[Noisebridge-discuss] The image we have to other hackerspaces and society as a whole

Romy Ilano romy at snowyla.com
Tue Oct 8 03:15:04 UTC 2013


I know what everyone means about hackerspace / life / work burnout!

Would it make sense to meet outside of Noisebridge in a more social
setting, something more dance-oriented?

This friday Drew is helping host the BatCave Society SF at submission
downstairs.
https://www.facebook.com/events/408405545927096/

Why don't we go hang out there?

Maybe a little more dancing and music would be a better setting than a
sit-down Noisebridge meeting.




On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> Oh, God.
>
> I (finally) burned out at Noisebridge a few months back, and haven't
> really been up to getting re-involved. But I'll be back in town in
> time for 5MOF. I guess I've got enough blood platelets left for one
> more really hard wall/forehead interaction event.
>
> d.
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anyone want to meetup and talk through the problems?
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Romy at snowyla.com <romy at snowyla.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Wow that article is pretty negative. I hope it isn't as bad but maybe
> I'm
> >> just oblivious....
> >>
> >> I've had bad sexism issues in other hackerspaces and in the tech
> community
> >> but I have had a generally good time at noisebridge .. I feel like the
> space
> >> has more feminists than most tech spaces ... It's as nice as sudoroom!
> >>
> >> I hope we can solve these issues but noisebridge is a lot more female
> >> friendly than a lot of other startup and tech spaces. Tech is pretty
> sexist
> >> sometimes but noisebridge is a place where people at least discuss
> feminism
> >> and sexism. I've been told countless times that there is no sexism in
> time
> >> ...
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >> On Oct 4, 2013, at 6:24 PM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://uptownalmanac.com/2013/10/claims-sexism-and-sexual-assault-plague-noisebridge-hackerspace
> >>
> >> With articles like this we have a massively negative image, as we should
> >> for not adequately dealing with these issues.  I know we have all these
> >> people who don't want things to change but do you want more articles
> like
> >> this?  Do you want noisebridge to be the laughing stock (it is now) of
> all
> >> the hackerspaces in the world and giving a bad name to hackerspaces.
>  Do you
> >> want hackerspace to become dirty like the word "hacker"?  Lets actually
> come
> >> up with creative and GOOD solutions to fix this permanently and make
> >> noisebridge a safe place.  We can do it in TWO WEEKS (for consensus).
> Lets
> >> do it!  Too bad I am not a member.   Ah well.
> >>
> >> Some suggestions would be to have membership actually have some sort of
> >> duties to the community.  Now this doesn't have to be a rule but you
> know,
> >> to be excellent to your community would be to set a good example for
> >> everyone else around the space.  Being present and making sure everyone
> >> feels safe.  Have some pride in your hackerspace and help to keep it
> safe.
> >> I try to do this whenever I am in the space even though I am not a
> member.
> >>
> >> Anyone else have ideas?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ronald Cotoni
> >> Systems Engineer
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ronald Cotoni
> > Systems Engineer
> >
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