Meeting Notes 2010 06 15

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The 114th Meeting of Noisebridge


Get someone to grab the membership binder now. Get someone to take notes.

  • Moderator: Al Sweigart
  • Note-Taker: Ronald Miloh Alexander


stream of consciousness introduction[edit]

new people and old Amelia an architect Mike doing underwater robotoics Andy is here Sebastian the chemie eng Mario just found out about noisebridge Amy L. is fairly new and leatherworking Jeff is back around Eric B. is leaving in two weeks anyone up to take over Cyborg Sun? Jason is an esoterist and programmer DrSyz is starting friday Hepheastus makes Juggaloes cry and Penisis Sai does a lot: conlang, ruby, naps, Frantishek is back from Central America, Mike is introducing the SEM which just needs people, Meyer is here working on newtonion solids and musical gloves, Tyler is here and interested in building stuff. Ian is here with a background in embedded and stalking nb-discuss Coreyfro has your coroplastic bitches

What is Consensus?[edit]

Consensus process is introduced -- no consensus items are scheduled tonight


Short Discussion on Dues:

Andy notes we are halfway through June and dues are, well, due. Paypay, cash or check to board members, square, google checkout,

  • Monthly costs
    • Rent 3600
    • PGE 300-50
    • H20 50-100
    • internets 100
    • build out residuals (?)
    • Accounting & Legal fees (?)

it looks like in the long run, the monthly expenses are about 4-4.5k/month (amortize the annual fees to monthly rates for a better estimate)

Treasurer's Report[edit]

Funds in bank: <$8997 this report is at least 1 week old LESS than the $15,000 3-months amount that we want stored. Remind members to pay their dues.

Membership Binder[edit]

  • Brian Klofas date not heard
  • Christina bonnington 6/8
  • Conrad twizzel 6/8
  • Ben pozner 6/1
  • Gigi Rodia 6/1
  • Hephestaus 5/25
  • Quirk 5/14 4th reading -- member possible
  • Corey Maquire aka Coreyfro 5/14 -- member possible
  • Dan Farina 5/18 here for lulz

Huzzah! The consensus is that Quirk and Corey Maquire become members of Noisebridge! Huzzah

What's Going On at Noisebridge[edit]

One short sentence about each of the following:


{note: our weekly events were not explicitly covered during the 6/15 meeting}

  • Circuit Hacking Mondays (7PM, 2169)
  • Python Mondays (6:30 PM, 2169)
  • Linux system administration certification study group 3 PM to 6 PM (turing)
  • Linux discussion group 6 PM to 8 PM (turing)
  • SCoW craft group - Wednesdays at 7PM
  • GameDevelopment - Wednesdays at 8PM, back from Berlin and 2010 class is in session
  • Programming_for_Poets Gentle introduction to Processing; most Thursdays at 8 if !(5MoF)
  • Linux system administration certification study group 3 PM to 6 PM (turing)
  • Shop Friday still plans to come back when the shop is done.
  • Sensebridge and the EEG group - Sundays at afternoonish (1-2ish) - come to try brain scanning
  • Spacebridge - Sundays at 5PM planning meeting this Sunday to decide
  • Knots, Go, and Locks! - Sundays 3PM

Project Updates[edit]

Consensus items[edit]

No consensus items were discussed.

Discussion Items[edit]

  • Andy floats the YBCA art TechnoCRAFT show opening (curated by Yves Behar and managed by YBCA event manager Jesse Lindow) please get in touch if you can
  • Frantishek is looking for people interested in joining in biotech hacking

and asks about

  • Jason Dusek brings up bulk membership pricing you don't need to have any rules for its just an incentive to pay ahead and get some


  • Sai brings up 5Moflail weenkend call for interest! Notify him if you are interested in speaking or attending to instantiate this second event!
  • Seth S. brings up the EFF has a HP DesignJet 650C to possibly donate. Could it be rehabilited and used at Noisebridge? CMYK Parallel Port
  • 5Minutes of Fame is this Thursday

End of Meeting[edit]

  • PGP Key Signing No PGP signing as far as the eye could see tonight
  • Membership binder carefully returned to its location by ubershrine
  • I am copying these notes late night at Noisebridge
  • I don't know if I will send these notes to the list. perhaps.
  • Copy the Meeting Notes Template for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it. ok ok i'll get to it
  • Enjoying cocktails with fellow hacker and SEMbots.