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Status active
Country United States of America

State or District


City Mountain View

Date of founding


Last Updated 2014-12-18
Website http://www.hackerdojo.com/




(650) 898-7925













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599 Fairchild Drive
94043 Mountain View
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee


Size of rooms

16600 ft²

Location 37° 24' 10", -122° 2' 59"
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Hacker Dojo is incorporated as an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) California not-for-profit corporation and is primarily funded by dues paid by its members, though it has had several commercial sponsors - including both Microsoft and Google.

Our first space at 140 South Whisman Road opened on September 1, 2009. Initially occupying only one of four units in the building (140A), the Dojo leased the adjoining 'B' unit in October 2009 and further expanded to the remaining 'C' and 'D' units in October 2011, then occupying the entire building. In Fall 2012, the Dojo was forced to move locations due to the city of Mountain View mandating nearly $400,000 of building improvements to Whisman - the new location at 599 Fairchild is significantly larger. The Dojo officially moved to 599 Fairchild, about two miles north, in February 2013, where the lease continues through 2016. The Dojo is looking to acquire a building for a permanent campus in 2017.


The space is divided into several areas: a large lobby area for sign-in, a casual hangout room that can fit ~80 people, a large warehouse-like open space for regular hacking that can fit ~200, a large classroom with projector that can fit ~90, a small workshop for soldering and physical assembly (including 3D printing), and several midsized offices that can fit 4-16 people.

There is a 100mbps synchronous fiber-optic connection via AT&T and a backup 20mbps synchronous wireless point-to-point link provided by Etheric. Meraki has generously provided the WiFi APs.


Hacker Dojo is open to members 24/7 and curious visitors are welcome to visit and take a tour anytime; members upon joining receive an RFID keycard that can be used to open the front door. There's a suggested donation of $10 for people trying out the space for a day; those coming to the Dojo more than a few times a month should join as members. The space is usually open to guests from 10AM until 10PM 7 days a week, although frequently members will keep it open throughout the night. A great many of the members are working on startups during daylight hours and use the back offices as carry-in / carry-out office space. Non-work hours are more social and cater more towards events / lectures and people who want to hang out / work on personal projects. There is a regular "happy hour" on Friday nights for members to connect, and the second Wednesday of every month, policy is discussed and voted on by the membership.

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