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Meeting places with food/wi-fi, and screen?

From: Rod Young 
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I might  call a meeting of the local drupal users group myself.
Be nice to have place to eat and mess with some code/ settings.

"Macs are by far the best machines to learn command line on. Just take that=
 G3 iMac, wipe and do a CLI install on it. It is a beautiful thing."


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=============================================================== From: Joshua Estes ------------------------------------------------------ There's a lot of places that have wifi. You can get in touch with companies like Black Snow or Tubatomic and ask if you can use their space. Not sure if they will say yes/no but it's worth it to ask. If I had an office I'd say come down any time ;p I have heard rumors of certain people (you know who you are) talk about opening up a hackerspace in town. - Joshua Estes http://www.ScenicCityLabs.com http://www.ChattanoogaDevelopers.com @JoshuaEstes @ScenicCityLabs @ChattDevelopers "If you live periods of your life in misery, when you remember back to those times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great memories you could otherwise be making."

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ Definitely contact Black Snow, they've done it before. Otherwise, hold out until the hackerspace materializes. There's a lot of places that have wifi. You can get in touch with companies like Black Snow or Tubatomic and ask if you can use their space. Not sure if they will say yes/no but it's worth it to ask. If I had an office I'd say come down any time ;p I have heard rumors of certain people (you know who you are) talk about opening up a hackerspace in town. - Joshua Estes http://www.ScenicCityLabs.com http://www.ChattanoogaDevelopers.com @JoshuaEstes @ScenicCityLabs @ChattDevelopers "If you live periods of your life in misery, when you remember back to those times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great memories you could otherwise be making."

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ It's hard (and sad!) to believe that Internet Cafes are a thing of the past. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Rod Young ------------------------------------------------------ no. just the good ones. I guess it is a mix of the right space , not too many folk so you can talk,= and the availability of a screen or projection. st. ary nies re if ay ho great e: ."

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Internet Cafe's are now ubiquitous. The thing that is rare is good professi= onal meeting places that serve food. I am still working on a hacker space f= or Chatty, but my lack of physically being in town makes it hard to get thin= gs rolling. -AW t. ry 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya s like Black Snow or Tubatomic and ask if you can use their space. Not sure i= f they will say yes/no but it's worth it to ask. If I had an office I'd say c= ome down any time ;p I have heard rumors of certain people (you know who you= are) talk about opening up a hackerspace in town. se times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great me= mories you could otherwise be making." t G3 iMac, wipe and do a CLI install on it. It is a beautiful thing."

=============================================================== From: Colby Alpert ------------------------------------------------------ a nice e-cafe would be nice. Or a Comp-Meet space too. Bring your rig, provide screens, rent space for either hourly or daily. Nice full serve restaurant thats budget friendly but also offers higher end items.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ The last net cafe that I knew of in Saint Louis closed as of this week, so I thought it was a trend. (Not just one closing, but that it was the last one.) Since many places have WiFi, and most people have laptops and/or devices - the need just doesn't seem great enough to be a sustainable business model. Are there still such places in Chattanooga? - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Colby Alpert ------------------------------------------------------ Last two big name cafe's where PlayCafe which shutdown forever ago and CyberLan which is gone forever now too. CyberLan Moved from Frasier to shallowford then i gues just bombed out. They luquidated their stuff a few months ago

=============================================================== From: michael@pearszy.com ------------------------------------------------------ so whats it going to take to get a hackerspace going ?=20

=============================================================== From: Sidney Hale ------------------------------------------------------ There's free wifi here at McHale's Brewhouse. How could you go wrong? Good beer, free wifi, and an IT friendly patron.

=============================================================== From: Rod Young ------------------------------------------------------ I'll try to hit you soon.

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ Talk to Mike, he's working on something. so whats it going to take to get a hackerspace going ?

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I googled hackerspace, because I had no idea what you all were talking about, and it turns out there is one in Saint Louis, and it's like 6 minutes from my house. Cool. http://archreactor.org/ - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ Mike, Is there something I can do to help you get a hackerspace going? Stephen

=============================================================== From: Ryan Bales ------------------------------------------------------ Wow, I didn't know there was another St. Louis resident lurking on this list. I was at the first couple of meetings for Arch Reactor. They have some good folks, but it was too maker oriented for me; I just wanted to hack on code. I have since found a number of really cool groups for coders, though (i.e. lambda lounge, st louis perl mongers, etc) ~Ryan Bales

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I'm neither a maker or a coder. I'm a designer. I use tools made by other people (hardware and software) to change the color of pixels or put ink or toner on dead trees in hopefully aesthetically pleasing and practically useful ways. Although, recently I've been asked to actually code the websites I've been designing. And as long as Google keeps working, and true coders open source their code snippets, I'll keep my clients happy. :) Obvious and pointless fact - my name means "maker" - but I still ain't one. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Something is burbling.. but basicly enough people willing to sign a lease..

