Current Projects at SudoRoom
Doge needs more projects!
- 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.
- HackDisability part of a greater cyborg human category for dealing with disabilities and aids such as crutches, coke bottle glasses, etc.
- Beginner Arduino Projects at SudoRoom - on the Sudoroom github - please join in! https://github.com/sudoroom/Beginner-Arduino-Projects
I like to build things. I prefer hacking and learning by doing rather than hearing a lot of excellent speaker talk. I'd rather be moving the movement than posturing to "lead a movement." I like passion. I don't see a lot of it lately. I see it at Sudo room more than I do at most places.
- I favor collaboration and doocracy. Please work with me on the sudoroom github - http://github.com/sudoroom
- I do not enjoy listening to a lot of presentations and pitches. I prefer doing stuff.
- If I'm wearing headphone I need to focus, please let me concentrate + do not interrupt me. I'm not trying to be rude, I just don't have a lot of time.
Life is to be explored. It is a place of abundance.
I used to live in Oakland and miss it very much.
When I lived in Oakland, I volunteered at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective http://rpscollective.org/ down the street. I helped clean up trash after First Fridays Art Murmur back when volunteers had to manage the security. It was not very fun doing security and telling angry hippie vendors we had to clear up the street or we would lose our art murmur license. It was not very fun picking up dirty beer and 40's in paper bags. Unfortunately those things have to be done.
It was more fun volunteering and doing the fun stuff like helping organize the Zine Library.
I would like to see Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland youth, fun people who sew do more things with Sudo Room and build things. I would like to see more people have fun, especially if the people are from different social circles that wouldn't normally mix and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money.
- 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. "http://reagle.org/joseph/2010/gfc/"
- 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 http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuntenhaus_(Berlin)
- C-Base in berlin themes itself as a crashed spaceship. Maybe sudo room would be interested in creating some kind of grand narrative. http://www.c-base.org 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!
Things I like About Sudo Room
- People aren't afraid to disagree and have open conflict. When things get too passive aggressive I joke that you get situations like the murderous passive-aggressive California hippie cult leader Sal from The Beach. A healthy community is one where people have disagreements and resolve them non destructively.
- I can talk to people about code. I go to a lot of events around coding where people talk about coding and don't actually code. People like to show me how to code things.
- I like that it's a safe space where people can say they don't like social networks. In more corporate hacker spaces stuff like that can get you fired.
- People are making things.
- There are a lot of great books everywhere. There's something about print books and valuing print that makes for a special something.
- There's less of people spouting that we need to eliminate liberal arts education and make everything business and engineering. People don't treat philosophy as "useless"
- People know what zines are.
- There are women who can code and hack things.
- People do not talk about life as if it were a game.
I like a division between my pubilc and private life, and I do not come to Sudo room with the intention of talking too much business. It makes things healthier. Someone once told me that constantly networking and doing business in hacker spaces is unhealthy, like burning a candle at both ends. Sundays are for rest.