[Noisebridge-discuss] (no subject)

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Jul 15 16:07:16 PDT 2011


I pledge $100 for the billboard, kickstarter or no.

Rachel M

On 7/15/11 3:53 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> Doing a Kickstarter is a great idea -- thanks for the kick to make me do
> it! I'll look into it this weekend.
>
> Best,
> Mitch.
>
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> Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:59:44 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] (no subject)
> From: krasnykh at gmail.com
> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>
> Can someone maybe make a project on kickstarter.com
> <http://kickstarter.com>? I've never done it and don't have much time to
> explore. But once (or if, i guess) that's up, I can promote/fundraise
> through social networks/e-mail threads.
>
> I'd also be willing to help on the actual physical project once the
> money is secured.
>
> Olya
>
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:25 AM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com
> <mailto:maltman23 at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Everyone,
>     ______
>     Anyone interested in helping get huge billboards up to promote
>     maker/hacker culture?
>     ____
>     I’ve been involved with talks with The Tech Museum, MAKE: Magazine,
>     TechShop, and Hacker Dojo about getting billboards up to promote
>     maker/hacker culture.
>     ____
>     The person behind making this happen is Matt Spergel, who has some
>     good experience in hacking the billboard system to get great
>     coverage for cool projects.Matt managed to get a huge billboard up
>     on I-680 to promote libraries and education for a few thousand
>     dollars (rather than tens of thousands).The result:
>     http://bookable.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/worlds-largest-public-library-advertisement/
>     and he got lots of great press for it!
>     ____
>     Matt’s idea now is to have 3 huge billboards to promote maker/hacker
>     culture, with the logos for Noisebridge, Hacker Dojo, The Tech
>     Museum, MAKE, and TechShop:
>     ·1 street level billboard in San Jose (most likely downtown?)
>     ·1 street level billboard in San Francisco
>     ·and 1 kick ass billboard on the skyway in SF.
>     The one on the skyway usually retails for $30K a month, but Matt’s
>     contact/friend at CBS Outdoor can swing all of these for about
>     $7,500.A mockup is attached.
>
>     We are $1,000 short of this goal, and I agreed to try and raise this
>     on Noisebridge’s behalf.The other groups have already come up with
>     the following amounts of money for this project:
>     ·*Hacker Dojo*:$1,000
>     ·*MAKE*:$1,500
>     ·*TechShop*:$1,500
>     ·*The Tech Museum*:$2,500
>     ·*Noisebridge*:
>     ____
>     If a bunch of people each kick in a few dollars, we can easily come
>     up with the $1k to make this happen.I’m starting this off by
>     pledging $250.Anyone else in?
>     ____
>     You can add your pledge to the wiki I created for this:
>     https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Billboard
>     Or, just email me.
>     ____
>     The billboard campaign starts on 25-July, so we have 2 weeks to
>     reach our goal of $1k and make these 3 billboards a reality!
>     ____
>     *Objectives of the campaign
>     *1) To grow maker/hacker culture.
>     2) To create more visibility for our organizations.
>     3) To get more people involved who will add to maker/hacker culture
>     4) To promote more collaboration amongst the orgs in on this billboard
>
>
>     Please email me with any questions.
>
>     Thanks!
>     Mitch.
>     ____
>
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