[hackerspaces] Wanted: your Hackerspace Design Patterns

webmind webmind at puscii.nl
Fri Jul 3 12:00:38 CEST 2015

Smething that I think works quite well at Technologia Incognita is the
'pledge system'. Our membership fees largely only fund rent + basics
(cleaning stuff), so from that we don't get toys like scope's, bench
multimeters, lab powersupplies, machine saws, kitchens, etc. So we setup
a pledge, then ask people to contribute to a certain cause such as
getting plumbing, a new openable window orso and people will pledge a
certain ammount of money for the cause and when the goal is reached, the
person who set up the pledge will arrange that it will be achieved.

This and loans & donations gotten us quite a nice space over time.

On 03/07/15 10:59, Vesna Manojlovic wrote:
> Hi Mitch,
> I have collected lots of material about hackerspaces here:
> https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Hackers_tribes#About_hackerspaces
> Two of my biggest pains with hackerspaces are:
> - lack of political awareness & activism
> &
> - lack of diversity
> So I would like you to address that in your talk, if you can come with
> some recommendations...
> I also collected lots of material about gender-gap in hackerspaces,
> and tech-culture in general:
> https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Ladies_Night#Women_and_hackers
> &
> https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Ladies_Night#Gender_gap_in_tech
> Thanks for doing this,
> I will take part in the workshop (kids permitting ;-)
> See you soon!
> Vesna
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