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== HOWTO moderate a meeting ==
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 166th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Anyone can moderate the meeting, though it helps a great deal if you have been to meetings before.
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Note-taker: Danny O'Brien
  
#'''Say "Five minutes to meeting!".''' This will give you time to read these instructions.
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Moderator: Eric
#Get someone to '''grab the membership binder'''. It is kept near the shrine, which is currently on the south wall, between the electronics and sewing areas.
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#'''Get someone to take notes.''' Point the shocked and bemused note-taker to the sub-instructions below these instructions.
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#Skim '''read through the Agenda''' below that to get a feel for what a meeting will looks like.
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#People may have added '''Discussion Items''' to this page, or they may raise them during the meeting. If they emerge during the meeting, suggest that they be discussed _in_ the Discussion Item section, rather than derail other sections of the meeting. Discussion for these can be open-ended, but you should aim to wrap up the meeting within an hour. It can be handy to explicitly summarise what people intend to do as a result of the discussion. There is no requirement on you, Noisebridge the organization, or anyone else to do anything as a result of a discussion item.
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#If there are '''Consensus Items''', ensure that they were raised in meeting last week (the membership needs a week's warning for consensus items). Your main job in consensus is to listen to what everyone is saying, make sure everyone gets a chance to say something, and then -- if the debate is beginning to go round in circles or settle -- propose a Position that everyone seems to agree on. If people disagree with the Position, they will wrangle some more, or someone else will propose a Position. If no-one disagrees with the Position, say "So do we consense on $POSITION?". If no one objects, ask the note-taker to record the Position. If things are getting nowhere and we're all getting bored and antsy, identify the people objecting, and ask them to discuss the problem with the proposers of Consensus Item outside the meeting, and return next week with a compromise solution.
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#'''When you are done, consult with the note-taker,''' and make sure they know what they have to do to finish their job -- especially updating the wiki, and mailing nb-discuss, and the treasurer with new membership details.
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#'''Put back the membership binder''' by the Shrine.
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#'''Bathe in the glow''' of the respect of your fellow Noisebridgers.
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=== Introduction and Names ===
  
=== HOWTO note-take a meeting ===
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Eric -- AV geek
#Your moderator should give you five minutes to '''read these instructions'''. If they don't, say "Woah there cowboy, I need to know what I'm doing. Five minutes, por favor!". Use exactly those words.
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#Chill out, have a cocktail with a friendly robot, continue to rock the world.
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== Agenda ==
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Devon -- Architecture geek. New! Hi, Devon, hope I got your name right.
  
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
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Espen -- Norwegian psychology teaching building geek
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Cynthia -- Kitchen geek
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Johann -- industrial design geek
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=== Introduction and Names ===
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Jenny -- visiting academicky geek
* [[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'."
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* 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.
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Danny -- meta geek
* [[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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Aesthetix - pissing off people geek (not true!)
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Kelly -- photography geek
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Alexander -- just moved in, startuppy chaos music geek
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Michael -- late-coming geek
  
 
=== Announcements ===
 
=== Announcements ===
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No announcements
  
 
=== Financial Report ===
 
=== Financial Report ===
Funds in bank:  
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Funds in bank: $16835, $3600 in rent going out shortly
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We paid $755 in PG&E [[Electricity]] bill. It seemed high. Danny pledged to write an email to nb-discuss, and to hell with the consequences. We will see next month if it is still high.
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(Note, the thread and analysis in nb-discuss uncovered that a) there are a lot of days in this particular month, b) we pay more in the Summer for our electricity, c) the power usage has gone up, nonetheless, d) maybe it is the increase in cooking, e) maybe it is the vending machine, f) we have a powermeter on the vending machine so we could go check. Etc.)
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Jenny pointed to http://growingenergylabs.com/ a friendly startup looking at solar and stuff.
  
 
=== Membership Binder ===
 
=== Membership Binder ===
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Names were read off! New members are incoming!
* 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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=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
 
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=== Project Updates ===
 
=== Project Updates ===
  
(Anyone doing interesting projects is welcome to chip in here.)
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Eric is doing a talk show on TV! It will be filmed live in a boat in the beach, and then backhauled to Sutro Tower then sent into space. It will return via the [[Wikipedia:Galaxy_19|Galaxy 19]] satellite, and he enquired as to whether it would be possible to set up a satellite receiver in the space to capture his living essence, liive.
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It was mooted that we are not allowed onto the roof "except to put up antenna". There was some tentativeness about this opinion. Eric was encouraged to email https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/rack and ask about this.
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=== Consensus items ===
 
=== Consensus items ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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No consensus items.
  
