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= Instructions =
 
  
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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These are the notes from the 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.
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[edit]Meeting Summary
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FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST TLDR what happened at the meeting:
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Announcements:
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Finances:
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New members:
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New philanthropists:
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Consensus Items:
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Discussion Items:
  
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.
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[edit]Introductions
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Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain what Noisebridge is about:
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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'."
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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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Names: Henner, Jen, Adam, Daniel, Rob, Elias, James, Tal, Zach, J, Alex
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Short announcements and events
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We just celebreated out 10 year aniversary
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Next thing will be the 100 year aniversary
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[edit]Safe Space
  
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 ==
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We discussed what being a safe space at nb means
# Confirm last meeting was saved
 
# Take new notes
 
# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
 
  
== Facilitators ==
 
 
There are generally two kinds of facilitator roles at a Noisebridge meeting:
 
 
* Stack taker - Useful when a lot of folks want to hop on the discussion stack. This gives everyone a turn to have their feelings heard. Usually only works when there is exactly one stack taker.
 
* Moderators - Keeps the meeting moving and prevents everyone from wasting too much time on one subject. Anyone is free to pick up moderation and move the meeting along.
 
 
In general, moderators should:
 
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
 
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
 
* Speak only minimally yourself.
 
* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
 
* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
 
* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
 
* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
 
 
== Participants ==
 
 
Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
 
 
* Say your name before you talk.
 
* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
 
* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
 
* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
 
 
 
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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: FIXME THE DATE HERE Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderators: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.
 
* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
 
 
== Meeting Summary ==
 
FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
* Announcements:
 
* Finances:
 
* New members:
 
* New philanthropists:
 
* Consensus Items:
 
* Discussion Items:
 
 
= Introductions =
 
 
* '''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 =
 
* 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 =
 
 
'''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.
 
 
Noisebridge is a safe space.  '''Invite a volunteer to describe''' what that means.
 
 
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 =
 
  
 
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
 
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
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Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
* Describe how to get access to slack
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Describe how to get access to slack
 
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Philanthropists
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
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Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe Philantropy, and the application process.
* '''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.
* 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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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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Membership Binder
 
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Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe membership, and the application process.
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
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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.
 
 
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
 
<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>
 
* 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.
 
 
 
  
= Financial Report =
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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.
* Funds in bank:
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Anyone eligible to join this week should
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
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introduce themselves,
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
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answer any questions members may have for them, then
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leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
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The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
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Remember to applaud new members when they return.
  
= Consensus =
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Those how open the door to allows others into the space are responsible for ensuring that their presence is up to the standards of NB in terms of excelenceness towards others. 
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... when they come in, give them a tour, ... make sure they are familiure with the space.
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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like membership, close and dear to our hearts.... know each other enough that if [a new member] is going to block on a big C vote, it's important that they're going to be exelant about things...
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
 
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
 
** Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
 
** How consensus isn't a legislative process
 
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
 
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
 
''(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
 
  
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
 
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
  
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[edit]Financial Report
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Funds in bank:Financial Report - September 19, 2017  Noisebridge has $84,761.46 in the bank.  _Breakdown:_ $45,343.19 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,220.29 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits  Notes:  This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 16th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
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Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
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Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
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[edit]Consensus
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invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give a brief primer on consensus process
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It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
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Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
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Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
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How consensus isn't a legislative process
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Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
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[edit]Proposals from last week
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(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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[edit]Proposals for next week
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(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)t
  
= Discussion =
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Concensus Proposals
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Zach: Allocationg a small portion of nb funds for parts for the elevator, $400 per year. This would give people working to improve the space to not have a financial burden placed on them.
  
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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Discussion
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Elevator
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Zach: A bunch of people have been working on the elevator. I worked with Henner and a bunch of other people, and I updated the wiki. I'm still looking for help doing additional repairs. Wiki has ideas for additional improvements.
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Henner: There is one gate on the street side that is missing some segments. The button downstairs needs to be fixed.
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Zach: I have been comming here on wed, and circuit hacking mondays. Incase anybody wants to help.
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Accasability to the space
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Zach: There is some work to be done. I updated the accasibility page on the wiki. It would be really greate if nb had more things avaliable for people with disabilities to come into the space. We don't have tactile or audio aids for people comming into the space. We also don't have bars in the bathroom, which are required by ada. I think it's very achievable for the space. 
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Zach: We should also have a meeting/event to educate others around disability, and little things that can be done to improve weelchair accassability in the space. There are some spaces that aren't ever going to be accessable, but some spaces could be easily improved.
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J: I def think there should be something around it. We should start a nice simple page
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Henner: I think we should have an event of some sort, were we discuss things that can be improved. And talk about the needs or disabled people. Then we can do-icraticly work to solve these problems. Guided by the people who need these changes. Even people who just come here for a week, this is a project that they could help work on at the space, and th
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ey can just do it.  
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J: If anybody wants to put up an event, you can talk to us on slack and we'll set things in the NB meetup calander (excelence towards others required).
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Zach: Noisebridge is one of the most accessable spaces I know in sf.
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J:  Slack is a thing.  People who spend a lot of time in the space are welcome to ask around to get access to slack.  Tons of channels, Field trips, infosec, random, etc. 
  
