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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: April 18 Note-taker: Alex + Charlie Moderators: Lizzie.
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= 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:
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* Announcements: Middleschool students coming to Noisebridge April 27th
* Finances:
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* Finances: No Report
* New members:
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* New members: None
* New philanthropists:
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* New philanthropists: Lady Red
* Consensus Items:  
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* Consensus Items: None
* Discussion Items:
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* Discussion Items:  
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** Middleschool students coming to tour Noisebridge April 27th 11:00 to 2:30 ish.
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** The plotter booth needs blinky lights and decorative help come talk to Jarrod and J
  
 
= Introductions =
 
= Introductions =
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* LIZZIE: Hardware software stuff, been here a while!
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* ALEX: Machine learning, javascript.
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* BEN: Here for game development class and free code camp.
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* ALEX: I'm taking notes as I talk and I teach game development on Tuesdays and we're doing a VR booth for Maker Faire and we want your help!
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* JONAS: Here, used to be here, I program [very well -editor]
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* CHARLIE: Here 8 months, electronics, computers, may or may not be taking notes, I also enjoy sorting donations, if you're looking for something you can ask me and I may know where it is!
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* DARYL: I work on AI stuff, programming language theory stuff, I teach laser cutter class about how to laser cut things.
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* NICK: Been here longer than Lizzie, I make stuff too.
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* CHRIS: Coming here for slightly less than one Lizzie Year. I do sciences.
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* JORDAN: First time at NB in 4 years. I like to push around stuff and work for Hackaday.
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* J: I teach Monday Circuit Hacking Mondays and teach in and out of Noisebridge. I reach out to schools, libraries and education organizations to promote hackerspace and give talks and teach!
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* SARAH: Visiting from Colorado, member of SOlid State *? from Boulder.
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* RAPHAEL: Member many years, regular since January, thinkpad hacking and making foam audio booth.
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* KEVIN!: Coming to space and enjoy long moonlit walks through data and code.
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* LADY RED: Coming about 4 months, doing lots of sewing, interested in more things, trying to become a philanthropist!
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* SARAH: Coming for a month, interested in VR!
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* SEAVASH: First time at NB was last year, this is my second time. In learning curve of machine learning and AI. Messing with hardware and FPGAs and how they can work together.
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* SCOTT: First dropped by 4 years ago. More last 4 months. Insanely curious, backgorund in ed psyche, curious to learn about more!
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* JACOB: Coming about 2-3 months, pretty regular for a while, working on lots of LED projects, ideas for burning man.
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* RYAN: Coming for couple years, mainly taking Gamebridge Unityversity and also expanding into teaching some stuff.
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
 
<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>
 
* Introduce any experimental or unusual moderation techniques that may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
 
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
 
** What's your name
 
** What do you do
 
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
 
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
 
  
 
= 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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* DARYL: Paul Sass may 10th looking to do workshop on behavioral economics and robot behaviors.
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
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* JONAS: Future of Programming talk on Thursday.
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* JORDAN: Creative Hack Day on Saturday, who is organizing it! Hack a day is interested in providing Pizza and soda, but is looking for a contact person. Pizzaaa
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* ALEX: VR Booth wants people to exhibit things at Maker Faire!
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* JAY: The plotter booth needs blinky lights and decorative help come talk to Jarrod and I. Education work group meeting 7PM Thursday this week.
  
 
= 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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Explanation of Safe Space
  
Noisebridge is a safe space. '''Invite a volunteer to describe''' what that means.
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Don't freak out and help people resolve situations with out freaking out or causing other people to freak out.
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Asking/getting asked to leave isn't fatal to your participation in the space.
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* You can ping Space Guardians channel on slack to get help as well!
  
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?
 
  
 
= Participation =
 
= Participation =
  
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
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* Anyone who wants to can participate at Noisebridge as long as they're excellent while doing it. (and not banned)
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
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* You get access by ringing the bell, ringing patiently if need be during daytime 11AM-11PM hours.
* Describe how to get access to slack
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* Everyone can participate without being a member or philanthropist.
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* If you're here you're not required to answer the door if you're not comfortable letting someone scary into the space you can use judgement about doing so.
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* You have to have an RFID access token to buzz the door open for someone.
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* People who help out and participate regularly can get thanked and offered 30 day access tokens by members.
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* When you let someone in, introduce yourself, ask if they've been to Noisebridge before, and offer them a tour if they're new. If someone hasn't been here before, explain what the space is about and explain the rule of being excellent. If you haven't given tours, jump in and watch someone else give a tour and after a couple different tours you'll learn how to explain it.
  
