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= Instructions =
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= Minutes =
* '''Delete these instructions section before posting completed minutes.'''
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* Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
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* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
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== Note-taker ==
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These are the notes of the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes the 239th Meeting of Noisebridge]. Note-taker: [[user:flamsmark | Tom]]; Moderator: [[user:malaclyps | Danny]].
* Open a text editor to take notes on the major points of the meeting, using this page at the template.
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* Project the draft meeting notes and agenda in real time throughout the meeting.
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* Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
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* Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
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* Post the meeting notes to this page, and email out a summary with a link.
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* Tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.
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== Moderator==
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* '''It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Brandon Edens is a member'''
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
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* '''It is the consensus of Noisebridge Tom Lowenthal should replace Danny O'Brien as the secretary of Noisebridge'''
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
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* Speak only minimally yourself.
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* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
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* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
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* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
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* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
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== 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 =
 
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 239th Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
 
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
 
 
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
 
 
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
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The following people introduced themselves:
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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* [[user:malaclyps | Danny O'Brien]] is the Moderator
<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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* Monad
* You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]], or you may wish to defer this until the consensus segment of the meeting.
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* Brandon
* 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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* Martin, a founding member of Noisebridge and ATX Hackerspace
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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* John hacks brains, both his own and others
** What's your name,  
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* [[user:flamsmark | Tom]] is taking notes
** are you a member,
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* Josh has been working on Noisegate and he brought cookies
** what do you do, and
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* Mike is a technowanderer not a stock clerk or quartermaster
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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* Casey hacks on software defined radio
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* RAYC
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* Liz is a techno-domestic engineer and a quartermaster and an ombudsman. She hacks on [[Hackability]], Helps [[Circuit Hacking Mondays]]
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* Justin hacks on TDCS, 3D printers and fabrication
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* Will is a codemonkey
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* Kevin is not a member, and he's learning Big Data
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* Shawn <3 OLPC
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* Mike is a recent (~2mo) SF transplant, founded the Shangahi hackerspace and likes hardware
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* Mike is a lurker
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* Karl has been working on an iOS version of the Noisegate
  
 
== Short Announcements ==
 
== Short Announcements ==
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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* Josh: with revisions to the Noisebridge API, there's new Noisegate Android app which uses payphone codes to remotely open the gate
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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* Want bandwidth and quiet at conferences? ATX Hackerspace is starting to sponsor hacker lounges, using the NB key as an universal hacker authenticator.
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* The doorbell buzzer is broken.
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* The monthly cleaning service is raising rates from $145 to $160 per month. Will would like someone else to take over from him in managing this
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** Liz has some feedback from the cleaning lady: Noisebridge is confusing, and she doesn't get what this place is; nobody talks to her and that's somewhat uncomfortable for her; it sometimes looks like people maybe steal things and she doesn't want to be blamed for that.
  
== New or Stale Events ==
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== [[:Category:Events | New or Stale Events]] ==
* Is there anything new happening at the space?
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* RAYC: On Saturday, there's a Neuro TDCS meetup, starting around 12-2pm. Look for RAYC, John, or Justin.
* Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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* John: neuro meetups Monday nights at 7pm
* 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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* Tom: [https://cryptopartysf.org/ SF Cryptoparty] on Sat Nov 17th at [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Sf Mozilla's SF Office]
  
 
== [[Membership Binder]] ==
 
== [[Membership Binder]] ==
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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* Andrew Burns: Week 1
<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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** Sponsor: Danny O'Brien
<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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** Sponsor: John Withers
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Branden Edens: week 4
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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** '''It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Brandon Edens is a member'''
** 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: <treasurer-unavailable>
 
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
 
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
  
 
== Consensus items ==
 
== Consensus items ==
You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
 
  
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
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* '''It is the consensus of Noisebridge Tom Lowenthal should replace Danny O'Brien as the secretary of Noisebridge'''
''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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=== Proposals for next week ===
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
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* Proposal from Martin: Noisebridge should purchase Gorilla Racks replacing the current selection of member shelves of the same approximate dimensions. This is estimated at approximately $1200-$1800.
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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== Discussion Items ==
  
== Discussion Items ==
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=== Harassment ===
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Context: [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2012-October/033099.html]. We had a wide-ranging discussion of how Noisebridge is a challenging environment for this sort of thing, and how we can deal with this.
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The following were concrete suggestions as to how to resolve this problem:
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* Martin proposes and extensive re-education campaign.
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* RAYC proposes to prepare and distribute useful literature about our [[Community Standards]]
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* We should provide more help and guidance for people who are running events.
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* Mike suggests serious and blinking signs.
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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=== The Door ===
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The buzzer is broken. Jake might fix it, and might implement other solutions,
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* The option to silence the buzzer without opening the door.
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* Soon, you will need a code to open the door at the the top of the stairs (otherwise, you need to physically open the door).
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* There are plans to implement another closed circuit camera in the phone, for a second view.
  
