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Interest groups both internal and external bring common pursuits together<br>
 
Interest groups both internal and external bring common pursuits together<br>
 
Within the hackerspace, they promote and organize a trade, craft, art, science, or event<br>
 
Within the hackerspace, they promote and organize a trade, craft, art, science, or event<br>
Many groups claim a part of the space and take responsibility for the organization thereof.<br>
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Many groups claim an allocated area of the space and take responsibility for the organization thereof.<br>
  
 
For new members and non-members, Interest Groups are a good way to find friends and peers.<br>
 
For new members and non-members, Interest Groups are a good way to find friends and peers.<br>
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All groups should have:
 
All groups should have:
*A Lead or Leads (ATXHS member reps and organizers)
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*An active Lead (ATXHS member rep & organizer, reports monthly to Ops)
*A mailing list (For discussion/contact)
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*A mailing list or forum (For discussion/contact)
 
*Meeting times (at least one a month)
 
*Meeting times (at least one a month)
 
*A wiki or landing page providing IG information (maintained by the lead)
 
*A wiki or landing page providing IG information (maintained by the lead)
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*Recurring or one-time budgets
 
*Recurring or one-time budgets
 
*Hosted Tools and Hackerspace property
 
*Hosted Tools and Hackerspace property
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For information regarding allocation of resources, see our IG delegation policy
  
 
<b>Unlike Committees, which are organized by the directorship in order to serve the membership as a whole and execute delegated duties, Interest Groups (AKA Special Interest Groups) are organized by members in order to coordinate and serve their own needs.</b>
 
<b>Unlike Committees, which are organized by the directorship in order to serve the membership as a whole and execute delegated duties, Interest Groups (AKA Special Interest Groups) are organized by members in order to coordinate and serve their own needs.</b>

Latest revision as of 04:17, 10 November 2013

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Interest groups both internal and external bring common pursuits together
Within the hackerspace, they promote and organize a trade, craft, art, science, or event
Many groups claim an allocated area of the space and take responsibility for the organization thereof.

For new members and non-members, Interest Groups are a good way to find friends and peers.
For all members they are a great way to stake out space and build support

All groups should have:

  • An active Lead (ATXHS member rep & organizer, reports monthly to Ops)
  • A mailing list or forum (For discussion/contact)
  • Meeting times (at least one a month)
  • A wiki or landing page providing IG information (maintained by the lead)

Examples include: DiY bio, LUG, Electronics, Woodworking, Software, Crafts Fair
See the: Interest Group Template for more

Interest groups may be allocated resources such as:

  • Recurring or long-term use of space
  • Recurring or one-time budgets
  • Hosted Tools and Hackerspace property

For information regarding allocation of resources, see our IG delegation policy

Unlike Committees, which are organized by the directorship in order to serve the membership as a whole and execute delegated duties, Interest Groups (AKA Special Interest Groups) are organized by members in order to coordinate and serve their own needs.