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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: 2017-01-31 Note-taker: Drew Moderators: Nathan A.
DELETE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
 
  
= Instructions =
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== Meeting Summary ==
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TLDR what happened at the meeting:
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* Mini-Reboot is February 18th-19th!
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* Noisebridge has a lot of money, but it's not really a lot!
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* Lizzie wants to become a member!
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* There are no consensus items!
  
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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= Introductions =
  
Meetings should be limited to an hour when possible. Shorter is fine, but avoid rushing.
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lol whoops i (Drew) missed a bunch of introductions.
  
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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* Mo - first time visitor
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* Peter - visiting from Belfast
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* ?
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* Marc - visiting from Belfast
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* ?
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* John - treasurer stuff
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* Mitch - cofounder of Noisebridge
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* Marco - online advisor to help beginner learn programming (and in the future: everything) - InLe
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* Trent - helping with Sparkleforge
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* Darryl - Does robots and teaches laser cutter.
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* Henner - Makes programs
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* Jeremy - Does software, runs 5MOF
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* Dee - Teaching himself C for complexity studies, interested in social activism.
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* Miloh - haven't been to a meeting in about a year -- attending hw hacking at sudoroom on tuesdays instead
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* Alexander, not Alex - Loves making stuff, wants to bring his inventors.
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* Lizzie - Thinks about security and the future.
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* Victoria Fierce - A literal house
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* Sam - Does lights and music.
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* Hannah - Laser cutters and CNC machines and also programs no.
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* Drew - Works in Distributed systems and cares about leftism
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* Jeff - Interested in Security AND Lights & Music
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* Jarrod - Makes furniture.
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* J - Teaches Circuit Hacking Mondays
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* Blake - crypto and labor
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* Lee - Jet-lagged. Working on distributed systems at noisebridge as  
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* Amanda - with a company called acidvr.com looking to host a workshop in live DIY Virtual Reality Music.
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* James
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* Jarvis - Does android stuff, is working on a game.
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* Jonas - builds things with electronics, specifically on ESP Wifi devices
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* Johan - builds software.
  
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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= Short announcements and events =
  
== Note Takers ==
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Lizzie is hosting the next 5MOF. 5MOF is weekly but also monthly. 5MOF monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday. This week, you can go to the website 5mof.com
# Confirm last meeting was saved
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* 5mof.com!
# Take new notes
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* Feb 16 - Five Minutes of Fame, no dudes!
# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
 
  
== Facilitators ==
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Alexander - Runs a meetup group called Modern Inventors. Once every 2 weeks to talk about inventions. Used to meet at Muddy's (?) but they want to meet here. They want to have the meeting in 2 weeks on Monday at 6:30.
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* Mondays are busy
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* Church was something on Mondays and now it's Python class.
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* Maybe Turing is free?
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* Check the meetup page, which is a good
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moderninventors.club
  
There are generally two kinds of facilitator roles at a Noisebridge meeting:
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J - in a couple of weeks, it's REBOOT TIME
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* MINIREBOOT MINIREBOOT (poster attached)
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* February 18th and 19th
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* Show up to help!
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* During the reboot, hacking is allowed on the space itself only
  
* 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.
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Makerfare!
* 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.
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* May 19th-21st
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* Probably not gonna be a big noisebridge project, but contact hicksu@gmail.com if you want to show off your stuff
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* #fabrication on slack could coordinate a big project
  
In general, moderators should:
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Mitch
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
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* Wants to do an Arduino for Total Newbies Workshop at the end of February
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
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* Mitch can teach 50 people and this will FILL UP the space, probably on a weekend
* Speak only minimally yourself.
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* 3.5 hours of soldering and arduino fun
* 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 ==
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Trent
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* Next monday at 7 in church
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* Noisebridge Python on websockets in flask
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* Gareth will be talking
  
Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
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NO MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS OR EVENTS
  
* Say your name before you talk.
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= Safe Space =
* 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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Some specific points you might prompt the group to touch on, if it doesn't happen naturally:
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* What to do if you feel uncomfortable.
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* Noisebridge strives to be radically inclusive. What does that mean?
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* Noisebridge has an antiharassment policy. What does that mean?
  
