Anyone interested in reaching out?
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From: Elizabeth Gore <elizabeth.d.gore(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2015-02-05 15:35 GMT-08:00
Subject: [sfchalkboard] Your awesome organization + my awesome student...
I have a handful of motivated, fantastic high school students from Richmond
who need to find a one-week internship / work shadow experience in an
organization or company in the first week of April. Makers, designers, bike
mechanics, social justice-- would love to expose them to something beyond
Citibank and Sephora...
Get in touch if you work somewhere cool and would be willing to share it
with a teenager.
*"If you fear it, walk towards it." - James Baldwin*
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I removed a space heater found in the upstairs 'treatment' room and stowed
it below the stairs in the bunker room. Please everyone, do not connect any
space heaters upstairs, or any high-amp-load device upstairs. For now the
circuit has been left off pending a qualified electrician visiting.
As stated in my email, this circuits powering the upstairs rooms currently
has issues, is currently tripping constantly and any high-amp device sets
I also think there maybe should be no space heaters in omni, they suck an
incredible amount of electricity. I would rather we run the furnaces. There
is for example a furnace in Sudo/CCL that has never been turned on.. What
do people think about no space heaters?
Hi, someone unpacked the gym...
I realize this is not obvious to many but for liability and consensus
reasons we can't have the gym set up in a useable state. It was agreed that
this equipment would be removed from the premises but that has still not
happened.. it is just being stored, and hopefully, removed soon.
I appreciate that someone wanted to set it up but please, put it back in a
compact area and put the tarp back over it..
Contact me if you have any questions..
Long time no see! It's been great to watch what's been going on in Sudoroom
life, the move to Omni-Commons, the crowdfunding campaign, the classes and
all the rest through the telescopic lens of the Interwebs. I miss you guys,
though and look forward to visiting when I'm down in Oakland again.
Today I'm writing to ask if you guys would be willing to be our host site
for the Oakland site for the International Space Apps Challenge April
My colleague Lindsay Oliver is moving down to Oakland on March 1, and since
she'll be a new local, we decided to celebrate her move by asking for the
Oakland Space Apps license. Now that they've said that she can run that
event, we need to find a site and hunt down sponsors to fund it. I thought
about a couple different possible hosts, but then it dawned on me that
Sudoroom and the Omni-Commons would be a WAY better site than any other I
could think of.
What we would would need from you is SPACE. Well,actually, we need space
and internet and electricity.
We will find sponsors to pay for food, beverages, and prizes (NB: We don't
do cash prizes. We celebrate collaboration, not competition). If you guys
have leads to help us find those sponsors, that's always appreciated, but
not at all required.
What you get: The awesomest hackathon of the year in your space, exposure
to people who don't normally show up to hackerspaces but would probably
love yours, mention in any press we get for the event, and of course,
listing as a major sponsor of the Oakland site of ISAC.
International Space Apps Challenge is a global hackathon with over 80 sites
worldwide. This will be the fourth year of the event, and Geeks Without
Bounds has been involved since the very first one. NASA curates challenges
that have ranged from jewellery making to data hacking, educational
development to interplanetary network design. There is literally something
for everyone at a Space Apps Challenge, and it is our absolute favorite
hackathon of the year. (Considering that we may do as many as 25 in any
given year, that's saying something.)
Geeks Without Bounds is a nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by the
School Factory. We support humanitarian open source projects through a
combination of hackathons and an accelerator program where we take
promising projects through a six month series of mentorships to help them
reach sustainability. In the first year of Space Apps, GWOB ran the
flagship event at Tech Shop in San Francisco. In the second year we
organized three sites including Glasgow, Scotland and Krakow, Poland. Last
year we were involved with 5 different sites around the globe. This year we
will be organizing just two: Oakland, CA and Greensboro, NC. (Although
people that we trained up will be taking over organization of sites in
every city where we've organized Space Apps events in the past!)
GWOB hackathons are always a little different than the stereotypical
hackathon event. You can read more about our take on the form at
http://gwob.org/why-i-love-hackathons/ And because GWOB was deeply involved
in the original design of Space Apps when it first started, I like to think
that this event is pretty awesome whichever site you may go to.
