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."
â€”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:
- Socially oppressive
- Corporate or military sponsored
To make an event:
How do I become a member?
- Introduce yourself in person or on the mailing list or at a meeting
- Pay some dues or do some work like cleaning, etc
- Create a wiki user page or email some contact info to email@example.com
- Wait a short while
- 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: