Meeting Notes 2012 10 23

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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 B., a founding member of ATX Hackerspace and Early member of Noisebridge
  • 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
  • Martin 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

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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