[hackerspaces] Super Awesome Sylvia needs your support!

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 17:01:02 CEST 2012

and they just reached full funding.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> 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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>> Ryan Rix
>> http://rix.si
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