[Noisebridge-discuss] Small workathon this Sunday

Ozzie Gooen ozzieagooen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 07:09:02 UTC 2015


Hello all,

I've been a frequent Noisebridge attendee.  I'm also part of .impact, a
collective that works on useful technical/analytical projects, specifically
ones somewhat related to Effective Altruism.  You can see some information
about the group here <http://dotimpact.im/>.

Recently we've started trying out mini-workathons, which are like
hackathons but more focused on shared time to work on existing projects
rather than try new experiments.  These have gone on for 4 hours each
Sunday for the last 3 Sundays, from 12-4pm Pacific time (others in other
states/countries join in as well, but we have a nice base in SF).

These events are open to the public and we try to encourage everyone to
collaborate with us.  We film the introductions and closing comments,
though of course with permission from everyone involved (if someone were to
complain we could not do this for everyone).  You can see examples here
<https://impact.hackpad.com/12-July-2015-Workathon-uRzPANalhX4> and here.

I was thinking of hosting the event at Noisebridge this Sunday at 12-4pm.
It's pretty small, I would expect between 4-9 attendees total.  The event
is completely free, and I would be sure to encourage others in the group to
donate to Noisebridge as part of the event.  In terms of space, we don't
need a full room (though it would be nice), and could find room wherever is
available then.

I'm curious what the general community thoughts are on this.  I think it
could be a nice fit for Noisebridge, but if there are any specific
objections I would understand.  I realize this is later notice than ideal,
but it is also a small gathering.  If people are ok with it, I'll add it to
the Noisebridge calendar for this Sunday.

Cheers,
Ozzie Gooen
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