[hackerspaces] How Do You Bring In Women?

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Fri Jan 18 19:19:49 CET 2013

Mentioned previously, the best groups to join up with are artists.
You might want to get some members together and try to get involved in
art fairs and events.  Build some cool stuff, show up, and be
sociable.  Try to join up with artist groups in the area and help them
with their projects.  In short, be johnny on the spot whenever you can
be.  Makerfaire's are great public events.  Hosting events in places
that are not your hackerspace, local bars / open spaces, are also
great.  Be members of your wider community as well as your

Also host some events that aren't entirely hacker related.  NYCR used
to host an awesome interactive party in august every year.  The
initial goal was to get people to do stuff during the summer months.
So people would build things for drunk party goers to play with.  The
nice side effect of events like that, is that people outside your
community will spread information about you by word of mouth.

Just a few ideas,

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