[hackerspaces] Hackerspace Bloggers/Community Managers/Marketing People?

Bert Hartmann berthartm at gmail.com
Thu May 31 18:30:54 CEST 2012

For us at MakerBar, we've found Meetup to be a great publicity tool for
events. It does a good job of spamming the right people in the general
public as well as prodding people who've said they're interested at the
right time. It may be a regional thing though, as I know they have pretty
good penetration in our area, but may not everywhere.

As for encouraging membership, I can't say what works. We just try to talk
to the people who show up to our events.


On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Nathaniel Bezanson <myself at telcodata.us>wrote:

> > Hi! I'm interested in hearing from others how you promote events at your
> > hackerspace and encourage membership.
> Hi Alli! *waves from Detroit*
> We have this rough guide:
> http://www.i3detroit.com/wi/index.php?title=HOWTO_Host_an_event_at_i3detroit
> When people follow it, things usually go pretty well. Last-minute events
> usually have crap attendance, etc. The important part is to get it out
> there three ways (blog, -public mailinglist, twitter) at least a week in
> advance.
> Encouraging membership, we're not too good at that. People generally join
> when they take the initiative to ask about it; there's no pushing on our
> part. A little gentle solicitation would probably help.
> I have some other thoughts about membership and members that I'll branch
> off into a separate post. Thanks for asking!
> -Nate-
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