From Interlock Rochester Wiki
This is an attempt to organize a history of Interlock. For new members or other hacker spaces this is where you can learn from our trials and our tribulations. It gives a reminder of where we have been and how much we have grown. IGadget 00:06, 20 February 2012 (EST)
"Regular open meetings every Tuesday at 7pm. Thursday nights are programming and make nights. Local python, Linux, info sec groups regularly use the space to meet. Website, wiki, google group, flickr group are all on the website."
Founding - May 2009
As far as I know the 4 initial founding members were AntiTree, Beardicus, Adam and Ashley. In May of 2009 the ball was rolling enough that
It would be nice if someone would pass me some details on the following: How you got together, Meetup, Panera Bread Meetings, deciding to create a hacker space, how may people there were when the need of a location was decided, and how fast the location was well located.
Temp Space October 2009
Two rooms - the front, about 300sq.ft. and rear 225sq.ft. This small closet of an area was located across the hall from where our first space was to be located. October 2009 we moved in. Building management was working on segmenting off our space to be, removing a bunch of junk and clearing out a pile of pipeage from the ceiling. We were clearing things off too. An Electrical Diagram was drawn up and a group of people took it upon themselves to put together an overkill network. What is Hacker Space without a network? Boring, but more on that later. Due to a member donation cable availability was not an issue so it was decided to hang too much rather than have to string wire later. A six drop box was installed at every 4 gang duplex outlet. Overkill. Some quick install jacks were used which while cheap were touchy to install.
and accurate for the final build, but in the end, none of the layout options were explicitly chosen.
The move date slipped a few time because of delays on their end and scope changes on ours. During the following months the number of people in the group exploded. We held discussed the types of meetings we would hold and how memberships would work. Saftey issues and the or the lack of safety measures were discussed and a military issue personal field trauma kit was hung on the wall.
Our first Lightening Talks were scheduled in
First Space March 2010
At the beginning of March 2010 we finally moved into our first space. Its 1100 sq.ft. size was just about double the Temp Space and felt huge with posibilities. It was also clean and painted white the floor was painted grey, it was bright, very bright. Right away we started modding things. Beardicus put in place the Keyless door system and it was operational 4-6-2010. Plans were discussed to attach it to the yet un-built LDAP server. The brightness was addressed by taking out half the florescent tubes and a mostly four person crew started painting pipes all different colors. One night after some drinking a couch was painted as well.
This led to some chaos and stubbed toes and a surprise mannequin placed just inside the door in such a way to scare some life into the next person to open the space. Later to become Mannequin Ceiling-Hanger.