Meeting Notes 2011 08 02

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Dropping some figures in here in advance. We may not actually discuss these at the meeting if there are more pressing issues, but here's some info in case you're interested. --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 09:50, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
 
Dropping some figures in here in advance. We may not actually discuss these at the meeting if there are more pressing issues, but here's some info in case you're interested. --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 09:50, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
  
27: Number of members in confirmed good standing
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*27: Number of members in confirmed good standing
37: Number of members including those probably in good standing but they pay in large chunks or pay in cash to a board member or I forgot to deposit their checks (sorry Will)
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*37: Number of members including those probably in good standing but they pay in large chunks or pay in cash to a board member or I forgot to deposit their checks (sorry Will)
47: Number of members including those mentioned above as well as members who are past due beyond our bookkeeping lag
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*47: Number of members including those mentioned above as well as members who are past due beyond our bookkeeping lag
57: Number of members on "hiatus" (exclusive of active members and former members who have officially abdicated)
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*57: Number of members on "hiatus" (exclusive of active members and former members who have officially abdicated)
  
 
Jan - May 2011 (June & July still have outstanding items to reconcile)
 
Jan - May 2011 (June & July still have outstanding items to reconcile)

Revision as of 16:58, 2 August 2011


Contents

HOWTO run a meeting.

Pick a moderator, and a note-taker. The note-taker should:

  • write notes in this page, put them back up online when they're done,
  • edit the frontpage so that it points to this weeks and next week's meeting notes in the meeting bit,
  • edit the Current Consensus Items if anything is decided to be up for consensus next week (stuff raised for consensus this week should be publicised for a final decision next week)
  • edit the Consensus Items History if anything was consensed or failed to consense this week.
  • tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.

Moderator should:

  • make sure everyone gets a chance to speak
  • speak minimally themselves
  • keep the meeting moving! you're in charge of summarising the consensus, and/or suggesting things that need to be done!
  • get the membership binders and ensure they are returned to the black desk

Agenda

The 172nd Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE

Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE


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: 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.

Short Announcements

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

New or Stale Events

Is there anything new happening at the space? Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?

Here are the current events (you don't need to read all of these out):


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.

  • Saturday, April 19, 12:00: NoiseHack, Learn to build, wire, or code a noisemaking thingie! Beginners welcome. Doors open at 11:30am. Keynote speaker and demos start at 12pm. Instructor-led workshops run until 6pm. Details at NoiseHack
  • Sunday, April 20, 12:00: Godwafflenoisepancakes, An afternoon of noise music and vegan pancakes. A monthly Saturday event starting in May.


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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Fridays

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.

Sundays


Financial Report

Funds in bank: Dropping some figures in here in advance. We may not actually discuss these at the meeting if there are more pressing issues, but here's some info in case you're interested. --Hurtstotouchfire 09:50, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

  • 27: Number of members in confirmed good standing
  • 37: Number of members including those probably in good standing but they pay in large chunks or pay in cash to a board member or I forgot to deposit their checks (sorry Will)
  • 47: Number of members including those mentioned above as well as members who are past due beyond our bookkeeping lag
  • 57: Number of members on "hiatus" (exclusive of active members and former members who have officially abdicated)

Jan - May 2011 (June & July still have outstanding items to reconcile)

By Number of Members:

  • Starving Dues: 25%
  • Regular Dues: 73%
  • Doing Well Dues: 2%

By Portion of Dues Income:

  • Starving Dues: 16%
  • Regular Dues: 80%
  • Doing Well Dues: 4%

Profit & Loss Jan-May 2011 - Google doc showing a whole bunch of different income items and expenditures, over the last few months.

Membership Binder

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
  • 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.

Consensus items

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)

Up for consensus this week:

"For a trial period of six months, Noisebridge should sponsor an official project to provide Tor nodes, and accept donations earmarked for that purpose. "

Discussion Items

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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