What Can (and Can't) I Do At FamiLAB

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The hackerspace movement is in many ways a physical manifestation of the open source software and hardware movements. As such, we borrow patterns and ideas from other hackerspaces whenever possible.


In the spirit of borrowing, FamiLAB ascribes to the Do-ocracy model as described by our friends at Noisebridge. Rather than reproduce it here, we ask you to read the page on Do-cracy at Noisebridge's website.

tl;dr - If you want something done, do it, but remember to be excellent to each other when doing so.



If there's one way to make sure a hacker does something, it's to tell them that they can't do it. In that spirit, we'd like to tell you what you CAN (and MUST) do at FamiLAB.

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  • Remove barriers to creativity (especially self limiting ones) - and realize that some "barriers" promote, enhance, or support creativity. (For example - Safety rules - it is hard to be creative when you blind yourself...)
  • Promote the ideas of others
  • Financially support the ideas of others - if they have a great idea, offer to kick in some cash, or some parts you aren't using
  • Thank people for their efforts to make the lab more awesome - or when they keep it awesome.
  • Let's educate our neighbors on Network Security by talking to them, not by interrogating their networks
  • Find another place for your illegal, unethical, or unkind behavior if you must do it.
  • We are a Family lab, lets keep the environment welcoming to significant others, spouses, kids, etc. Doesn't mean the lab has a "G" rating 24/7
  • Seek consensus (but not unanimous decision) if it cannot be easily undone
  • Seek consensus (but not unanimous decision) if it costs more money to do or undo than you'd be willing to donate
  • Keep ourselves and each other safe
  • Respect locks, even if you know that they are impractical, vunerable, etc.
  • Respect member-ratified lab rules and decisions - if you don't like them, lobby the board in a positive way - if you've got a great point, we will figure it out!
  • Clean up after yourselves and others - an awesome looking, organized lab makes learning and projects go faster
  • Volunteer to teach - either 1:1, workshops, classes, etc. The best way to learn is to teach.