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

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 19:45:36 UTC 2014


Yes.Jeffrey

On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 9:06 AM, Curtis Gagliardi
<gagliardi.curtis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Speaking of which, there were 3 homeless people there last night, one of
> which was super sketchy and I wanted to ask to leave but I didn't really
> know how to go about it.  Is not hacking on anything grounds for kicking
> someone out?
> On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 6:52 AM, Romy Snowyla <romy at snowyla.com> wrote:
>> It's so awesome that noise bridge is having a discussion about making
>> noise bridge attractive to hackers.
>>
>> NB is not a social work center or a church .. Turning hackers into social
>> workers is not the answer
>>
>> It was founded as a hacker space.
>>
>> Rad discussion
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Mar 7, 2014, at 9:48 PM, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
>>
>> I don't just mean members only from 11pm to 10am.  I mean, nobody is
>> allowed in the space between those times.  The Hacker Dojo is supposed to
>> be members only from 10pm to 8am, but there's always people who sneak in to
>> sleep there.  In the early days of the Dojo, the last member to leave would
>> kick everyone out and put a deadbolt in the door.  We never had a problem
>> with finding sleepy people in the morning!
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>> dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
>>>> Come visit us, we love new people!
>>>> www.hackerdojo.com
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dean Mao
>> dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
>> Come visit us, we love new people!
>> www.hackerdojo.com
>>
>>
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