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== HOWTO moderate a meeting ==
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== Introduction and Names ==
 
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Anyone can moderate the meeting, though it helps a great deal if you have been to meetings before.
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0. '''Say "Five minutes to meeting!".''' This will give you time to read these instructions.
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1. Get someone to '''grab the membership binder'''. It is kept near the shrine, which is currently on the south wall, between the electronics and sewing areas.
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2. '''Get someone to take notes.''' Point the shocked and bemused note-taker to the sub-instructions below these instructions.
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3. (Optional) '''Get someone to put this wiki page up on the projector'''.
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4. Skim '''read through the Agenda''' below that to get a feel for what a meeting will looks like.
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5. People may have added '''Discussion Items''' to this page, or they may raise them during the meeting. If they emerge during the meeting, suggest that they be discussed _in_ the Discussion Item section, rather than derail other sections of the meeting. Discussion for these can be open-ended, but you should aim to wrap up the meeting within an hour. It can be handy to explicitly summarise what people intend to do as a result of the discussion. There is no requirement on you, Noisebridge the organization, or anyone else to do anything as a result of a discussion item.
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6. If there are '''Consensus Items''', ensure that they were raised in meeting last week (the membership needs a week's warning for consensus items). Your main job in consensus is to listen to what everyone is saying, make sure everyone gets a chance to say something, and then -- if the debate is beginning to go round in circles or settle -- propose a Position that everyone seems to agree on. If people disagree with the Position, they will wrangle some more, or someone else will propose a Position. If no-one disagrees with the Position, say "So do we consense on $POSITION?". If no one objects, ask the note-taker to record the Position. If things are getting nowhere and we're all getting bored and antsy, identify the people objecting, and ask them to discuss the problem with the proposers of Consensus Item outside the meeting, and return next week with a compromise solution.
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7. '''Shout "Meeting starts now!" now''', and start reading (out loud) through the Agenda!
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8. '''When you are done, consult with the note-taker,''' and make sure they know what they have to do to finish their job -- especially updating the wiki, and mailing nb-discuss, and the treasurer with new membership details.
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9. '''Put back the membership binder''' by the Shrine.
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10. '''Bathe in the glow''' of the respect of your fellow Noisebridgers.
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=== HOWTO note-take a meeting ===
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0. Your moderator should give you five minutes to '''read these instructions'''. If they don't, say "Woah there cowboy, I need to know what I'm doing. Five minutes, por favor!". Use exactly those words.
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1. This page should have a URL like "https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2010_12_28", with today's year, month and date in it. If doesn't, copy [Meeting Notes Template] to a wiki page with that kind of URL. If you don't know how to copy wiki pages, say, "Can someone help me with the Noisebridge Wiki?", and get them to create a page with that kind of URL, and then show you how to copy this page to it and edit it.
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2. '''Edit this page.''' Add notes under each category -- you can delete any placeholder explanatory text as you go.
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3. '''Save the wiki page when you're done''' (no-one expects you to finish as the meeting is finished; it usually takes a half-hour or so after the meeting to get everything in order). Try to hyperlink stuff that should be linked. You can delete all this patronising instructional crap. Here's [Meeting_Notes_2010_12_28 an example] of a finally edited meeting.
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4. '''Create a page for next week's meeting''', by copying over [[Meeting Notes Template]] to an URL with next week's date in it (see step 1). If anybody proposed Consensus Items for next week, write them in here, and add them to the [[Current Consensus Items]].
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5. If there were any consensus items decided at your meeting, '''add them to [[Consensus Items History]], and take them out of the [[Current Consensus Items]]'''.
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6. Go to [https://www.noisebridge.net/&action=edit&section=3 the front page meetings notice] and edit the page that ''so that the Prev and Next meetings now point to this meeting notes, and the new meeting notes you just created respectively'''. (If that link is broken, it's a section half-way down the [[https://www.noisebridge.net/ front page]]
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7. '''Important!''' Send a final copy of the notes to '''noisebridge-discuss''', and '''email treasurer@noisebridge.net the details of any new members''' (you can get all the details from the membership binder, which may now be hidden over by the shrine.)
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8. Chill out, have a cocktail with a friendly robot, continue to rock the world.
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== Agenda ==
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 143rd Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 143rd Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Note-taker: Al Sweigart
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: R. Miloh Alexander
 
   
 
   
  
