To make it easier than ever to get involved with improving our Hackspace, a Trello board has been created to manage all the tasks that need doing inside the space. From five minute jobs for anyone to updates on a big team projects, taking out the bins to building new walls, the Nottinghack To Do board is the place to check
Do some existing tasks, update them or even add new ones!
Task complete? Move it to the ‘Complete’ list and it’ll get tidied away.
The board is public and easy to use, so check it out and get stuck in today!
Have you ever thought about being a trustee?
The nomination period to stand for election is open! If you are interested in standing, send your nomination to email@example.com before 23:59 on Sunday 9th October, including your full name, a photo of yourself and a paragraph on why you would like to be a trustee.
Nominations will be made public on the wiki once the period ends, ready for the election itself. The election voting will start during May and run for 7 days - keep an eye on your emails, the Google group and future newsletters for more details.
You can see information about our current trustees on the Board Wiki Page. We'd like to see as many members as possible applying to be trustees, and applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.
'Trustee' may sound like an intimidating title, but it's a job many of us have done in our spare time since Nottingham Hackspace began. You'll be part of a group deeply involved in decision making and setting strategy for the space. If you'd like to know more about what being a Trustee means, check out the role description here or ask one of us.
We are also looking for a returning officer to set up and handle the OPA vote system for the election - if you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible. You will be responsible for administering the vote, addressing any queries from members eligible to vote and releasing the results.
Our very popular Introduction to Arduino workshops are back! On Saturday 19th November, Ian, James, and John will take you through using the basics of the Arduino microcontroller - whether lighting LEDs or moving motors.
Arduinos will be available to buy on the day as well.
We've been selected as one of the top 100 co-working spaces, and we can potentially win an award from the GBEA as the very best. This is a new category for them this year, and we're the only Hackspace on the list.
To help Nottinghack clinch the prize: click here, select Nottinghack from the list and submit your vote! The deadline for votes is September 30th
Talks at the Hackspace
Are you interested in giving a talk? Are you interested in hearing a talk? Know someone who'd love to tell people about something awesome?
James has recently set up a survey to gauge interested on running a day of talks at the Hackspace on many (and any) subjects. If you're interested in this then simply click here to fill out the interest form.
We recently attended the Green Festival at the Arboretum, thanks to several members giving their time to show off the Hackspace and the amazing things we do. The weather held clear and sunny, and a glorious day was had by all.
We're getting closer and closer to making Hackspace 2.5 an ideal place to create new and amazing things - most of the bad electrical wiring, flooring, and plumbing has all been taken out, and now we can start building up from scratch to make everything just as we need it.
But we need YOU to help out! We're not expecting you to magically know how to wire up a room, build a staircase, or install plumbing, but if you have some beat-up clothing, a sturdy pair of shoes, and a willingness to work, you're perfect for the Hackspace!
We've now started having regular worknights and days - both Tuesdays and Saturdays. This gives you a chance to get involved in making the space as fantastic as you can make it, and also means we get everything done faster.