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August, 2013:

BACE is having a POSSE Party at Sudo Room this Tuesday!

Do you have kids in your life who need to be entertained, socialize, learn and try interesting activities? All while getting to share in a delicious potluck and hangout in a cool hackerspace. Then this event and SudoKids is for your family.


“We like to keep activities a la carte, said Ray Lai one of the organizers of SudoKids. The kids let us know what they are interested in doing.

“My kids are always saying ‘Mom let’s go to Sudo Room!'” says Stephanie of Richmond. They love it here!

SudoKids is the children’s program at Sudo Room, a community hackerspace in downtown Oakland located at 2141 Broadway. SudoKids happens every Tuesday night from 6-8:30PM (dinner at 5PM).

This Tuesday will be our BACE monthly POSSE Party (potluck, orientation, skillshare, swapmeet, event). We invite all families to join us for the fun. If you would like to offer a kids activitiy or have any questions please contact Rick Simon –

BACE General Meeting Wednesday August 14th at Sudo Room


Hello BACE enthusiasts! We’re trying something new.

At this month’s General Meeting, we’ll meet altogether for an hour, instead of two, keeping the meeting very focused. After that hour, we’ll break out into small groups. Each group will be responsible for dividing up action items among the volunteers in that group.

The meeting is August 14th at Sudo Room in Oakland, 8:00 PM. Come at 7:30 for general info and questions.

We want to create a flexible and repeatable way for volunteers to plug in where they want to, and where help is needed. Let’s try it and see if it works! If you could do one thing for August/September, if would make a huge difference.

Some tasks volunteers can help with:

posting monthly events online
making and posting fliers
taking meeting notes
writing blog articles
answering emails
formatting the newsletter
crediting hours for meeting attendance

If more volunteers can help with tasks like these, BACE organizers (who are also volunteers) can pay better attention to the overall health of BACE, so that we will not just survive but thrive.

Everyone receives time bank hours for work the work they do.
Our aim is to have one meeting and one party a month. Parties are the time for community, and meetings are the time for BACE’s organizational needs. We’ll have orientations and answer questions 30 minutes before meetings and anytime during parties.

For this month’s meeting we’ll also discuss what nights of the week people prefer, and if the Oakland meetings are working better than the SF ones or vice versa.

Agenda link for the General Meeting is here

Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm. Now let’s see what we can do!

-amber BACE board volunteer