Meeting Notes 2011 04 05
Introduction and Names
- John who is [not!] an alcoholic also his introduction was conjunctive and not two sentences
- A wanderer & drifter - computers, programming & infrastructure
- Rachel - Apple products
- Cynthia (question about spot; TAKE SPOT BY FORCE)
- Kelly - Neuroscience
- Alison - Librarian - NEW?
- Franchesca - NEW
- Jamil - NEW
- 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!)
Lost in the hand-written mess of notes
- 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)
- Django_Study_Group on Tuesday
- Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group on Tuesday
- Tastebridge cooking class
- Probability class on Tuesdays
- SCoW Sewing and Crafting
- Machine_Learning – did not meet last week
- Noisebridge: In-Depth - 7pm: Anarchism & Technology: An unbridgeable chasm". Aragorn! (aka Aragorn Bang
- Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
- Knots, Go, and Locks!
- Go playing
- 2nd Sunday of each month - BAHA @ 2pm
- 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.
- 2nd Sunday of Month Bay Area Hacker's Association
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.
- Funds in bank: $15,917.89
- Rent has been paid.
- We would like to keep 10k in savings
- Working 5k expense buffer
- Have 5k cushion, get 3-4k more
- 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
Three, NO, ONE! T-Shirts. How many? 200. Stickers would be nice.
End of Meeting
End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.