 
=== Discussion Items ===
 
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Aestetix outlined a project that would encourage people to donate money to NB, and in return, a small posse of technical people would help them to set up Tor nodes. The various details of this had been bounced around for a while between people at NB, EFF, and Tor, but in the end the Treasurer suggested the following model, separate from Noisebridge and run by said posse:
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* Set up a new paypal account that people can donate money to
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* Every time a donation is made to that paypal account, someone (or a script) donates some of that money to Noisebridge/EFF, and uses the rest of the cash to launch a Tor node (however we decide to do it technically)
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* Have NB Fearless Treasurer issue a donation receipt from Noisebridge to the original donor
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The discussion is still ongoing -- those interested in helping should get in touch with Aestetix.
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Everyone nodded enthusiastically, and dined on Cynthia's ginger and cinnamon sliced yams.
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Due to an error in consensus comprehension, Eric called a motion for the meeting to be adjourned. Fortunately, the error threw an exception, so the meeting successfully quit anyway.
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We went on to discuss the madness that doing a talk show in a boat entails, and it was revealed that Eric is a trained scuba diver, and so were other people, and so on and so forth.
  
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* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
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Latest revision as of 02:06, 23 June 2011

Contents

[edit] Agenda

The 166th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny O'Brien

Moderator: Eric


[edit] Introduction and Names

Eric -- AV geek

Devon -- Architecture geek. New! Hi, Devon, hope I got your name right.

Espen -- Norwegian psychology teaching building geek

Cynthia -- Kitchen geek

Johann -- industrial design geek

Jenny -- visiting academicky geek

Danny -- meta geek

Aesthetix - pissing off people geek (not true!)

Kelly -- photography geek

Alexander -- just moved in, startuppy chaos music geek

Michael -- late-coming geek

[edit] Announcements

No announcements

[edit] Financial Report

Funds in bank: $16835, $3600 in rent going out shortly

We paid $755 in PG&E Electricity bill. It seemed high. Danny pledged to write an email to nb-discuss, and to hell with the consequences. We will see next month if it is still high.

(Note, the thread and analysis in nb-discuss uncovered that a) there are a lot of days in this particular month, b) we pay more in the Summer for our electricity, c) the power usage has gone up, nonetheless, d) maybe it is the increase in cooking, e) maybe it is the vending machine, f) we have a powermeter on the vending machine so we could go check. Etc.)

Jenny pointed to http://growingenergylabs.com/ a friendly startup looking at solar and stuff.

[edit] Membership Binder

Names were read off! New members are incoming!

[edit] What's Going On at Noisebridge

One short sentence about each of the following:

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

Not all events make it onto this calendar. Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC or in person at Tuesday meetings. Best of all, Noisebridge is about people getting together at the space in San Francisco to do stuff. DO pay attention, as some events just arise organically from the bottom up!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

[edit] Upcoming Events edit


Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 6:30PM to 8:30PM: Wordpress and Woo Commerce informal discussion in Hackitorium - free beer and pizza. More info @ code is poetry

Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 6PM to 8PM: Bay Area Maker Educators to host its monthly meetup at Noisebridge. About 30-40 educators from all around the Bay Area convene to chat and discuss topics related to making in K-12 schools. We are excited to meet at Noisebridge this month because many of our educators have never been to this space or anything else like it!

Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 12pm to 2pm: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES @ Noisebridge -- Noisebands and vegan pancakes!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 12pm to 2pm: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES @ Noisebridge -- Noisebands and vegan pancakes!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 2pm to Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 5pm: The Stupid $@#! No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon. More info to come soon.

Friday, June 26th, 2015, 7am to 6pm: American Library Association conference event: A Day At A Hackerspace (more details coming soon...) This all-day event at Noisebridge is an official part of the American Library Association conference. About 40 librarians from all over the US will be at Noisebridge to learn more about hackerspaces and how forming one in their library can be beneficial for their community.

Monday, June 29th-30th, 2015, 12pm to 7pm: Unofficial American Library Association Unconference (This Unconference will focus on issues of privacy, access, and digital rights as they relate to libraries, and will feature speaker sessions, bootcamp technology trainings, and open forums for discussion.)

