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= Instructions =
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== Introductions ==
  
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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Name (pronouns)
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Darry/Augur (they/them) - Teaches Haskell class, trains people on the laser cutter. Interested in functional programming.
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Cole (he/him) - Does robots. Errr.. builds robots.
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Elias (he/him) - Likes Haskell.
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Lujan (he / any) - Does robots for a living.
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Alex (any) - Interested in generally improving his environment, "Making the world a better place", math, FP, automation, getting along with people
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Sloan (she/her) - Photographer, student at SFAI, doing a project on NB
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David - Former techshoper, has been meeting to stop by for a while, met NBers at makerfaire a few years ago, mostly interested in laser cutters for packing for jewelry
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Ryan (he/him, El Jefe) - works on lots of things
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Alex / @lxpk - teaches gamedev on tuesdays, we used to do ableton music, and will hopefully be starting up a class again
  
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.
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== Announcements ==
  
== Note Takers ==
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Augur - No Haskell class this wednesday since its a 5th wednesday, but we can chat anyway!
# Confirm last meeting was saved
 
# Take new notes
 
# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
 
  
== Facilitators ==
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Augur - We do not have copper wire, someone is trolling us, please stop asking about copper wire
  
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 ==
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== Philanthropists ==
  
Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
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Up for Philanthropy: Alex Alekseyenko
  
* Say your name before you talk.
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Alekseyenko: Get a 24 hour access token to noisebridge, donate ~$80 a month, expected to know how NB works, what NB is about, should be able to handle situations relating to escorting people out, know how to give them a tour and explain NB, need to know how to close up, you have NO special rights, access can be taken away by any member at a moments notice
* 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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Alex is now a Philanthropist!!
  
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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 ==
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== Members ==
FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
* Announcements:
 
* Finances:
 
* New members:
 
* New philanthropists:
 
* Consensus Items:
 
* Discussion Items:
 
  
= Introductions =
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Augur 3 - Membership is when your brain has been infested with nanoviruses and you hang out in the grove and... shitshitshit--secret plan. As a member you don't have rights so much as responsibilities. You want to contribute to Noisebridge as much as you can and see to the survival of Noisebridge as well as its culture. Noisebridge makes decisions by consensus of its members (or, more accurately, by non-blocking by its members), not majority rule. This means that blocking is a very serious thing. You block an item because you feel so strongly about the issue that, if it were to go through, you would be inclined to leave. It also takes a couple of weeks and the details are on the wiki. For this reason, most things are done through do-ocracy, which is kind of the opposite of bureaucracy. If you believe that what you're about to do is excellent and that others won't object, you might just want to do it and talk to Noisebridge about it.Also, members can grant limited (30-day, 11am-10pm access to others).
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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Merlin gets 9 checkmarks.
<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's your preferred pronoun?'''
 
** What do you do?
 
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
 
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
 
  
= Short announcements and events =
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Alex Peake - Proposes that incrementing Merlin's checkmarks be added to standard Noisebridge unmeeting procedure.
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short! One or two sentences please!
 
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
 
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
 
  
= Safe Space =
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Augur - recites a beautiful piece of writing detailing his experience with Noisebridge and professing his undying love for this unstitution. Steve Young and Trent sponsored Darryl.
  
'''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 =
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== Consensus Items ==
  
Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
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Patrick brings forth a consensus item remotely and asynchronously:
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
 
* Describe how to get access to slack
 
  
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
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Copy of previous text:
* '''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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    Patrick: I propose NB establishes two separate funds for possible moving.
* If there are no objections, they're a philanthropist! Their pledge should be handed over to the [[Secretary]] posthaste, after which their token will be updated to give them the 24/7 access they've earned(?)
 
  
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
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That Noisebridge establish two new funds.
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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CONSENSUS ITEM TEXT
<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.
 
  
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1. A holding fee fund of $5,000 which will be used to "hold" properties forlease or sale that Noisebridge might consider in the future. These funds would allow us time to engage in a full capital C consensus process relating to the ultimate lease or purchase decision about our new space.
  
= Financial Report =
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2. A moving fund. This fund will collect money specifically for the costs associated in moving, renting, or purchasing a new space for Noisebridge. Should an agreement be reached with the current landlords at 2169 this money would be directed either to rent or to building improvements as required.  
* Funds in bank:
 
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
 
  
= Consensus =
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END CONSENSUS ITEM TEXT
  
* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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Patrick 1. alloc 5k from general fund into a holding fee fund, b/c in the process of doing the final consensus process, we might need to put some money down to prevent the location from going to some other party. Unlikely that it'll be exhausted, but is prudent.
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
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** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
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    Lizzie: Can we have a process for when this will be spent?
** Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
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    Patrick: Probably just little c consensus?
** How consensus isn't a legislative process
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    Lizzie/Trent: Can we spell that out?
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
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    Patrick: It seems unlikely that we'll just arbitrarily spend it
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    Trent: Good opportunity to record the way of doing things that is historically verbal
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    Lizzie: Good to head off an argument over how many spaces we spend this on, etc.
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    Scotty: Whats the range usually?
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    Trent: Victoria said she used 1k for a personal apt, at least
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2. Moving fund. Looking at many options for financing leasing or buying. There'll be lots of fees, costs, to do this. This fund would be where we collect money donated specifically for the purposes of moving, etc. incl. legal fees to lawyers to figure out our current situation. This fund will start empty or w/ nominal amt for current legal rep. Will add a project to donate.noisebridge.net. If the fund is not expended and we get a lease, we can convert to rent money or general fund.
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
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  Scotty: Maybe we shouldn't call it a moving fund b/c its for more than just moving costs, but also possibly buying a building, legal fees, etc.
''(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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  Trent: Is the purpose of this being separate b/c its going to be quite large ultimately?
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  Patrick: Yes
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  Trent: We should spell this out in the proposal text, that this is the purpose of it, and why it's separate.
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  Trent: Also will this be specifically earmarked for moving??
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  Patrick: Yes
  
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
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Trent is apathetic.
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
  
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</consensus item>
  
= Discussion =
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(Darryl explains consensus and Consensus.)
  
