[hackerspaces] Alcohol policies?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Mar 30 23:08:34 CEST 2015

It's a legitimate question.

I actually maintain a kegerator for homebrew at NYC Resistor.  The thing
is, I kind of trust everyone at resistor not to do something truly unsafe.
That being said, I don't really want random folks coming in off the street
to just empty the thing, unless it's a planned event or something. ( in
which case check IDs at the door )

I think the risk profile for a space differs from space to space.   And in
general you don't want the hackerspace to be a place for goofing off more
than it is a place for getting hacking done.

Finding that balance is a deeply personal question for any community.  That
being said, all work and no goofing off, does not make for much bonding
between members.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Dave <tallycast at gmail.com> wrote:

> We're currently looking at alcohol use in the space.  There are some
> members who think it's a really bad idea (drunks and power tools) while
> others think it's a matter of personal responsibility.
> We also have been hosting occasional "reception" events for various
> organizations as a way of increasing visibility and recruiting members.
> Beer and wine are served at those events, but the breakers to the tools are
> turned off.
> I'm wondering if other spaces have considered alcohol use, and how that's
> worked out?
> Cheers,
> David
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