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== 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|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|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 ==
 
== Agenda ==
  
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Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps|Danny]]
 
Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps|Danny]]
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: Crutcher
 
   
 
   
 
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
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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'."
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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.
 
* 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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Crutcher -- mainly do large systems software, sewing
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Levi -- visiting from Crashspace, I teach high school, research for cosmic rays, currently at Stanford. Looking 501c3 status for Crashpace
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Lance -- Also from Crashspace, now at Emeryville. Crutcher recommends Ace Monster Toys for all your East Coast needs.
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John -- not an alcoholic still
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Cynthia -- retired physician. hacks the kitchen
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Will
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Danny --
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Todd -- software dev, looking into hardware stuff
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Mike -- technomad don't do large infrastructure
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* [[Consensus Process|A brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
 
* [[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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Crutcher describes the consensus process, which is an entertaining act in its own right.
  
 
=== Short Announcements ===
 
=== Short Announcements ===
  
Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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Crutcher announced that he got angry, perhaps too angry.
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Crutcher notes that Burning man is close.
  
 
=== New or Stale Events ===
 
=== New or Stale Events ===
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Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
 
Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
  
=== Financial Report ===
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Machine Learning -- debating moving days. It was felt that Tuesday might be a bit overcrowded.
Funds in bank:
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=== Financial Report ===
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Funds in bank: Kelly will fill later.
  
 
=== Membership Binder ===
 
=== Membership Binder ===
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=== Discussion Items ===
 
=== Discussion Items ===
  
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The last projector has failed. The main area's installed projector is fine, but there's no projector for classes in Turing and Church. Buy a new one?
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Discussed the membership lapsing issue.
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Crutcher says that the issue is we need a consistent way to let members lapse that doesn't let people turn up from a million years ago, pay $40 and magically block.
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Mike -- suggested a maintenance fee, pay a little amount to tick over. Will and Crutcher felt that would be to too much overhead.
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We agreed to work on text to make a consensus proposal for next week (to be condensed on next week).
  
 
=== End of Meeting ===
 
=== End of Meeting ===

Latest revision as of 15:14, 11 August 2011

Contents

[edit] Agenda

The 173rd Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny

Moderator: Crutcher

[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: 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.

Crutcher -- mainly do large systems software, sewing Levi -- visiting from Crashspace, I teach high school, research for cosmic rays, currently at Stanford. Looking 501c3 status for Crashpace Lance -- Also from Crashspace, now at Emeryville. Crutcher recommends Ace Monster Toys for all your East Coast needs. John -- not an alcoholic still Cynthia -- retired physician. hacks the kitchen Will Danny -- Todd -- software dev, looking into hardware stuff Mike -- technomad don't do large infrastructure

Crutcher describes the consensus process, which is an entertaining act in its own right.

[edit] Short Announcements

Crutcher announced that he got angry, perhaps too angry.

Crutcher notes that Burning man is close.

[edit] New or Stale Events

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

Machine Learning -- debating moving days. It was felt that Tuesday might be a bit overcrowded.


[edit] Financial Report

Funds in bank: Kelly will fill later.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Consensus items

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

[edit] Discussion Items

The last projector has failed. The main area's installed projector is fine, but there's no projector for classes in Turing and Church. Buy a new one?

Discussed the membership lapsing issue.

Crutcher says that the issue is we need a consistent way to let members lapse that doesn't let people turn up from a million years ago, pay $40 and magically block.

Mike -- suggested a maintenance fee, pay a little amount to tick over. Will and Crutcher felt that would be to too much overhead.

We agreed to work on text to make a consensus proposal for next week (to be condensed on next week).

[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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