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Our Hackerspace Management

The management of Hive76 consists of the following officers/office The management is elected every 6 months, and replacements are elected at the next monthly meeting after someone resigns a position. All members of management are responsible for making themselves available to members to discretely address issues within the group.


President is the public face of the space. They try to find new members, find people to teach classes/skills, events, etc

  • The President ensures democracy takes place amongst the board, the management and the members of Hive76.
  • The President is the contact for outside groups or people to contact, not related to publicity
  • The President presides over all member, and board meetings
  • The President checks up on all management roles to assure they are being completed
  • The President makes emergency decisions when necessary


The Quartermaster manages the physical space, making sure it runs smoothly and is reasonably clean and usable.

  • Makes monthly trips/orders of parts
  • Allocates space and storage to new members
  • Checks the space to make sure it's kept clean
  • Organizes regular cleanups
  • Sets rules on how the space is used and makes sure they are followed for safety/sanity
  • Keeps inventory and such


The Book Keeper manages the finances and dues, and makes sure they're managed run smoothly.

  • Monthly review of the finances
  • Updating the board/members of current financial status.
  • Keeps track of what dues members owe
  • Coordinates reimbursements of expenses for classes and general supplies
  • Can approve expenses between $10 - $50.

Chief Technological Officer

The CTO keeps the website, mailing lists, and IRC channel running, and up to date.

  • Watches for SPAM in comments and mailing lists
  • Monthly checks the 'check in' sheet to add people to the announce mailing list
  • Encourages people to edit the wiki, or contribute to the weblog
  • Manages who has access to what online accounts
  • Sets up new members with wiki/weblog/server admin, and teaches them to use the stuff.


Keeps track of internal business, makes sure meetings and events happen. They keep an eye on the state of official projects.

  • Keeps track of keys, forms, paperwork, etc.
  • Runs the monthly meetings, and makes a list to current happenings for the last month sent to the members.
  • Makes sure the monthly letter gets sent to the announce list.
  • Keeps (or appoints a keeper) of official meeting minutes when they are needed
  • Responds to curious people who contact the account

Events Coordinator

Events Coordinator coordinates events. This person will not plan events on his/her lonesome, but will instead help teachers and members make events.

  • have periodic planning meetings to delegate individual events to responsible members and officers.
  • He/she will establish a best-practices for holding events,
  • ensure the quality of events being held, and make sure that anyone who wants to run an event has all the necessary knowledge and resources
  • Keeps track of calendar of events (both in planning and happening) to make sure events don't collide
  • The Event Coordinator is NOT in charge of the email sign-in-sheet but probably will end up doing it anyway.
  • The Events Coordinator will write nice thank you's to people that run classes or events.


The publicist ensures that Hive76 maintains a positive presence in online and in Philadelphia

  • Communicates with newspapers, blogs, and other publications
  • Posts related links to various link aggregation and social networking sites
  • Gives tours of the space, and can direct questions to an appropriate individual, including management
  • Probes members about projects, photos and videos to post