DELETE EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
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Victoria talks about safe space:
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* The last 11 days have been really super anxious and stressful for a lot of people.
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* Noisebridge tries to be a safe space, both physical and psychological:
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** Physical as in use PPE, be safe, and add the 3 laws of robotics to your creations.
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** Psychological as in everyone should feel empowered to hack on what they want to hack.
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** Try not to bother people in thier work.
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** Try to let people prepare themselves before you bring up sensitive topics like violence and abuse.
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* If you feel like Noisebridge is being unsafe:
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** In slack, go into #space-guardians and ask for help, and people will help
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** A trusted Noisebridger may also help
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** If you doubt yourself, someone can double-check your gut feeling (your gut is probably right).
  
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.
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Blake:
* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
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* One of the big modes of alienation of women here is when well-intentioned guys are over-helpful and way too friendly.  
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* Tone it down and don't pay loads of attention to a girl.
  
== Meeting Summary ==
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Mitch: the Code of Conduct is posted on the wall to remind people of our standards.
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 =
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= Participation =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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J:  
<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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* The bottom line is anybody, ANYBODY, can come into Noisebridge to hack and teach and work. The only rule is to be excellent to each other.
* 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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* If you want access to the space, know people and be involved. If people notice your positive presence, you may be offered access.
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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* J likes to give access to people who are really involved in CHM.
** What's your name
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* If you want 24/7 access, you might become a philanthorpist (sp?)
** What do you do
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* If you REALLY want to participate, you can become a member!
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
 
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
 
  
= Short announcements and events =
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= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short! One or two sentences please!
 
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
 
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
 
  
= Safe Space =
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Sam:
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* Being a philanthropist is a lot like being a normal member of the community except in return for a bit of a bigger participant, you get 24 hour access.
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* Recommend donation $80/mo, $40/mo starving hacker.
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* Philanothropists can come and go as they please and can close up the space past 10.
  
'''Note:''' This section is experimental. We discussed it at [[Meeting_Notes_2016_06_28]]. We're going to try it for the next meeting, and see how it goes, and then discuss in the discussion section how it went, and how we'd like to tweak it.
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Victoria:
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* To become a philanthropist:
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** Fill out a form in the binder, and it'll be read out at a Tuesday meeting if you're sponsored.
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** If anybody dissents to you being a philanthropist, they can block it.
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** If you're un-excellent, your philanthropy can be REVOKED.
  
Noisebridge is a safe space.  '''Invite a volunteer to describe''' what that means.
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NO NEW PHILANTHROPISTS THIS WEEK.
  
Some specific points you might prompt the group to touch on, if it doesn't happen naturally:
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= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
* What to do if you feel uncomfortable.
 
* Noisebridge strives to be radically inclusive. What does that mean?
 
* Noisebridge has an antiharassment policy. What does that mean?
 
 
 
= Participation =
 
 
 
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
 
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
 
* Describe how to get access to slack
 
  
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
 
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[Philanthropist/Pledge|Philantropy]], and the application process.
 
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Any applicants must have their sponsor present to vouch for them.
 
* 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(?)
 
  
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
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Lizzie:
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* An indicator of increased commitment and responsibilty.
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* As part of this commitment, you have more of an obligation to Noisebridge.
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* You're also part of Consensus:
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** If things might be wrong in the space, you can change things but you should talk to people before you impact the space.
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** If you want to do a big thing, you can go through big-C Consensus, which is a Process for if things might impact Noisebridge forever.
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** If you disagree with some Consensus Proposal, you can Block it, which means it won't happen.
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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Lizzie has an application in to be a member!
<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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Lizzie says:
* 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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* Wants to be a member b/c they feel more commitment and responsibility to the space.  
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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* If something bad would have happened, they would have just left, but now stick around and fix it, which is a change.
** 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.
 
