Bay Area Consortium of Hackerspaces

BACH is a loosely-organized association of hackerspaces in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Join BACH to collaborate.
Learn more about Exchanges and Residencies.


Learn more on BACH strives to be thin, with almost no overhead. We exist to help member spaces coordinate, communicate, and collaborate. Above all, we support the Bay Area hackerspace community's inter-dependence and resilience.

BACH Activity

Hacker Exchanges

Are you an individual, hackerspace, or other group interested in an exchange program with Bay Area hackerspaces? Might you have some basic resources available like a space to work, possibly room and board for one or more guests?

Fill out our exchange form to let us know you are interested.

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Want to share your skills, experience, and projects with Bay Area hackerspaces? Are you a creative person seeking funding, time and space to work on an excellent project, especially one that can be facilitated through resources at hackerspaces?

Fill out our hacker-in-residence form to let us know you are interested.

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Code of Conduct

Unless otherwise stated, BACH events and activities operate under the following Code of Conduct:

BACH is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. The BACH series of events and activities are open, inclusive forums for sharing of ideas. BACH participants include hackers, makers, tinkerers, speakers, vendors, families, students, and everyone else wanting to experience BACH and be part of the BACH community.

It is important for participants to step beyond prejudices, societal norms, and other perspectives that lead to disrespect for people and groups. Everyone is welcome at BACH events and activities, regardless of race, class, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, or education level, text editor choice, and other aspects of who we are.

In short: BACH holds space for tolerance and respect.

BACH strongly values free speech. We also value our attendees / participants, and do not want any to feel marginalized or intimidated. We encourage discussions that address hard topics. We also encourage everyone to think about how offhand comments they make about others may contribute to making some feel unwelcome in this community.

Vendors are encouraged to promote their products or ideas based on their own merits, not on the appearance of their staff. BACH volunteers are available to provide guidance, and to mediate disputes, should they arise.

BACH seeks to ensure no attendee / participant is harassed. This includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

BACH volunteers reserve the right to eject anyone from events or activities at any time. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have related concerns, we encourage you to contact a member of the BACH volunteers immediately, or call our hotline, which will be posted at events / activities. based on