Meeting Notes 2013 09 03

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These are the notes from the The 281st Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.

  • One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.


Short announcements and events

Cancellation of Rebase meetings. Rebase meetings have been suspended for low attendance. Many of the participants remain interested in do-ocratic improvements in the space

Progress of 9/1 Hackathon and Noisebridge apps? Robert: hackathon update started working on the features: built out todo list and wiki. Been making great headway. Django and Python. written in Rails. IOS app developed that pushes to the Ruby on Rails app. Carlos suggests putting this on Noisebridge's gethub

Josh: been here before and wrote an article for shareable magazine. Here to recruit. Coalition of Local LTFM applications. Common Frequency at Davis is the coordinator and organizer. I will talk about this. Go to for more info. David: Oct 6th Event. Art Group from Austria regarding Sex and Technology. There is something on the Wiki about it. One of the days is here. Other events are academic and there is a gala opening party as well. Sort of the only thing of its sort in this country.

Membership Binder

No names read.

Financial Report

Consensus items

Proposals from last week

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

  • Robert proposes a person must have at least a minimum of one active project to be at Noisebridge

Robert proposes a person must have at least a minimum of one active project to be at Noisebridge. David asks what is an active project. Robert Clarifies. Jarrod Notes that this proposal is too vague. Carlos sort of seconds this. Proposal retracted.

    • seriously? who do you think shwould decide what constitutes an "active project"? authoritarian nonsense like this shouldn't make it past discussion. noisebridge i am disappoint to see this listed as a potential consensus item. whoever proposed this should lurk moar and/or stop trolling.
  • Pidgeon proposes to ban Dru from Noisebridge until there can be a confirmation that he does not jeopardize Noisebridge as a safespace

Noisebridge as a safespace. Pidgeon: I don't feel that I can represent this properly.

David: are you confident that this is a legtimate claim. Perhaps update us on the particulars

Dan: Since Last week. Dru read an email from Lillian, whom had been one of the people that brought this issue up to our attention. While this helps the issue with one of the individuals it does not resolve the other. I think it would be good if Dru could address the other person. Dan people who speak out should be heard and not retailiated against. David: askes for details.

J.C. recaps the history of this issue leading up to this meeting.

Dan: Let's look at this as an oppertunity to figure out how we handle these issues going forward. So that we do not keep doing stupid things. More sensitivity. Pidgeon: I did not know that there was energy work going on here. I saw Dru massaging/touching Dante's chest area. Pidgeon had a concern about boundaries during this. Pidgeon left for a while and then found out that Dante considered this assult. Cynthia: Dru was at the last meeting.

David: I believe the process is to Ban someone untill they can come to a meeting.

J.C. This happened, but now this is a formal proposal to Ban him.

J.C. This is an Ongoing process that could be continued to be discussed last week.

Pidgeon: I also want to discuss being bullied in the space. After bringing up concerns about rape culture at Noisebridge. I understand there is shock about using that phase. Now people are making jokes about it and trivializing it. This has been going on all week. I heard someone threaten to rape someone in the space, non joking. There has been a lack of sensitivtiy to this issue and gender issues.

J.C. We are off topic.

Pidgeon: Almost everyone is making personal attacks toward me. I don't know if I am the only person experiencing this. I haven't been threatened with rape but I heard a threat. People say things like don't talk about sex in front of them [pidgeon]

J.C. There are a number of people that will be willing to help resolve this. This isn't the best forum for this.

David: Is there anyone here that would block this? Drunk in the space and sexually groping. Ban until next meeting? Is anyone blocking baning him until he comes to a meeting.

J.C. There is a proxy block on banning Dru. None of the people directly harmed have been able to assist the process.

Kevin: People on both sides, or their advocates, have not stepped up to mediate with Dru.

David: Is the feeling that he generally contributes to the space.

Proposals for next week

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

  • Harvey is unwelcome at Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. Proposer: Adam.
  • Chris aka Raging Bull should be banned permanently from the space after physically assaulting a member of the noisebridge community. Proposer: Ryan.

Discussion Notes


Pidgeon: Learning lock picking

Adam: working on the front

Emma: Just graduated. Visiting.

Josh: works on python stuff

Kevin: working on web design

Carlos: Knight of the Lamb

Jarrod: Note Taker,

Cynthia: retired Physician. Kitchen hacker

Robert: I do STuff (sic)

Douglas: Audio hardware hacker

J.C.: Moderator,

Spinach: does video shit

Russel: does hardware

Bud Lizer: game designer

Jade: I participate

Harvey: Software hacker. Working on a USB

David: Old member, Happened to be passing by.

Douglas: Audio stuff

Josh: 3d printing stuff Now that the meeting is over, don't forget to post the meeting notes to the wiki and e-mail the discussion list with a short summary.

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