There's many people making up a hackerspace and some put in a lot of effort to make the space useful, livable, and nice for everyone. This brings good karma for you and everyone. This project's aim is to generate a karma platform to make these efforts more visible to the general public at the space to make it easier to appreciate each others work!
Think karma-tracking, think stackoverflow. Admittedly, a hackerspace is not stackoverflow, but their karma system is exceptional and should be a good base to develop something that goes well with a hackerspace. The basic idea is that if you're doing stuff for the good of the whole hackerspace, you increase your karma, the more you do, the better your karma becomes.
There's two key elements of the karma system proposed. Sources and sinks.
Cleaning the space earns you karma. So does fixing things that everyone uses, setting up new stuff for everyone, you name it. As long as it's something that's good for the general public at the space, you can improve your karma.
Karma is lost over time. If you're not doing anything for a long period of time, your karma slowly diminishes.
If you have a lot of karma the community should give you something back, like a club-mate or a candy bar. Nothing big, just a small token of appreciation.
There's some work in progress: https://github.com/hdznrrd/karma