This page should address how Free Geek's Facility might change over the next 3-5 years so that we can better fulfill our mission and live up to our principles.
State of the program
Free Geek is about 15000 spft. As of late 2003 we rent the whole first floor 1700 block on SE 10th Ave. We are attempting to become better organized in how we use our facility to fulfill our mission.
Current and past issues
- Free Geek is a messy, messy place.
- Starting about a year after we acquired the south part of the building we started having official meetings on space usage. They started slow. Then the council, in December of 2006 came up with a Zoning structure for Free Geek. Not long after We started having Space usage meeting every week or two. In space usage we attempt to adjust the floor plan of Free Geek to Meet the zoning requirements, create a better flow of items through the building, and to create a cleaner-safer-comfortable environment for the community of volunteers.
Trends and predictions
Free Geek is trending towards a more modularized set up. One example of this modularization is the use of rolling storage for the finished computers. We will, some day, get the point where we will out grow our building or its feasibility for change in layout.
Free Geek does have the option of growing the amount of real estate that it currently rents in the next year. General consensuses around Free Geek is that Renting more with out removing the clutter from what we currently have is a really bad idea.
- Free Geek will continue to rent the 15,000 square feet that it currently rents. In the next 3 to 5 years we will have raised money through fund drives and securing grants so that we can purchase our own building. In the mean time Free Geek modularize our process in preparation in changes in technology, making it easer to move (if we decide to do that).
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(to Free Geek)
Strengths: Strengths are advantages we have that are internal to Free Geek and helpful to achieving the objective. (Good things we do.)
Weaknesses: Weaknesses are problems we have that are internal to Free Geek and harmful to achieving the objective. (Things we do poorly or not at all.)
(to Free Geek)
Opportunities: Opportunities are advantages we have that are external to Free Geek and helpful to achieving the objective. (Good things that will or could happen to us.)
Threats: Threats are problems we have that are external to Free Geek and harmful to achieving the objective. (Bad things that will or could happen to us.)