Visitor Advice


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit NESIT. We ask that visitors follow our conduct rules . Visitors can drop by anytime unannounced. You do not need an invitation, or to be attending a scheduled event/class. It may be wise to follow the advice below on the best times to visit, to ensure there are people there who can let you in.

How to get here

NESIT Inc is located at 290 Pratt ST Meriden,CT on the 2nd Floor in the center of the building, click here for directions

Please enter the building complex though the east entrance adjacent to the Gym on the first floor

Also for distant travelers we have an Amtrak station less then a mile away from us, click here for directions

If you have trouble locating us when you arrive, or find the entrance to the building is locked give us a call at:

(203) 51HACKS (203-514-2257)

 

Come with an open mind

NESIT is about learning and exploring, and there’s a lot to see and learn here. Activities at NESIT include hanging out, working on personal or group projects and scheduled or impromptu workshops and classes on a range of topics. These topics could be anything, ranging from photography to woodworking, to computer programming, mathematics and beyond!

 

Not “child-safe”

We have not limited what we like to explore or discuss according to anyone’s notions of “appropriateness” for children. Thus, anyone entering the space can be exposed to adult-themed ideas, concepts, language and items. We also have some tools and materials that can be hazardous for children or adults if used improperly.

 

Some times are better than others

We have many scheduled activities in the space, and many of us have day jobs. You can coordinate the time of your visit to ensure that you can find people to talk with (and to let you into the building!).

• Are you new? Wondering when to drop by? Come by on a Thursday – you don’t have to wait for a class or a meeting. Stop by and say “I’m new!” and get a tour, join an outing for food, or just relax and work on your laptop until a conversation of interest comes up.

• If you’re interested in particular activities, check out our schedule.

• You’re unlikely to find many people in the space before 5:00PM on most days.

 

Other people’s stuff

 

Please try to be careful with the things you find at NESIT, and recognize that the things on shelves are other people’s property, and treat it like you would want others to treat your own property.

 

Hostile network

The network at NESIT – like any public network – should be regarded as potentially hostile. This means that you should assume that any unencrypted communications over the network could be monitored by others. Examples of vulnerable communications include POP3/IMAP email clients, most web browsing, IRC/AIM and similar chat protocols that are often not encrypted. While no issues have come up to date, and our code of conduct opposes malicious monitoring of others, it is wise to be aware of the potential. Stick to using SSL or secure tunnels or VPNs for anything that uses a password or that you otherwise wouldn’t want other people to read. If you don’t know how to protect your communications with encryption, many people at NESIT would be glad to help you out!

*Inspiration for this page came largely from: NoiseBridge; for whom we have tremendous respect

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