  
== Discussion Items ==
 
  
 
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.
 
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[edit]End of Meeting
= End of Meeting =
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Return the membership binder to its rightful location.
 
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Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
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Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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[edit]Note taker posts the notes
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
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Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
 
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Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
== Note taker posts the notes ==
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Copy paste the notes to the next meeting page. (They will become Last meeting at midnight.)
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
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Email the meeting summary to Noisebridge Discuss and Noisebridge Announce lists.
# 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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CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are 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.)
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Edit the Current Consensus Items if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
# 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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Edit the Consensus Items History if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
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[edit]Fun things to do after
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
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Reprise of the Hackernationale. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
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PGP Key Signing could happen now (if it doesn't happen before any given Meeting). Ask others around the space or check the list to see who wants in on the action.
 
 
== 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]]
 

Revision as of 04:20, 20 September 2017


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DELETE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE WHEN YOU POST THE MEETING MINUTES KTHX!!!


These are the notes from the 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. [edit]Meeting Summary FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST TLDR what happened at the meeting: Announcements: Finances: New members: New philanthropists: Consensus Items: Discussion Items:


[edit]Introductions Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain what Noisebridge is about: 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'." 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): Names: Henner, Jen, Adam, Daniel, Rob, Elias, James, Tal, Zach, J, Alex Short announcements and events We just celebreated out 10 year aniversary Next thing will be the 100 year aniversary [edit]Safe Space


We discussed what being a safe space at nb means


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 Philanthropists Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe 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 Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe membership, and the application process. 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.

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.

Those how open the door to allows others into the space are responsible for ensuring that their presence is up to the standards of NB in terms of excelenceness towards others.  

... when they come in, give them a tour, ... make sure they are familiure with the space.

like membership, close and dear to our hearts.... know each other enough that if [a new member] is going to block on a big C vote, it's important that they're going to be exelant about things...


[edit]Financial Report Funds in bank:Financial Report - September 19, 2017 Noisebridge has $84,761.46 in the bank. _Breakdown:_ $45,343.19 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,220.29 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits Notes: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 16th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary): Any other details by those participating in handling our financials [edit]Consensus invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give a brief primer on consensus process 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. [edit]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.) [edit]Proposals for next week (Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)t

Concensus Proposals Zach: Allocationg a small portion of nb funds for parts for the elevator, $400 per year. This would give people working to improve the space to not have a financial burden placed on them.

Discussion Elevator Zach: A bunch of people have been working on the elevator. I worked with Henner and a bunch of other people, and I updated the wiki. I'm still looking for help doing additional repairs. Wiki has ideas for additional improvements. Henner: There is one gate on the street side that is missing some segments. The button downstairs needs to be fixed. Zach: I have been comming here on wed, and circuit hacking mondays. Incase anybody wants to help. Accasability to the space Zach: There is some work to be done. I updated the accasibility page on the wiki. It would be really greate if nb had more things avaliable for people with disabilities to come into the space. We don't have tactile or audio aids for people comming into the space. We also don't have bars in the bathroom, which are required by ada. I think it's very achievable for the space. Zach: We should also have a meeting/event to educate others around disability, and little things that can be done to improve weelchair accassability in the space. There are some spaces that aren't ever going to be accessable, but some spaces could be easily improved. J: I def think there should be something around it. We should start a nice simple page Henner: I think we should have an event of some sort, were we discuss things that can be improved. And talk about the needs or disabled people. Then we can do-icraticly work to solve these problems. Guided by the people who need these changes. Even people who just come here for a week, this is a project that they could help work on at the space, and th ey can just do it.

J: If anybody wants to put up an event, you can talk to us on slack and we'll set things in the NB meetup calander (excelence towards others required).

Zach: Noisebridge is one of the most accessable spaces I know in sf. J: Slack is a thing. People who spend a lot of time in the space are welcome to ask around to get access to slack. Tons of channels, Field trips, infosec, random, etc.


If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus. [edit]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. [edit]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 next meeting page. (They will become Last meeting at midnight.) Email the meeting summary to Noisebridge Discuss and 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 if anything is proposed for consensus next week. Edit the Consensus Items History if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week. [edit]Fun things to do after Reprise of the Hackernationale. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!] PGP Key Signing could happen now (if it doesn't happen before any given Meeting). Ask others around the space or check the list to see who wants in on the action.