Meeting Notes 2011 04 05

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=== Announcements ===
 
=== 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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Lost in the hand-written mess of notes
  
 
===== Weekly =====
 
===== Weekly =====
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* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]]   
 
* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]]   
 
* Python class -- still ongoing according to reports.
 
* Python class -- still ongoing according to reports.
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* Garbage Night (THIS IS REALLY FUN AND YOU SHOULD COME PARTICIPATE)
  
 
Tuesdays:
 
Tuesdays:
 
* [[Django_Study_Group]]  on Tuesday
 
* [[Django_Study_Group]]  on Tuesday
 
* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] on Tuesday
 
* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] on Tuesday
* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] – moved to Monday?
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* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] These week will be Vegan Fud Hacking! Featured food: Perogies! Perogies are potato and cheese filled pockets of pastalightly sauteed before serving! They are excellent even if you are totally cool with eating meat!
 
* [[Ruby_class]] on Tuesdays.
 
* [[Ruby_class]] on Tuesdays.
* [[Probability]] class on Tuesdays, but don't know if still ongoing.
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* [[Probability]] class on Tuesdays
  
 
Wednesday:
 
Wednesday:
* Tastebridge culturing for Kambucha
 
 
* [[Linux_Discussion_Group]]  
 
* [[Linux_Discussion_Group]]  
* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] – Kelly thinks they are on hiatus.
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* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]]
 
* [[SCoW]] Sewing and Crafting
 
* [[SCoW]] Sewing and Crafting
 
* [[Machine_Learning]] – did not meet last week
 
* [[Machine_Learning]] – did not meet last week
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Thursday:
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* [[Noisebridge: In-Depth - 7pm: Anarchism & Technology: An unbridgeable chasm". Aragorn! (aka Aragorn Bang
  
 
Sundays:
 
Sundays:
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* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]]
 
* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]]
 
* Go playing
 
* Go playing
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* THIS SUNDAY - BAHA @ 2pm
  
 
===== Non-weekly =====
 
===== Non-weekly =====
 
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
 
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
 
* 3rd Thursday of Month: [[Five Minutes of Fame]] -- 5Mof.net is still open, so you can submit talks and be famous for five minutes.
 
* 3rd Thursday of Month: [[Five Minutes of Fame]] -- 5Mof.net is still open, so you can submit talks and be famous for five minutes.
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* 2nd Sunday of Month [[Bay Area Hacker's Association]]
  
 
Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.
 
Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.
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=== Financial Report ===
 
=== Financial Report ===
* Funds in bank: $16,457.63
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* Funds in bank: $15,917.89
* Some membership issues still, but not huge.
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* Rent has been paid.
* Huge backlog of stuff to audit from previous treasurers for taxes this year
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* Keep 10k in savings NOT TOUCH (star)
* If you are interested in being a treasurer minion, you can email treasurer@noisebridge.com and help out.
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* Working 5k buffer (expense with an upwards arrow before buffer)
* Our average dues payment is about $65 or $60.  This means more people pay starving dues than non starving dues.
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* Have 5k cushion, get 3-4k more, moar cushion (not caps)
* 12 non members also make regular donations.
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=== Membership Binder ===
 
=== Membership Binder ===
* 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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* Zed notes there are currently zero 4 week old membership applications. (perceive inference this is not good, see meta-community above)
* 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 ===
 
=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
  
 
=== Project Updates ===
 
=== 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 ===
 
=== Consensus items ===
  
None.
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Three, NO, ONE! T-Shirts. How many? 200. Stickers would be nice.
  
 
=== Discussion Items ===
 
=== 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? ([[User:Hurtstotouchfire|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 ===

Revision as of 09:51, 7 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

Lost in the hand-written mess of notes

Weekly

Mondays:

  • Circuit Hacking Mondays: Mitch and Miloh.
  • iPhone OS developer weekly meetup
  • Python class -- still ongoing according to reports.
  • Garbage Night (THIS IS REALLY FUN AND YOU SHOULD COME PARTICIPATE)

Tuesdays:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  • [[Noisebridge: In-Depth - 7pm: Anarchism & Technology: An unbridgeable chasm". Aragorn! (aka Aragorn Bang

Sundays:

  • Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
  • Knots, Go, and Locks!
  • Go playing
  • THIS SUNDAY - BAHA @ 2pm
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: $15,917.89
  • Rent has been paid.
  • Keep 10k in savings NOT TOUCH (star)
  • Working 5k buffer (expense with an upwards arrow before buffer)
  • Have 5k cushion, get 3-4k more, moar cushion (not caps)

Membership Binder

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

What's Going On at Noisebridge

Project Updates

Consensus items

Three, NO, ONE! T-Shirts. How many? 200. Stickers would be nice.

Discussion Items

End of Meeting

End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.

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