  
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Milo:
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* Was a member, but it lapsed because they didn't "hiatus".
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* Has been a philanthropist for a year
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:
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* Funds in bank: $83,972.01
 
* 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):
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
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Join us in #finance-wg in Slack
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around $5,000 per month operating expenses
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We cashed out $19,417.14 in Noisetor Bitcoins recently, and got at least one $500 check for Noisetor. Lots of online donations also tagged with Noisetor.
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I plan to doöcratically transfer a lot of our cash reserves into a higher yield savings account that’s FDIC insured. We can get at least 1% annual return. With our current bank total that’s a bunch of money.
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We have $8,643.25 left in the equipment fund. Help us spend this money! If you raise half the money for a piece of equipment, the equipment fund can match you for the other half.
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Treasurer goals: We want to buy the building. But how? We dunno. Talks are ongoing.
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I think we have < $200 in laser maintenance
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Discussion of buying the building was supposed to be at 7 but now it's some other time.
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= Consensus =
 
= Consensus =
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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Victoria:
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
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* Lizzie's description was good.
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
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* NB has 2 forms of consensus, both decision making processes
** Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
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* Big-C Consensus is the more procedural one. We talk about your thing and talk about it and talk about it and if nobody dissents it Becomes So
** How consensus isn't a legislative process
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* Little-c consensus is more day-to-day. For example, if you want to paint a wall, you ask around. Talk to people and figure out the best process
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
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* Ties in with doocracy. If you want to do a thing, do it.
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* Little-c items are un-doable.
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* You might not even realize your part of consensus, but you are.
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Mitch:
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* You can do anything at noisebridge, member or not. Membership only brings you 2 things: 24 access and BLOCKING
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* During Big-C the item is discussed greatly and then
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* BLOCKING in Big-C means if things get out of control (which should not happen!) then someone (a member in good standing!) can BLOCK a proposal.
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* "As a member of Noisebridge, I can't in good conscious allow this proposal to proceed"
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* If people might be dissenting, talk it out.
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John:
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* A good example of consensus proposal was the recent Fiscal Sponsorship, which was withdrawn because it wasn't time yet, but now there's more discussion about it!
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Mitch: An exception to the blocking thing:
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* If someone is up to be a member of noisebridge, and any Member in Good Standing objects,  the protomember is NOT a member, with NO GOOD REASON needed, because being a Member gives a bunch of rights under California Nonprofit Law
  
 
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
 
== [[ 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.)''
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None!
 
 
 
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
 
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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None!
 
 
  
 
= Discussion =
 
= Discussion =
  
Longer discussion items belong here. This is the last part of the meeting so that people can break off and continue their discussion afterwards.
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J - Noisebridge MINI-REBOOT as above!
 
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* Prep work on 17th
 
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* We can spill into Monday if we want!
== Discussion Items ==
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* The main thing to talk about is if you want to participate, go onto the website and click on the MINI-REBOOT link.
 
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* There is a list of items that need fixing.
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
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* If you want to participate but don't want to participate, you can bring food and drinks.
 
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* tman66@gmail.com or j on slack or @circuithackingj on twitter.
= End of Meeting =
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* Things for discussion require cash:
 
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** Curtains - Kyle has offered to find nice curtains:
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
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*** donate.noisebridge.net/projects/curtains - we need 119 dollars
# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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* UPS Support for Earl (Access Control) is needed
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
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* Sparkleforge needs a door-casing (sp?)
 
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* 220v Outlet
== Note taker posts the notes ==
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* Roof leaks
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
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* Install CO sensors (Mitch: which arrived today!)
# Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
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* Fix the Noisebridge table.
# Copy paste the notes to the [http://www.noisebridge.net//Next_meeting next meeting] page. (They will become [[Last meeting]] at midnight.)
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* #mini-reboot on slack
# 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.
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* Victoria - is the TODOocracy still happening on Thursdays? Victoria can't run it anymore:
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
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** Who knows what TODOocracy? Nobody!
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
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** Noisebridge used to have a SCRUM every week to fix up the space!
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
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** Milo wants to see it happen again!
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* There's a link on the wiki.
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* Very Very Important to get rid of junk. If you have a TRUCK-SHAPED OBJECT or access to a TRUCK-SHAPED OBJECT, we REALLY need one.
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* Mitch wants to give context:
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** Minireboot is annual since the REBOOT, which was not MINI
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** 4 years ago Noisebridge was spiraling downword for a number of reasons
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** Lots of people who didn't belong started showing up and Noisebridge ended up a flop-house.
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**  People who DID belong here had to deal with shit, sometimes literally.
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** There are interesting stories on the 86 page.
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** NB nearly disappeared because bad people gonna bad.
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** As a last ditch before everyone just threw in the towel, the place was shut down and rebuilt, and it fixed things.
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** Having a mini-reboot every year is to keep things together and help keep Noisebridge healthy.
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** Implicitly, we've been talking about the "cultural immune system". New people to the space get a tour, for example, to learn what the space is about.
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** Noisebridge culture is passed on this way, and mini-reboot is an annual celebration of that.
  
