Meeting Notes 2010 06 22

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The 115th Meeting of Noisebridge


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


Introduction and Names[edit]

Bunch of folks introducing themsleves I start taking notes about half way through. the group of people is at least 29 folks with another group in Turing holding a Machine Learning session and a few extras floating around the space.

Sai Steve Miah Al Jasper Chris Nana Meredith Mike Dan Jason Rameen Quirk Dan John x Allen Frantis(h)ek Mike Rachel Shannon Miloh Orion Sai Glen Adam Adam Eric x


Financial Report[edit]

  • Note: Changes name of section from "Treasurer's Report," as it's often not given by the treasurer.

Funds in bank: $12457.68

Pending liabilities:

  • $3600 - Rent (just sent the check)
  • $1500 - Reimbursement for buildout electrical expenses

Adjusted for liabilities, our current liquid assets are approximately $7357.

Recent non-recurring expenses:

  • $787.96 - 4,000 stickers (that's about 20 cents a sticker!)
  • $442.29 - 50 t-shirts

Our PG&E bill has also increased by 61% between our May ($284) and June ($457) bills. This is primarily due to a sizable rate increase, and will continue this way throughout the summer.

Membership Binder[edit]

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month.
  • Anyone up for join this week should introduce them selves then leave the area in search of gifts for the rest of the group.

What's Going On at Noisebridge[edit]

One short sentence about each of the following:


Events are covered. They closely follow the events outlined in the wiki and entered here.

  • 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]

Membership Induction People up for membership: Hephestus and Dan Farina It is discussed and consensed that they shall be members of noisebridge and sally forth, huzzah.

Discussion Items[edit]

  • Consensus Item: Payment freeze is discussed. There is contention that noisebridge doesn't need a freeze because there are no current costs and the buildout fund is exhausted for after the above build out costs are covered. Attempts to bring up funding for the remaining build out are a non-starter.

  • Proposed consensus item:

Spending freeze for all non-recurring items. This would halt any already approved expenses for build out, advertising (eg, stickers) or similar. It would not affect existing recurring expenses, such as rent, power, internet, insurance, etc.

  • Floor

The floor in the back space is still in the process of finishing.

  • Fire escape

Please keep the area in the west near the hack shelves clear of hack shelf debris This is a vital fire escape area.

  • Spectrum analyzer

There's a new Spectrum analyzer at noisebridge. Please don't load the input space with more than (20?)mA (fix this amount)

End of Meeting[edit]

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Put back the membership binder.
  • Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
  • Send a copy of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Copy the Meeting Notes Template for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it.
  • Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.