Local group: MUG

Today’s spotlight is on the Michigan!/usr/group, which focuses on Linux/Unix topics. MUG meetings seem fairly structured, with presentations on defined topics, and an actual schedule. They take place on the second Tuesday of each month, in Farmington Hills.

Do you know of another local group that should be featured in this series of posts? Leave a comment!

New Membership FAQ

Do I have to be a member to use the space?

i3 Detroit is open to anyone to drop by and take a look around. Non-members are welcome to come by and work on projects. To use space for personal projects or consume resources, you are kindly asked to become a member.

How does one become a member? What is the cost of membership? How does one get a key?

All members will have access to the space whenever they feel like. Please check out i3 Detroit Membership for instructions on how to become a member. Membership dues are $100 per month. We’re funded entirely by dues and donations, so we encourage everyone to be a regular member if they can afford it. Of course you can always donate additional funds if you’re so inclined!

What resources will members have access to?

  • Access to the space.
  • Allowed use of any shared resources & tools within the space.
  • Ability to hold events in the space for other members or non-members.
  • Participation in consensus decision making about issues and matters dealing with the space during our weekly meetings.
  • Storage in space for personal projects and tools.

Do I have to be a member to attend classes or workshops?

No, classes and workshops are open to anyone who receives an invite or announce about it. Check out the Mailinglist page for information on how to join our announce list.

How can I pay my membership dues?

You Can pay your monthly membership dues in any number of ways, including PayPal (which allows paying from a bank account or credit card), writing a check to “i3 Detroit”, or giving cash.

Are membership dues tax deductible?

No, but donations (in excess of dues) will be once we have a 501(c)(3) status!

Questions about i3 Detroit

When will i3 Detroit be open?

Our space (Once we have a space)  will be open 24/7 to good standing members. Non-members are allowed to visit the space while another member is willing to accompany them.

Can I keep active projects in the space?

Yes! Good standing members will be allowed to keep projects and personal items within project boxes.

What happens if I bring my tools into the space?

Members will be allowed to keep personal tools and items within project boxes, which will be kept separate from donated tools and items. Tools given to the space (not kept within project boxes) will be considered to be a donation to the “501c3 nonprofit”, accessible to any member at any time. Donations are not returnable or refundable.

How do (junk) donations work?

Only good standing members are allowed to donate items to the space (as to minimize clutter and junk accumulation). If you’re not a member and have something big to donate please speak with a member to cosign on the donation.

How can I donate to i3 Detroit?

You can donate to i3 Detroit in any number of ways, including PayPal (which allows paying from a bank account or credit card), writing a check to “i3 Detroit”, or giving cash.

Are donations to i3 Detroit tax deductible?

Currently No! i3 Detroit hopes to apply for our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Once we are approved for our tax exempt status, all donations to i3 Detroit will be tax deductible. (However, dues are not deductible due to IRS rules.)

i3 Detroit is now searching for Members

i3 Detroit aims to create a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring like mind people together that share a common passion for technology, art and culture.

The community will be run by it’s members through voting. All founding members will work together to create a set of by-laws that all members and non-members will be required to follow. The goal is to provide a safe and fun community environment.

We hope to become a community resource by hosting various classes including but not limited to electronics, programming, crafts, Photography, cooking and all other skills that members or others are willing to share. We want to create an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.

As the collective grows we hope to build relationships with other Hacker Spaces that are willing to collaborate on projects and classes.

What does i3 stand for: Imagine, Innovate & Inspire

So what do you think? Does this sound like something you may be interested in? If so contact me contact@i3detroit.com


i3 Detroit would like to Thank Everyone that has and is willing to support our community and efforts, so Thank You!

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