Meeting Notes 2011 04 05

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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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