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= Who should join =
  
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Are we the right place for you? There are several other hackerspaces/makerspaces in the area, and it's important to find the right fit! i3Detroit has a lot of capabilities but also expects a strong commitment in return. Our dues are kept low because members share the work of upkeep -- if you're proud to help, please keep reading!
  
=Glossary=
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Are you the right person for us? Take a look at i3Detroit's [[Vision]] and make sure you understand why each of those things is important. If you're not sure yet, come as a guest a few more times, talk to more members, and get a sense of how the community operates.
  
There is a list of special i3 terms at [[Glossary]]
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= How to join =
  
=FAQ=
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So, you've visited the space a few times and you can't wait to take the plunge? Sweet!
[[FAQ]]
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=New Member Orientation=
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First, teach yourself what you need to know to be a member! Yes, teach yourself – it’s a DIY group, after all.
  
As part of the new member process, newbies should review this checklist with a current member or two. This is the opportunity for new members to learn the basics of how things operate around the space.
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We’ve set up a sort of “scavenger hunt” or “experience quest” to guide you on this process. By finding the answers to these questions, you'll familiarize yourself with the space, the organization, the people, and the internal systems that tie it all together.
  
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'''Expect to spend 5-6 hours and visit the space 2-3 times''' in order to complete the quest. Take your time and read carefully! Skim both of the following forms, then begin working on phase 1:
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! New Member
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Initials
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! Old Member
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Initials
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|Discuss guest policy, sign-in sheet, where to file completed waivers. || ||
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|Soda fund, replenishing, returnables. Electronic components store. || ||
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|Personal ownership of tools, breakage and wear. Post to the list! || ||
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|Where to find the [[Bylaws]]. Review them? || ||
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|Where to find the [[Standing Rules]]. Review them? || ||
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|Sweeping and mopping, care of mop and bucket, where to dump. || ||
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|Recycling (guide on wall), trash cans and bag locations. || ||
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|Last-one-out checklist ([[HOWTO Close up the space]]) || ||
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New orientation fill-in-the-blank style...
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Phase 1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uaO5qh7NpbrLsYVSyRVWttJEcAuT-6syEMJOB7a67Pg/viewform
  
Guests must fill in a _________ their first visit, and sign the ________ every time thereafter.
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Once you’ve submitted that, if your responses look sensible, we’ll create some accounts for you, which will enable you to perform the tasks in phase 2:
  
Tools are owned by ____________. For breakage, etc, write to _________________________.
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Phase 2: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14ocPkCQdEsFscgU-SVBHW1ibhAkdpd_RfMMUWRA1A8k/viewform
  
Bylaws are on the _________. Standing rules are on the _________.
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If your phase-2 responses look good, we’ll make an appointment to do the last steps, set up your dues payments, and make you a key. After that, you’ll be a member!
  
Mop should be _________________ when finished.
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= How to pay dues =
  
Recycling goes out ____________ night.
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There's a page for that: [[HOWTO Pay Dues]]
  
Trash bags are located in _____________.
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FIXME: Explanation of how to apply for scholarship...
  
=GLOSSARY=
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= How to leave =
  
A [[Glossary]] has a list of i3 vocabulary.
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There's a page for that too!: [[HOWTO Leave]]
  
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= How to get kicked out =
  
[[Category:Organization Information]]
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* Damage something and then try to hide it, instead of fessing up and helping with repairs.
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* Violating the [[Harassment Policy]] is a pretty good way.
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* For the overachiever, it's possible to do both at once...

Latest revision as of 22:06, 24 April 2016

Who should join

Are we the right place for you? There are several other hackerspaces/makerspaces in the area, and it's important to find the right fit! i3Detroit has a lot of capabilities but also expects a strong commitment in return. Our dues are kept low because members share the work of upkeep -- if you're proud to help, please keep reading!

Are you the right person for us? Take a look at i3Detroit's Vision and make sure you understand why each of those things is important. If you're not sure yet, come as a guest a few more times, talk to more members, and get a sense of how the community operates.

How to join

So, you've visited the space a few times and you can't wait to take the plunge? Sweet!

First, teach yourself what you need to know to be a member! Yes, teach yourself – it’s a DIY group, after all.

We’ve set up a sort of “scavenger hunt” or “experience quest” to guide you on this process. By finding the answers to these questions, you'll familiarize yourself with the space, the organization, the people, and the internal systems that tie it all together.

Expect to spend 5-6 hours and visit the space 2-3 times in order to complete the quest. Take your time and read carefully! Skim both of the following forms, then begin working on phase 1:

Phase 1: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uaO5qh7NpbrLsYVSyRVWttJEcAuT-6syEMJOB7a67Pg/viewform

Once you’ve submitted that, if your responses look sensible, we’ll create some accounts for you, which will enable you to perform the tasks in phase 2:

Phase 2: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14ocPkCQdEsFscgU-SVBHW1ibhAkdpd_RfMMUWRA1A8k/viewform

If your phase-2 responses look good, we’ll make an appointment to do the last steps, set up your dues payments, and make you a key. After that, you’ll be a member!

How to pay dues

There's a page for that: HOWTO Pay Dues

FIXME: Explanation of how to apply for scholarship...

How to leave

There's a page for that too!: HOWTO Leave

How to get kicked out

  • Damage something and then try to hide it, instead of fessing up and helping with repairs.
  • Violating the Harassment Policy is a pretty good way.
  • For the overachiever, it's possible to do both at once...