Tuesdays is ok (as long as it isn't this Tuesday as I am in Santa Barbara right now).
I think 1 or 2 hours would be fine for a time frame. Other groups I have been part of have been 1 hour, but then a lot of people stick around longer.
As far as age, I think it should be open. I don't see any reason to block younger folks. A parent is probably a good idea at least to start with.
If Bookmans doesn't work out, what about a coffee shop? I know the coffee place by my house (unfortunately not centrally located) would be happy to have us.
There is a group that meets there and call it 'Gangplank West'.
Approximately where is this at?
Are you saying there is already a "hackerspace" or similar gearing up? Should we pair with them? Are we to be only oriented to Arduino, or something more general? Or general, with an Arduino flavor?
Maybe me... You will have to tell me exactally when and where once it is official... I would have to talk to my dad before hand...
Of course I am in. I can make sure to have next Tuesday free, so any time in the "after work" range is good (I work from home so I have a lot of freedom on when after work is )
I would like to also suggest that if we don't get a big enough group to support regular meetings that we consider checking out the HeatSync meetings and see if we would want to try to partner with them. Possibly they would be willing to have one meeting a month in a more central location.
So is there an entry fee?
Or is it just the profit they make from selling coffee?
Also, what exactally do we bring?
Also, please purchase some coffee or other products from Next Coffee to show our appreciation for them letting us use their space for our meeting.
If you want - I can't guarantee if there will be outlets enough to use (or if there are any period!) - so make sure it is fully charged.