== Fun things to do after ==
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O Happy Day has figured out how to use Postmates and NB is getting misdeliveries, which for some reason we are not immediately eating.
* Reprise of the [[Hackernationale]]. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
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Maybe make them a sign/logo/thing?
* [[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.
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Next Thursday on Feb 9 7pm TODOocracy
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#to-do-ocracy on slack?
  
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Victoria:
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* If the wiki went away forever, how would you feel?
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* Negatively, says the room.
  
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
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Property Planning Map:
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* http://propertymap.sfplanning.org/
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* You can look up 2169 Mission Street

Revision as of 05:32, 1 February 2017

These are the notes from the The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge. Date: 2017-01-31 Note-taker: Drew Moderators: Nathan A.

Meeting Summary

TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Mini-Reboot is February 18th-19th!
  • Noisebridge has a lot of money, but it's not really a lot!
  • Lizzie wants to become a member!
  • There are no consensus items!

Introductions

lol whoops i (Drew) missed a bunch of introductions.

  • Mo - first time visitor
  • Peter - visiting from Belfast
  •  ?
  • Marc - visiting from Belfast
  •  ?
  • John - treasurer stuff
  • Mitch - cofounder of Noisebridge
  • Marco - online advisor to help beginner learn programming (and in the future: everything) - InLe
  • Trent - helping with Sparkleforge
  • Darryl - Does robots and teaches laser cutter.
  • Henner - Makes programs
  • Jeremy - Does software, runs 5MOF
  • Dee - Teaching himself C for complexity studies, interested in social activism.
  • Miloh - haven't been to a meeting in about a year -- attending hw hacking at sudoroom on tuesdays instead
  • Alexander, not Alex - Loves making stuff, wants to bring his inventors.
  • Lizzie - Thinks about security and the future.
  • Victoria Fierce - A literal house
  • Sam - Does lights and music.
  • Hannah - Laser cutters and CNC machines and also programs no.
  • Drew - Works in Distributed systems and cares about leftism
  • Jeff - Interested in Security AND Lights & Music
  • Jarrod - Makes furniture.
  • J - Teaches Circuit Hacking Mondays
  • Blake - crypto and labor
  • Lee - Jet-lagged. Working on distributed systems at noisebridge as
  • Amanda - with a company called acidvr.com looking to host a workshop in live DIY Virtual Reality Music.
  • James
  • Jarvis - Does android stuff, is working on a game.
  • Jonas - builds things with electronics, specifically on ESP Wifi devices
  • Johan - builds software.

Short announcements and events

Lizzie is hosting the next 5MOF. 5MOF is weekly but also monthly. 5MOF monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday. This week, you can go to the website 5mof.com

  • 5mof.com!
  • Feb 16 - Five Minutes of Fame, no dudes!

Alexander - Runs a meetup group called Modern Inventors. Once every 2 weeks to talk about inventions. Used to meet at Muddy's (?) but they want to meet here. They want to have the meeting in 2 weeks on Monday at 6:30.

  • Mondays are busy
  • Church was something on Mondays and now it's Python class.
  • Maybe Turing is free?
  • Check the meetup page, which is a good

moderninventors.club

J - in a couple of weeks, it's REBOOT TIME

  • MINIREBOOT MINIREBOOT (poster attached)
  • February 18th and 19th
  • Show up to help!
  • During the reboot, hacking is allowed on the space itself only

Makerfare!

