Romyilano

Joined 14 March 2013
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* 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" 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!
* 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 without being asked to. In general they like to do stuff especially hen you ask them not to do it, which is pretty fun in and of itself. ;)
* 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
* Most hackers are into social good projects and non profit work - they just hate the restrictions and bureaucracy. Remember, say it ten times over and over again "People who build stuff are allergic to meetings!" I've been in situations where well meaning social good groups will block even a simple blog post update or site design page without 10 argumentative meetings  - remember, every experiment can always be rolled back!   
* Most hackers are into social good projects and non profit work - they just hate the restrictions and bureaucracy. Remember, say it ten times over and over again "People who build stuff are allergic to meetings!" I've been in situations where well meaning social good groups will block even a simple blog post update or site design page without 10 argumentative meetings  - remember, every experiment can always be rolled back!   
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