When and Where Survey

September 18, 2014 at 5-6:30pm in BIDS, 190 Doe Library

Space and Time

Space and time are complex, coupled problems for THW. We would like a place and a time that works well for everyone. But, schedules differ, geography is an issue, and space is hard to come by on this campus.


There are three possible spaces.

2150 Shattuck, Suite 230

This is the space we’ve been using for the last year. Many of you know it. It has lovely light, a lot of chairs, and a nice big round table. Additionally, we never get kicked out of it for other events, because our events take priority here. The location may be a downside for those of you who drive or don’t like walking from Etcheverry.

190 Doe

This space is brand spanking new, and yet, very old. The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (driven by many of the same concerns that drive The Hacker Within) has an open, computational-science-focused space that is just being finished up. It’s in the historic Doe library, right at the entrance, so it’s very central and convenient for people coming from any corner of campus. Also, it looks like a beautiful startup space, it has a camera/screen portal with the capability to broadcast our meeting to remote viewers, and Katy has the keys. The construction crew is finishing up some of the A/C in the room this week, but all the furniture is in and it’s ready for excellent events like this. Go check it out if you don’t believe me.

4101 Etcheverry

This conference room is lovely and keeps its guests surrounded by nuclear engineering books. It’s a popular choice for many NE meetings and has a lot of charm. It is large enough to seat our current meeting attendees, but probably no more than that. So, consider the ideal size of THW, when you make this decision. Many might prefer that THW stay the same size it is now. It is a very convenient location for those of you in Etcheverry, but fairly inconvenient for those of us who sit in the NSSC space.


In general, we’d like to have the meeting in the afternoon. Three possible start times have been suggested. These are 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm. The meeting nominally lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Consider your class schedule. Please be generous. It’s ok if you have to be 10 minutes late. This is Berkeley.

Exercise your rights

We’re all equal here. Please exercise your rights by voting in this online poll that I’ve set up. Between this poll and the availability of key locations, we’ll find a place and time.