How to host an event, meeting or class?
Find an Instructor or Speaker
Are you the instructor? Good! Then you're already done with this step.
If you're not the instructor, find someone who knows about the thing you want to learn. Ask on the Mailing List. If you find someone, let them know it's for a good cause.
Pick a Date
We like to hold classes, events and user group meetings on Thursday nights, but any night is possible. Check our website or our Calendar to see if there is anything else scheduled at the same time/date. Make sure your date works for your instructor.
Scope out the Facilities
Make sure Prishtina Hackerspace has everything your instructor will need. Chairs? Tables? Power strips? Solder? Ponies? If there is something you need that we don't have, check with our staff and we can see what we can do.
You can charge for the class or not. Usually charging classes are organized only for fundraising purposes for the hackerspace. Mostly people will give their classes for free, but charge for materials. If you charge an instruction fee, you might consider donating some of it to Prishtina Hackerspace. Again please contact us about this on firstname.lastname@example.org
Post about your class on your personal blog or website, tweet it, and facebook it. When the week of your class arrives, let the people in our IRC room and mailing list know. Let the Prishtina Hackerspace know about it via an email on the miling list or at email@example.com so that we put your class in the schedule. Consider hanging up flyers at Prishtina Hackerspace so people that stop by will know about it.
Here's how we can help:
- Send us a description of your class/event with the event/class name and the date
- Send us the promotional materials and any other details we may need.
We will help you by publishing your activity on our main website, announce it on our Monday Open Meetings, and social networks.
Invite people and start taking down names to find out how many people can come. Consider using something like http://eventbrite.com to take reservations or any other tool that you may find easier.
Make sure that a Prishtina Hackerspace member or a staff member will be available to be on the premises for the entire time of the class or event. A member with the door code will need to open up the space before the class begins and lock it up after the last person leaves.
Setup / Teardown
Please find volunteers to set up the space before the class/event and clean up afterwards if the class will involve making any messes.