State of the Room

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The "State of the Room" is a sudo-room-themed UNconference which offers a chance to:

  • Learn more about sudo room
  • Convene communities of practice or shared interest
  • Craft ways to improve sudo room's Articles of Association
  • Plan projects in/for/through/near/somewhat-related-to Sudo Room for the coming year!
  • Share insights with and listen to your fellow sudoers

Let's plan the first, annual State of the Room:

Dec 2012

The very first!


  • Fri. Dec. 7th, 5-10PM: Sudo Room Housewarming
  • Sat. Dec. 8th, 9-5: "State of the Room" Unconference
  • Sun. Dec. 9th, ?-?: Move-In Day and Neglected Technology / Book Drive

General To-Do for entire weekend:


Fri. Dec. 7th - Housewarming

  • 5-10pm Art Murmur
  • Stations
    • 3D Printing
    • Audio
    • Cheese Station
    • Soldering / Circuit Hacking
  • Party into the night!

Sat. Dec. 8th - Unconference

9-5: "State of the Room" unconference

  • 9:00-9:45 Welcome & Intros
  • 9:45-10:15 Session Brainstorming Activity
  • 10:15-10:30 Finalize Agenda
  • 10:45-11:45 Session 1
  • 11:45-12:45 lunch
  • 1-2 session 2
  • 2-3 session 3
  • 3-4 session 4
  • 4-5 Report Back / Closing
  • 6 Documentary screening: "One Couch at a Time"


  • how many spaces will we use? potential to use all spaces.
  • need: breakfast, coffee, potluck lunch?
  • need: way for people to sign up for sessions
  • need: physical surveys for people to fill out for posting on wiki profiles (also, less-intensive signup sheet just for names and emails for addition to the listserv).
  • send list of topics to list, have people add topics and add their names next to topics. set a deadline!!! google doc spreadsheet with preferred time to present.

Possible topics: CLAIM A SESSION!:

  • intro: state of the room address: past, present, and future of sudo room
  • mission and vision of sudo room
  • what does sudo room offer members/public?
  • New membership / Onboarding - "How to be a Sudoer"
  • Lessons in the Articles of Association
  • Linux install help
  • Update on the access/door issue
  • Robotics
  • 3D printing
  • Automation: how automated can we make sudo room?
  • Alternate currencies*** *** ***
  • Velcro wall
  • Surveillance tour of Oakland
  • Projects / what we're working on - how to make this a group session? sticky wall, etc.? nametags? project matchmaking
  • Poster sessions
  • Help people create profiles on the wiki
  • Sudo suite
  • Open source micro tractors
  • Oakland Wiki
  • Fiscal solvency - how to make money
  • How to increase membership
  • Free class: programming: zero to making money**
  • Communal hosting of open source software
  • Soil remediation/phytoremediation citizen science project
  • Local education projects
  • Inclusiveness, diversity & access
  • Craft of facilitation
  • Ethics 101
  • The power of names: online identity
  • BACH (Bay Area Consortium of Hackerspaces [and other partnerships])

Sun. Dec. 9th - Move-In Day!

  • Move-in Day!
  • Neglected Technology Drive
  • Book Drive
  • Organizing stuffs


  • Find people with trucks to do pickups!
  • List of appropriate / inappropriate stuff (eg; refrigerators are inappropriate)

? 2013