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== Agenda ==
 
== Agenda ==
  
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 170th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
 
Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps|Danny]]
 
Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps|Danny]]
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: [[User:miloh|Miloh]]
 
   
 
   
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Miloh introduced hand gestures. Miloh said 30 minutes of traditional meeting 30 minutes. Some discussion of minutes
  
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
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Shannon - proposes a lot
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Cynthia - retired doctor
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Danny - i'm reading out what i'm just writing
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Jeffrey - I'm new
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Jim -- I live in Philly
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Jene -- UC Berkeley
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Kit - electronics
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Gavin -- coming from a month and half
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Ariel -- coming for two years
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Michael -- that's all
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Kelly --
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John -- heard from oakland in group, interested in what's going on here
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Jesse -- I like technology
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Will -- I like technology as well
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Liz -- webdev, making stuff, small publishing pres
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Warren -- been here for a month or two, looking for a place to voluteer
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Al -- technofloater
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Otto -- hi otto!
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Duncan -- i enjoy learning teaching
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Carl -- volunteering!
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Aestetix -- work on projects
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Robert -- I occasionally break things, and make things better. Webdev!
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Kathryn -- cook asian food on monday nights for tastebridge
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* [[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'."
 
* [[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'."
 
* 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.
 
* 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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=== New or Stale Events ===
 
=== New or Stale Events ===
  
Is there anything new happening at the space?
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Kelly reported on what events there are!
-- * [[Technical_solutions|technical solutions to social problems]] group
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Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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=== Consensus items ===
  
=== Financial Report ===
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Consensus for [[Noisebridge Tor | NoiseTor]]:
Funds in bank:  
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Kelly asks if Rachel's questions are answered. Kelly is concerned whether our insurance might not cover it.
  
=== Membership Binder ===
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It was felt that Rachel might oppose this, so the decision was postponed.
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Anyone up for joining this week (ie have four checks by their name + have two sponsors) 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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=== Consensus items ===
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=== Financial Report ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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Funds in bank: $17,890.31 -- still not 3 months ahead, but doing okay.
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Xero has a bug in it which is missing paypal payments, so we've not been reconciling correctly (Xero has missed the payments, so while our balance is correct, and paypal reflects the payments, our accounts don't show it).
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We should rearrange our financial system to take into account separate sub-projects.
  
 
=== Discussion Items ===
 
=== Discussion Items ===
  
* Update on last week's brainstorming.
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Offer of facilities management stuff from Ariel.
* Will's cleaning mission?
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* The case of the mysterious Rinpoche.
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Tastebridge -- now has a ledger by their donations box. Getting donations, receiving donations. Going for a $500 pledge, and looking for $500 maybe from NB once that pledge is met.
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Kelly points for 501(c)3 stuff to magically work, they need to give us a record of how much money was being collected.
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John asks if people move on from NB projects to do commercial projects, is that problematic? (General answer: no)
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John talks about heavy machining connecting electronics. Recommended to join the fab list.
  
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Carl is upset about the couch removal (some weeks ago). Carl would like to see discussion before removal of couches. It's unknown who removed the couch in question and whether or not it was the "maybe bedbugs" couch from some weeks ago.
  
 
=== End of Meeting ===
 
=== End of Meeting ===

Latest revision as of 15:26, 12 August 2011

Contents

[edit] Agenda

The 170th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny

Moderator: Miloh

Miloh introduced hand gestures. Miloh said 30 minutes of traditional meeting 30 minutes. Some discussion of minutes

[edit] Introduction and Names

Shannon - proposes a lot

Cynthia - retired doctor

Danny - i'm reading out what i'm just writing

Jeffrey - I'm new

Jim -- I live in Philly

Jene -- UC Berkeley

Kit - electronics

Gavin -- coming from a month and half

Ariel -- coming for two years

Michael -- that's all

Kelly --

John -- heard from oakland in group, interested in what's going on here

Jesse -- I like technology

Will -- I like technology as well

Liz -- webdev, making stuff, small publishing pres

Warren -- been here for a month or two, looking for a place to voluteer

Al -- technofloater

Otto -- hi otto!

Duncan -- i enjoy learning teaching

Carl -- volunteering!

Aestetix -- work on projects

Robert -- I occasionally break things, and make things better. Webdev!

Kathryn -- cook asian food on monday nights for tastebridge

  • 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.

[edit] Short Announcements

Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!

[edit] New or Stale Events

Kelly reported on what events there are!

[edit] Consensus items

Consensus for NoiseTor:

Kelly asks if Rachel's questions are answered. Kelly is concerned whether our insurance might not cover it.

It was felt that Rachel might oppose this, so the decision was postponed.

[edit] Financial Report

Funds in bank: $17,890.31 -- still not 3 months ahead, but doing okay.

Xero has a bug in it which is missing paypal payments, so we've not been reconciling correctly (Xero has missed the payments, so while our balance is correct, and paypal reflects the payments, our accounts don't show it).

We should rearrange our financial system to take into account separate sub-projects.

[edit] Discussion Items

Offer of facilities management stuff from Ariel.

Tastebridge -- now has a ledger by their donations box. Getting donations, receiving donations. Going for a $500 pledge, and looking for $500 maybe from NB once that pledge is met.

Kelly points for 501(c)3 stuff to magically work, they need to give us a record of how much money was being collected.

John asks if people move on from NB projects to do commercial projects, is that problematic? (General answer: no)

John talks about heavy machining connecting electronics. Recommended to join the fab list.

Carl is upset about the couch removal (some weeks ago). Carl would like to see discussion before removal of couches. It's unknown who removed the couch in question and whether or not it was the "maybe bedbugs" couch from some weeks ago.

[edit] End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Put back the membership binder in the black desk.
  • Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
  • Send a copy of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Copy the Meeting Notes Template for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it.
  • Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.
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