Agenda Items/ATXHS101 required

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(This policy was adopted at a meeting of the membership on February 5th 2013) The living document for that evolving policy is present here

Sponsor(s) Martin Bogomolni, Michelle E.

Discussions on this topic can be found in emails titled: [ PROPOSALl ] ATXHS 101 Class to activate Access Cards and in the HackerSpace 101, ATXHS 101 Class to activate Access Cards discussion threads.


Refinement V2 (current version)


ATXHS101 "Bob"

All members shall take a short course covering the following subjects ( hackerspace 101 ), before having their hackerspace memberships activated, and receiving a keyfob/card to the space in order to:

  • Promote a culture of excellence
  • Get new members to meet and mix with everyone
  • Familiarize both new and old members with current events/policy
  • Orient new members to some of the procedures of atx hackerspace
  • Lower our insurance premiums
  • Prevent us from getting charged $75 for a false alarm report


What does it mean to "be excellent"?

  • It means treating everyone and everything in the space with respect, and courtesy.
  • It means presenting yourself to the hackerspace and others in the community with a high standard of behavior.
  • It means holding to the policies and bylaws of ATX Hackerspace when acting in the name of the space.
  • It means being a positive contributor to the community you've joined, and an ambassador to those outside our community.

How is the Hackerspace organized?

  • Directors / Hackerspace members / Patrons / Investors
  • How to become a Hackerspace member, or Investor
  • Member meetings / BiMonthly / Annual
  • Committees / Groups
  • Who to talk to, about what, and how.

How to join in, and participate with, the hackerspace.

  • Events, regular and special
  • Calendar, using and adding items
  • Event sign-ups
  • Classes / Class Sign-Ups
  • Using ATXHS resources

How to arm, disarm, and respond to the alarm system.

Where the wiki is, how to use it.

Where the mailing lists are, how to use them.

Where the forum and other resources are, how to use them.

What chores and tasks members are expected to take care of.

  • Trash
  • Cleaning up after you're done using something
  • Putting tools and materials in the right place
  • Volunteering for Outreach / Front Desk / Etc.

Finish with a tour of the hackerspace, finish with activating the keycard or new keyfob.



Refinement V1

IN ORDER TO:

  • promote a culture of excellence
  • get new members to meet and mix with everyone
  • familiarize both new and old members with current events/policy
  • orient new members to some of the procedures of atx hackerspace
  • lower our insurance premiums
  • prevent us from getting charged $75 for a false alarm report

BE IT PROPOSED THAT:

All members shall take a short course covering the following subjects ( hackerspace 101 ), before having their hackerspace memberships activated, and receiving a keyfob/card to the space.

  • ) What does it mean to "be excellent"?
      • It means treating everyone and everything in the space with

respect, and courtesy.

      • It means presenting yourself to the hackerspace and others in the

community with a high standard of behavior.

      • It means holding to the policies and bylaws of ATX Hackerspace when acting in the name of the space.
      • It means being a positive contributor to the community you've

joined, and an ambassador to those outside our community.

  • ) How is the Hackerspace organized?
      • Directors / Hackerspace members / Patrons / Investors
      • How to become a Hackerspace member, or Investor
      • Member meetings / BiMonthly / Annual
      • Committees / Groups
      • Who to talk to, about what, and how.
  • ) How to join in, and participate with, the hackerspace.
      • Events, regular and special
      • Calendar, using and adding items
      • Event sign-ups
      • Classes / Class Sign-Ups
      • Using ATXHS Hackerspace resources
  • ) How to arm, disarm, and respond to the alarm system.
  • ) Where the wiki is, how to use it.
  • ) Where the mailing lists are, how to use them.
  • ) Where the forum and other resources are, how to use them.
  • ) What chores and tasks members are expected to take care of.
      • Trash
      • Cleaning up after you're done using something
      • Putting tools and materials in the right place
      • Volunteering for Outreach / Front Desk / Etc.

Finish with a tour of the hackerspace, finish with activating the keycard or new keyfob.