=== Introduction and Names ===
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* [[Noisebridge_Vision|What Noisebridge is about]]: description provided by Adi
* [[Noisebridge_Vision|What Noisebridge is about]]: "Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."
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* [[Consensus Process|A brief primer on consensus process]]: provided by Adi
* Round of introductions: What's your name, what do you do, and if you are new, how did you hear about Noisebridge? Start with the moderator and go left.
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== Financial Report ==
* [[Consensus Process|A brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
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==== Treasurer Statement: currently about ~17k in savings ====
 
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====December dues payment: $4360.00 in December ====
=== Announcements ===
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this includes some prepayments for next year, meaning the monthly cash flow is currently negative
 
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The treasurer is trying to start tracking t-shirt and beverage income separately
=== Financial Report ===
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There was $363 in the Donation bin today (not counted since 12/20)
Funds in bank:
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*side note by miloh:  if members collectively fund %80 percent of the 'rule of thumb' $165/day costs, the leaves about a $33/day funding gap that needs to be covered with donations in order to maintain a neutral cash flow from month-to-month. This count from the cash donation bin holds only ~50% of this amount (21 days * $33/day = $693), which means Noisebridge will be cash flow negative month-to-month if we only rely on the cash donation bin)
 
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== Membership Binder ==
=== Membership Binder ===
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=====Rachel L.H.=====
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month.
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inducted!
* Anyone up for join this week should introduce themselves then leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime) for the rest of the group. The rest of the meeting should consense on whether they may join.
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===== Chandra N.=====
 
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inducted!
=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
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=====Jack P =====
''One '''short''' sentence about each of the following:''
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(absent!)
 
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=====Josh Myer=====
===== Weekly =====
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see below???
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=====R. Miloh Alexander=====
The following events are listed with day of week, time the session starts, and location.
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(that's me!) <-- these last two guise are 'trying to subvert the pro-cess by becoming members of Noisebridge!'
For locations at Noisebridge, see a map of the [[2169_map|2169]] location of Noisebridge.
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====others====
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Others are still in process and it looks like they aren't showing up! If you can't show up then make friends with members who can show you how to subvert the process! If you don't want to be a member but are a regular Noisebridge user,then consider support by monthly donations to close the funding gap.
For locations at Noisebridge, see a map of the [[2169_map|2169]] location of Noisebridge.
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== Project Updates ==
 
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No project updates were discussed.
* [[Circuit_Hacking_Mondays|Circuit Hacking Mondays]] (Monday, 7PM, E Lab)
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== Consensus items ==
* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]] -- (Monday, 6PM, A. Church) Meetups are becoming increasingly well attended, interested Noisebridge folks are encouraged to sign up at http://meetup.com/iphonedevsf , as that is where any important announcements and discussions take place. Contact [[User:Nickthedude | Nickthedude]] with any questions.  
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==== Board election consensus item discussion ====
* [[Pyclass]] - Mondays (Monday, 7PM, A. Turing)
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Discussion about the voting system for the board Election
* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] - (Tuesday, ~5PM, NoiseKitchen)
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including voting methods.  Discussion compares Condorcet with Approval voting, the election process (including ballot creation and processing), and the method for nominations and confirmation of acceptance).
* [[Probability]] (Tuesdays, 7.30pm, A. Church)
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==== Decision ====
* [[Show and Tell]] (Tuesdays, 7.30pm, E Lab/Main Hall)
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It is the consensus of the group to agree to the proposal as outlined on the wiki by Jof as of 01.11.2011
* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] - (Wednesday, 7PM, E Lab/Main Hall]]
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== Discussion Items ==
* [[Cultured_Drinks_Brewing_Program |Tastebridge culturing]] - (Wednesday, ~6PM, NoiseKitchen)
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==== Fund raising for a laser engraver ====
* [[SCoW]] craft group - (Wednesday, 7PM, SCoW area)
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Shannon brings up the fund raising drive for a laser engraver:
* [[Machine_Learning]] - (Wednesday, 7:30PM, A. Church)
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Noisebridge has attempted to obtain a laser cutter for a while..  last count, we only need $204 for a LASER CUTTER, namely a device to cut things with a laser.
* Linux System administration certification study group - (Wednesday, 6PM, A. Turing)
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As an incentive, Donor's names will be on a special laser etched plaque above the laser cutter in the laser cutter room.
* [[Spacebridge]] - (Sundays, Main Hall)
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==== Upcoming Art Night collective event ====
* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]] - (Sunday afternoon, Main Hall)
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The Fun A-Day round up will be held at Noisebridge on February 6th, 2011. [[ Fun-A-Day_Round_Up ]]
 
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Members of the Art Night collective attended the meeting to introduce themselves and this upcoming event
===== Non-weekly =====
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== End of Meeting ==
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
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Meeting is ended at 930PM
* [[Five Minutes of Fame]]
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=== Nota Bene ===
* Bay Area Hackers Association - (Second Sunday, 2PM)
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Question: What does a note taker do during the meeting?
 
