Greeter Committee

From Noisebridge
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "'''Tuesday, 12-Aug-2014 '''It's up to greeters to keep people out who don't belong here. This filters noise at the earliest stage. '''How do we decide who belongs here and...")
 
(added some content for 12-Aug-2014 meeting, added some formatting)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Tuesday, 12-Aug-2014
+
= Greeters =
  
 +
Having Greeters at the door to welcome people has worked very well at hackerspaces around the world.
  
'''It's up to greeters to keep people out who don't belong here. This filters noise at the earliest stage.
+
The purpose of the Greeter Committee is to create a system and processes that welcome everyone to Noisebridge who would like to see how Noisebridge can benefit them and how they can contribute to Noisebridge, thus attracting people who belong at Noisebridge.
 +
 
 +
In addition, the purpose is to keep out people who do not belong at Noisebridge.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==Meeting notes: Tuesday, 12-Aug-2014==
 +
 
 +
'''It's up to Greeters to welcome people to Noisebridge, give tours of Noisebridge for new people (including showing them what Noisebridge is about, and what it is not about, including activities and conduct).  Greeters also keep people out who don't belong here. This filters unpleasant noise at the earliest stage.
  
  
 
'''How do we decide who belongs here and who doesn't?
 
'''How do we decide who belongs here and who doesn't?
*Need to be contributing to and benefitting from Noisebridge
+
* Need to be contributing to and benefitting from Noisebridge
*Zero tolerance for intolerant people
+
* Zero tolerance for intolerant people
 +
* Greeters will need to use their judgment
 +
* (this topic needs more discussion)
  
  
'''Who is the ideal person?
+
'''Who is the ideal Noisebridge person?
*Attends a class
+
There are many ways that people can be excellent at Noisebridge.
*Teaches a class that people like
+
* Attends a class
*Works on cool projects
+
* Teaches a class that people like
 +
* Works on cool projects
  
  
'''We need greeters who are:
+
'''We need Greeters who are:
*Not liable to power-trip
+
* Respected by the community
*Able to read people
+
* Not liable to power-trip
*Able to be assertive when necessary
+
* Able to read people
 +
* Able to be assertive when necessary
  
  
'''Need a formalized process for the greeters:
+
'''Need a formalized process for vetting the Greeters:
*Nomination of people for the role
+
* Nomination of people for the role
*Background check
+
* Background check
*Training process
+
* Training process (including roll-playing sessions)
  
  
'''Need a way to identify members:
+
'''Need a way to identify Members in good standing -- perhaps:
*List of members (check against photo ID)
+
* Treasurer gives Greeters updated list of Members in good standing each week (check against photo ID if the Greeter is unsure)
*RFID
+
* RFID cards for Members
*NFC
+
* NFC on phone can check RFID cards
*Multiple methods would be ideal
+
* Multiple methods would be ideal
  
  
 
'''Where do we go from here?
 
'''Where do we go from here?
*Ideally we'll have some set open hours: 8-11 is a good target
+
* Ideally we'll have some set open hours: 8-11 is a good target
*It would be ideal to have two greeters here at a time (would also be a good way to vet new greeters)
+
* It would be ideal to have two Greeters here at a time (would also be a good way to vet new greeters, if a new Greeter is always overlapping with an experienced Greeter)
*For now, if there are two greeters at the door, we can keep the door open. If not, a member needs to step up to take the visitor under their wing.
+
* For now, if there are two Greeters at the door, we can keep the door open to the public.  
 +
* When Noisebridge is not open to the public, a Member needs to step up to take the visitor under their wing as their guest, and be personally responsible for them for as long as they are in the space (and the Member must be present at the space while their guest is in the space).
  
  

Revision as of 11:32, 13 August 2014

Greeters

Having Greeters at the door to welcome people has worked very well at hackerspaces around the world.

The purpose of the Greeter Committee is to create a system and processes that welcome everyone to Noisebridge who would like to see how Noisebridge can benefit them and how they can contribute to Noisebridge, thus attracting people who belong at Noisebridge.

In addition, the purpose is to keep out people who do not belong at Noisebridge.


Meeting notes: Tuesday, 12-Aug-2014

It's up to Greeters to welcome people to Noisebridge, give tours of Noisebridge for new people (including showing them what Noisebridge is about, and what it is not about, including activities and conduct). Greeters also keep people out who don't belong here. This filters unpleasant noise at the earliest stage.


How do we decide who belongs here and who doesn't?

  • Need to be contributing to and benefitting from Noisebridge
  • Zero tolerance for intolerant people
  • Greeters will need to use their judgment
  • (this topic needs more discussion)


Who is the ideal Noisebridge person? There are many ways that people can be excellent at Noisebridge.

  • Attends a class
  • Teaches a class that people like
  • Works on cool projects


We need Greeters who are:

  • Respected by the community
  • Not liable to power-trip
  • Able to read people
  • Able to be assertive when necessary


Need a formalized process for vetting the Greeters:

  • Nomination of people for the role
  • Background check
  • Training process (including roll-playing sessions)


Need a way to identify Members in good standing -- perhaps:

  • Treasurer gives Greeters updated list of Members in good standing each week (check against photo ID if the Greeter is unsure)
  • RFID cards for Members
  • NFC on phone can check RFID cards
  • Multiple methods would be ideal


Where do we go from here?

  • Ideally we'll have some set open hours: 8-11 is a good target
  • It would be ideal to have two Greeters here at a time (would also be a good way to vet new greeters, if a new Greeter is always overlapping with an experienced Greeter)
  • For now, if there are two Greeters at the door, we can keep the door open to the public.
  • When Noisebridge is not open to the public, a Member needs to step up to take the visitor under their wing as their guest, and be personally responsible for them for as long as they are in the space (and the Member must be present at the space while their guest is in the space).


TODO:

  • List of people who are banned (preferably with pictures)
  • Wiki page describing the responsibilities of the greeters
  • Card with an outline of what we're about
  • A few fictitious "profiles" to illustrate the ideal noisebridge-er(?)
Personal tools