Meeting Notes 2012 08 07

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= Instructions =
 
* '''Delete these instructions section before posting completed minutes.'''
 
* Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
 
* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
 
 
== Note-taker ==
 
* Open a text editor to take notes on the major points of the meeting, using this page at the template.
 
* Project the draft meeting notes and agenda in real time throughout the meeting.
 
* Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
 
* Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
 
* Post the meeting notes to this page, and email out a summary with a link.
 
* Tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.
 
 
== Moderator==
 
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
 
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
 
* Speak only minimally yourself.
 
* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
 
* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
 
* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
 
* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
 
 
== Participants ==
 
* Say your name before you talk.
 
* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
 
* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
 
* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
 
  
 
= Agenda =
 
= Agenda =
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps|Danny]]
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: [[User:hurtstotouchfire|Kelly]]
 
   
 
   
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
== Introduction and Names ==
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* Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
 
* Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
 
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
 
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
** What's your name,
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** are you a member,
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Kelly -- works in neuroscience, abandoning you all to move to Boston. (Crowds of booing).
** what do you do, and
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** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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Tom -- over the course of this week, I spent an unreasonable number of hours telling reasonable people to do a thing that they promised to do, and that they had not done
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Danny -- I'm typing everything everyone is saying
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David -- I'm new here, programming and math.
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John -- screwing around embedded programming
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R. -- from metalab, building a startup
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Kevin -- like to do stuff with programming
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Nick -- publishing two books on movie making
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Paul -- development
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Forrest-- interested in mesh networks, distributed caching, p2p-rising.
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Ornj -- I edit wikis, sweep floors
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Alex -- linux and networks!
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Anij -- doing a workshop
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Todd --- imagemaking workshop
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Alexis -- doing stuff!
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Christian -- first couple of times here. Great ideas and want to manifest them in reality.
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Julia -- is a maker! Printing a pseudoorgan and a toy on the 3d printer.
  
 
== Short Announcements ==
 
== Short Announcements ==
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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Come to [[Elements_of_Image_Making]] on Sunday 2PM, starts the 26th!
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== New or Stale Events ==
 
== New or Stale Events ==
* Is there anything new happening at the space?
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* Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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Stuff we're not sure about. Please get in touch if you're still doing these links!
* If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the [[Category:Events | events at the space]] and try to weed out stale events.
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On Mondays:
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** [[Gamebridge| 18:00 Unityversity Unity3D Game Development user group and beginner mentoring. ]]
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** 19:00 [[Cook-in class]] Bring your ideas/food/appetite and try your hand at cooking.
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On Tuesdays:
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22:00 [[SF Grey Hat Meetup]] If you have to ask you probably shouldn't show up. next meeting 3/13 will cover metasploit, vote for next topic.
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** 19:00 [[PyClass]] - Learn how to program using the Python programming language. New "series" starts December 5th!
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** 19:00 [[Machine_Learning|Machine Learning]] 7:00pm, come in and learn about statistical learning techniques.
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** 19:00 [[Noisedroid/Nights]] - An Android-Themed Co-working Night.
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On Sundays:
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** 19:00[[Hack Politics]] -- 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.  Hack the political systems.  (Next meeting will be July1, 2012).
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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
 
== [[Membership Binder]] ==
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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<blockquote>Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community better than it is today.</blockquote>
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No new members this week!
<blockquote>If you want to show your commitment to Noisebridge and the community here without becoming a capital-M-Member, consider being a Noisebridge associate. Associates pay their dues to the treasurer just like members, use the space just like members, and are valued participants in the community just like members. The difference is that associate membership doesn't involve consensus: there's no need to go through consensus to become an associate, but associates don't get to block consensus either.</blockquote>
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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** introduce themselves,
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** answer any questions members may have for them, then
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** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
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* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
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* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
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== Financial Report ==
 
== Financial Report ==
* Funds in bank:
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* Funds in bank: $13826.20
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
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* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):  
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*    There are $2064.76 earmarked NoiseTor funds
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*    Colo service has been paid through Jul 7, 2012
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*    There are enough funds to pay for an additional 2 months of colo
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*    This information was updated at Tue Aug 7 21:30:03 2012
  
 
== Consensus items ==
 
== Consensus items ==
You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
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=== Proposals from last week ===
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
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=== Proposals for next week ===
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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Kelly suggests that we put aside money to either automate the treasury process or hire a CPA.
  
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
 
 
During discussion, it is not necessary to write down exact what each person says. Record the topics of discussion, and any items of consensus or controversy here. Detailed descriptions of the conversation should go on the discuss page for this meeting.
 
  
 
== End of Meeting ==
 
== End of Meeting ==

Revision as of 21:41, 7 August 2012

Contents

Agenda

The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny

Moderator: Kelly

Introduction and Names

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'."
  • Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give a brief primer on consensus process: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
  • Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
  • Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):

Kelly -- works in neuroscience, abandoning you all to move to Boston. (Crowds of booing).

Tom -- over the course of this week, I spent an unreasonable number of hours telling reasonable people to do a thing that they promised to do, and that they had not done

Danny -- I'm typing everything everyone is saying

David -- I'm new here, programming and math.

John -- screwing around embedded programming

R. -- from metalab, building a startup

Kevin -- like to do stuff with programming

Nick -- publishing two books on movie making

Paul -- development

Forrest-- interested in mesh networks, distributed caching, p2p-rising.

Ornj -- I edit wikis, sweep floors

Alex -- linux and networks!

Anij -- doing a workshop

Todd --- imagemaking workshop

Alexis -- doing stuff!

Christian -- first couple of times here. Great ideas and want to manifest them in reality.

Julia -- is a maker! Printing a pseudoorgan and a toy on the 3d printer.

Short Announcements

Come to Elements_of_Image_Making on Sunday 2PM, starts the 26th!


New or Stale Events

Stuff we're not sure about. Please get in touch if you're still doing these links!

On Mondays:

On Tuesdays: 22:00 SF Grey Hat Meetup If you have to ask you probably shouldn't show up. next meeting 3/13 will cover metasploit, vote for next topic.


    • 19:00 PyClass - Learn how to program using the Python programming language. New "series" starts December 5th!
    • 19:00 Machine Learning 7:00pm, come in and learn about statistical learning techniques.

On Sundays:

    • 19:00Hack Politics -- 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Hack the political systems. (Next meeting will be July1, 2012).


Membership Binder

No new members this week!

Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $13826.20
  • There are $2064.76 earmarked NoiseTor funds
  • Colo service has been paid through Jul 7, 2012
  • There are enough funds to pay for an additional 2 months of colo
  • This information was updated at Tue Aug 7 21:30:03 2012

Consensus items

Proposals from last week

(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the Consensus Items History page.)

Proposals for next week

Kelly suggests that we put aside money to either automate the treasury process or hire a CPA.

Discussion Items

End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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