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|Ed was asked (somewhat convincingly) by a Chicago judge to do 60 hours of community service in penance for a terrible crime, the likes of which he will happily regale you with.

He asked if he could do it with Noisebridge.

(Ed here is where you can say a few words -- it helps if you create a user on the wiki first -- go here to do so and then hit the back button to get back here)

8/19/2011 Hi everybody! Ed here, and yes, the above is true. The great state of Illinois has recently assigned me 60 hours of self-placed community service for being involved in a bar fight(i.e. Punching a guy for insulting my recently deceased father.) The term "self-placed" means I can perform my assigned hours of community service at any non-profit organization I choose, which is nice. I found Noisebridge while running a search for non-profits on Yelp, which was 3rd down from the top of the list right behind the Red Cross and the Sisterhood of Perpetual Indulgence. Not having the slightest idea what to expect I called the "red phone" number listed on the wiki and briefly spoke with someone about my situation and they suggested that I come by Tuesday night for the meeting. I did, and it was awesome. I met mostly everyone in the space that night and got to share few laughs before Danny and Liz paired me up with Robert, to discuss how I can help out around Noisebridge. On top of doing some general cleaning, I also hope to be able to do a few cooking classes as well.

See you around the space!

Date Hours Time Brief Job Description
2011-8-18 4.5 hours 5:00 - 9:30: swept the space, sorted and cleared out a pile of garbage near the front door, cleaned and setup 3 work spaces at the front of the space.
2011-8-24 3 Hours 6:00 - 9:00 : swept the space, organized tables and shelves the soldering area
2011-8-26 5 Hours 4:00 - 9:00: cleaned Kitchen area, Taught Japanese Kastu Curry cooking class. Spent:$60 on groceries and fed 18 people.
2011-8-28 1.5 Hours 4:00 - 5:30: swept and mopped the space, emptied smaller trash cans, cleaned the kitchen
2011-8-30 1.5 Hours 6:00 - 7:30: swept the space, cleaned and organized the soldering area, vacuumed fruitflies and cleaned the kitchen a little
2011-8-31 1 Hour 5:30 - 6:30: helped Francisco with his cooking class
2011-9-1 4 Hours 3:00 - 7:00: Taught a pizza cooking class, spent $30 on groceries and fed nearly 20 people
2011-9-6 5.5 Hours 5:00 - 10:30: swept the space, cleaned the kitchen area, vacuumed fruit flies out of storage room, swept front steps, sat through excruciatingly long meeting
2011-9-7 1 Hour 5:30 - 6:30: Helped Francisco with his cooking class
2011-9-8 4 Hours 3:00 - 7:00: Cleaned kitchen area, taught a pie cooking class; spent around $30 and fed 15 people, taught a kid how
2011-9-13 1 Hour 4:30 - 5:30: Swept and mopped floor.
2011-9-14 4 Hours 3:30 - 7:30 Swept and dusted the wood shop, assisted Francisco with his soup workshop.
2011-9-15 3.5 Hours 4:30 - 8:00 Held an empanada workshop with Francisco. spent $15 on ingredients, fed over 20 people
2011-9-20 1.5 Hours 5:00 - 6:30 Swept & mopped the space, cleaned Kitchen.
2011-9-22 4 Hours 3:30 - 7:30 Held a Pizza cooking workshop; spent $25 on groceries, fed 15 people.
2011-9-25 3 Hours 11:30 - 2:30 Built a towel rack with Robert & Jorgen, cleaned out kitchen storage room.
2011-9-26 1.5 Hours 1:00 - 3:30 Swept the space
2011-9-27 3 Hours 5:00 - 8:00 Swept the space and organized the tech area and shelves.
2011-9-30 8 Hours 1:00 - 9:00 Swept the space, assisted in production of Sudo pop and Mate for Hacker prom, assisted in various duties to help prepare for the Hacker prom.