Join by submitting a join request on the google group: http://groups.google.com/group/novahackers
(requests without a reason and brief intro will most likely be deleted)
OR by asking another NoVA Hacker to invite you (preferred).
NoVA Hackers is FREE! However you MUST participate:
We follow the AHA model of participation:
is mandatory for continued membership in the group. What this means, is
that to retain a subscription to the mailing list, and to not get
heckled at the meetings, you must contribute to the group in some form.
The way to contribute is by attending the meetings and speaking about
what you're working on, what your up to, etc with a prevision for
special cases where participation in discussions on the mailing list are
accepted on a case, by case basis.
The only set in stone time to
when that participation is due is based on a modified "Fight Club"
mentality where you are expected to speak your first night attending but
it's acceptable to be within the first three meetings as there isn't
always room for speakers. Outside of that, you are only required to
speak 'every so often' (which loosely means if someone can remember you
speaking within the last 6 months or so).
The speaking slots are
supposed to be anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes but are not limited to
this range as talks have been anywhere between 5 minutes and 2 hours
depending on the conversations generated by the talk (which is one of
the best features of the environment versus traditional conferences).