 
= [[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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* Someone who thinks Noisebridge is so awesome they want to support it financially. They set up recurring donation to Noisebridge. In addition to that, they take an active role in making the space maintained well and looking out for safety. Because you're a philanthropist, you get access to the space 24 hours. You might be the only person at the space and need to know how to shut it down and open it up and be the person who might have to ask people to leave at night.
* 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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* To become one, you must be sponsored by a member and if nobody blocks your becoming a philanthropist at the meeting where you apply you become one.
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* If a philanthropist does things that are unexcellent, they can have their philanthropist revoked by a member.
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* APPLICANTS THIS WEEK: LADY RED. SPONSORED BY: JAY  CONSENSED: YAY
  
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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Being a member means being responsible and looking after the space like a philanthropist + the ability to block consensus and sponsor new members. Allows you to control the future of the space! Comes with authority, so it is harder to become a member. Takes 4 weeks+ and requires discussion and consensus. You need to get to know before applying. Requires 2 member sponsors.
<blockquote>Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community and space better than it is today.</blockquote>
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Mark down a check or other indicator on every open application to keep track of how many weeks they've been read out.
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No member applications
* 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.
 
  
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:
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* We have nobody qualified to report this week but we have enough money for now and need more donations to grow and buy our building!
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
 
  
 
= Consensus =
 
= Consensus =
 
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
 
 
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
 
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
 
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
 
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
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** How consensus isn't a legislative process
 
** 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.
 
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
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* JAY: If you want to do something like paint a wall, you discuss it, share the plan on slack, and if people seem to like the idea you do it. This is called Doocracy. If you have ideas and share them and doing them seems excellent, do them.
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* The rules for being membership are specific and this is not like gym membership. We would like to get to know people well enough that it works out to give the member consensus power.
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* When we make big decisions we do it by consensus such as buying a building. We propose the plan and see if anyone objects and if it does get consensed after 4 weeks of discussion.
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
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No current or continuing Consensus items
''(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
 
 
 
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
 
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
  
  
 
= Discussion =
 
= 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.
 
 
  
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
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* RYAN: My middle school is looking to show students around to some form of tech center or place with access to technology. My mom thought Noisebridge would be a cool place to show them. It is short notice and a lot of kids.
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
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* Next thursday April 27, 140 kids, we could split it into groups for an hour each, so it would be less kids at a time. Teachers will be with them. 7th and 8th graders mix evenly. Earliest is 10:30 - 3:00.
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* JAY: I've done this many times over the last 3 years. The most I had was 25-30 people, if we can split it into groups that will be okay. If we announce it on the calendar, we should be cool. He would be willing to give tours, but would like to start after 11 because he lives far away. The thing that would be excellent is to have letters from teachers and school to help with Noisebridge fundraising.
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* RYAN: When to announce it?
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* JAY: Announce on #general and follow the Wiki guide on arranging events on the wiki, announce to mailing list, etc. Have the teachers doing the tour email Jay to coordinate.
  
 
= End of Meeting =
 
= End of Meeting =
 
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
 
# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
 
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
 
 
== Note taker posts the notes ==
 
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
 
# Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
 
# Copy paste the notes to the [http://www.noisebridge.net//Next_meeting next meeting] page. (They will become [[Last meeting]] at midnight.)
 
# Email the meeting summary to [mailto:noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Discuss] and [mailto:noisebridge-announce@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Announce] lists.
 
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
 
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
 
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
 
 
== Fun things to do after ==
 
* Reprise of the [[Hackernationale]]. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
 
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now (if it doesn't happen '''before''' any given Meeting).  Ask others around the space or check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Latest revision as of 04:04, 19 April 2017

These are the notes from the The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge. Date: April 18 Note-taker: Alex + Charlie Moderators: Lizzie.

Meeting Summary[edit]

TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements: Middleschool students coming to Noisebridge April 27th
  • Finances: No Report
  • New members: None
  • New philanthropists: Lady Red
  • Consensus Items: None
  • Discussion Items:
    • Middleschool students coming to tour Noisebridge April 27th 11:00 to 2:30 ish.
    • The plotter booth needs blinky lights and decorative help come talk to Jarrod and J

Introductions[edit]

  • LIZZIE: Hardware software stuff, been here a while!
  • ALEX: Machine learning, javascript.
  • BEN: Here for game development class and free code camp.
  • ALEX: I'm taking notes as I talk and I teach game development on Tuesdays and we're doing a VR booth for Maker Faire and we want your help!
  • JONAS: Here, used to be here, I program [very well -editor]
  • CHARLIE: Here 8 months, electronics, computers, may or may not be taking notes, I also enjoy sorting donations, if you're looking for something you can ask me and I may know where it is!
  • DARYL: I work on AI stuff, programming language theory stuff, I teach laser cutter class about how to laser cut things.
  • NICK: Been here longer than Lizzie, I make stuff too.
  • CHRIS: Coming here for slightly less than one Lizzie Year. I do sciences.
  • JORDAN: First time at NB in 4 years. I like to push around stuff and work for Hackaday.
  • J: I teach Monday Circuit Hacking Mondays and teach in and out of Noisebridge. I reach out to schools, libraries and education organizations to promote hackerspace and give talks and teach!
  • SARAH: Visiting from Colorado, member of SOlid State *? from Boulder.
  • RAPHAEL: Member many years, regular since January, thinkpad hacking and making foam audio booth.
  • KEVIN!: Coming to space and enjoy long moonlit walks through data and code.
  • LADY RED: Coming about 4 months, doing lots of sewing, interested in more things, trying to become a philanthropist!
  • SARAH: Coming for a month, interested in VR!
  • SEAVASH: First time at NB was last year, this is my second time. In learning curve of machine learning and AI. Messing with hardware and FPGAs and how they can work together.
  • SCOTT: First dropped by 4 years ago. More last 4 months. Insanely curious, backgorund in ed psyche, curious to learn about more!
  • JACOB: Coming about 2-3 months, pretty regular for a while, working on lots of LED projects, ideas for burning man.
  • RYAN: Coming for couple years, mainly taking Gamebridge Unityversity and also expanding into teaching some stuff.


