[hackerspaces] looking for new patterns on welcoming.

PR Director directorofpublicrelations at archreactor.org
Thu Mar 5 06:34:35 CET 2020

Hey there,
I think that we cover all of those listed and then add to the list that we
recently started hosting a monthly "new member orientation" and it has
actually gone really well.  We noticed it takes our members some time to
acclimate and I think getting them to feel comfortable and on the ground
running with whatever projects they had in mind, this orientation session
helps.  I recently started a "newsletter" in hopes that while people begin
researching our hackerspace they can find this Newsletter and start to
understand the culture of our community.

Hope that helps.  Will be interesting to see what others do as well.

Thank you,
Kim Stahl
Director of Public Relations
pr at archreactor.org

Arch Reactor Hackerspace/Makerspace
2215 Scott Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
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On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 8:41 PM webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for new hackerspace patterns on welcoming new and existing
> people into your space. I'm familiar with a few, but wondering what
> other ones are out there.
> The ones I know:
> * Have regular public events
> * Spot and actively welcome new people coming into the space, give them
> a tour of the space, tell them a bit about the community, invite them to
> ask questions.
> * Diversity of subjects, the more fields you hack in, the more likely
> someone will find something of their interest (don't over stretch
> yourself either).
> * Clean & Cozy, empty space invites usage and creativity, it's nice to
> work in a space where you don't have to worry about what you step on or
> if you need to wash your hands after touching anything. It's also nice
> to be comfortable, couches, proper chairs&desks, snacks&drinks, nice
> lighting, atmosphere, etc.
> Which patterns have you seen that did and didn't work?
> Thanks o/,
> webmind.
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