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11th-hour donation saves Hacker Dojo

Uploaded: Sep 28, 2012
After a months of fundraising, a last-minute, $57,000 donation has spared Hacker Dojo a city clampdown over code violations.

Read the full story here http://mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=6133 posted Friday, September 28, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Posted by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger,
on Sep 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

Congratulations Katy and thank you all who have contributed, including Peter Relan. If you want to see what's on at the Hacker Dojo, go here (Web Link

If you want a space to start your company and meet budding entrepreneurs, its $100/month to join (see Web Link

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West,
on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It's heartening to see some good news for a change.

God bless Peter Relan.

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of Slater,
on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

Didn't I read this news last week?

Web Link

Posted by Leslie, a resident of Sylvan Park,
on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Great job! Thank you Peter for your generosity. It is people like you who give us faith and contribute to the fabric of making Silicon Valley great & sustainable. Greed has recently been the mantra of the start-up economy and perhaps this donation will be a reminder to others (who will remain nameless)to start giving back.

Posted by Steve Rasmussen, a resident of another community,
on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Years ago I recall that a famous folk singer went to get her haircut and her favorite San Francisco Salon owner was going to be shut down for a $ 25,000 rent or tax shortfall. The customer took out her checkbook and wrote a check to cover the problem. A few years later a large landlord in San Jose discovered that one of his favorite tenants, a young man who had worked hard building an ice cream shop, had come in to work and discovered that the tax authorities had put a chain around the young man's doors. This landlord wrote a check to the authorities for $ 17,000! He loved his rent checks, but not as much as he disliked the tax man.
As I was occasionally reading about the challenge facing the Hacker Dojo, I kept wondering where the successful tech entrepreneurs were; who was going to rescue those Job's praised with "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules..."
Congratulations Peter Relan, whoever you are, for stepping up to the plate and hitting some code out of the park. Maybe one or more of those young hackers will carry on the tradition in your honor!

Posted by Jonny Lee Miller, a resident of Cuesta Park,
on Oct 1, 2012 at 5:59 am

Awesome. Now I hope that I won't have to hear about this stupid place for at least another few months.

Posted by DC, a resident of Sylvan Park,
on Dec 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Why do the renter have to upgrade the building? I'm glad they moved instead. Let the owners deal with the city rules. Perhaps that is why there are so many empty offices in Mtn View only the rich renters can afford it.

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