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=== Project Updates ===
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(Anyone doing interesting projects is welcome to chip in here.)
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=== Consensus items ===
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We need to decide on how to do the board elections (again!) -- we can choose from condorcet or approval.
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(Note-taker, please add the decision  to [[Consensus Items History]], and take them out of the [[Current Consensus Items]]''')
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=== Discussion Items ===
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''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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* Should Noisebridge get a line of credit from a bank?
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* Voting methods for next week's board election.
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=== End of Meeting ===
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Answer: The useful note-taker
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
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  Should pass along the notes of anyone approved during the meeting to the current secretary of Noisebridge ( secretary at Noisebridge.net)
* Put back the membership binder by the Shrine.
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  Should record upcoming events, discussion, and upcoming or recent consensus decisions
* Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
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  Should promptly send notes to the mailing lists: nb-discuss and nb-announce for announcements of important consensus decisions
* Send a copy of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
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* Copy the [[Meeting Notes Template]] for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it.
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I'm late with these items and no one should follow my example!
* Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.
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[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Latest revision as of 11:40, 19 January 2011


Contents

[edit] Introduction and Names

The 143rd Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Al Sweigart

Moderator: R. Miloh Alexander


[edit] Financial Report

[edit] Treasurer Statement: currently about ~17k in savings

[edit] December dues payment: $4360.00 in December

this includes some prepayments for next year, meaning the monthly cash flow is currently negative The treasurer is trying to start tracking t-shirt and beverage income separately There was $363 in the Donation bin today (not counted since 12/20)

  • side note by miloh: if members collectively fund %80 percent of the 'rule of thumb' $165/day costs, the leaves about a $33/day funding gap that needs to be covered with donations in order to maintain a neutral cash flow from month-to-month. This count from the cash donation bin holds only ~50% of this amount (21 days * $33/day = $693), which means Noisebridge will be cash flow negative month-to-month if we only rely on the cash donation bin)

[edit] Membership Binder

[edit] Rachel L.H.
inducted!
[edit] Chandra N.
inducted! 
[edit] Jack P
(absent!)
[edit] Josh Myer
see below??? 
[edit] R. Miloh Alexander
(that's me!) <-- these last two guise are 'trying to subvert the pro-cess by becoming members of Noisebridge!'

[edit] others

Others are still in process and it looks like they aren't showing up! If you can't show up then make friends with members who can show you how to subvert the process! If you don't want to be a member but are a regular Noisebridge user,then consider support by monthly donations to close the funding gap.

[edit] Project Updates

No project updates were discussed.

[edit] Consensus items

[edit] Board election consensus item discussion

Discussion about the voting system for the board Election including voting methods. Discussion compares Condorcet with Approval voting, the election process (including ballot creation and processing), and the method for nominations and confirmation of acceptance).

[edit] Decision

It is the consensus of the group to agree to the proposal as outlined on the wiki by Jof as of 01.11.2011

[edit] Discussion Items

[edit] Fund raising for a laser engraver

Shannon brings up the fund raising drive for a laser engraver: Noisebridge has attempted to obtain a laser cutter for a while.. last count, we only need $204 for a LASER CUTTER, namely a device to cut things with a laser. As an incentive, Donor's names will be on a special laser etched plaque above the laser cutter in the laser cutter room.

[edit] Upcoming Art Night collective event

The Fun A-Day round up will be held at Noisebridge on February 6th, 2011. Fun-A-Day_Round_Up Members of the Art Night collective attended the meeting to introduce themselves and this upcoming event

[edit] End of Meeting

Meeting is ended at 930PM

[edit] Nota Bene

Question: What does a note taker do during the meeting?
Answer: The useful note-taker
 Should pass along the notes of anyone approved during the meeting to the current secretary of Noisebridge ( secretary at Noisebridge.net)
 Should record upcoming events, discussion, and upcoming or recent consensus decisions
 Should promptly send notes to the mailing lists: nb-discuss and nb-announce for announcements of important consensus decisions 
 

I'm late with these items and no one should follow my example!

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