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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 02 14 Note-taker: Drew; Moderators: Drew.
DELETE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
 
 
 
= Instructions =
 
 
 
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
 
 
 
Meetings should be limited to an hour when possible. Shorter is fine, but avoid rushing.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== 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 ==
 
== Meeting Summary ==
FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST
 
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
* Announcements:
 
* Announcements:
* Finances:
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** Noisebridge 5MoF is on Thursday, no dudes speaking but everyone invited. noisebridge.net/5mof
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** Mini-Reboot is THIS WEEKEND!!
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** Jeremy bought a laminator. Seal thin things in plastic!
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** Arduino for Total Newbies, March 18th 1-4:30pm, Taught by Mitch.
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* Finances: $54,530.65
 
* New members:
 
* New members:
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** Lizzie and Miloh are in the pipeline!
 
* New philanthropists:
 
* New philanthropists:
* Consensus Items:  
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** James needs a sponsor!
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* Consensus Items:
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** None!
 
* Discussion Items:
 
* Discussion Items:
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** Does Noisebridge want to do a workshop on cellular anomoly sensors?
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** Tons of details on mini-reboot, read below!
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** Chabot Space Center is looking for collaborators
  
 
= Introductions =
 
= Introductions =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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== Noisebridge ==
<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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Noisebridge is a place where we can come together and hack. We're a 501c3 that anyone can participate as long as you're 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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* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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== People ==
** What's your name
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* Drew - Distributed Systems, Communism, and Distributed Communism
** What do you do
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* Daryl - Teaches the lasercutter (but does it learn?) also does AI and robotics. Fails at electronics
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
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* Jeremy - Send angry emails to people. Also do software and AI stuff.
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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* Shannon - Is a sysadmin
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* Ash - Generally interested in Information security and GSM networks
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* Casey - isn't even here
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* Henner - Writes software and builds hardware. Likes hacking a little bit.
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* Patrick- I arrange bits
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* John - Visiting, friend of Alex, does robots, lasercutting, hacking.
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* Mitch - Cofounder of NB from 2007. Teaches electronics and travels around the world teaching hackerspaces
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* Steve - Software developer and physicist, but transitioning to machine/deep learning
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* Samer - Software developer, does animal right stuff.
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* Kow - Student & Animal rights stuff with Samer
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* Rafael - Temporarily unemployed EE. Would be building a Tesla coil if he had cash. Maintaining the Mac minis
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* Torrie - Transcendental proto-cyborg from an alternate past.
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* J - Makes blinky lights go on and off
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* Roger - He does "Random stuff"
  
 
= 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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* Torrie - This Thursday is 5MOF (TODO: link). This is the NOT DUDES special edition. If you're not a DUDE, you can can talk, but everyone is welcome to join. Signups open on noisebridge.net/5mof. For more info talk to Lizzie
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
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* J - Noisebridge Mini-Reboot is THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND, LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND OTHER. Noisebridge will be closed Saturday and Sunday, and anyone is welcome to come help. Contact tman66@gmail.com if you need info. If you can't come, you can donate food, cleaning materials, and other stuff. You can go to our wiki at: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Mini-Reboot_2017 and if you are on Slack we have a channel #mini-reboot.
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* Jeremy - Bought a laminator, which will also laminate circuits. Like you can maybe put a coin cell battery in it? Don't laminate napkins. It's in the darkroom.
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* Mitch - March 18th is an Arduino for Total Newbies workshop. 50 people will be invading noisebridge and totally taking up the hackatorium from 1-4:30pm. $35 for materials. TODO(dperny) add to announcements
  
 
= Safe Space =
 
= Safe Space =
  
'''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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Torrie - Noisebridge is a safe space. This means not necessarily that oyu're protected from reality while you're here, but psychological and physical safety. If you're gonna make loud noises, you tell people to put on hearing protection so nobody gets hurt. Same with phsychological safety. If you're gonna talk about sensitive topics, prepare the people around for it. This lets people hack in peace without being distracted by psychological distractions. Unwanted romantic advances on other people are unwelcome, and there is an anti-harassment policy which is spelled out on the columns and on the fridge.
  
Noisebridge is a safe space. '''Invite a volunteer to describe''' what that means.
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What happens if you feel unsafe? We have Slack, which is the best way to get in touch. If something is wrong/dangerous/uncomfortable, go to the #spaceguardians channel and mention that a problem is occurring, and people will help you solve it, because here at noisebridge we take care of each other.
  
Some specific points you might prompt the group to touch on, if it doesn't happen naturally:
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= Participation =
* 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 =
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J - The best way to get access is to hang out and be excellent, hack with others, make cool things, help keep the space clean and protect it. Fellow hackers are watching for people who are excellent and eventually you will be asked if you want RFID access to the space.One way that J gives access is that if people show up to CHM five times and show progress in their skill, help others, help the class, he will give you access to Noisebridge. 
  
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
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Darryl - You get on slack by getting in touch with someone who has access and they will add you. You do have to be here a whole bunch to get in.  There is also a public IRC channel which you dont need permission for.
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
 
* Describe how to get access to slack
 
  
 
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
 
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer 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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Roger - A philanthropist is someone who donates regularly to the space. In return, they get 24 access to the space. To become a philanthropist you need the endorsement of 1 member. Your name is read out at a noisebridge meet and barring any objections you become a philanthropist
* 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(?)
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Drew - Being a philanthropist isn't a "buy it and you're done" sort of thing. You're also taking more responsibility for the community. Including giving tours, looking after the space, and closing the space at night.
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Drew - Rules and schools are tools for fools.
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James is in the binder but he still needs a sponsor.
  
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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Torie - Membership at noisebridge is a commitment that you make. It's like you being married to the space without the christian connotations. By becoming a member you're saying you care deeply, passionately about noisebridge, and you want to make a statement about that. You want Noisebridge to become more, better, and forever. It's about a deep deep emotional connection (also fincial commitment)
<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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The process is to get 2 members who are in good standing, and your application is read out 4 weeks in a row. If nobody objects to your membership, you are consensused upon
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Noisebridge means different things to different people but it's definitely important.
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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.
 
* 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
 
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
 
* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
  
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Names in the binder
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Lizzie on week 3
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Miloh on week 2
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:
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* Funds in bank: $54,530.65
 
* 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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= Consensus =
  
= Consensus =
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J - 2 types: little c consensus, for when you want to, say paint a wall. You ask around and if people are happy with it, it gets done. There is also Big C Consensus, for when you want to tear down half the build, and when it needs to be talked about and gone through meetings. Everyone member in good standing has an opportunity to say no.
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Roger - Big C Consensus is for existential changes.
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Torrie - Big C Consensus from a cultural perspective. For big decisions, we want the complete buy-in at Noisebridge. There is no better way to do this than proposing a thing and talking about it at meetings.
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J - Also, Big C is like for when new members are added to noisebridge.
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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Mitch - Consensus is a process. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks. If someone has a Consensus Proposal, it should be discussed before, and then it's brought up at a meeting. The discussion happens, the proposal changes until everyone is happy, or until it's tabled. In a healthy consensus process shouldn't happen. It's a powerful statement that means, "as a member of this organization, I in good conscious cannot continue to be a member if this proposal continues as-is." This is a last resort, and if the process goes well, everyone should be trying to make each other happy. The exception is Consensus of a new member, which can be blocked on as little as a bad feeling. All of the members have to have a good feeling.
* 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 ]] ==
 
== [[ 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.)''
 
''(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.)''
 
''(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.
 
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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Torie - noisebridge cultural immune system, and what it means.
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Ash - offers to come in on a weekend to put together some sensors to detect GSM stuff
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J - Mini-reboot
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Jeremy - Laminator
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Mitch - Chabot Space Center in Oakland is having an event and is looking for orgs around the Bay Area to collaborate and show off cool projects
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Darryl - Tomorrow is a light up protest sign workshop
  
  
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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.
  
= End of Meeting =
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GSM Sensors
 
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* What about these sensors?
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
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* Ash - Based on a RPi, with a GSM modem, about 150 bucks.
# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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** Server side you can run on AWS or maybe at Noisebridge
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
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** Can be done with 2 cores and a nominal 4gb of RAM
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** Drew - taht sounds like a mac mini
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** A saturday or a sunday to set up and show off
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** You can run them at home or abroad.
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** Cellular Anomily Detection - detect changes in network infrastruct, like MITM devices.
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*** So basically, 2 prong approach. SDR tracks power per channel over time. The GSM modem actually looks at the cell tower metadata.  
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*** This can be correlated with a bunch of other data.
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* Infrastructure-wise, the only things we have are SUPER-CRITICAL THINGS. The Rack is like moderately public, and could be modified. Noisebridge.net is run by some other people but it's jsut that. We also have Ratchet which is another server. #rack can help.
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* Does March 19th sound good?
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** Mitch - check the wiki and make sure nothing is happening that day/time in events. If it isn't, just add it to the wiki. You can also post to the announce email list, if you have all of the details down.
  
== Note taker posts the notes ==
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Mini-reboot!
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
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* How many people love noisebridge, raise your hand
# 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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** Patrick and Victoria abstain
# 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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* J tweaked the mini-reboot poster
# 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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* How do we implement the mini-reboot
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
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** In our wiki, we have a list of things that we actually need, starting with supplies
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
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** https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/mini-reboot
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
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*** We need a donation page for supplies, can someone make that? We need that.
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** If you're interested in doing particular work, like installing a UPS on the access control system, the items are on the wiki. Put your name down to claim a project so we get an idea of what is covered
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** If you have access to slack, #mini-reboot
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* Mitch has CO sensors, 9 of them, and will be installing them
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* Jeremy asks about the fire extinguishers.
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** They've been service recently.
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** How often need inspection? Once a year.
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** December 11th 2016
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* J - Lately the automatic door system has been flaky downstairs, maybe because of the rain. Sometimes it doesn't buzz, sometimes it doesn't stay buzzed, or it doesn't make noise,
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* Henner - The stripe needs to be replaced with one with the right voltage rating.
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** Darryl - ~Charlie is planning on working on this during the reboot~
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** Torrie - the power that runs to it is 24V AC, and the last couple are rated for either 12VDC or 24VAC.
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** Henner - it's 24V because it's an unregulated transformer. The resistance is too low, and a couple of resistors have been added to help something.
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** J - Charlie is down to work on the camera.
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* J - Any other important minireboot items?
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* Plan is to get as much E-Waste out over the as possible. E-waste places have been contacted, including a place on 16th that will take it for free. We can borrow a pallet rack and and drag it down there. Recology will take other stuff that we have to pay for (Like the old tube monitors). Maybe someone on the account can call them up? TV tubes, for example, cost money.  
  
== 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.
 
  
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Mitch - Chabot
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* Email mitch or hit him up on slack or see him in the space
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* They're not looking for anything specific, just like cool projects.
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* The event is all ages, so if you make cool stuff, maybe bring it?
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* April 22nd
  
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= End of Meeting =
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Revision as of 05:26, 15 February 2017

These are the notes from the The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge. Date: 2017 02 14 Note-taker: Drew; Moderators: Drew.

Meeting Summary

TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements:
    • Noisebridge 5MoF is on Thursday, no dudes speaking but everyone invited. noisebridge.net/5mof
    • Mini-Reboot is THIS WEEKEND!!
    • Jeremy bought a laminator. Seal thin things in plastic!
    • Arduino for Total Newbies, March 18th 1-4:30pm, Taught by Mitch.
  • Finances: $54,530.65
  • New members:
    • Lizzie and Miloh are in the pipeline!
  • New philanthropists:
    • James needs a sponsor!
  • Consensus Items:
    • None!
  • Discussion Items:
    • Does Noisebridge want to do a workshop on cellular anomoly sensors?
    • Tons of details on mini-reboot, read below!
    • Chabot Space Center is looking for collaborators

Introductions

Noisebridge

Noisebridge is a place where we can come together and hack. We're a 501c3 that anyone can participate as long as you're excellent to each other.

People

  • Drew - Distributed Systems, Communism, and Distributed Communism
  • Daryl - Teaches the lasercutter (but does it learn?) also does AI and robotics. Fails at electronics
  • Jeremy - Send angry emails to people. Also do software and AI stuff.
  • Shannon - Is a sysadmin
  • Ash - Generally interested in Information security and GSM networks
  • Casey - isn't even here
  • Henner - Writes software and builds hardware. Likes hacking a little bit.
  • Patrick- I arrange bits
  • John - Visiting, friend of Alex, does robots, lasercutting, hacking.
  • Mitch - Cofounder of NB from 2007. Teaches electronics and travels around the world teaching hackerspaces
  • Steve - Software developer and physicist, but transitioning to machine/deep learning
  • Samer - Software developer, does animal right stuff.
  • Kow - Student & Animal rights stuff with Samer
  • Rafael - Temporarily unemployed EE. Would be building a Tesla coil if he had cash. Maintaining the Mac minis
  • Torrie - Transcendental proto-cyborg from an alternate past.
  • J - Makes blinky lights go on and off
  • Roger - He does "Random stuff"

Short announcements and events

  • Torrie - This Thursday is 5MOF (TODO: link). This is the NOT DUDES special edition. If you're not a DUDE, you can can talk, but everyone is welcome to join. Signups open on noisebridge.net/5mof. For more info talk to Lizzie
  • J - Noisebridge Mini-Reboot is THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND, LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND OTHER. Noisebridge will be closed Saturday and Sunday, and anyone is welcome to come help. Contact tman66@gmail.com if you need info. If you can't come, you can donate food, cleaning materials, and other stuff. You can go to our wiki at: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Mini-Reboot_2017 and if you are on Slack we have a channel #mini-reboot.
  • Jeremy - Bought a laminator, which will also laminate circuits. Like you can maybe put a coin cell battery in it? Don't laminate napkins. It's in the darkroom.
  • Mitch - March 18th is an Arduino for Total Newbies workshop. 50 people will be invading noisebridge and totally taking up the hackatorium from 1-4:30pm. $35 for materials. TODO(dperny) add to announcements

Safe Space

Torrie - Noisebridge is a safe space. This means not necessarily that oyu're protected from reality while you're here, but psychological and physical safety. If you're gonna make loud noises, you tell people to put on hearing protection so nobody gets hurt. Same with phsychological safety. If you're gonna talk about sensitive topics, prepare the people around for it. This lets people hack in peace without being distracted by psychological distractions. Unwanted romantic advances on other people are unwelcome, and there is an anti-harassment policy which is spelled out on the columns and on the fridge.

What happens if you feel unsafe? We have Slack, which is the best way to get in touch. If something is wrong/dangerous/uncomfortable, go to the #spaceguardians channel and mention that a problem is occurring, and people will help you solve it, because here at noisebridge we take care of each other.

Participation

J - The best way to get access is to hang out and be excellent, hack with others, make cool things, help keep the space clean and protect it. Fellow hackers are watching for people who are excellent and eventually you will be asked if you want RFID access to the space.One way that J gives access is that if people show up to CHM five times and show progress in their skill, help others, help the class, he will give you access to Noisebridge.

Darryl - You get on slack by getting in touch with someone who has access and they will add you. You do have to be here a whole bunch to get in. There is also a public IRC channel which you dont need permission for.

Philanthropists

Roger - A philanthropist is someone who donates regularly to the space. In return, they get 24 access to the space. To become a philanthropist you need the endorsement of 1 member. Your name is read out at a noisebridge meet and barring any objections you become a philanthropist

Drew - Being a philanthropist isn't a "buy it and you're done" sort of thing. You're also taking more responsibility for the community. Including giving tours, looking after the space, and closing the space at night.

Drew - Rules and schools are tools for fools.

James is in the binder but he still needs a sponsor.

Membership Binder

Torie - Membership at noisebridge is a commitment that you make. It's like you being married to the space without the christian connotations. By becoming a member you're saying you care deeply, passionately about noisebridge, and you want to make a statement about that. You want Noisebridge to become more, better, and forever. It's about a deep deep emotional connection (also fincial commitment)

The process is to get 2 members who are in good standing, and your application is read out 4 weeks in a row. If nobody objects to your membership, you are consensused upon

Noisebridge means different things to different people but it's definitely important.

  • 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.

Names in the binder

Lizzie on week 3 Miloh on week 2

Financial Report

Consensus

J - 2 types: little c consensus, for when you want to, say paint a wall. You ask around and if people are happy with it, it gets done. There is also Big C Consensus, for when you want to tear down half the build, and when it needs to be talked about and gone through meetings. Everyone member in good standing has an opportunity to say no.

Roger - Big C Consensus is for existential changes.

Torrie - Big C Consensus from a cultural perspective. For big decisions, we want the complete buy-in at Noisebridge. There is no better way to do this than proposing a thing and talking about it at meetings.

J - Also, Big C is like for when new members are added to noisebridge.

Mitch - Consensus is a process. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks. If someone has a Consensus Proposal, it should be discussed before, and then it's brought up at a meeting. The discussion happens, the proposal changes until everyone is happy, or until it's tabled. In a healthy consensus process shouldn't happen. It's a powerful statement that means, "as a member of this organization, I in good conscious cannot continue to be a member if this proposal continues as-is." This is a last resort, and if the process goes well, everyone should be trying to make each other happy. The exception is Consensus of a new member, which can be blocked on as little as a bad feeling. All of the members have to have a good feeling.

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.) None!

Proposals for next week

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.) None!

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.

Torie - noisebridge cultural immune system, and what it means. Ash - offers to come in on a weekend to put together some sensors to detect GSM stuff J - Mini-reboot Jeremy - Laminator Mitch - Chabot Space Center in Oakland is having an event and is looking for orgs around the Bay Area to collaborate and show off cool projects Darryl - Tomorrow is a light up protest sign workshop


Discussion Items

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

GSM Sensors

  • What about these sensors?
  • Ash - Based on a RPi, with a GSM modem, about 150 bucks.
    • Server side you can run on AWS or maybe at Noisebridge
    • Can be done with 2 cores and a nominal 4gb of RAM
    • Drew - taht sounds like a mac mini
    • A saturday or a sunday to set up and show off
    • You can run them at home or abroad.
    • Cellular Anomily Detection - detect changes in network infrastruct, like MITM devices.
      • So basically, 2 prong approach. SDR tracks power per channel over time. The GSM modem actually looks at the cell tower metadata.
      • This can be correlated with a bunch of other data.
  • Infrastructure-wise, the only things we have are SUPER-CRITICAL THINGS. The Rack is like moderately public, and could be modified. Noisebridge.net is run by some other people but it's jsut that. We also have Ratchet which is another server. #rack can help.
  • Does March 19th sound good?
    • Mitch - check the wiki and make sure nothing is happening that day/time in events. If it isn't, just add it to the wiki. You can also post to the announce email list, if you have all of the details down.

Mini-reboot!

  • How many people love noisebridge, raise your hand
    • Patrick and Victoria abstain
  • J tweaked the mini-reboot poster
  • How do we implement the mini-reboot
    • In our wiki, we have a list of things that we actually need, starting with supplies
    • https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/mini-reboot
      • We need a donation page for supplies, can someone make that? We need that.
    • If you're interested in doing particular work, like installing a UPS on the access control system, the items are on the wiki. Put your name down to claim a project so we get an idea of what is covered
    • If you have access to slack, #mini-reboot
  • Mitch has CO sensors, 9 of them, and will be installing them
  • Jeremy asks about the fire extinguishers.
    • They've been service recently.
    • How often need inspection? Once a year.
    • December 11th 2016
  • J - Lately the automatic door system has been flaky downstairs, maybe because of the rain. Sometimes it doesn't buzz, sometimes it doesn't stay buzzed, or it doesn't make noise,
  • Henner - The stripe needs to be replaced with one with the right voltage rating.
    • Darryl - ~Charlie is planning on working on this during the reboot~
    • Torrie - the power that runs to it is 24V AC, and the last couple are rated for either 12VDC or 24VAC.
    • Henner - it's 24V because it's an unregulated transformer. The resistance is too low, and a couple of resistors have been added to help something.
    • J - Charlie is down to work on the camera.
  • J - Any other important minireboot items?
  • Plan is to get as much E-Waste out over the as possible. E-waste places have been contacted, including a place on 16th that will take it for free. We can borrow a pallet rack and and drag it down there. Recology will take other stuff that we have to pay for (Like the old tube monitors). Maybe someone on the account can call them up? TV tubes, for example, cost money.


Mitch - Chabot

  • Email mitch or hit him up on slack or see him in the space
  • They're not looking for anything specific, just like cool projects.
  • The event is all ages, so if you make cool stuff, maybe bring it?
  • April 22nd

End of Meeting