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== Agenda ==
 
== Agenda ==
  
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 154th Meeting of Noisebridge]
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 150th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME -- ENTER NAME
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Note-taker:[[User:ben]]
Moderator: FIXME -- ENTER NAME
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Moderator: [[User:Zed]]
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=== Introduction and Names ===
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
* [[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 dues and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."
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Names:
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* Zed
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* Chris
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* Shannen
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* Aestetix
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* James
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* Jean
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* John who is an alcoholic also his introduction was conjunctive and not two sentences
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* A wanderer & drifter - computers, programming & infrastructure
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* Miloh
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* Mike
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* Josh
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* Rachel - Apple products
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* Cynthia (question about spot; TAKE SPOT BY FORCE)
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* Kelly - Neuroscience
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* Ben
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* Alison - Librarian - NEW?
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* Franchesca - NEW
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* Jameel - NEW
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* Chris
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=== Introduction ===
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* [[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'."
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* [[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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* [[Consensus Process|A brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus. (THIS IS ACTUALLY NOT OK, BUT BECOME A MEMBER AND TRY IT ON FOR SIZE. Become a part of the meta-community!)
  
 
=== Announcements ===
 
=== Announcements ===
  
=== Financial Report ===
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* Zed notes there are currently zero 4 week old membership applications. (perceive inference this is not good, see meta-community above)
Funds in bank: $FIXME -- ENTER AMOUNT
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===== Weekly =====
  
=== Membership Binder ===
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Mondays:
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month.
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* Circuit Hacking Mondays: Mitch and Miloh.
* 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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* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]] 
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* Python class -- still ongoing according to reports.
  
=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
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Tuesdays:
''One '''short''' sentence about each of the following:''
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* [[Django_Study_Group]]  on Tuesday
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* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] on Tuesday
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* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] – moved to Monday?
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* [[Ruby_class]] on Tuesdays.
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* [[Probability]] class on Tuesdays, but don't know if still ongoing.
  
{{:Category:Events}}
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Wednesday:
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* Tastebridge culturing for Kambucha
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* [[Linux_Discussion_Group]]
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* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] – Kelly thinks they are on hiatus.
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* [[SCoW]] Sewing and Crafting
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* [[Machine_Learning]] – did not meet last week
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Sundays:
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* Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
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* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]]
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* Go playing
  
 
===== Non-weekly =====
 
===== Non-weekly =====
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge hackathon:
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* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
a casual monthly event
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* 3rd Thursday of Month: [[Five Minutes of Fame]] -- 5Mof.net is still open, so you can submit talks and be famous for five minutes.
dedicated to working on the space or relevant projects and building
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community. This is a great time to get feedback or help on any projects
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you have been considering that center around the space, culture, and
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infrastructure of Noisebridge.  You can also help with existing projects
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and find out ways to get involved.
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* [[Five Minutes of Fame]] every third Thursday.
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* Bay Area Hackers Association - (Second Sunday, 2PM)
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* KDE camp Party:  KDE camp is being held at the Hotel Kabuki SF from April 3-4, and having a party at Noisebridge on the evening of Monday the 3rd of April. [[user:miloh|Miloh]] is coordinating between them and Noisebridge as sponsor.
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=== Project Updates ===
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Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.
  
(Anyone doing interesting projects is welcome to chip in here.)
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Note: BASE is no longer on our checkin list, what happened to them?  Praveen knows about BASE, we should ask him.
  
* [[Schematics]]
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=== Financial Report ===
* [[Game Night]]
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* Funds in bank: $16,457.63
* [http://www.openamd.org OpenAMD] kickstarter
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* Some membership issues still, but not huge.
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* Huge backlog of stuff to audit from previous treasurers for taxes this year
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* If you are interested in being a treasurer minion, you can email treasurer@noisebridge.com and help out.
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* Our average dues payment is about $65 or $60.  This means more people pay starving dues than non starving dues.
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* 12 non members also make regular donations.
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=== Membership Binder ===
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* Daniel Dunbar – not here, no ticks, no sponsors  “For the purposes of hacking, soldering and possibly teaching a class or two”
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* Glenn Wright – Rachel is a sponsor.
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* Sam Pomeroy – no sponsors
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* Alex Paul -  “I like being excellent” - two sponsors but Rachel can't read them.
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* Gardener Bickford – no sponsors - “I like to learn and hack.”
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=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
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=== Project Updates ===
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Spacebridge is starting back up again!
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*  Have a reasonable payload with photographic equipment, releasing into upper atmosphere
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* Last one landed 100 feet from a jail, but the payload was retrieved without incident.
  
