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Welcome to the Sudo Room wiki! Please make a user name and contribute to the conversation!

Sudo Room is an open, non-hierarchical, collaborative community of humans, including tech developers, citizen scientists, activists, artists--and all combinations in between and beyond!--who are interested in and working towards social change. Our goal is to create the first inclusive, dedicated hackerspace in downtown Oakland, to share ideas and projects in citizen science, digital citizenship and literacy, environmental sustainability, community engagement, and self-government. Sudo Room is committed to access, empowerment, transparency, and public/social good. Sudoers have a great diversity of interests and we emphasize respect and solidarity among ourselves and with others.

Want to learn more about Sudo Room? Check out our FAQ or read about Access. You are welcome to drop by (we try to be open as much as possible), or attend our weekly meetings to learn more about the space, meet awesome people, and participate in our emergent community.

Our weekly planning meetings take place every Wednesday from 7-9pm at 2141 Broadway St., Oakland, CA (near 19th St BART).


Can't attend? Read our Meeting Minutes.

Interested in how we run things? Check out our Articles of Association and then come to a meeting on Wednesdays At 7:00pm

Goals

Read and Inform a potential methodology for Sudo Room.

  • To found a creative community hacker space in the East Bay, specifically in Oakland, CA.
  • Establish a platform and space committed to:
    • Citizen science
    • Democratic Culture
    • Access to Knowledge
    • Freedom to Connect
    • Non-technical (humanities, social science, the environment/ environmental justice, arts, crafts, all the squishy stuff!) and technical knowledge (including transitions and bridges between the two) --
      • the useful arts & sciences?
      • information, data, knowledge, wisdom?
      • memes, genes, bits, and atoms?
      • Non-technical knowledge includes but is not limited to expertise in fields or disciplines that can be largely independent of technology. Also includes non-academic realms of knowledge.
    • Digital/Online Citizenship - Netizen Rights & Freedoms
    • Doing stuff to make our community openly accessible.
      ...to do something more with digital and network technology
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Education and mentorship
    • Community engagement
    • Public access
  • To become a center for active hacking projects but also a destination where speakers on the areas listed above may be hosted, and where folks may go for skill sharing classes

For examples, check out our list of potential projects or read about ones we've shared on our website.

Approaches

Events

2012 State of the Room

State of the Room

Sudo Room to-do

Projects

Read (and contribute to) our active projects.

Donations

Electronics Donations

  • Sudo Room is reviewing its policy on electronics donations, and will be compiling a list of recyclable goods/costs before Wednesday, Dec. 5th. so that we can form a policy around material electronics donations, and other electronics in the space.
  • This is still under advisement until our next meeting where it will be an agenda item, and then there may be temporary action or continued advisement.

Wishlist

Stuff sudoroom needs

Current Critical Momentum (merge with "Projects")

We are now:

We made headway with:

Next Steps

As per discussions and polling, we are moving toward these steps:

  • August 10th - Get bank account
  • August 24th - Expand membership, get a sense of paying members
  • August 31st - Get first payment
  • September 3rd - Rent for Space

Research


Needs to be Updated

Mood Board

Our friends

Contact

  • Here is a map with directions.
  • Join our mailing list! It can be found here. Many thanks to hackerspaces.org for our initial email list!
  • list of users