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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The nth +1 Meeting of Noisebridge].
DELETE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
 
  
= Instructions =
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Date: 2016-03-22
  
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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Note-taker: [[User:patrickod]]
  
You should read this instructional section thoroughly, and treat them as a guideline for how to host a meeting of Noisebridge. There are three ingredients to an [[Excellent]] meeting: A number of note takers, some facilitators, and participants.
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Moderators: [[User:m4r1]].
  
Meetings are just one of the tools used at Noisebridge to create net forward progress on whatever it is we're all trying to do. Meetings aren't the only way to make decisions or have discussions, and in fact its usually a much better idea to talk about things outside the meeting before dragging the entire community kicking and screaming into it.
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* Jarrod introduces the noisebridge
 
 
== Note Takers ==
 
# Confirm last meeting was saved
 
# Take new notes
 
# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
 
 
 
== Facilitators ==
 
 
 
There are generally two kinds of facilitator roles at a Noisebridge meeting:
 
 
 
* Stack taker - Useful when a lot of folks want to hop on the discussion stack. This gives everyone a turn to have their feelings heard. Usually only works when there is exactly one stack taker.
 
* Moderators - Keeps the meeting moving and prevents everyone from wasting too much time on one subject. Anyone is free to pick up moderation and move the meeting along.
 
 
 
In general, moderators should:
 
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
 
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
 
* Speak only minimally yourself.
 
* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
 
* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
 
* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
 
* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
 
 
 
== Participants ==
 
 
 
Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
 
 
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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: FIXME THE DATE HERE Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderators: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.
 
* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
 
 
 
== Meeting Summary ==
 
FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
* Announcements:
 
* Finances:
 
* New members:
 
* New philanthropists:
 
* Consensus Items:
 
* Discussion Items:
 
  
 
= Introductions =
 
= Introductions =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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* Hassan - mostly does web dev - helping with flaschen taschen a little bit
<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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* Austin - yesterday was his 1st time here
* 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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* Juslin - came here last for class, but back for fun!
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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* Alex - teaches games and music on tuesdays
** What's your name
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* Patrick - I type
** What do you do
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* Jarrod - I build
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
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* Kendrick - coming here for a few weeks - learning scala - wrote a game of life for flaschen taschen
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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* Julio - multimedia producer and software engineer - hardware and software hacker
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* Michael - visiting, likes to spend time where he can - built his first hardware thing recently which was fun
  
 
= Short announcements and events =
 
= Short announcements and events =
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short! One or two sentences please!
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* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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* Patrick - Stupid Shit No One Needs and Useless Technology Hackathon returning to the space May 14th/15th
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
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* Jarrod - this weekend Friday evening and all day Saturday there'll be work on Flaschen Taschen! Ready to build a whole bunch of crates, wrapping bottles, packing crates - you get the drill. All the LEDs just arrived today from the faraway land of China (thanks Scotty!)
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* Patrick - Toorcamp is happening in June and you should come with Noisecamp!
  
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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* Jarrod - membership at noisebridge is not like a gym, it's a position of responsibility and stewardship for noisebridge. They have no power over others in the space, and are expected to promote excellence in the space. They have a financial obligation to support the space with monthly dues. The best way to become a member is to stick around for a while and get to know the members, and see that it's the place for you. It takes time to determine if it's a fit for you. But once you decide you fill out a membership application and stick it in the binder, get two other members to sponsor your application, and have it read out at 4 consecutive meetings. After 4 meetings if you're present and have the sponsors your membership becomes a consensus item to be discussed and passed.  
<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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* Alex - things that come with membership - granting 30 day anonymous RFID access, sponsoring philanthropists, and having a say in the acceptance of philanthropists and members.  
* 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.
 
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
 
** 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.
 
  
 
= [[Philanthropists]]=
 
= [[Philanthropists]]=
* '''Invite a knowledgeable member to describe''' [[Philanthropist/Pledge|Philantropy]], and the application process.
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Any applicants must have their sponsor present to vouch for them.
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* patrick - 
* If there are no objections, they're a philanthropist! Their pledge should be handed over to the [[Secretary]] posthaste, after which their token will be updated to give them the 24/7 access they've earned(?)
 
  
 
= 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 =
 
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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* patrick - $48,000 in accounts of which approximately $16,000 is noisetor
* 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 ]] ==
 
''(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 ]] ==
 
''(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.
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* patrick - we're raising money for laser cutter - we need $4,000 https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/laser
 
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* jarrod - we are raising money (as always) for fraschen-taschen. if you take beers out of the fridge you should drop money in the box.
= End of Meeting =
 
 
 
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
 
# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
 
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
 
 
 
== Note taker posts the notes ==
 
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
 
# Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
 
# Copy paste the notes to the [http://www.noisebridge.net//Next_meeting next meeting] page. (They will become [[Last meeting]] at midnight.)
 
# Email the meeting summary to [mailto:noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Discuss] and [mailto:noisebridge-announce@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Announce] lists.
 
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
 
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
 
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
 
 
 
== Fun things to do after ==
 
* 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.
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 

Latest revision as of 18:36, 23 March 2016

These are the notes from the The nth +1 Meeting of Noisebridge.

Date: 2016-03-22

Note-taker: User:patrickod

Moderators: User:m4r1.

  • Jarrod introduces the noisebridge

Introductions[edit]

  • Hassan - mostly does web dev - helping with flaschen taschen a little bit
  • Austin - yesterday was his 1st time here
  • Juslin - came here last for class, but back for fun!
  • Alex - teaches games and music on tuesdays
  • Patrick - I type
  • Jarrod - I build
  • Kendrick - coming here for a few weeks - learning scala - wrote a game of life for flaschen taschen
  • Julio - multimedia producer and software engineer - hardware and software hacker
  • Michael - visiting, likes to spend time where he can - built his first hardware thing recently which was fun

Short announcements and events[edit]

  • Patrick - Stupid Shit No One Needs and Useless Technology Hackathon returning to the space May 14th/15th
  • Jarrod - this weekend Friday evening and all day Saturday there'll be work on Flaschen Taschen! Ready to build a whole bunch of crates, wrapping bottles, packing crates - you get the drill. All the LEDs just arrived today from the faraway land of China (thanks Scotty!)
  • Patrick - Toorcamp is happening in June and you should come with Noisecamp!

Membership Binder [edit]

  • Jarrod - membership at noisebridge is not like a gym, it's a position of responsibility and stewardship for noisebridge. They have no power over others in the space, and are expected to promote excellence in the space. They have a financial obligation to support the space with monthly dues. The best way to become a member is to stick around for a while and get to know the members, and see that it's the place for you. It takes time to determine if it's a fit for you. But once you decide you fill out a membership application and stick it in the binder, get two other members to sponsor your application, and have it read out at 4 consecutive meetings. After 4 meetings if you're present and have the sponsors your membership becomes a consensus item to be discussed and passed.
  • Alex - things that come with membership - granting 30 day anonymous RFID access, sponsoring philanthropists, and having a say in the acceptance of philanthropists and members.

Philanthropists[edit]

  • patrick -

Financial Report[edit]

  • patrick - $48,000 in accounts of which approximately $16,000 is noisetor


Discussion Items[edit]

  • patrick - we're raising money for laser cutter - we need $4,000 https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/laser
  • jarrod - we are raising money (as always) for fraschen-taschen. if you take beers out of the fridge you should drop money in the box.