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How do I join Freeside?

So you want to be a member of Freeside Atlanta, eh? Awesome!

Feel free to drop in to our open house meetings every Second and Fourth Tuesdays at 7:30p (See Meetup.com calendar to confirm the schedule) to meet some folks and see what we've got going on. If you like what you see, and there's a project or class you're interested in, then start showing up to the project meetings or register for classes.

We are a friendly group and welcome newcomers. However, we do want to get to know you first. Here is the process for becoming a new member:

  • Mentor route
    • Request an existing member to be your mentor. A mentor is a member that will introduce you to all things Freeside: where things are, how things work, our policies and rules, and help answer your questions. The easiest way to get a mentor is to come to one of our public events and locate a member with similar interests.
    • Submit your introduction to your mentor. The introduction is made up of your answers to a few questions that tells us about yourself, your projects, and interests. We then post your introduction to our member's mailing list, which helps connect you to more members. Include a few photos of yourself (with at least 1 taken at Freeside) and some of your past and current projects. Some of our members are better with faces than names, and everyone likes to see what you've been working on!
  • Self nomination
    • Attend at least 5 public Freeside events (including classes, open houses, build outs, or meetups) in a 6 month period.
    • Submit the introduction mentioned above in the Mentor route, along with the list of the public event's you've attended to email address here for self nominations. Be sure to include the photos, including the selfie or action shot taken at Freeside.
    • Your introduction will be sent to our member's mailing list for discussion by the current membership. Since this route doesn't include a mentor to guide your introduction and speak on your behalf, your intro has to speak for you, and you're relying on your submitted photos for recognition.
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