In preparation for this Thursday’s meeting I thought I would share some of the recent progress photos from the W Lewis St. space. The construction crew is working fast and furious targeting our Jan 1, 2014 move in date.
If you’re interested in becoming a paid member of the group, now is a great time to get involved. As a reward to all of our charter members, we’re going to fabricate a special plaque dedicated to all of the members and sponsors that helped make this happen. Look forward to more details on that soon.
As of the November 7th meeting, our landlord-to-be has begun renovating a space for us in downtown Greensboro. Within the next 90 days, we expect to have a physical home, and will be a virtual hackerspace no more!
For those of you waiting for us to have a physical space before you sign up, come on out to the next meeting, there’s no better time to join. We’ve got a space lined up, but if you get in now, you can join in the discussion of what the new home will look like, what tools we’ll need, and that kind of thing.
We hope to see you on the third Thursday, November 21st, at Geeksboro Coffeehouse in Greensboro!
Thanks for checking in on the Greensboro Hackerspace! We had a well-attended meeting this past Thursday, with 17 or so of us crowded around a table in the back of Geeksboro. After last meeting’s officer elections, this one was a bit more laid back. We talked a little business — tax-exempt status and, more excitingly, getting closer to finding a place to set up a physical Hackerspace worthy of the community we’re building in Greensboro.
After that, we got down to the fun of making a wish list of what we want to put in our home once we find one. Lots of members had good ideas of things we’ll need, from networking and security equipment to a table saw and a freezer! We’ve got members who have set up workshops before, so we’re in great shape to set up shop to fit the Making we want to do.
Those of you who haven’t been before, come join us on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7pm at Geeksboro Coffeehouse in Greensboro. Check for us in the back room if you don’t run into us in the main space. We’re always happy to see new faces!
Last night’s meeting at Geeksboro Coffee House was exciting — very well attended, and we voted in our first slate of officers! Congratulations to:
- President Joey
- Vice-President Mario
- Treasurer Mack
- Secretary Clark
- our three At-Large Directors
I’ll be writing up the minutes in the next few days, and will distribute them once I’m done. We’ll see you next time on Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Geeksboro. Visitors are not only welcome, but encouraged! In the mean time, have a good weekend, and I hope you find something to hack.
P.S. Thanks to Geeksboro for giving us a fun place to meet!
Just a reminder that we’re not holding a meeting up at Geeksboro tonight due to the Holiday. See you all at the next meeting on the 18th!
Thanks to everyone that came out to help at Maker Faire today!
To those people that may be coming to the website for the first time, I invite you to check out the links at the top of the page for our Google Group and Welcome page.
Also, many many thanks to the folks at Fablocker in Winston-Salem that let us share their table.
We handed out around 200 flyers to various people that were interested in the space. We also met with around 10 people from local groups that we’re really looking forward to working with. Best of all, we got to know around 15 folks that expressed interest in getting involved as members. To those 15, and anyone and everyone else, I really look forward to seeing you all this Thursday up at Geeksboro!
Well, I think last night’s meeting was the best we’ve had so far! I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did. It’s been great to see the enthusiasm for the space build with every meeting that we have.
On that note, I’m happy to announce that we’re now officially accepting memberships. The JOIN link at the top of the page is now active and has information on all the membership options available. Many many thanks to everyone that has already signed up and to everyone that’s planning to at this early stage. This is what will make the Greensboro Hackerspace a reality.
Between now and the next meeting I’ll be following some leads on potential locations to lease. If anyone finds any good spots please feel free to speak up on the google group linked at the top of the page. Also feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about memberships.
Last night’s meeting was really productive and most of the core crew showed up. We worked through a proposed dues structure, addressed a bunch of questions about the bylaws, and decided to hold the next meeting on May 16th up at Geeksboro coffee.
Here’s the proposed dues structure that we’re looking at now.
- Starving Hacker, $25/month
- Full Member, $45/month
- Benefactor, $95/month
- Philanthropist, $195/month
Starving hacker grants access to the space, but does not grant voting rights within the organization. Full member is the same, but grants voting rights. The benefactor and philanthropist levels will receive as yet to be determined one of a kind gifts. As an incentive to sign up before we have a space, all members at the time that we sign our first lease will be known as the founding members and get their name on a plaque. Currently the bylaws also grant founding members special voting rights for the first two elections.
The bylaws discussion is moving to the Google group and there should be a new thread created there once Mack finishes his research. We’ve set a goal of ratifying a set of bylaws at the May 16th meeting, but getting the bylaws right is more important than setting an arbitrary deadline, so we’ll see how it goes.
Swing by the Google group and see you all in person again on the 16th!
We’re back! The May 2nd meeting is a go. It’ll be at the Green Been coffee shop again at 7:00. Agenda wise we’ll be talking about the status of the hackerspace bank accounts (they’re in place), payment processing for dues (tested and working), and the status of the bylaws (in progress with items to talk about). And as always, I’m looking forward to the new faces and getting to know everyone. If you’re on the fence about coming, these meetings are open to everyone, so come on down and say hi.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel the meeting for tomorrow, 4/18/13. One of the facilitators is abroad on his honeymoon, and the other has been called unexpectedly to a gig he can’t afford to refuse. At this early stage, we don’t really have any one else who can stand in, so we’ll have to push this off for the next meeting, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, also at Green Bean Coffee on S. Elm St. downtown.
Sorry about this, and hope to see you at the next one.