[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebroke

davidfine dfine at sonic.net
Tue Jan 13 19:02:21 UTC 2015


+9000

On 1/12/15 9:00 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> OH MY GOD -- DANNY IS STARTING FIVE MINUTES OF FAME AGAIN!!  YAY!!
>
>
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> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:42:59 -0800
> From: danny at spesh.com
> To: john.d.shutt at gmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebroke
>
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 2:13 AM, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com 
> <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I think we could use a short-term, medium-term, and long-term
>     approach, all of which feed into each other.
>
>     _Short-Term_
>     Let's throw a party where we charge for drinks and ask for
>     donations at the door. This should be good for a few hundred
>     dollars at least and bring new people into the space. The Remix
>     and Reboot parties were big successes, and I think we could
>     replicate that every month. And unlike a lot of other things that
>     are necessary to keep the space going (weekly meetings, safe-space
>     working group, security, etc.), throwing a party is FUN.
>
>
> Judging from the nice things I hear about the space these days, I 
> think it'd also be an opportunity to attract a bunch of new people 
> into trying out the space. I'd do something like have a workshop 
> weekend perhaps with a party at the end of it.
>
>
>     _Medium-Term
>     _
>     Set up a "Hacker at Large" or "Friend of Noisebridge" category of
>     monthly donation, for people who want to support the space but
>     don't have any inclination to become a member. Right now we don't
>     have an option for those people, assuming they exist.
>
>
> I think the All New Treasurer has my list of Saviours.
>
>
>     _Long-Term
>     _
>     Get more paying members. Building a community takes a while, and
>     building the /right/ community is even harder. Parties are a good,
>     low-pressure way to introduce people to the community, and
>     specialized groups keep them involved long enough to understand
>     how the community as a whole works, and decide to take a bigger
>     role. Getting Five Minutes of Fame going again would be cool, but
>     I don't have the bandwidth to lead that or do it on my own. If
>     someone else wants to take the lead, I could pitch in a bit.
>
>
> I could be tempted! I would like a regular talking gig again, although 
> maybe we could rethink the format a bit.
> OH MY GOD WHAT AM I SAYING
>
>
>     _Okay, So:_
>     I'll call a party planning meeting once I'm back from Istanbul if
>     anyone wants to help with that. I'll also be around for a weekly
>     meeting to talk about how we could make recurring donations more
>     attractive for non-members.
>
>     John
>
>     On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM, Torrie Fischer
>     <tdfischer at hackerbots.net <mailto:tdfischer at hackerbots.net>> wrote:
>
>         Let's suppose your favorite hackerspace is going broke and
>         might not make rent in a few months. How has this been solved
>         before and what can be done this time?
>
>         Asking for a friend.
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