[hackerspaces] Any 501c3 groups have their narrative description available?

Don Ankney dankney at hackerco.de
Sat Sep 17 01:08:54 CEST 2011

Below is our first draft - we're planning on attaching letters from folks in
the community who have gotten jobs through training and networking at the




Black Lodge Research is a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation dedicated
to education and research in technology.

Though our charter is broadly focused on technology, our focus is
cyber-security. Training in this in-demand industry is often prohibitively
expensive. The community we serve is comprised of both established security
professionals and individuals looking to enter the field.


We serve this community in two ways. The first is through direct training.
We provide classroom instruction and tutorial labs in common practices,
technologies, and techniques. For job seekers, this builds foundational
skillsets required to enter the profession. For established professionals,
it provides both teaching and learning opportunities to develop expertise in
new specialties and sharpen existing skills.


The second way we serve our community is through networking opportunities.
The research portion of our charter pairs professionals from across the
region with job seekers to investigate emerging threats and evaluate new
security techniques and technologies. 


As an example, we recently spent some time examining HTTPS/SSL.  There have
been multiple issues with SSL in the media over the past year. We both
provided a tutorial into exactly how the protocol works on a technical level
and examined the merits of a proposed alternative system.  Participants who
were not familiar with the protocol or the problems gained a deep
understanding of the protocol and engaged in a technical discussion with
recognized subject matter experts on potential solutions to an emerging



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[mailto:discuss-bounces+dankney=hackerco.de at lists.hackerspaces.org] On
Behalf Of Carlyn maw
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:23 PM
To: Hackerspaces General Discussion List
Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] Any 501c3 groups have their narrative
description available?


When we have ours, you can have it...





On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:23 PM, Christopher Pilkington <cjp at 0x1.net> wrote:

FWIW, 501(c)3 orgs must make their complete Form 1023 available upon request
at their principal place of business, free of charge.

On Sep 5, 2011, at 12:55, Edward L Platt <eplatt at i3detroit.com> wrote:

i3 Detroit is in the process of submitting our application for 501c3 status,
and it would be helpful to see the narrative descriptions that other spaces
have used.  I already have Noisebridge's from their website.  Does anyone
else have it scanned an available online?

Edward L. Platt
i3 Detroit: i3detroit.com
Cell: 248.320.5061

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