Romyilano

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* Encourage cross-collaboration between areas not traditionally thought to "match" -in the past you would take personality tests and be advised against working in math or science if you were good at art. The culture has changed a great deal and now those barriers are removed. this is your time to encourage new experiments and ideas! Many of the programmers here are also avid painters and sculptors and vice versa.
* Encourage cross-collaboration between areas not traditionally thought to "match" -in the past you would take personality tests and be advised against working in math or science if you were good at art. The culture has changed a great deal and now those barriers are removed. this is your time to encourage new experiments and ideas! Many of the programmers here are also avid painters and sculptors and vice versa.
* Hacker culture is much more decentralized compared to non profit / education / social work culture. Enabling people to "branch" ideas and experiment is encouraged.
* Hacker culture is much more decentralized compared to non profit / education / social work culture. Enabling people to "branch" ideas and experiment is encouraged.
* Women at hackerspaces aren't necessarily thrilled about being pigeonholed into traditional female roles in teaching kids, education, non profits, or social work. Be sensitive to this. Many people have had to overcome prejudice, social and cultural considerations to become more technical and learn how to code or get into engineering. Help push women into areas outside of kid's education, it will make the world a better place! conversely, there are many great men at hackerspaces who are eager to work with kids and don't usually have the opportunity because they were told they were "too technical"
* Women at hackerspaces aren't necessarily thrilled about being pigeonholed into traditional female roles in teaching kids, education, non profits, or social work. Be sensitive to this. Many people have had to overcome prejudice, social and cultural considerations to become more technical and learn how to code or get into engineering. Help push women into areas outside of kid's education, it will make the world a better place! conversely, there are many great men at hackerspaces who are eager to work with kids and don't usually have the opportunity because they were told they were "too technical" Please, please don't ghettoize women and force them to talk about childcare topics or lead small groups of kids. it's sexist and depressing!
* Incentivizing DIY and personal initiative in your own organization is one way we can help. hackerspaces are all about people doing stuff...
* Incentivizing DIY and personal initiative in your own organization is one way we can help. hackerspaces are all about people doing stuff...
* Hackers are natural self-education types. They take like fish to water on self-directed learning, as you cannot possibly be a decent engineer nowadays without doing constant self education
* Hackers are natural self-education types. They take like fish to water on self-directed learning, as you cannot possibly be a decent engineer nowadays without doing constant self education
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