Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you meet these requirements:
- At least two keyholders know who you are
- You have been paying at least $50/month in dues for a few months
- You show up on a regular basis
- You are willing to help be responsible for cleaning and caring for the hackerspace
When you email me, I will submit your name or handle to the other keyholders and we will email you with a decision about receiving a key.
I’ve been paying dues for months and I am all those things — why don’t I have a key?
We’re not slighting you, we just may not know you want one! We don’t give out keys automatically to limit the number we have floating around not being used.
What’s the Difference between someone who has a key and a keyholder?
A keyholder is a member who has made extraordinary contributions to the space, both in terms of extra dues money and large amounts of time. All keyholders are members of the Unallocatedspace board, which helps run Unallocatedspace legally and financially. They make the big decisions about steering the space and work as a team to ensure goals are met.
A member is someone who has a key to Unallocatedspace in recognition of their desire to put more of their time and energy into making the hackerspace better. These members help in the care and feeding of Unallocatedspace and help the keyholders keep the space open and running smoothly even when no keyholders are present.
How do I get to be a “Keyholder”?
We don’t allow anyone but the most involved, hard-working, and trustworthy people to join the Keyholders. You pretty much need to make yourself known around the space as a hard worker and get to know all of the current keyholders well, since it takes a unanimous vote to bring another keyholder into the fold.