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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 452nd Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: March 21, 2016 Note-taker: Roger; Moderators: Steve.
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* Discussing the goals of Fiscal Sponsorship
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DELETE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
* 3 new philanthropists!
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= Instructions =
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Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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Meetings should be limited to an hour when possible. Shorter is fine, but avoid rushing.
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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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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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== Note Takers ==
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# Confirm last meeting was saved
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# Take new notes
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# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
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== Facilitators ==
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There are generally two kinds of facilitator roles at a Noisebridge meeting:
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* 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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* 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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In general, moderators should:
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* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
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* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
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* Speak only minimally yourself.
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* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
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* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
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* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
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* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
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== Participants ==
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Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
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* Say your name before you talk.
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* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
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* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
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* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
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DELETE EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!
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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.
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* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
  
 
== Meeting Summary ==
 
== Meeting Summary ==
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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: 5 Minutes of Fame! Also I completely botched an announcement about Gray Area.
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* Announcements:
* Finances:  
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* Finances:
* New members: None.
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* New members:
* New philanthropists: Nick Pessaro, Joe, Christina Zhou
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* New philanthropists:
* Consensus Items: None.
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* Consensus Items:  
* Discussion Items: Improving Noisebridge's social media presence, pondering Noisecoin, discussing fiscal sponsorship.
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* Discussion Items:
  
 
= Introductions =
 
= Introductions =
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Steve : physicist/software developer, interested in ML stuff
 
Steve : physicist/software developer, interested in ML stuff
 
 
Christina: Data scientist. Hoping to becom a philanthropist
 
Christina: Data scientist. Hoping to becom a philanthropist
 
 
Joe: Circuit machine/laser cutter/etc
 
Joe: Circuit machine/laser cutter/etc
 
 
Manish: Programmer, comes here to hack and talk to poeople about cool shit
 
Manish: Programmer, comes here to hack and talk to poeople about cool shit
 
 
Drew: ☭☭☭☭Communist☭☭☭☭, distrtibuted system-ist
 
Drew: ☭☭☭☭Communist☭☭☭☭, distrtibuted system-ist
 
 
Ryan: Gamebridge and other projects
 
Ryan: Gamebridge and other projects
 
 
Liza: New! Checking it out. Working on a PhD in Neuroscience
 
Liza: New! Checking it out. Working on a PhD in Neuroscience
 
 
Carla: Designer, intersted in ????
 
Carla: Designer, intersted in ????
 
 
Andrew: Welder, cloud architect, works with electric stuffed animals
 
Andrew: Welder, cloud architect, works with electric stuffed animals
 
 
X?: Working on googly eyes
 
X?: Working on googly eyes
 
 
X?: Working on the book scanner. Calling attention to an East Bay hackerspace trying to  
 
X?: Working on the book scanner. Calling attention to an East Bay hackerspace trying to  
 
 
Milo: Working on moveable dnd action figures
 
Milo: Working on moveable dnd action figures
 
 
X?: Third day here... doing a bunch of things
 
X?: Third day here... doing a bunch of things
 
 
Alex: Gamebridge. We teach game development/writing/music every week. We're looking to show off our games tonight.
 
Alex: Gamebridge. We teach game development/writing/music every week. We're looking to show off our games tonight.
 
 
Diego: Musician. Came here for songbridge, stayed for the weirdness
 
Diego: Musician. Came here for songbridge, stayed for the weirdness
 
 
J: Making blinkenlights go on and off. Big on education.
 
J: Making blinkenlights go on and off. Big on education.
 
 
Natalie: Also in education.
 
Natalie: Also in education.
 
 
Lizzie: Security and audio electronics. I built a guitar amp.
 
Lizzie: Security and audio electronics. I built a guitar amp.
 
 
Nick: I light stuff up
 
Nick: I light stuff up
 
 
Alondo: Hacking on antipoverty stuff
 
Alondo: Hacking on antipoverty stuff
 
 
Roger: Taking notes
 
Roger: Taking notes
 
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Shireen(?): Worked in education, building an app in react native. Send Help.
Shireen: Worked in education, building an app in react native. Send Help.
 
 
 
 
X?
 
X?
 
 
Patrick: Blinky Lights. Here to learn more about software.
 
Patrick: Blinky Lights. Here to learn more about software.
 
 
Joey: Learning electronics, and pretty much anything in the space.
 
Joey: Learning electronics, and pretty much anything in the space.
 
 
Osman: Drawing stuff with code
 
Osman: Drawing stuff with code
 
 
Tara: Building a platform called Rainstick to put secondary skills to use
 
Tara: Building a platform called Rainstick to put secondary skills to use
 
 
Garrett: Graphics stuff
 
Garrett: Graphics stuff
 
 
Tara (short a):
 
Tara (short a):
 
 
Blaze: Building a spaceship
 
Blaze: Building a spaceship
 
 
Jervon: Accountant by day, functional programmer by night.
 
Jervon: Accountant by day, functional programmer by night.
 
 
Jeremy: Software stuff. Also haskell. Getting linux onto things.
 
Jeremy: Software stuff. Also haskell. Getting linux onto things.
 
 
Rafael: Here to hangout and use the cool resources. Hacking on old thinkpads.
 
Rafael: Here to hangout and use the cool resources. Hacking on old thinkpads.
  
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= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
 
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[Philanthropist/Pledge|Philanthropy]], and the application process.
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* '''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.
 
* 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(?)
 
* 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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J: Membership at Noisebridge is not like a Gym membership. We take membership seriously. It is something like a relationship. It takes time to get to know us, and time for us to get to know you.
 
J: Membership at Noisebridge is not like a Gym membership. We take membership seriously. It is something like a relationship. It takes time to get to know us, and time for us to get to know you.
  
Membership only gives you responsibility and <strike>a dreading feeling of regret</strike> the ability to participate in the consensus process.
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Membership only gives you responsibility and a dreading feeling of regret and the ability to participate in the consensus process.
  
In order to become a member, you <strike>invoke the old gods</strike> fill out a form, get sponsored by two members, and your name is read out for 4 meetings. On the 4th meeting, we grill you and if there are no objections, you become a member.
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In order to become a member, you invoke the old gods fill out a form, get sponsored by two members, and your name is read out for 4 meetings. On the 4th meeting, we grill you and if there are no objections, you become a member.
  
 
No peeps up for membership.
 
No peeps up for membership.
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:We have $85,411.54 in the bank. $7,552.33 is for the equipment fund. Around $30K is for Noisetor.$315.34 is saved for laser repair.
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* Funds in bank:
 
* 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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