Short announcements and events[edit]

  • DARYL: Paul Sass may 10th looking to do workshop on behavioral economics and robot behaviors.
  • JONAS: Future of Programming talk on Thursday.
  • JORDAN: Creative Hack Day on Saturday, who is organizing it! Hack a day is interested in providing Pizza and soda, but is looking for a contact person. Pizzaaa
  • ALEX: VR Booth wants people to exhibit things at Maker Faire!
  • JAY: The plotter booth needs blinky lights and decorative help come talk to Jarrod and I. Education work group meeting 7PM Thursday this week.

Safe Space[edit]

Explanation of Safe Space

Don't freak out and help people resolve situations with out freaking out or causing other people to freak out. Asking/getting asked to leave isn't fatal to your participation in the space.

  • You can ping Space Guardians channel on slack to get help as well!


Participation[edit]

  • Anyone who wants to can participate at Noisebridge as long as they're excellent while doing it. (and not banned)
  • You get access by ringing the bell, ringing patiently if need be during daytime 11AM-11PM hours.
  • Everyone can participate without being a member or philanthropist.
  • If you're here you're not required to answer the door if you're not comfortable letting someone scary into the space you can use judgement about doing so.
  • You have to have an RFID access token to buzz the door open for someone.
  • People who help out and participate regularly can get thanked and offered 30 day access tokens by members.
  • When you let someone in, introduce yourself, ask if they've been to Noisebridge before, and offer them a tour if they're new. If someone hasn't been here before, explain what the space is about and explain the rule of being excellent. If you haven't given tours, jump in and watch someone else give a tour and after a couple different tours you'll learn how to explain it.

Philanthropists[edit]

  • Someone who thinks Noisebridge is so awesome they want to support it financially. They set up recurring donation to Noisebridge. In addition to that, they take an active role in making the space maintained well and looking out for safety. Because you're a philanthropist, you get access to the space 24 hours. You might be the only person at the space and need to know how to shut it down and open it up and be the person who might have to ask people to leave at night.
  • To become one, you must be sponsored by a member and if nobody blocks your becoming a philanthropist at the meeting where you apply you become one.
  • If a philanthropist does things that are unexcellent, they can have their philanthropist revoked by a member.
  • APPLICANTS THIS WEEK: LADY RED. SPONSORED BY: JAY CONSENSED: YAY

Membership Binder [edit]

Being a member means being responsible and looking after the space like a philanthropist + the ability to block consensus and sponsor new members. Allows you to control the future of the space! Comes with authority, so it is harder to become a member. Takes 4 weeks+ and requires discussion and consensus. You need to get to know before applying. Requires 2 member sponsors.

No member applications


Financial Report[edit]

  • We have nobody qualified to report this week but we have enough money for now and need more donations to grow and buy our building!

Consensus[edit]

  • 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.
  • JAY: If you want to do something like paint a wall, you discuss it, share the plan on slack, and if people seem to like the idea you do it. This is called Doocracy. If you have ideas and share them and doing them seems excellent, do them.
  • The rules for being membership are specific and this is not like gym membership. We would like to get to know people well enough that it works out to give the member consensus power.
  • When we make big decisions we do it by consensus such as buying a building. We propose the plan and see if anyone objects and if it does get consensed after 4 weeks of discussion.

No current or continuing Consensus items


Discussion[edit]

Discussion Items[edit]

  • RYAN: My middle school is looking to show students around to some form of tech center or place with access to technology. My mom thought Noisebridge would be a cool place to show them. It is short notice and a lot of kids.
  • Next thursday April 27, 140 kids, we could split it into groups for an hour each, so it would be less kids at a time. Teachers will be with them. 7th and 8th graders mix evenly. Earliest is 10:30 - 3:00.
  • JAY: I've done this many times over the last 3 years. The most I had was 25-30 people, if we can split it into groups that will be okay. If we announce it on the calendar, we should be cool. He would be willing to give tours, but would like to start after 11 because he lives far away. The thing that would be excellent is to have letters from teachers and school to help with Noisebridge fundraising.
  • RYAN: When to announce it?
  • JAY: Announce on #general and follow the Wiki guide on arranging events on the wiki, announce to mailing list, etc. Have the teachers doing the tour email Jay to coordinate.

End of Meeting[edit]