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.
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=== Cleaning ===
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The monthly cleaning service is raising rates from $145 to $160 per month. Will would like someone else to take over from him in managing this. Danny suggests that Will just discontinue the service. Will agrees.
  
== End of Meeting ==
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=== Other ===
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
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The following were inconclusively discussed:
* Return the [[membership binder]] to it's rightful location.
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* hacker shelves
* Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
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* a pilot program
* Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
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* roles and responsibilities
* Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
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* Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Revision as of 22:22, 23 October 2012

Contents

Minutes

These are the notes of the the 239th Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: Tom; Moderator: Danny.

  • It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Brandon Edens is a member
  • It is the consensus of Noisebridge Tom Lowenthal should replace Danny O'Brien as the secretary of Noisebridge

Introduction and Names

The following people introduced themselves:

  • Danny O'Brien is the Moderator
  • Monad
  • Brandon
  • Martin, a founding member of Noisebridge and ATX Hackerspace
  • John hacks brains, both his own and others
  • Tom is taking notes
  • Josh has been working on Noisegate and he brought cookies
  • Mike is a technowanderer not a stock clerk or quartermaster
  • Casey hacks on software defined radio
  • RAYC
  • Liz is a techno-domestic engineer and a quartermaster and an ombudsman. She hacks on Hackability, Helps Circuit Hacking Mondays
  • Justin hacks on TDCS, 3D printers and fabrication
  • Will is a codemonkey
  • Kevin is not a member, and he's learning Big Data
  • Shawn <3 OLPC
  • Mike is a recent (~2mo) SF transplant, founded the Shangahi hackerspace and likes hardware
  • Mike is a lurker
  • Karl has been working on an iOS version of the Noisegate

Short Announcements

  • Josh: with revisions to the Noisebridge API, there's new Noisegate Android app which uses payphone codes to remotely open the gate
  • Want bandwidth and quiet at conferences? ATX Hackerspace is starting to sponsor hacker lounges, using the NB key as an universal hacker authenticator.
  • The doorbell buzzer is broken.
  • The monthly cleaning service is raising rates from $145 to $160 per month. Will would like someone else to take over from him in managing this
    • Liz has some feedback from the cleaning lady: Noisebridge is confusing, and she doesn't get what this place is; nobody talks to her and that's somewhat uncomfortable for her; it sometimes looks like people maybe steal things and she doesn't want to be blamed for that.

New or Stale Events

  • RAYC: On Saturday, there's a Neuro TDCS meetup, starting around 12-2pm. Look for RAYC, John, or Justin.
  • John: neuro meetups Monday nights at 7pm
  • Tom: SF Cryptoparty on Sat Nov 17th at Mozilla's SF Office

Membership Binder

  • Andrew Burns: Week 1
    • Sponsor: Danny O'Brien
    • Sponsor: John Withers
  • Branden Edens: week 4
    • It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Brandon Edens is a member

Financial Report

Consensus items

Proposals from last week

  • It is the consensus of Noisebridge Tom Lowenthal should replace Danny O'Brien as the secretary of Noisebridge

Proposals for next week

  • Proposal from Martin: Noisebridge should purchase Gorilla Racks replacing the current selection of member shelves of the same approximate dimensions. This is estimated at approximately $1200-$1800.

Discussion Items

Harassment

Context: [1]. We had a wide-ranging discussion of how Noisebridge is a challenging environment for this sort of thing, and how we can deal with this.

The following were concrete suggestions as to how to resolve this problem:

  • Martin proposes and extensive re-education campaign.
  • RAYC proposes to prepare and distribute useful literature about our Community Standards
  • We should provide more help and guidance for people who are running events.
  • Mike suggests serious and blinking signs.

The Door

The buzzer is broken. Jake might fix it, and might implement other solutions,

  • The option to silence the buzzer without opening the door.
  • Soon, you will need a code to open the door at the the top of the stairs (otherwise, you need to physically open the door).
  • There are plans to implement another closed circuit camera in the phone, for a second view.

Cleaning

The monthly cleaning service is raising rates from $145 to $160 per month. Will would like someone else to take over from him in managing this. Danny suggests that Will just discontinue the service. Will agrees.

Other

The following were inconclusively discussed:

  • hacker shelves
  • a pilot program
  • roles and responsibilities
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