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I need a few days to finish up some serious business things and then: All interested parties should probably get together to: 1. Define "hackerspace" ( software, electronics, machine shop, art.. all of the above, 1 and 2.. etc. ) 2. Define goals/specs.. 3. Commit funds/support. If #3 is minimal.. reboot idea.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ It takes 3 things: 1. Money 2. Time 3. Commitment A significant amount of each. Still it would be nice to come together = and make this happen. Phil Sieg President snapfon www.snapfon.com office: 423.535.9968 x123 mobile: 423.331.0725 fax: 423.265.9820 Something is burbling.. but basicly enough people willing to sign a lease..

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ That's the "establish goals" part. I'm a maker type.. but have all my own tools. Rod with a plasma torch might be fun.... but dangerous. But having a place to solder, a small fab shop, etc.. hang out, have coffee... is a good place.. My interest in a hacker space is a place to provide a critical mass of talent ( a catalyst ) that might be available for a synergy or reasons ranging from people to thwack me over the head for stupid ideas, to people that might be coerced into working on paying projects parallel to their own interests and skills.

=============================================================== From: Gary Hasty ------------------------------------------------------ There's a place down here in ATL I keep trying to get by but unfortunately they keep getting shut down with the Raves and such http://colaboratory.net/ I think they're back in business now so may have to drop by

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ That's not exactly the same kind of place, that's run by a polyamorous/polysexual meta-family of artists and 'burners that is also the driving force behind Alchemy Festival http://www.alchemyfestival.com/ Although some of their members like "Tigger" are also FOSS/Techie/Geeky friendly and interesting people and very kewl and would be welcome in any hackerspace group, that group as a whole is not so "hackerish". Uhh.. Did I just admit I know too much about them... -------------- On Topic: The Chattanooga Billiards Club lower eating section across from the bar is usually open to evening meeting groups... and you can use their screens. Cons: It's often a little smokey an you have to be 21+/

=============================================================== From: Gary Hasty ------------------------------------------------------ yes, I believe you just did

=============================================================== From: Joshua Estes ------------------------------------------------------ "Define Hackerspace" To me it's a place that has various "spaces". Example, front space for lounging around. Small kitchen area to make coffee and to have a kegarator. Space for coders (ie desk where I can plug my laptop in and put headphones on and not be bothered too much). Space where multiple coders can come together to brainstorm and work on code together. I'm sure others would benefit from a space where the can work with hardware as well. Some extras: 1) Quarterly swap meet and 2) Hacker Classes (ie how to code, setup servers, etc) I can't give too much in the money department, but I'm willing to help with build out or whatever else you need. Just keep us posted =) - Joshua Estes http://www.ScenicCityLabs.com http://www.ChattanoogaDevelopers.com @JoshuaEstes @ScenicCityLabs @ChattDevelopers "If you live periods of your life in misery, when you remember back to those times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great memories you could otherwise be making."

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ Interested, keep me in the loop.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Would people be interested in paying $25-50 a month to help cover the bills? We could work out a deal with Luken Holdings for a lease on some of his space that is off the beaten path. We would need to set up a 501c3 non-profit to keep us from being individually liable, but that should not be too hard. -AW

=============================================================== From: Rod Young ------------------------------------------------------ Hacker spaces mean different things to different people, from what I can te= ll from my research. BTW how accessible will we make for folk to come off the street? IE do we want to be the gateway drug for true geekness for some young peopl= e. Or do we want to more down low.=20 As for location East Chatt has a lot of under used real(prolley cheap) esta= te. I'm thinking of a old flooring facility on Wilder & Dodson.=20

=============================================================== From: Rod Young ------------------------------------------------------ =20 gee thanxs. ;) I have worked in foundries before. Enough to know people do get crazy with = the heat. --=20

=============================================================== From: Rod Young ------------------------------------------------------ possibly. What areas are you talking? East Chatt behind the police center may have inexpensive property that is a= t most 15 minutes from anywhere. It may be rough for some but we have prece= dent with Mikes old digs. And about equally close to all. ls? be e: