[hackerspaces] Super Awesome Sylvia needs your support!

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Sep 6 23:32:54 CEST 2012

Worth it.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Ryan Rix <ry at n.rix.si> wrote:
> I just read this thread for the first time (I check hs-discuss every morning
> or so, after all) and find your rant to be a little off-putting, Matt. I'm
> sure I'm not the only one here who's too busy making a hackerspace happen to
> have a constant finger on this mailing list.
> r.
> On Wed 5 September 2012 22:05:09 Matt Joyce wrote:
>> For the record, I sent this out to two lists today.  It's been about
>> 12 hours.   Both lists have hundreds to thousands of technology
>> professionals on it.  So far, 4 of you folks have actually donated
>> anything.
>> I mean it's totally a case of charity and you aren't obligated to
>> donate money.  Certainly there are better things to invest your coin
>> in.  I recommend the International Red Cross.  But for the amount of
>> crap that's been posted to this list over the past two years about
>> this community not being open to 'women in technology' I find it
>> absolutely staggering that there isn't a massive amount of people
>> throwing even a little money into an effort to help a girl out that
>> has been exemplary in her participation in our extended community.  A
>> young woman who really has done more than most if not all of you to
>> reach out to the next generation and offer a welcoming helping hand
>> into this community.  A hand that is not biased in any way.
>> 9 days left.  Only about 100 USD was donated today by about 4 people.
>> verify here : http://www.indiegogo.com/SuperAwesomeNY2012?c=pledges
>> You probably will give more to homeless people this year who want
>> nothing more than to get strung out on H than you will to this kid.
>> More to the point she's actually willing to give you something for
>> your money aside from a youtube show she works very hard on and posts
>> basically for free.
>> I've always had the utmost respect for the people on this list.  Even
>> when I've disagreed with folks.  But that's because I've always
>> thought that the people on this list backed up their goals, and their
>> beliefs with real leadership.  With actions that show people why
>> things can be better.  Here you have a chance to help another member
>> of this community make a change that many of you have been very vocal
>> about.  Why aren't you putting your money where your mouthes are?
>> I looked at the donation list today expecting to see some noticeable
>> good being done by this community.  Instead I found a handful of good
>> people, and a whole lot of unwelcoming silence.  It's pretty damned
>> depressing.
>> -Matt
>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> > For those of you not familiar with super awesome sylvia...
>> >
>> > check out :  http://sylviashow.com/
>> >
>> > This kid is pretty much one of the more awesome contributors to Maker
>> > related stuff.  She was at Maker Faire in bay area this past year, and
>> > she's an all around awesome maker.  She's recently setup an indiegogo
>> > support page to help fund her visiting maker faire in NYC and a few
>> > other events.
>> >
>> > Here campaign ends in 10 days and she's only at like 1500 of 5000 goal in
>> > USD.
>> >
>> > I figured I'd forward to the list.  I've already donated.  I hope you
>> > folks will as well.
>> >
>> > Also, forward info on to other lists.  Let your hackerspace know.  Let
>> > your local burner community know.  Call your mother, she worries.
>> >
>> > Anyways.  Check out the indiegogo campaign here:
>> >
>> > http://www.indiegogo.com/SuperAwesomeNY2012?c=home
>> >
>> > If we can't take care of people in our community what's the freaking
>> > point of hackerspaces at all.
>> >
>> > -Matt
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