Okay, I spent the afternoon checking out options (sadly this was one of my more productive days in the last little while) and here's what I got:
- The labs I have cardkey access to are a no-go. I'd get in trouble, so sorry but I can't risk it for this.
- The library workrooms I can book for free are probably no good. They have 1 long table that seats 8 chairs, and 1 x 4 socket outlet.
- We can rent rooms, which would be private, so I went and checked them out and counted outlets:
$40/day flat rate - best option has 5 x 2 socket outlets, and probably desks/chairs to sit a class of 20 (that could be rearranged)
$20/hr, no min hrs - has 6 x 2 socket outlets and tons of desks/chairs that could be rearranged.
- Open spaces (i.e. free unless campus security decides to kick us out, but I honestly don't think that would happen as long as we're civilized). But these aren't guaranteed to be unoccupied, but really, on a Sunday during Summer, I don't think this is an issue.
ES160 - what furyagain suggested, a couple large tables, not sure about outlets
ICT lobby (by the Good Earth coffee shop) - has a raised semi-circular counter/bar, with 6 x 4 socket outlets, and reasonable amount of seating
Engineering Lounge - has ample space, seating (some even kinda comfortable) and about 12 x 2 socket outlets.
I think the best option would be the Engg Lounge - the least likely to be used by anyone else, the most space, and a lot worse stuff has gone on in the Engg building (and it's a crappy old building unlike ICT), so I'd expect campus security to be a lot more willing to turn a blind eye. 2nd option ICT, 3rd option ES160.
Let me know what you guys think.