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Sudo Room is an open, non-hierarchical, collaborative community of humans, including tech developers, citizen scientists, activists, artists--and all combinations in between and beyond!--who are interested in and working towards social change. Our goal is to create the first inclusive, dedicated hackerspace in downtown Oakland, to share ideas and projects in citizen science, digital citizenship and literacy, environmental sustainability, community engagement, and self-government. Sudo Room is committed to access, empowerment, transparency, and public/social good. Sudoers have a great diversity of interests and we emphasize respect and solidarity among ourselves and with others.
Want to learn more about Sudo Room? Check out our FAQ or read about Access. You are welcome to drop by (we try to be open as much as possible), or attend our weekly meetings to learn more about the space, meet awesome people, and participate in our emergent community.
Our weekly planning meetings take place every Wednesday from 7-9pm at 2141 Broadway St., Oakland, CA (near 19th St BART).
Can't attend? Read our Meeting Minutes.
Interested in how we run things? Check out our Articles of Association and then come to a meeting on Wednesdays At 7:00pm
- To found a creative community hacker space in the East Bay, specifically in Oakland, CA.
- Establish a platform and space committed to:
- Citizen science
- Democratic Culture
- Access to Knowledge
- Freedom to Connect
- Non-technical (humanities, social science, the environment/ environmental justice, arts, crafts, all the squishy stuff!) and technical knowledge (including transitions and bridges between the two) --
- the useful arts & sciences?
- information, data, knowledge, wisdom?
- memes, genes, bits, and atoms?
- Non-technical knowledge includes but is not limited to expertise in fields or disciplines that can be largely independent of technology. Also includes non-academic realms of knowledge.
- Digital/Online Citizenship - Netizen Rights & Freedoms
- Doing stuff to make our community openly accessible.
- ...to do something more with digital and network technology
- Environmental sustainability
- Education and mentorship
- Community engagement
- Public access
- To become a center for active hacking projects but also a destination where speakers on the areas listed above may be hosted, and where folks may go for skill sharing classes
- Build a community and group of members, grow our ideas together, and open a space before the end of 2012.
- Create online presence and communications infrastructure
- Hold weekly meetup / salon.
- Collect membership dues to start building a budget as a Voluntary [membership] Association.
- Apply to relevant grants, fellowships, and various funding opportunities.
2012 State of the Room
Sudo Room to-do
Read (and contribute to) our active projects.
- Fix the templates on/from: http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Sudo_room
- Work on SudoSuite (software tools for decision-making, budgeting, membership, etc;)
- Browse and contribute to our Active Projects
- 3D fabrication for hacking, community and profit. (brainstorm page)
- Read (and contribute to) our list of proposed projects to see (and inform) what kinds of projects we will be able to do in this space! You can also see projects we've featured on our website.
- Sudo Room is reviewing its policy on electronics donations, and will be compiling a list of recyclable goods/costs before Wednesday, Dec. 5th. so that we can form a policy around material electronics donations, and other electronics in the space.
- This is still under advisement until our next meeting where it will be an agenda item, and then there may be temporary action or continued advisement.
Current Critical Momentum (merge with "Projects")
We are now:
- Working on the space infrastructure.
- Forging a Compact.
- Please refer to Articles of Association from now on
- Resolving Conflicts.
We made headway with:
- How we make decisions.
- Developing our Governance Structure
- How we create income.
- How we define membership.
- We have a room, are seeking more room?
As per discussions and polling, we are moving toward these steps:
- August 10th - Get bank account
- August 24th - Expand membership, get a sense of paying members
- August 31st - Get first payment
- September 3rd - Rent for Space
- Conduct research on other hackerspaces, exploring their models of community, governance and funding.
- Create a list of open knowledge ecosystem organizations in the Bay Area.
- Examine potential tax structures
Needs to be Updated
- Ace Monster Toys
- Tech Liminal
- Mothership HackerMoms
- LOLspace (Oakland Makerspace)
- The Crucible
- Coyote Counter Collective
- The Holdout
- Your group / space?