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We don't like events like these:
We don't like events like these:
* Corporate or military sponsored
We absolutely can't have events like these:
* Pay-walled
* Pay-walled
* Socially oppressive
* Socially oppressive
* Corporate or military sponsored
To make an event:
To make an event:

Revision as of 13:58, 10 March 2014

Thanks for your interest in Sudo Room!

What is Sudoroom?

We're a free & open community space for hackers, artists, activists and YOU!

What's a hackerspace?

Watch this KQED Video Open Source Creativity: Hackerspaces:

"It's not easy to say what a hackerspace is exactly. You know it when you're in one, but they're all unique because people are so unique."
—Mitch Altman of Noisebridge

What does "sudo" mean?

Sudo is a software command that stands for "super user do". It's pronounced "sue-dough" or "sue-due".

Who can go there?

When Sudoroom is open, anybody can go. You don't have to be a member. All you have to do is respect our space, and respect others! Sudoroom is open most of the time.

When Sudoroom is closed, you need an access code. Members have access codes. This usually only happens very late at night, or early in the morning.

To check if we're open, you can call our phone number: (510) 858-7145

Much of our space is wheelchair-accessible via a large elevator. Some parts are wheelchair-inaccessible due to being narrow and cluttered.

Young children need to be supervised by a guardian. We don't have childcare available. Sorry!

Can I have an event there?

Maybe! We love events like these:

  • For a good cause
  • Local, community-based
  • Disability accessible
  • Free, sliding scale, pay what you can, donation-based, nobody turned away

We don't like events like these:

  • Pay-walled
  • Socially oppressive
  • Corporate or military sponsored

To make an event:

If you anticipate any problems, reach out to the mailing list or to info@sudoroom.org.

We can promote your event on our blog, twitter, etc. Just ask!

How do I become a member?

  1. Introduce yourself in person or on the mailing list or at a meeting
  2. Pay some dues or do some work like cleaning, etc
  3. Create a wiki user page or email some contact info to info@sudoroom.org
  4. Wait a short while
  5. Poof! You're a member!

Existing members can block you if they know you to be a violent, malicious or otherwise problematic person, but this is rare.

What does membership mean?

It means you can vote in consensus decisions, you have your own access code, and you can be alone in the space.

What's your legal structure?

It's still evolving. Here's some history: