Meeting Notes 2012 10 02

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The 236th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: gnusosa Moderator: Danny

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):
    • What's your name,
    • are you a member,
    • what do you do, and
    • if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?

Danny - Moderator.

Mischief - loves computers.

Daniela, member of the community and french teacher.

Leif - Likes computers, and internet and stuff.

Rev. Mick - World building social issues

Johnny Radio - Teaches kids in the ghetto how to make shit

Kish - Poweruser of Noisebridge, loves html and css.

Robert - He's a disgrace for the human race.

Zephyr - Wu-Tang Clan are not to be fucked with.

Martin - Says hi.

Dan - Builds giants computer clusters, just installed wings with LED. Expect more weird shit with lights and LEDs. Also expect a giant array of LEDs. Expect more shit, code is in github.

Snail - Likes to takes sticks, and poke people while this on fire.

Eric - Working on a website Emokiware for Kickstarter.

Julia - Not a member, film maker, a documentary on Jacob Applebum.

Corey - New to the space, found about the space through another friend, stumble to the space. Learning and getting to know the community.

Jimmy - Meet Dan on the streets a month ago, He told him to come over the space, so here he is.

Mike - Technowonderer, HE is a scientist, RTFM, ask 20 people and then ask him.

Carlos - Likes Perl.

Short Announcements

  • Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
  • Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.

Cliff painted the columns.

Laser cutting moved to wednesday.

Radio frequent user, likes to annoce a making event.

Dreamworks is making a movie of Julian Assange. Women in Iceland creating a safe heaven for free speech.

Documentary on free speech, sevens days left in their Indiegogo campaign. The Mouse That Roared in

Cliff of Chicago, making a film, a skit.

Eric says Claudia(Lady with a beautiful beagle dog) is in the Peace Corps, She is doing alright in.

Dan is speaking with ElectricAmp, they are making a cool Microcontroller. Very interesting. A date to be announced.

New or Stale Events

  • Is there anything new happening at the space?
  • Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
  • If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the events at the space and try to weed out stale events.

No new projects. Just Dan's LED wings.

Membership Binder

  • Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe membership, and the application process.

Zephyr explains.

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.

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.

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
  • Anyone eligible to join this week should
    • introduce themselves,
    • answer any questions members may have for them, then
    • leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
  • The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
  • Remember to applaud new members when they return.

Brandonz, is on Week 3. Sponsored by Leif, and gnusosa.

Adam, is on Week 4.

Nicholas, Not here.

Ryan, Not here.

Blake Griffin, Not here.

Michael Tobias, Not here.

Financial Report


Consensus items

You may wish to invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat a brief primer on the consensus process.

Sleeping problem: Leif suggest a Japanese Sleeping Pods. So we can find the frequent sleepers, and tell them, that they can't live here. Eric talks about people sleeping at 3am and 12am, a totally different crowd at the night. But nobody helps Eric or others people enforce the sleeping rule. Sleepers are telling sleepers not to sleep in the space. Sleeping hours move to the daytime too. Starts in the afternoon.

Rayc: Mediate after the meeting.

Music: A 40 minute open music jam, includes a variety of instruments, you have to built what you play. Basically, allow noise jamming once a week in the space. Open to discussion for the time period. Somebody wants a parade to append to this live jam. People would be working on their instruments on their own time. The event will be posted to noisebridge-discuss.

Proposals from last week


Proposals for next week


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.

  • Missing, stole stuff:
    • Most stuff is stolen in the middle of the night, and it's related to the people that sleep late night.
  • To eliminate the problem of unwelcome individuals entering the space, add a code for the top buzzer(inside of the space).
  • Timestamp for missing stuff, stolen, or damaged.
  • IR trigger for the hacker shelf.
  • Ask for help in IRC for sleepers and stealers.

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.