[hackerspaces] Sleeping at Hackerspaces

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:33:39 CEST 2011

Well, I simply *have* to have a catered breakfast...

But seriously, when I'm traveling, all I want to have available is a
place that is dry, and preferably where there is a door between me and
outside - other than that, a couch/futon/cot is a bonus, and a shower
would be nice.  The rest of the stuff I'd want is automatically taken
care of at a hackerspace - wifi, interesting people, etc.


On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Agent 5 <ag3nt5 at dc401.org> wrote:
> Question: If YOU were to crash at a Hackerspace you were visiting, for a day
> or a week, what would be your ideal experience? What resources would you
> want available?
> We accidentally made bunks at The Brain Tank and realized we could start
> offering them to visitors. So far we're thinking between personal
> recommendations/street cred, a simple signed agreement (If you break it you
> buy it), holding onto something of value such as a credit card number, RFID
> key access control, and our video security system (or any combination of
> them) would do the trick to differ the interest in theft.
> We do need a shower though. That would be huge. Possibly have some ramen and
> coffee available should budget allow. Lockers would be good.
> The Brain Tank in Providence is very walkable. Lots of art, great places to
> eat/booze, cheap food stores within 2 blocks, huge mall and cinema within 3,
> music venues, comedy events, river within throwing distance, beaches within
> 30minutes drive/bus route, art shows, and generally cool folk (very low
> crime in the areas i travel)... Every weekend is a vacation here and I dig
> showing people around (you can use my Kayak or eBike and show yourself
> around too).
> I'd like to get the concept formalized a bit further so we can start
> offering basic sleeping quarters.
> Everyone responding has helped quite a bit already.
> -Dave Johnson
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
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>> On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 09:06:45AM +0200, Jan Lieven wrote:
>> > > How many beds do you have?
>> > Neither do we have beds, not any other equipment explicitly made for
>> > sleeping. Just a few couches and blankets.
>> Quite comfortable couches I can say, yet getting all the blinkenlights
>> to stop blinking while still being able to charge your laptop overnight
>> is a bit of a challenge :)
>> - - gmc
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