  • May 19th-21st
  • Probably not gonna be a big noisebridge project, but contact hicksu@gmail.com if you want to show off your stuff
  • #fabrication on slack could coordinate a big project

Mitch

  • Wants to do an Arduino for Total Newbies Workshop at the end of February
  • Mitch can teach 50 people and this will FILL UP the space, probably on a weekend
  • 3.5 hours of soldering and arduino fun

Trent

  • Next monday at 7 in church
  • Noisebridge Python on websockets in flask
  • Gareth will be talking

NO MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS OR EVENTS

Safe Space

Some specific points you might prompt the group to touch on, if it doesn't happen naturally:

  • What to do if you feel uncomfortable.
  • Noisebridge strives to be radically inclusive. What does that mean?
  • Noisebridge has an antiharassment policy. What does that mean?

Victoria talks about safe space:

  • The last 11 days have been really super anxious and stressful for a lot of people.
  • Noisebridge tries to be a safe space, both physical and psychological:
    • Physical as in use PPE, be safe, and add the 3 laws of robotics to your creations.
    • Psychological as in everyone should feel empowered to hack on what they want to hack.
    • Try not to bother people in thier work.
    • Try to let people prepare themselves before you bring up sensitive topics like violence and abuse.
  • If you feel like Noisebridge is being unsafe:
    • In slack, go into #space-guardians and ask for help, and people will help
    • A trusted Noisebridger may also help
    • If you doubt yourself, someone can double-check your gut feeling (your gut is probably right).

Blake:

  • One of the big modes of alienation of women here is when well-intentioned guys are over-helpful and way too friendly.
  • Tone it down and don't pay loads of attention to a girl.

Mitch: the Code of Conduct is posted on the wall to remind people of our standards.

Participation

J:

  • The bottom line is anybody, ANYBODY, can come into Noisebridge to hack and teach and work. The only rule is to be excellent to each other.
  • If you want access to the space, know people and be involved. If people notice your positive presence, you may be offered access.
  • J likes to give access to people who are really involved in CHM.
  • If you want 24/7 access, you might become a philanthorpist (sp?)
  • If you REALLY want to participate, you can become a member!

Philanthropists

Sam:

  • Being a philanthropist is a lot like being a normal member of the community except in return for a bit of a bigger participant, you get 24 hour access.
  • Recommend donation $80/mo, $40/mo starving hacker.
  • Philanothropists can come and go as they please and can close up the space past 10.

Victoria:

  • To become a philanthropist:
    • Fill out a form in the binder, and it'll be read out at a Tuesday meeting if you're sponsored.
    • If anybody dissents to you being a philanthropist, they can block it.
    • If you're un-excellent, your philanthropy can be REVOKED.

NO NEW PHILANTHROPISTS THIS WEEK.

Membership Binder

Lizzie:

  • An indicator of increased commitment and responsibilty.
  • As part of this commitment, you have more of an obligation to Noisebridge.
  • You're also part of Consensus:
    • If things might be wrong in the space, you can change things but you should talk to people before you impact the space.
    • If you want to do a big thing, you can go through big-C Consensus, which is a Process for if things might impact Noisebridge forever.
    • If you disagree with some Consensus Proposal, you can Block it, which means it won't happen.


Lizzie has an application in to be a member! Lizzie says:

  • Wants to be a member b/c they feel more commitment and responsibility to the space.
  • If something bad would have happened, they would have just left, but now stick around and fix it, which is a change.

Milo:

  • Was a member, but it lapsed because they didn't "hiatus".
  • Has been a philanthropist for a year

Financial Report

Join us in #finance-wg in Slack around $5,000 per month operating expenses We cashed out $19,417.14 in Noisetor Bitcoins recently, and got at least one $500 check for Noisetor. Lots of online donations also tagged with Noisetor. I plan to doöcratically transfer a lot of our cash reserves into a higher yield savings account that’s FDIC insured. We can get at least 1% annual return. With our current bank total that’s a bunch of money. We have $8,643.25 left in the equipment fund. Help us spend this money! If you raise half the money for a piece of equipment, the equipment fund can match you for the other half. Treasurer goals: We want to buy the building. But how? We dunno. Talks are ongoing. I think we have < $200 in laser maintenance Discussion of buying the building was supposed to be at 7 but now it's some other time.


