Maymay,<br><br>I&#39;d be very happy to help support this. I do think we should make an effort to help Noisebridgers understand more of what it&#39;s about (there&#39;s a fantastic FAQ up on the website), and we need to make sure it can coexist with other activities which might be going on.<br>
<br>Let&#39;s discuss some of those details offlist, but it sounds like this could be a fantastic opportunity.<br><br>aestetix<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:03 PM, maymay <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:bitetheappleback@gmail.com">bitetheappleback@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><div><div></div><div class="h5">On Oct 23, 2009, at 1:48 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:<br>
<br>
&gt; maymay wrote:<br>
&gt;&gt; So what do you guys say? Would Noisebridge be interested in providing<br>
&gt;&gt; a venue for a KinkForAll unconference? If so, what is the next step<br>
&gt;&gt; to<br>
&gt;&gt; make it a reality, and how do I take it?<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; This sounds awesome! I very much support Noisebridge hosting such an<br>
&gt; event. I think probably the best thing is to find other supporting<br>
&gt; members who are willing to bottom line the event (no pun intended).<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Best,<br>
&gt; Jake<br>
<br>
</div></div>I&#39;m glad you think so, Jake. :) (I do too!!)<br>
<br>
For past events, we&#39;ve managed to raise over $1,000 when venue costs<br>
required it. We make a real effort to keep finances 100% transparent,<br>
as well.[0][1][2]<br>
<br>
If I need to raise some funds to underwrite costs for Noisebridge as<br>
well, I will make an effort to do that. I&#39;d just like to know the<br>
details of who to speak with, what amount to raise, and so forth<br>
before I start putting time into it. (I.e., I want to follow YAGNI.)[3]<br>
<br>
Ordinarily, we prefer not to spend money and instead crowd source all<br>
necessary and discretionary equipment. Doing it that way not only<br>
keeps overhead low, but also supports and encourages the<br>
unconference&#39;s participatory environment.<br>
<div class="im"><br>
Cheers,<br>
-maymay<br>
Blog: <a href="http://maybemaimed.com" target="_blank">http://maybemaimed.com</a><br>
Talk show: <a href="http://KinkOnTap.com" target="_blank">http://KinkOnTap.com</a><br>
Community: <a href="http://KinkForAll.org" target="_blank">http://KinkForAll.org</a><br>
Volunteering: <a href="http://ConversioVirium.org/author/maymay" target="_blank">http://ConversioVirium.org/author/maymay</a><br>
<br>
</div>EXTERNAL REFERENCES:<br>
<br>
[0] KinkForAll New York City finances:<br>
<a href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p-vqp1M6ulqdSXO0CVALRKg&amp;output=html" target="_blank">http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p-vqp1M6ulqdSXO0CVALRKg&amp;output=html</a><br>
[1] KinkForAll New York City 2 finances:<br>
<a href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tILyTUa_Xav2tDXplATQyTg&amp;output=html" target="_blank">http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tILyTUa_Xav2tDXplATQyTg&amp;output=html</a><br>
[2] KinkForAll Washington DC finances:<br>
<a href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tJOK0jm5gbcSUWXkH2ziV7A&amp;output=html" target="_blank">http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tJOK0jm5gbcSUWXkH2ziV7A&amp;output=html</a><br>
[3] <a href="http://kinkforall.pbworks.com/UnorganizingIntroduction#AvoidingUnnecessaryEffortYouArentGonnaNeedIt" target="_blank">http://kinkforall.pbworks.com/UnorganizingIntroduction#AvoidingUnnecessaryEffortYouArentGonnaNeedIt</a><br>

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