We hope that you will say YES and that we can hack space with you and the
9000 or so Space Apps hackers around the world and on the ISS this year.
Please let us know your answer by February 11, so that if you are not able
to host us, we will still have plenty of time to find another location.
Executive Director, Geeks Without Bounds <http://geekswobounds.org/>
telephone: 425-610-8636 hangouts: lisha(a)gwob.org
schedule a meeting with me <http://doodle.com/lishevita>
Yo, I think it's important to prove folks like Bill O'reilly right and that
the democrat party really is full of anarchists. Here's a scholarship for
netroots nation conference in glamorous Phoenix
A project that I had wanted to build for myself, is a wall mounted google
calendar display. At first I thought that I would need to work it out from
scratch but then I googled and found that someone had already done it.
I would love to make one for the Sudo Room / Omni to display the Omni
Calendar. It is important for people who visit during the day to be able
to know what events are going on. I think it would increases the community
involvement with the space. We could even set it up to alternate display
of the calendar with posters from the different groups or a short comic
explaining the safer spaces policy.
The items listed for making this are:
Equipment you will need
- Home network (wireless if you can't run a cable to the Pi)
- Raspberry Pi (I've used the model B)
- SD card 2GB or larger
- AC Adaptor (I used a USB wall charger for mobile phones check here
- Micro USB cable
- USB keyboard and mouse
- USB wireless adaptor (MAKE SURE IT IS COMPATIBLE OUT OF THE BOX
- HDMI cable
- Wall mountable HDMI capable monitor or any monitor with some kind of
- Wall bracket for your monitor
I know that some of the things donated to the space are available for
projects like this one. Are the monitors available for use? Is there any
extra / leftover Raspberry Pi's? I am willing to buy/ dumpster dive for
items that are needed for this project and not already in the space. I
just want to start by asking what is already here that I can use. If you
want to build this with me, then send me an email.
PS - The Aperture Science sign someone was building looks really cool. I
would love to talk to you about how you made it.
On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Alice Rosenthal
> My son’s best friend (Phoenix) is turning 9 in a couple of days and his mom (single, in school, no money) planned a Lego Building Birthday Party at a park this weekend but weather forecast predict rain for Sunday afternoon - all the invitations are out for 2 weeks so the date is in all the kid’s parent’s planners. She told me last night she is going to cancel the party because of the rain but I suggested that she might consider having it in the Omni - Ball Room or Basement or some room that is not in use.
Hi Alice, if you look at the calendar, Saturday in the ballroom is
pretty booked already: https://omnicommons.org/calendar/
I'm also not sure what our legal/insurance status is for entertaining
large groups of kids. Copying the kids mailing list.
Taller Ryan handled it well and awesomely. Major props to remote-Jenny, too.
David T approached the smoking area today where Niko, Rachel, and myself
were smoking. He asked Rachel for a cigarette and if the Omni could help
him. Rachel gave him a cigarette and started asking him what kind of help
he needed. He started expressing how he wasn't doing well, kind of like
interfacing with reality stuff. I was pretty sure I knew who he was, but
made sure, asking him his name. I asked him if he knew he was banned from
the Omni. At this point, he said yes. I let him know that included the
smoking area, so he was going to have to smoke the cigarette elsewhere.
He seemed non-receptive to this and didn't move. I let him know that if he
didn't leave, I was going to have to get some more folks. He said that
someone had told him that he could come back now. I told him that's not
true, and that he is still banned. He also expressed that he felt like he
was having to "jump through a ton of hoops" and was questioning why he even
I went and got more folks. I started by coming out with one. He had still
not left. I expressed to him again that he needed to leave and got no
response. More folks started trickling out slowly, and Taller Ryan got
pretty proactive and awesome, trying to help him through the process.
In many ways, he seemed to be stalling, although I could not hear all of
the conversation. Taller Ryan got in contact with Jenny, who had sent him
an email on January 8th, which he has not responded to, about starting
mediated conflict resolution.
Niko and Laura pointed out to me that he never made it onto the bans page,
which I have since rectified.
He was not physically threatening, but he certainly would not have left
Here is a link to the discuss thread of the incident which led to his ban:
I have attached a picture of him.
I do not foresee this being a continual issue. Just documentin'.