Consensus

Victoria:

  • Lizzie's description was good.
  • NB has 2 forms of consensus, both decision making processes
  • Big-C Consensus is the more procedural one. We talk about your thing and talk about it and talk about it and if nobody dissents it Becomes So
  • Little-c consensus is more day-to-day. For example, if you want to paint a wall, you ask around. Talk to people and figure out the best process
  • Ties in with doocracy. If you want to do a thing, do it.
  • Little-c items are un-doable.
  • You might not even realize your part of consensus, but you are.

Mitch:

  • You can do anything at noisebridge, member or not. Membership only brings you 2 things: 24 access and BLOCKING
  • During Big-C the item is discussed greatly and then
  • BLOCKING in Big-C means if things get out of control (which should not happen!) then someone (a member in good standing!) can BLOCK a proposal.
  • "As a member of Noisebridge, I can't in good conscious allow this proposal to proceed"
  • If people might be dissenting, talk it out.

John:

  • A good example of consensus proposal was the recent Fiscal Sponsorship, which was withdrawn because it wasn't time yet, but now there's more discussion about it!

Mitch: An exception to the blocking thing:

  • If someone is up to be a member of noisebridge, and any Member in Good Standing objects, the protomember is NOT a member, with NO GOOD REASON needed, because being a Member gives a bunch of rights under California Nonprofit Law

Proposals from last week

None!

Proposals for next week

None!

Discussion

J - Noisebridge MINI-REBOOT as above!

  • Prep work on 17th
  • We can spill into Monday if we want!
  • The main thing to talk about is if you want to participate, go onto the website and click on the MINI-REBOOT link.
  • There is a list of items that need fixing.
  • If you want to participate but don't want to participate, you can bring food and drinks.
  • tman66@gmail.com or j on slack or @circuithackingj on twitter.
  • Things for discussion require cash:
    • Curtains - Kyle has offered to find nice curtains:
      • donate.noisebridge.net/projects/curtains - we need 119 dollars
  • UPS Support for Earl (Access Control) is needed
  • Sparkleforge needs a door-casing (sp?)
  • 220v Outlet
  • Roof leaks
  • Install CO sensors (Mitch: which arrived today!)
  • Fix the Noisebridge table.
  • #mini-reboot on slack
  • Victoria - is the TODOocracy still happening on Thursdays? Victoria can't run it anymore:
    • Who knows what TODOocracy? Nobody!
    • Noisebridge used to have a SCRUM every week to fix up the space!
    • Milo wants to see it happen again!
  • There's a link on the wiki.
  • Very Very Important to get rid of junk. If you have a TRUCK-SHAPED OBJECT or access to a TRUCK-SHAPED OBJECT, we REALLY need one.
  • Mitch wants to give context:
    • Minireboot is annual since the REBOOT, which was not MINI
    • 4 years ago Noisebridge was spiraling downword for a number of reasons
    • Lots of people who didn't belong started showing up and Noisebridge ended up a flop-house.
    • People who DID belong here had to deal with shit, sometimes literally.
    • There are interesting stories on the 86 page.
    • NB nearly disappeared because bad people gonna bad.
    • As a last ditch before everyone just threw in the towel, the place was shut down and rebuilt, and it fixed things.
    • Having a mini-reboot every year is to keep things together and help keep Noisebridge healthy.
    • Implicitly, we've been talking about the "cultural immune system". New people to the space get a tour, for example, to learn what the space is about.
    • Noisebridge culture is passed on this way, and mini-reboot is an annual celebration of that.

O Happy Day has figured out how to use Postmates and NB is getting misdeliveries, which for some reason we are not immediately eating. Maybe make them a sign/logo/thing?

Next Thursday on Feb 9 7pm TODOocracy

  1. to-do-ocracy on slack?

Victoria:

  • If the wiki went away forever, how would you feel?
  • Negatively, says the room.

Property Planning Map: