[hackerspaces] Introduction from Western Australia
dave at difference.com.au
Thu Oct 1 08:49:38 CEST 2009
I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm now the chair of a
very recently created hackerspace (formally, still in the throws of
creation) , the Perth Artifactory, based in Perth, Western Australia.
Though we are only just formed, we already have a space, a
rented warehouse space, and we there is a lot of activity in terms of
getting infrastructure (both hardware and organisational) up and
Currently, our biggest concern is finances - we have signed a
lease, but currently only have a fairly small number of members, who
currently are bearing a bigger financial burden than we would like,
but it is difficult to manage the transition to having a larger
number of members (at a lower individual rate) when we are only just
able to pay our rent for the next couple of weeks, plus have a lot of
We'd love ideas from other hackerspaces, particularly for
fundraising, membership drives, and good ideas for rules to run the
actual physical space.
We are more or less sticking to the design patterns pretty
closely at this stage.
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