 
=== Consensus items ===
 
=== Consensus items ===
  
*Noisebridge T-shirts -- [[apr_tshirt_order|proposal to order 50 or 100 or 200 T-shirts (before Maker Faire 2011)]] ? [[user:maltman23|Mitch]] -- Mitch will be out of town, but if we decide to order T-shirts, please, someone email Mitch and he will order them (maltman **at** hotmail **dot** com).
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None.
*''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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=== Discussion Items ===
 
=== Discussion Items ===
*''(Add any new discussion items)''
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*I am asking if the person managing postmaster@noisebridge.net is authorized to unilaterally discard freelance opportunities, job positions,etc. emailed. Cynthia lee
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Cynthia's first email was blocked as spam: the given mailing list was not under noisebridge authority, and it's not obvious how this can be avoided without causing other issues, and does not seem to be a general noisebridge issue so far.  If it's a persistent social problem, will revisit.
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*What could we have done better with regards to last week's consensus process and the do-ocracy that preceded it? ([[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] will facilitate)
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Last week: dramatic consensus banning someone from community for the first time, and was suggested to have more discussion about how NB could have handled that better.  Since there are very many new people and not so many regulars, Kelly suggests deferring it to next week. Any objections?  Deferred.
  
 
=== End of Meeting ===
 
=== End of Meeting ===
* Put back the membership binder by the Shrine.
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* Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
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End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.
* 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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* Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.
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[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Revision as of 14:27, 6 April 2011

Contents

Agenda

The 150th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker:User:ben

Moderator: User:Zed

Introduction and Names

Names:

  • Zed
  • Chris
  • Shannen
  • Aestetix
  • James
  • Jean
  • John who is an alcoholic also his introduction was conjunctive and not two sentences
  • A wanderer & drifter - computers, programming & infrastructure
  • Miloh
  • Mike
  • Josh
  • Rachel - Apple products
  • Cynthia (question about spot; TAKE SPOT BY FORCE)
  • Kelly - Neuroscience
  • Ben
  • Alison - Librarian - NEW?
  • Franchesca - NEW
  • Jameel - NEW
  • Chris

Introduction

  • 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'."
  • 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.
  • A brief primer on consensus process: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus. (THIS IS ACTUALLY NOT OK, BUT BECOME A MEMBER AND TRY IT ON FOR SIZE. Become a part of the meta-community!)

Announcements

  • Zed notes there are currently zero 4 week old membership applications. (perceive inference this is not good, see meta-community above)

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Weekly

Mondays:

Tuesdays:

Wednesday:

Sundays:

  • Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
  • Knots, Go, and Locks!
  • Go playing
Non-weekly

Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.

Note: BASE is no longer on our checkin list, what happened to them? Praveen knows about BASE, we should ask him.

Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $16,457.63
  • Some membership issues still, but not huge.
  • Huge backlog of stuff to audit from previous treasurers for taxes this year
  • If you are interested in being a treasurer minion, you can email treasurer@noisebridge.com and help out.
  • Our average dues payment is about $65 or $60. This means more people pay starving dues than non starving dues.
  • 12 non members also make regular donations.

Membership Binder

  • Daniel Dunbar – not here, no ticks, no sponsors “For the purposes of hacking, soldering and possibly teaching a class or two”
  • Glenn Wright – Rachel is a sponsor.
  • Sam Pomeroy – no sponsors
  • Alex Paul - “I like being excellent” - two sponsors but Rachel can't read them.
  • Gardener Bickford – no sponsors - “I like to learn and hack.”

What's Going On at Noisebridge

Project Updates

Spacebridge is starting back up again!

  • Have a reasonable payload with photographic equipment, releasing into upper atmosphere
  • Last one landed 100 feet from a jail, but the payload was retrieved without incident.

Consensus items

None.

Discussion Items

  • I am asking if the person managing postmaster@noisebridge.net is authorized to unilaterally discard freelance opportunities, job positions,etc. emailed. Cynthia lee

Cynthia's first email was blocked as spam: the given mailing list was not under noisebridge authority, and it's not obvious how this can be avoided without causing other issues, and does not seem to be a general noisebridge issue so far. If it's a persistent social problem, will revisit.

  • What could we have done better with regards to last week's consensus process and the do-ocracy that preceded it? (Hurtstotouchfire will facilitate)

Last week: dramatic consensus banning someone from community for the first time, and was suggested to have more discussion about how NB could have handled that better. Since there are very many new people and not so many regulars, Kelly suggests deferring it to next week. Any objections? Deferred.

End of Meeting

End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.

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