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WakeyWakey Learning foreign languages other stuff using voice apis



Wyd Excuse me... what are you doing? mini video project

Help with CyberWizardInstitute

Art at SudoRoom

CoedAlgorithms doing all we can to make algorithms beautiful and poetic instead of torturous and agonizing




DOGE so charm rps t-shirt hacker cool

painting with the SudoRoom Robot arm <3 it's so good to learn from other people!


I go to hackerspaces to make things and hack. I would like to please many people and do my best, but I cannot always make everyone happy. Everyone has different motivations for doing things, and I'm learning to be compassionate, even when people who mean well do negative things.

Anytime my involvement at a hackerspace stops involving hacking, I need to stop, reconsider why I'm there, and the motivations of everyone involved. People ask me to do a lot of stuff, but in the end there are dozens of unfinished, half started projects on my github, sudoroom and noisebridge's github and the wikis of both places.

It is really best to focus on completing cool projects instead of trying to convert hacker animals, women and small children into politicians, social workers or teachers of children.

Best wishes!

Collaborations between tech/education/non profits at the HackerSpace

I've noticed a lot of interest by education folks in hackerspaces. It's overall a great thing.

Some constructive suggestions:

  • Enable hackers to help you find creative solutions to your education or social work organization. They will come up with a lot of great ideas!
  • Although SudoRoom is conensus driven, most hackers and creative people aren't thrilled at the idea of meetings and bureaucracy. There is a small group of people who are really into meetings who like hacking politics - they are awesome! But most people do not enjoy being blocked from doing basic stuff, they tend to like iterating here. A little sensitivity would help out a whole lot, as education and non profit industries tend to favor talking a lot at meetings, lots of conensus on basic tasks, and caution regarding experimentaion and innovation
  • 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.
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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!"


  • BACH 2014 Bay Area consortium of Hackerspaces Meeting in October - we are all working for a more inclusive, womanly, maternal embryonic, asian cosplay, all animal friendly (bears, cats and dogs all allowed), maternal, multinational, prostratic, and roundabout creative, colorful version of the new hackerspace for Anyone and Everyone


Current Projects at SudoRoom

Doge needs more projects!

Older Projects

SudoRoom: A Love Story (Game)
  • SudoRoom: A Love Story a visual novel game about a person that is... you! who comes to SudoRoom and discovers all the neat things you can do. You eventually learn how to save the world too!
  • ArtMakingParty event we put on after the Oakland First Friday
  • Super Focus Club SudoRoom is a hackerspace, a place created for hacking. Lately it's gotten very tough for hackers to actually hack here -- we're getting pulled to do publicity for outside companies, social work, and more instead of actually hacking. Let's get back to the basics.

I didn't study engineering at all. But during the MicroController Hack Night Hol and others helped me to get my basic FSR (force sensitive resistor) working. Every time I pressed the sensor with my fingers, the LED lit up. This can lead to all sorts of interesting projects!
The first time I came to SudoRoom I was warmly welcomed. I build my own Arduino and lit up the LED for the first time! It was a special moment
Sudo Room Characters (that is an ohm, not a lululemon logo. will change it =) )


I like to build things. I prefer hack nights and doing stuff to tech talks.

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  • I love living in Oakland.
  • favor collaboration and doocracy. Please work with me on the sudoroom github -
  • beginning apprentice snowboarding and skateboarding, journeying by hanging out with various dysfunctional pugs
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Sudo Room again!

Random Stuff

  • One of my friends Joe Reagle Wrote a nice book on collaboration in Wikipedia. He outlines a lot of interesting situations and ways people resolve conflict on Wikipedia. It might be useful to people in an open source hackerspace as well. ""
  • When I lived in Berlin I would often eat at Volkskuechen, which are these punk rock dinners that cost a $1. The emphasis was on making food, not buying it from a restaurant, or scavenging by dumpster diving. The food was usually better than what you got in restaurants. The focus was on creating cheap, healthy ways to eat food together. There were no book deals or bloggers or "thought leaders" people just did it
  • C-Base in berlin themes itself as a crashed spaceship. Maybe sudo room would be interested in creating some kind of grand narrative. when I think of sudo i think of grumpy unix sysadmins who look like the comic books store guy from the simpsons. maybe it could be like elvis!