This was a longer post but it was boring. My hackerspace has gone another direction, I (and many others) left it, I haven’t been writing new posts because, well, I haven’t been in a hackerspace in months.
Like all hackerspace projects, one of two things will now happen:
Somebody will take it on as their own, and it will probably change
[More Likely] it will run out of steam and die ownerless
I guess it’s easier to delineate eras by primary moderator, and you guys have been nagging me about this forever, so I guess it’s finally practical to say who I am. My name’s Katy Levinson. See, that cleared up absolutely nothing, except for possibly who to kill for not immediately approving your submission and pushing it all the way to the top, oh and all you people who wrote in that I was somehow oppressing women on this blog because I wasn’t aware of my male privilege, lol.
We have a bit under 3 months of posts in the queue before we run out. If somebody has a vision for RAHS, show us you doing it and I’ll jump in line to help. I’m happy to continue to moderate if you guys just want to keep submitting as it is, though the approximately half of these posts that I use to write will have to be picked up by somebody else.
In true hackerspace fashion, I guess I’ll make some write-only documentation for you before I go. There’s still a lot about running these communities that we haven’t solved, but maybe a few notes will help. A space I won’t name here until they are finished alerting their membership just had their president pass away. If you guys have run a hackerspace funeral, send your notes in and I’ll type them up. There are a lot of resources on laws, finances, and those sorts of logistics, but maybe this little community of us laughing at ourselves can serve as some guide on how to take the rougher times of leadership and use them to show our love of our communities.
Meh, the post got long again. Chalk it up to too many years on the mailing lists warping me.
It has been an honor,
Running a Hackerspace has been one of my fav tumblags. Thanks for the lulz, Katy!