# hackland membership quests (experiment)
currently, when someone wants to join hackland,
we just say "okay you can join". But to make
hackland a space we want to be in, we also need them to put some continual effort in, while using the space. (i.e. put things away, tidy etc)
I propose that to join, candidates must
perform _three quests_. The quests embody the kind of culture/behaviour we want to make hackland work well. It shouldn't be too hard, and not take too long, not more than an hour. Usually it's at an open night and they are talking to a member and they say how do I join? well, you say "first you must complete 3 quests". Then make up some quests for them, have them complete one quest, then give them the next, incase you think of a better idea in the mean time.
* find a tool that is out of place, and put it in the right place. In the current state, if you are familar with the organization of the space, you could complete this in under a minute. new members may need to become familiar with the organization to complete this (that's what we want!)
* sort something. there are many things in hackland that are similar but different. for example: drill bits and screws come in many different sizes. If they are sorted, you can quickly find the one you need. Identify something that could be better sorted, and sort it.
* knolling. Sometimes a work space or shelf has only things that should be there, but if it's in a jumble, it's not easy to see what is there. knolling means to group like objects and align them to the edge of the surface.
* clear a workspace. choose a workspace (workbench or large tool) and clear away all clutter, swath, sawdust, or unattended projects. If a project is unattended, try to locate the owner (ask others in the space).
* Improve the space. Setup some infrastructure or build something in the space to make working in the space more effective. EG: create a work station for conducteding some type of craft (eg: electronics, sewing, welding, forging etc), build a rack or shelving system for materials big and small, Improve space ammenities: power access, ethernet, lighting, tea and coffee etc.
* Show someone elae the basics of how to use a tool you are familiar with.
* ***TODO more ideas here please***
* ***ideas for higher levels*** - document a process lacking documentation or create a tutorial
Once given the framework for the quest "find an out of place tool, and put it away" candidates find their own tool. We need members to tidy by their own initiative. Also, then candidates can express their interests, and we can see what those are.