[hackerspaces] Introduction from Western Australia

David Cake 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 
going. http://theartifactory.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
	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 
startup costs.
	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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