[Noisebridge-discuss] why would hackers come to noisebridge?

Dana dana-lists at sonic.net
Fri Mar 7 03:13:42 UTC 2014


On 2014-03-05 15:25, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
> Right, we need more people around all the time.  That is basically
> the solution to everything.  I would like to possibly propose that we
> setup a scheduling system where we can ensure 24 hour coverage of the
> space.  If we can't get 24 hour coverage, we need to figure out a way
> to deal with those situations.  I like having the space open but
> having the space open with no one excellent there is pretty much not
> excellent.


+1 I think community/human solutions have worked best at improving NB's 
troubles, but how do we sustain them? They come in fits and starts 
(rebase, docents, cleaning, coming by at early hours), but are very 
challenging and tedious, it's easy to get discouraged and burn out.

Whatever of the state of the space, new people hear about Noisebridge 
and come by to learn from classes and workshops, which are excellent and 
I think more isolated from a lot of drama. Lately I worry that even 
classes are threatened because infrastructure has decayed to the point 
where hosting a workshop is a challenge. You no longer know if there 
will be a working bathroom, a stable internet connection or a roll of 
solder (and it's frustrating to donate parts or dedicate time to fix 
things when they go missing or are left in disarray the next time you 
come by).



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