[edit] Recurring Events edit

E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.

[edit] Mondays

  • E 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays  
    - Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, Cheng, Greg, and/or a host of 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 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.
  • E 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Front-end Web Development - Learn HTML/CSS/JS. A series of talks on different topics every week. Recap of last week's material starts at 7:30 pm. Join the WebDev list or the Announce list for updates.
  • E 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

  • E 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.
  • E 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library
  • E 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

  • E 6:00 pm - 8:00pm SF-LUG Weekly Linux Discussion Group, held in the Turing classroom.
  • E 7:00 pm Digital Archivists - Learn how to scan books and help build book scanners.
  • 3rd alternating monthly 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Next NB meetup 25th Feb, alternating monthly between SF and South Bay - Cyberspectrum: Software Defined Radio Meetup in Hackatorium (new): A place to learn and exchange ideas about SDR. Presentations on concepts, mystery signals, hardware/software and cool applications.
  • E 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] Super Thursdays!

  • E Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it by midnight as truck comes 1:30-2:30am.
  • 3rd 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friends of FreeBSD welcomes all skill levels to learn more about FreeBSD, to actually use and help promote the FreeBSD project, and to get involved in preventing this operating system from dying.
  • 2nd4th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm SF Bootstrappers Office Hours @ Noisebridge - Come to Noisebridge 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 and get the kickstart you need to solve your most burning problem.This is a group for experts to help novices and novices to get the much needed advice they need on their projects
  • E 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library
  • E 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Noisebridge @ Maker Fair 2015 - Come to Noisebridge Thursdays 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and help make this a thing. We'd really really welcome all of you makers, presenters and teachers to come by! If anyone specifically asks what you're coming to Noisebridge for that evening, tell 'em that you're there to join Jarrod in making Noisebridge @ Maker Faire an awesome reality.
  • E -3rd 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.
  • E 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.
  • 3rd 7:00 pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - lightning 5min talks every 3rd Thursday of the month

[edit] Fridays

[edit] Saturdays

  • E 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CPP Class discussion in Hackitorum/Fox Lounge/Church. Currently looking for folks wanting to help plan out lessons.

[edit] Sundays

  • E 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dungeons and Dragons in Church, currently looking for new players.
  • alternating monthly 1:00 pm Monthly Lock Sport Collaboration: Come learn how to pick locks and learn more about them with the SF Bay Area chapter of TOOOL. The group meets on alternating months at Noisebridge and in San Jose. Check the TOOOL SF announcement list for details.
  • 2nd 2:00 pm BAHA - Bay Area Hacker's Association - security meeting
  • E 3:00 pm Go - Playing of the Go board game. On nice days we often take the boards to Dolores Park and play there.
  • E 6:00 pm Plan 9 class (if not Noisebridge check Sycamore)


[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

Eric is doing a talk show on TV! It will be filmed live in a boat in the beach, and then backhauled to Sutro Tower then sent into space. It will return via the Galaxy 19 satellite, and he enquired as to whether it would be possible to set up a satellite receiver in the space to capture his living essence, liive.

It was mooted that we are not allowed onto the roof "except to put up antenna". There was some tentativeness about this opinion. Eric was encouraged to email https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/rack and ask about this.


[edit] Consensus items

No consensus items.

[edit] Discussion Items

Aestetix outlined a project that would encourage people to donate money to NB, and in return, a small posse of technical people would help them to set up Tor nodes. The various details of this had been bounced around for a while between people at NB, EFF, and Tor, but in the end the Treasurer suggested the following model, separate from Noisebridge and run by said posse:

  • Set up a new paypal account that people can donate money to
  • Every time a donation is made to that paypal account, someone (or a script) donates some of that money to Noisebridge/EFF, and uses the rest of the cash to launch a Tor node (however we decide to do it technically)
  • Have NB Fearless Treasurer issue a donation receipt from Noisebridge to the original donor

The discussion is still ongoing -- those interested in helping should get in touch with Aestetix.

Everyone nodded enthusiastically, and dined on Cynthia's ginger and cinnamon sliced yams.

Due to an error in consensus comprehension, Eric called a motion for the meeting to be adjourned. Fortunately, the error threw an exception, so the meeting successfully quit anyway.

We went on to discuss the madness that doing a talk show in a boat entails, and it was revealed that Eric is a trained scuba diver, and so were other people, and so on and so forth.

[edit] AbEnd of Meeting

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