mothers the time and space to get creative with DIY craft and design,
hacker/maker culture, entrepreneurship, and all manner of creative
expression. We provide on-site childcare every time we meet, which lets our
kids learn by watching us make friends and cool stuff.

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