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

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 15:49:10 UTC 2014


We did that mere months ago - made the space members only from 11pm to 10am - but the trial was cut short by "associate membership", the policies of which don't seem to be panning out.


I think the members-only hours should have been given their full three-month trial run before attempting something else.
Jeffrey

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:05 AM, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:

> 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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