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[edit] Agenda

The 163 Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Will / wsargent

Moderator: Kelly / hurtstotouchfire

[edit] Introduction and Names

  • 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:
    • Eric - Linux Hacker / Engineer
    • Brian
    • Rubin
    • Mitch
    • Rayce - entrepeneur
    • Ben - registered vegan
    • John - likes alcohol and coke
    • Mike - tinkerer and techno... techno... launderer?
    • Mikolai - gene hacker - NY
    • Walka(?) - likes kiteboard(?)
    • Will - Notetaker
    • Owen - Creative
    • Zessina - Psychology
    • Evan - style and programming
    • Allan - Serial Killer and Mycologist
    • Lee - Video Game Designer
    • Kelly - treasurer and neuroscience winnah

[edit] Announcements

  • Maker Faire!
    • 2000 Stickers handed out
    • Many more people coming to space
    • 3100 (yes, three thousand one hundred) people trained how to solder
  • Noisebridge In Depth This Thursday (6/2/2011)!
    • Topic is "Strange signals that our bodies give out" and is very interesting
    • Zedd is moving and needs more publicity.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Finances
    • $15131.18 total balance
    • Paid rent for June
    • Maker Fair Money has come in
    • Two months operating expenses on hand, we ideally want three
    • Meredith had TV company in and they made a donation? Unconfirmed.
    • Q: Is Noisebridge trademarked? A: It's not a registered trademark, but trademark law automatically gives legal ownership.

[edit] Membership Binder

  • Membership
    • Eric Steinburg - has two signatures, John + [Illegible] but is legit and up for membership
      • Believes in beer, but is anti-lime in beer.
      • Eric is an engineer and artist, does all the AV work for SF City Hall
      • He is also producing a TV show [ break for Amanda providing bread pudding ]
      • Q: How do you feel about consensus? A: I see it every day at work -- politics is a process of consensus.
      • Q: How do you feel about blocking? A: Blocking is necessary some times.
      • Eric goes outside for discussion
      • Has donated chemicals to Noisebridge, been seen around the space, multiple contacts
      • Consensus reached: Eric is now a member of Noisebridge.

[edit] What's Going On at Noisebridge

This is the active list of events from the main page:


[edit] Upcoming Events edit

Please see the current postings at our Announce list and especially our Discuss list for events that are in the active process of being formed and may not yet have made it here.

  • Thursday, April 17, 20:00: 5moF, April 5moF - Sex & Drugs - Monthly hacker show and tell. Also listed under Recurring Events below.
  • Saturday, April 19, 12:00: Noise Hack, Learn to build, wire, or code a noisemaking thingie! Beginners welcome. Doors open 11:30am. Keynote speaker and demos at 12pm. Instructor-led workshops run until 6pm. Organizer cordially welcomes event participants to bring and/or donate pizza and beer for NoiseHack!
  • Sunday, April 20, 12:00: Godwafflenoisepancakes, An afternoon of noise music and vegan pancakes (monthly Saturday event starting in May)


[edit] Recurring Events edit

Please refrain from deleting others' classes without first getting agreement.
You may do this by using a valid Discuss list email address, or else by going anonymous if you really must.

[edit] Mondays

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays  
    - Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, and others will bring kits-for-purchase to make cool, hackable things for all skill levels that you can bring home after you make them! Many sessions even designed for absolute beginners! Bring your own projects to hack! Bring things to fix! All ages. All are welcome! See the Discuss list and the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Collaborative Coding - All levels and languages welcome for open, friendly coding session. Bring tutorials, projects, or just yourself.
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Front-end Web Development - Learn HTML/CSS/JS. We're covering the basics and then going in-depth on different topics every week. Recap of last week's material starts at 7:30 pm. Join the WebDev list or check our Discuss list for updates.
  • Take Out the Trash Night -- Round One Be sure to put bins out by midnight as the trash truck comes between 1:30 to 2:30am.

[edit] Tuesdays

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Advanced Python Slaying the web with Python 2.7 & 3.3. Instructed by Liz and Kellan in Turing.
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ruby and Rails class - Seminar and workshop for learning everything about Ruby, Rails, and web application development (Church classroom). See the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • 7:00 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it!

[edit] Wednesdays

  • 11:00 am - 01:00pm DATA in Turing; understanding and using data
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BACE Timebank (1st Wednesdays every odd month) - Help organize community mutual aid by trading in equal time credits. To find out more and join go to sfbace.org.
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PyClass - Intro to Python in Church Classroom.
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dream Team Neuro Hackery - EEG research & development project with general interest in sleep, dreaming, creative intelligence, and many loosely related topics such as: neurophysiology, signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and (especially) hacking code and devices for data acquisition and analysis. Join us at the CollaborationStation (near the Hackatorium). Expect general discussion around 8 PM - usually moving along by 9 PM to focus on more technical aspects of current project.

[edit] Thursdays

  • Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it before midnight as truck comes 1:30-2:30am.
  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Collaborative Coding - All levels and languages welcome for an open, friendly coding session. Bring tutorials, projects, or just yourself. Started on 2013-12-16, but new participants always welcome here!
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 3D Thursday Weekly meetup (non-3rd-thursdays) at Noisebridge focusing on 3D Printers, CNC machines, FabLabs, and replicating machines of all kinds.
  • 8:00 pm Front-end Web Development Lab - Understand by doing! A recap of Monday's lecture in workshop form - and a good time for one-on-one help with the material. Lab updates posted on the Discuss list and the Announce list.
  • 8:00 pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - lightning 5min talks every 3rd Thursday of the month

[edit] Fridays

[edit] Saturdays

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Godwafflenoisepancakes An afternoon of noise music and vegan pancakes held in the Hackatorium on the first Saturday of the month, starting in May.
  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Modular and Analog Synth Workshop NEXT WORKSHOP TBA Learn the basics of analog synthesis on a modular synth with Douglas. we will meet in the church.

[edit] Sundays


[edit] Non-weekly

a casual monthly event dedicated to working on the space or relevant projects and building community. This is a great time to get feedback or help on any projects you have been considering that center around the space, culture, and infrastructure of Noisebridge. You can also help with existing projects and find out ways to get involved.

[edit] Project Updates

  • Maker Faire covered in announcements, nothing else immediately up...

[edit] Consensus items

  • Eric added as new member.

[edit] Discussion Items

  • Lockers
    • Small things have gone missing - laptop charger, phone, a laptop off member shelves
    • What are thoughts on providing noisebridge lockers on member shelves?
    • Mitch: stuff probably disappears at Noisebridge through chaos rather than malice
    • Lots of people know how to pick locks at Noisebridge
    • Mike: better labelling for member shelves? Still doesn't solve stuff "moving" such as Mike's expensive footstool
    • Kelly + Will: is that if you have stuff you don't want to go missing, it's fine to buy a container and take measures to secure it. Just know that some people might take that as a challenge.
    • No consensus reached, best handled do-ocratically.
    • Some discussion on better labelling for member shelves, possibly adding a curtain.
  • Laser Cutting Workshop!
    • Teaching people how to laser cut! (did not get details of who / when / where)
  • Z-Brush Sculpting Class!
    • Lee: Interested, wants to see who else wants it
  • Android "Thing"
    • Course? Happening? Would like to happen? Unclear.
  • BASE people haven't been seen for a while, need to send someone to meeting

[edit] MEETING CONCLUDED.

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