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

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Thu Mar 13 17:09:47 UTC 2014


On Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:02:26 Al Sweigart wrote:
> :) Sudoroom can poach all they want.
> 
> But I will say this: people like to talk about this "golden age" of "how
> Noisebridge used to be" in the same ways that people fawn over Ronald
> Reagan. I've been a member of Noisebridge for five years and can say this:
> it's easy for any organization to function when it's just twenty or thirty
> people. And from the mailing list, I see that Sudoroom is having a few of
> the same problems that Noisebridge had when it started getting larger. So
> don't toot your Moog quite yet.
> 
> I think it's obvious that five years of "just be excellent" hasn't worked
> out, and that active management by both the board and the members is needed.

I think it is important to note that in the context of a hackerspace, there is 
a difference between managing the infrastructure and managing the people who 
hack on the infrastructure.

>From experience, just saying "active management" easily leads to bad times 
and, uh, rather verbose mailing list threads.

> 
> -Al
> 
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM, The Batkid <batkid at gmx.com> wrote:
> >  It makes me both sad and angry that noisebridge has become a place
> > 
> > where hackers don't feel welcome.
> > 
> > If anyone wants to help build a hackerspace similar to what
> > noisebridge used to be, I invite you all too come join sudo room in
> > oakland as we prepare to move to a much bigger space (a space very
> > similar to noisebridge's current space!). We have open meetings every
> > Wednesday at 7 pm at 22nd and Broadway, located just two blocks from
> > 19th street BART.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > You make me sad.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > No poaching!
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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