[Noisebridge-discuss] MongoDB Office Hours

2011PIguppy2011 2011PIguppy2011 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 05:55:55 UTC 2015

As far as I am concerned, free office hours are just that. I don't see the
point in injecting SF city politics / hot button issues into this and I see
it as blatant trolling. Noisebridge is not a political nonprofit.

It would be great to have more responsible people in the space at a regular
time using it to hack on tech. He said it was open office hours for whoever.

On Monday, July 20, 2015, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> > We usually announce on Twitter that we’ll be available at the venue and
>> > typically expect about 10 to 12 people to drop in on average. Anyone
>> with
>> > questions about MongoDB are welcome. I’d like to start the first "office
>> > hours” Thursday the 23rd, from 4-6 PM.  Do you feel that Noisebridge is
>> an
>> > appropriate please to host these small meetups?
>> >
>> I think that it's doocratic in the spirit of Noisebridge. You'll need
>> to chec the schedule for room availability of Turing or Church before
>> booking your room by editing the wiki.
> I vehemently disagree  -- MongoDB is a for profit company that would
> otherwise pay top dollar to have real estate to run where it can get
> mindshare for other engineers.   While I support noisebridge to support our
> own community members to launch their for profit projects (for example,
> mitch altman pitching his electronics), it's frankly because of companies
> like MongoDB getting a free ride from the city that not only is
> Noisebridge's rent going up, but everyone in the neighborhood getting
> kicked out as well.
> Noisebridge it  /community/ space - so I really have ask, what concrete
> value does MongoDB add to this community?   Why not give Microsoft or Apple
> free space to develop mindshare in our community?
> We may need cash, and once again our non-profit status does not allow us
> to have in-kind donations.  But, if you really want to play ball with these
> companies, we better make our benefit very tangible and make it *a lot*.
> MongoDB would otherwise pay thousands if not tens of thousands to have a
> deal somewhere else in the city.  We are a premium spot for it, and we
> should make it such that even the poorest and most unconnected of us are
> able to benefit from it.

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