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

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Fri Mar 7 08:05:02 UTC 2014

Maybe the best way is to have the hackerspace close it's doors around 1am
and reopen at 9am.  This was done at the south bay hackerspace when we
didn't have doors that could be opened from the inside.  I remember I had
to ask people sleeping to leave because I was about to lock up.  It was
definitely a good way to prevent people from staying overnight.

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 7:13 PM, Dana <dana-lists at sonic.net> wrote:

> 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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Dean Mao
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