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= Instructions =
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These are the notes of [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 240th Meeting of Noisebridge].Note-taker: [[ User:flamsmark | Tom ]]; Moderator: [[ User:snail | Snail ]].
* '''Delete these instructions section before posting completed minutes.'''
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* We decided not to buy the gorilla shelves out of Noisebridge funds.
* Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
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* Note that there are two "Tom"s in this meeting.
* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
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== Note-taker ==
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* 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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* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
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* 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 ==
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* Say your name before you talk.
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* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
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* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
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* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
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= Agenda =
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
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Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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== Introduction and Names ==
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= Announcements & Events =
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* Daniella: is taking a month's break from french. She also needs a secretary/PR person for the french class.
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* RYC: E-waste has been removed!
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* Quinn: will be talking about Noisebridge in the context of do-ocracy
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* Krutcher: wants to leveradge fast JS for meta-heuristics, and wants help to hack large distributed systems.
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* John: the neuro cabal meets Mondays at 7. Be there or be neurotypical
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* Andreas: wants to teach a business class to be announced soon; get in touch with him
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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= [[Membership Binder]] =
<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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* Andrew Burns: Week 2
* 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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** Sponsor: Danny O'Brien
* 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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** Sponsor: John Withers
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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** What's your name,
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** are you a member,
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** what do you do, and
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** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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== Short Announcements ==
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= Financial Report =
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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* Funds in bank: 17999.26
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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== New or Stale Events ==
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* 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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* 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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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
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* '''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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<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 ==
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* Funds in bank:
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* 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 ==
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= 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 ===
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''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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=== Proposals for next week ===
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''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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== Discussion Items ==
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== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals from last 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. http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/storage/shelving/boltless/Gorilla-Rack-Shelving
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** Some folks support these shelves, but many folks do not think that we should spend Noisebridge finds.
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** RAYC suggests that he may be able to cover this with a private collection
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** '''This measure is not the consensus of Noisebridge.'''
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals for next week ]] ==
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* Proposal from [[ User:flamsmark | Tom ]]: Noisebridge renews its lease on the 2169 Mission space, increasing our rent from $3600 to $3960.
  
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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= Discussion Items =
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* Shelf organization: Tom proposes a shelf organization scheme with a database, filing, and paperwork. Tom volunteers one hour a week to maintian this. Others are skeptical; and suggest coordination with Jake, those who propose champion the gorilla shelves, and other stakeholders.
  
== End of Meeting ==
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= Attendance =
* [[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 people introduced themselves:
* Return the [[membership binder]] to it's rightful location.
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* John is our first victim
* Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
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* Mike is not a quartermaster or a stock-clerk, or a bus-man
* Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
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* Leif
* Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
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* Tom is not a member; does a lot of costuming and working on a small business painting
* Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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* Sean has been hacking on an OLPC
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* Tom is typing this sentence
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* Krutcher likes systems
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* Zephyr is here
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* Ramone
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* Daniella teaches french
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* Aleecia loves pseudonyms and is not a member. Aleecia does privacy
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* Quinn studies and hacks on do-ocratic social structures
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* Snail probably couldn't moderate to save her life
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* Christopher Altman is building a quantum network
  
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Latest revision as of 21:01, 30 October 2012

These are the notes of The 240th Meeting of Noisebridge.Note-taker: Tom ; Moderator: Snail .

  • We decided not to buy the gorilla shelves out of Noisebridge funds.
  • Note that there are two "Tom"s in this meeting.

Contents

[edit] Announcements & Events

  • Daniella: is taking a month's break from french. She also needs a secretary/PR person for the french class.
  • RYC: E-waste has been removed!
  • Quinn: will be talking about Noisebridge in the context of do-ocracy
  • Krutcher: wants to leveradge fast JS for meta-heuristics, and wants help to hack large distributed systems.
  • John: the neuro cabal meets Mondays at 7. Be there or be neurotypical
  • Andreas: wants to teach a business class to be announced soon; get in touch with him

[edit] Membership Binder

  • Andrew Burns: Week 2
    • Sponsor: Danny O'Brien
    • Sponsor: John Withers

[edit] Financial Report

[edit] Consensus items

[edit] Proposals from last 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. http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/storage/shelving/boltless/Gorilla-Rack-Shelving
    • Some folks support these shelves, but many folks do not think that we should spend Noisebridge finds.
    • RAYC suggests that he may be able to cover this with a private collection
    • This measure is not the consensus of Noisebridge.

[edit] Proposals for next week

  • Proposal from Tom : Noisebridge renews its lease on the 2169 Mission space, increasing our rent from $3600 to $3960.

[edit] Discussion Items

  • Shelf organization: Tom proposes a shelf organization scheme with a database, filing, and paperwork. Tom volunteers one hour a week to maintian this. Others are skeptical; and suggest coordination with Jake, those who propose champion the gorilla shelves, and other stakeholders.

[edit] Attendance

The following people introduced themselves:

  • John is our first victim
  • Mike is not a quartermaster or a stock-clerk, or a bus-man
  • Leif
  • Tom is not a member; does a lot of costuming and working on a small business painting
  • Sean has been hacking on an OLPC
  • Tom is typing this sentence
  • Krutcher likes systems
  • Zephyr is here
  • Ramone
  • Daniella teaches french
  • Aleecia loves pseudonyms and is not a member. Aleecia does privacy
  • Quinn studies and hacks on do-ocratic social structures
  • Snail probably couldn't moderate to save her life
  • Christopher Altman is building a quantum network
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