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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 238th Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 238th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Note-taker: [[User:Malaclyps]]
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: [[User:Leif]]
 
   
 
   
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
== Introduction and Names ==
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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* Monad says "We're a radically inclusive tinkerspace"
<blockquote>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'."</blockquote>
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[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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* Gnusosa says "We're not a democracy or a dictatorship!"
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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.
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* 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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** Carlos has an upward 180 degree rotated noisebridge wiki with Comic Sans.
** what do you do, and
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** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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** John does fab stuff! Bio stuff! Electronics stuff!
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** Tom is well on his way to seizing absolute power.
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** Alex is from Germany, he is working on "From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg"
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** Monad and I'm a tinkerer.
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** Danni coming for about three months. Right now, learning about cryptography, and prime number generation.
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** Kim -- third day here, interesting in circuit-bending.
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** Jason -- researcher been looking at maker culture.
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** Danny -- I've just finished a summit on online press freedom and phil zimmermann crashed it and it was awesome.
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** Hao -- builds robots.
  
 
== Short Announcements ==
 
== 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.
 
  
== New or Stale Events ==
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** Jason says the Brightworks folks are organizing a mini-maker faire. Also looking for possible sites. Thinking of it as a distributed nodes.
* 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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** Hackmeet this Saturday! It's an unconference disrupting the disruptors. It's about activists and hackers talking about stuff.
* 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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** Noisebridge is mentioned in two thesis this term: one from a sociologist in Mexico, and another one is from Brazil.
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** Another cryptoparty! This one will probably be in the Mozilla offices.  Go to [[https://cryptopartysf.org]]
  
 
== [[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.
<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: $20669.52
* 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): tiny bit of money.
  
 
== Consensus items ==
 
== Consensus items ==
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You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
 
You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
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It was agreed that three consensus items from last week be dropped, given that there is no consensus whatsoever.
  
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
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=== Proposals for next week ===
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
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Danny resigns being secretary contingent on a new secretary. He also proposes that Tom be a new secretary.
  
 
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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* Windows on the classrooms
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Brought in windows, want to put it into the classroom. Will have a whip rand.
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* Workstation space where Zebra was is going to be upgraded.
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* Vending machine? Should we lose it?
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We talked about Kim and Brandon and stuff.
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We talked a bit about Danny not being secretary, and what being a secretary involves.
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We talked about Anthony. Anthony is generally perceived as a
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Sketchy person, has had his access number revoked. He's 24
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years old, 5'2", in a grey and black hoodie, has short fade headcut, has headphones and doesn't talk to anyone much. If you see him, please ask him to come to the meeting.
  
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 21:24, 16 October 2012

Contents

Agenda

The 238th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: User:Malaclyps

Moderator: User:Leif

Introduction and Names

  • Monad says "We're a radically inclusive tinkerspace"
  • Gnusosa says "We're not a democracy or a dictatorship!"
  • 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):
    • Carlos has an upward 180 degree rotated noisebridge wiki with Comic Sans.
    • John does fab stuff! Bio stuff! Electronics stuff!
    • Tom is well on his way to seizing absolute power.
    • Alex is from Germany, he is working on "From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg"
    • Monad and I'm a tinkerer.
    • Danni coming for about three months. Right now, learning about cryptography, and prime number generation.
    • Kim -- third day here, interesting in circuit-bending.
    • Jason -- researcher been looking at maker culture.
    • Danny -- I've just finished a summit on online press freedom and phil zimmermann crashed it and it was awesome.
    • Hao -- builds robots.

Short Announcements

    • Jason says the Brightworks folks are organizing a mini-maker faire. Also looking for possible sites. Thinking of it as a distributed nodes.
    • Hackmeet this Saturday! It's an unconference disrupting the disruptors. It's about activists and hackers talking about stuff.
    • Noisebridge is mentioned in two thesis this term: one from a sociologist in Mexico, and another one is from Brazil.
    • Another cryptoparty! This one will probably be in the Mozilla offices. Go to [[1]]

Membership Binder

No new members.

Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $20669.52

Consensus items

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

It was agreed that three consensus items from last week be dropped, given that there is no consensus whatsoever.

Proposals from last week

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

Proposals for next week

Danny resigns being secretary contingent on a new secretary. He also proposes that Tom be a new secretary.

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

Discussion Items

  • Windows on the classrooms

Brought in windows, want to put it into the classroom. Will have a whip rand.

  • Workstation space where Zebra was is going to be upgraded.
  • Vending machine? Should we lose it?

We talked about Kim and Brandon and stuff.

We talked a bit about Danny not being secretary, and what being a secretary involves.

We talked about Anthony. Anthony is generally perceived as a Sketchy person, has had his access number revoked. He's 24 years old, 5'2", in a grey and black hoodie, has short fade headcut, has headphones and doesn't talk to anyone much. If you see him, please ask him to come to the meeting.


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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