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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 502nd Meeting of Noisebridge]. Note-taker: [[User:Kalessin | louis ]]; Moderators: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.
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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 502nd Meeting of Noisebridge]. Note-taker: [[User:Kalessin | louis ]]; Moderators: Patrick.
  
* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
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= Introductions =
  
= Introductions =
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Attendees:
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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* Patrick, SWE in the city, maintain infrastructure at noisebridge, changing focus to security and crypto;
<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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* [[ User:Tdfischer | Torrie ]] (crypto-anarchist trying to be an artist, will move in SOMA soon if it works out);
* Introduce any experimental or unusual moderation techniques that may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
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* Kevin, hosting neural hacking at Noisebridge, serving EEG over Websockets;
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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* Scotty: nomad who like building both hardware and software, going to Nevada for the America land sailing cup;
** What's your name
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* Dan: host the neural hacking meet-up on Wednesday;
** What do you do
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* Molly: engineer from Berkeley, like to build stuff;
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
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* Dave: from the tech industry recently working on more art related stuff;
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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* Niir: SWE for about 8 years new comer fond of sensors want to develop sensors development;
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* Mohammed: learning new skills and technology has been coming here for two years;
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* Josh: like to tinker stuff;
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* Steve: Scientist;
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* Daniella: long time innovative noisebridger;
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* [[User:Kalessin | louis]]: note-taker, system programming background.
  
 
= Short announcements and events =
 
= Short announcements and events =
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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* Kevin: Noisebridge board election, the legal facing entity of Noisebridge, one term year, check the wiki. Count is on April 15.
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
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* Dave: working on a calligraphy show, would like to use the microscope because the kind of calligraphy I do using very fine lines.
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* Torrie:
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** we got new safety things (gloves, goggles);
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** we go new Phillips screwdrivers;
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** we have some demand for a new shop safety class;
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** will probably happen in the middle of April on 7pm on a Wednesday;
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** This week we would like to mount the new laser antenna from Monkeybrains. We also have global sisterhood day this 21st. cool CNC stuff will be demoed on 30th.
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= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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People in the binder and present at this meeting:
<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 and space better than it is today.</blockquote>
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Mark down a check or other indicator on every open application to keep track of how many weeks they've been read out.
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* Daniella: wk2, Noisebridge has been part of my life since I started my polyglot keyboard project;
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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* Louis: wk1, I'm not gonna speak for myself here.
** introduce themselves,
 
** answer any questions members may have for them, then
 
** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
 
* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
 
* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
 
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:
 
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
 
  
= Consensus and Discussion =
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The reboot did cost a lot of Money. 5 tons of e-waste went missing. Walls were demolished, floor was added…
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* Funds in bank: 24k;
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* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary): 9k+ from the above 24k;
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* We spend between 3 and 4k every month;
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* Matching donation fundraiser: 10/11k right now, Rubin and Patrick have a list of people to reach out to get more donators to commit to donate and will work on it soonish.
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Consensus: we need moar money, keep in mind that we are only running on donations.
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You don't have to be a member to donate.
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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Concerns about higher rent: to make things clear, there is no plan to move in another place. The lease is ending this year in the summer or fall and yes we need to start thinking about how we are going to negotiate the new lease given the state of this building and the market state.
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
 
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
 
** Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
 
** How consensus isn't a legislative process
 
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
 
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
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= Consensus and Discussion =
''(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
 
  
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
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Board election process consensus passed last week. Nothing postponed from last week.
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
  
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
  
 
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
 
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
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Closing the space:
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* Kevin: It felt uncomfortable, I don't wanna do it again. The people who where here felt more trustable than me (the only member in this space) at this particular moment;
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* Steve & Louis: we think that the access control we have in place is one of the success of this reboot;
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* Dan: I sympathize with Kevin's feelings, but giving the space hours helps bringing-in balance to it;
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* Mohammed: tell the people that get kicked out in the evening or who are stuck in the mornings to come at the meeting. Scheduling members who open and close the space is interesting because it makes you identify regulars.
  
 
= End of Meeting =
 
= End of Meeting =
 
* Reprise of the [[Hackernationale]]. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
 
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now (if it doesn't happen '''before''' any given Meeting).  Ask others around the space or check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
 
* Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
 
* Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions, then save them to the wiki.
 
* Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
 
* Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
 
* Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
 
  
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Revision as of 03:12, 18 March 2015

These are the notes from the The 502nd Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: louis ; Moderators: Patrick.

Introductions

Attendees:

  • Patrick, SWE in the city, maintain infrastructure at noisebridge, changing focus to security and crypto;
  • Torrie (crypto-anarchist trying to be an artist, will move in SOMA soon if it works out);
  • Kevin, hosting neural hacking at Noisebridge, serving EEG over Websockets;
  • Scotty: nomad who like building both hardware and software, going to Nevada for the America land sailing cup;
  • Dan: host the neural hacking meet-up on Wednesday;
  • Molly: engineer from Berkeley, like to build stuff;
  • Dave: from the tech industry recently working on more art related stuff;
  • Niir: SWE for about 8 years new comer fond of sensors want to develop sensors development;
  • Mohammed: learning new skills and technology has been coming here for two years;
  • Josh: like to tinker stuff;
  • Steve: Scientist;
  • Daniella: long time innovative noisebridger;
  • louis: note-taker, system programming background.

Short announcements and events

  • Kevin: Noisebridge board election, the legal facing entity of Noisebridge, one term year, check the wiki. Count is on April 15.
  • Dave: working on a calligraphy show, would like to use the microscope because the kind of calligraphy I do using very fine lines.
  • Torrie:
    • we got new safety things (gloves, goggles);
    • we go new Phillips screwdrivers;
    • we have some demand for a new shop safety class;
    • will probably happen in the middle of April on 7pm on a Wednesday;
    • This week we would like to mount the new laser antenna from Monkeybrains. We also have global sisterhood day this 21st. cool CNC stuff will be demoed on 30th.


Membership Binder

People in the binder and present at this meeting:

  • Daniella: wk2, Noisebridge has been part of my life since I started my polyglot keyboard project;
  • Louis: wk1, I'm not gonna speak for myself here.

Financial Report

The reboot did cost a lot of Money. 5 tons of e-waste went missing. Walls were demolished, floor was added…

  • Funds in bank: 24k;
  • Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary): 9k+ from the above 24k;
  • We spend between 3 and 4k every month;
  • Matching donation fundraiser: 10/11k right now, Rubin and Patrick have a list of people to reach out to get more donators to commit to donate and will work on it soonish.

Consensus: we need moar money, keep in mind that we are only running on donations.

You don't have to be a member to donate.

Concerns about higher rent: to make things clear, there is no plan to move in another place. The lease is ending this year in the summer or fall and yes we need to start thinking about how we are going to negotiate the new lease given the state of this building and the market state.

Consensus and Discussion

Board election process consensus passed last week. Nothing postponed from last week.

Discussion Items

If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.

Closing the space:

  • Kevin: It felt uncomfortable, I don't wanna do it again. The people who where here felt more trustable than me (the only member in this space) at this particular moment;
  • Steve & Louis: we think that the access control we have in place is one of the success of this reboot;
  • Dan: I sympathize with Kevin's feelings, but giving the space hours helps bringing-in balance to it;
  • Mohammed: tell the people that get kicked out in the evening or who are stuck in the mornings to come at the meeting. Scheduling members who open and close the space is interesting because it makes you identify regulars.

End of Meeting