What we're about

We are Noisebridge. Noisebridge is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. Come and visit our space a 5,200 square-foot area located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share.

Noisebridge is growing, and we need a bigger space! We plan to leave our current location by August 2019. It’s all very exciting, but we need your support to pull it off! Join Noisebridge in building the largest non profit hacker community in San Francisco. Our biggest needs are recurring donations and volunteer hours for fundraising help. You can donate at patreon.com/noisebridge, and visit the space at 2169 Mission Street.

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And Friends: Art & Music Festival

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And Friends invites you to a night of celebration, creativity, and community at Noisebridge on 7/20. We have an incredibly talented and diverse lineup of over 15 local artists, filmakers, musicians, and photographers, and we are thrilled to experience their brilliance with you all.

101 Intro to Ableton Live -- All are Welcome! Bring Questions or Just Show Up.

This class is meant to give each participant a decent introduction to Ableton Live. Class takes place in the main room at Noisebridge. This is a 101 class, so no previous experience is necessary. Intended audience is anyone interested in using their computer for making music. You are also welcome to use our Ableton computer, NAW, at any time! It includes an extensive catalog of audio and visual tools, including donated, fully licensed copies of Bitwig Studio and Max/MSP! Be excellent to each other in sharing the machine. :) -Link- https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Naw Bring your own computer with Ableton Live installed, or download the 30-day trial copy at: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ If you are interested in receiving a Non-profit discount for Ableton Live as part of the class, we will be happy to assist you! Discussion is encouraged @ https://llllllll.co/t/noisebridge-naw/13891 or you can also email our general Discussion Mailing List. https://lists.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss Class is always free to attend, but donation greatly appreciated to improve tools and equipment we have available for you every day at Noisebridge. You can donate at: https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/gnar We are looking for instructors + anyone who would like to help teach. So come to the class and talk to us about it. About Kris - Kris Grant is a music producer, mixing engineer, and Ableton Live instructor in San Francisco. Kris teaches creative composition with Ableton Live at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has been producing music for nearly 15 years. He has released multiple EPs under the moniker Idea Unsound and has most recently co-founded a musical startup called Seeq Audio. Links: Kris's music & more info - www.iamiu.io Seeq Audio - www.seeqaudio.com

Whiteboarding & Algorithms Workshop - Weekend Edition

Because jobhunting and preparing for job interviews by yourself sucks. It's better to do it with a community! Come to Noisebridge and practice whiteboarding, algorithms, and other interviewing techniques together with others!! =D (This is also a support group for job-hunters.) This event will be in the Hackitorium, but will be at Church classroom if Audiochurch is happening, and will be hosted by Bernice & by Ishan. This version will be a more structured version of the Wednesday version!! ^_^ All experience levels are welcome. (For newcomers, this is how you get in: to go inside, please ring the doorbell at the gate, then go to the 3rd floor.) This workshop was inspired by "Whiteboarding Wednesdays" at Dev Bootcamp. ~~~~~~~~~~ My Personal Opinion About Whiteboarding Interviews: https://twitter.com/ThePracticalDev/status/716997357624287232/photo/1 https://twitter.com/mirror2mask/status/790779116395962368 https://medium.freecodecamp.org/why-is-hiring-broken-it-starts-at-the-whiteboard-34b088e5a5db But unfortunately, this is the world that we live in. ~~~~~~~~~~ My personal tips to get good at interviews: There are actually 2 different skills being tested in interviews, especially whiteboarding interviews. The first skill is public speaking / communication skills, and the second skill is technical proficiency. Both of these skills need to be practiced in tandem, and are equally important. These are what you need to do: 1) Practice public speaking / communication skills - Get used to speaking in front of others and narrating your thoughts. Going to whiteboaring interview practice gets you used to talking in front of other people, so instead of associating the emotions of nervousness and anxiousness with public speaking, you associate public speaking with familiarity. 2) Know your stuff - Be very comfortable and familiar with your skills, because it's hard enough to do public speaking, while trying to remember the technical parts. - Good way to get better at programming is to work on something you want to make, or work on something that you really care about. Example, I love videogames, and I want to make videogames, so that's how I got better at programming. ~~~~~~~~~~ List Of Resources: ~~~~~~~~~~ https://gitlab.com/BerniceChua/Whiteboarding_And_Algorithms_Workshop_-_Wednesday_Edition#whiteboarding-and-algorithms-workshop-wednesday-edition ~~~~~~~~~~ If you want more community-oriented events and other cool stuff like this, please donate to Noisebridge: https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/Forever_Home_t8dKTgrb2p or https://www.patreon.com/noisebridge ~~~~~~~~~ Join the community! ^_^ https://www.discord.gg/JnfB58Z

audioChurch Potluck - Share your Music, Audio and Video projects at Noisebridge!

• What we'll do Let's meet for 90 minutes, from 4pm - 5:30pm, to share our instruments, music, audio and video projects! Software, Hardware, and Snacks welcome! Things tend to devolve into a jam fest until around 7pm... Bring a snack item to share and feel free to donate $ to Noisebridge. • What to bring Project, Food to share, effect pedals. Be sure to bring along any power adapters or audio cables you might need. Sweet Bonus: If you have some sort of effect unit, people will often try connecting it to their project! Last meetup we messed with delay, loopers, Tri-band distortion, overdrive effects, and more! • Important to know The more projects, the better. We have some guitar amps, power outlets and speakers around the space, but always best to remember your own cables and technical needs, including batteries, etc.

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