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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Alex - Most relevant discussion will take place in #new-space on Slack and on Saturday meetings.
  
  
== Discussion Items ==
 
  
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
 
  
= End of Meeting =
 
  
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
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Consensus reached w/ Alex and Steve present, no blocks.
# 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 ==
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== Discussions ==
* 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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Roy and Ryan discuss making more 3d printers work
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 

Revision as of 05:11, 29 November 2017

2017-11-28

Introductions

Name (pronouns) Darry/Augur (they/them) - Teaches Haskell class, trains people on the laser cutter. Interested in functional programming. Cole (he/him) - Does robots. Errr.. builds robots. Elias (he/him) - Likes Haskell. Lujan (he / any) - Does robots for a living. Alex (any) - Interested in generally improving his environment, "Making the world a better place", math, FP, automation, getting along with people Sloan (she/her) - Photographer, student at SFAI, doing a project on NB David - Former techshoper, has been meeting to stop by for a while, met NBers at makerfaire a few years ago, mostly interested in laser cutters for packing for jewelry Ryan (he/him, El Jefe) - works on lots of things Alex / @lxpk - teaches gamedev on tuesdays, we used to do ableton music, and will hopefully be starting up a class again


Announcements

Augur - No Haskell class this wednesday since its a 5th wednesday, but we can chat anyway!

Augur - We do not have copper wire, someone is trolling us, please stop asking about copper wire



Philanthropists

Up for Philanthropy: Alex Alekseyenko

Alekseyenko: Get a 24 hour access token to noisebridge, donate ~$80 a month, expected to know how NB works, what NB is about, should be able to handle situations relating to escorting people out, know how to give them a tour and explain NB, need to know how to close up, you have NO special rights, access can be taken away by any member at a moments notice

Alex is now a Philanthropist!!


Members

Augur 3 - Membership is when your brain has been infested with nanoviruses and you hang out in the grove and... shitshitshit--secret plan. As a member you don't have rights so much as responsibilities. You want to contribute to Noisebridge as much as you can and see to the survival of Noisebridge as well as its culture. Noisebridge makes decisions by consensus of its members (or, more accurately, by non-blocking by its members), not majority rule. This means that blocking is a very serious thing. You block an item because you feel so strongly about the issue that, if it were to go through, you would be inclined to leave. It also takes a couple of weeks and the details are on the wiki. For this reason, most things are done through do-ocracy, which is kind of the opposite of bureaucracy. If you believe that what you're about to do is excellent and that others won't object, you might just want to do it and talk to Noisebridge about it.Also, members can grant limited (30-day, 11am-10pm access to others).

Merlin gets 9 checkmarks.

Alex Peake - Proposes that incrementing Merlin's checkmarks be added to standard Noisebridge unmeeting procedure.

Augur - recites a beautiful piece of writing detailing his experience with Noisebridge and professing his undying love for this unstitution. Steve Young and Trent sponsored Darryl.



Consensus Items

Patrick brings forth a consensus item remotely and asynchronously:

Copy of previous text:

   Patrick: I propose NB establishes two separate funds for possible moving.

That Noisebridge establish two new funds.

CONSENSUS ITEM TEXT

1. A holding fee fund of $5,000 which will be used to "hold" properties forlease or sale that Noisebridge might consider in the future. These funds would allow us time to engage in a full capital C consensus process relating to the ultimate lease or purchase decision about our new space.

2. A moving fund. This fund will collect money specifically for the costs associated in moving, renting, or purchasing a new space for Noisebridge. Should an agreement be reached with the current landlords at 2169 this money would be directed either to rent or to building improvements as required.

END CONSENSUS ITEM TEXT

Patrick 1. alloc 5k from general fund into a holding fee fund, b/c in the process of doing the final consensus process, we might need to put some money down to prevent the location from going to some other party. Unlikely that it'll be exhausted, but is prudent.

   Lizzie: Can we have a process for when this will be spent?
   Patrick: Probably just little c consensus?
   Lizzie/Trent: Can we spell that out?
   Patrick: It seems unlikely that we'll just arbitrarily spend it
   Trent: Good opportunity to record the way of doing things that is historically verbal
   Lizzie: Good to head off an argument over how many spaces we spend this on, etc.
   Scotty: Whats the range usually?
   Trent: Victoria said she used 1k for a personal apt, at least
 

2. Moving fund. Looking at many options for financing leasing or buying. There'll be lots of fees, costs, to do this. This fund would be where we collect money donated specifically for the purposes of moving, etc. incl. legal fees to lawyers to figure out our current situation. This fund will start empty or w/ nominal amt for current legal rep. Will add a project to donate.noisebridge.net. If the fund is not expended and we get a lease, we can convert to rent money or general fund.

 Scotty: Maybe we shouldn't call it a moving fund b/c its for more than just moving costs, but also possibly buying a building, legal fees, etc.
 
 Trent: Is the purpose of this being separate b/c its going to be quite large ultimately?
 Patrick: Yes
 Trent: We should spell this out in the proposal text, that this is the purpose of it, and why it's separate.
 Trent: Also will this be specifically earmarked for moving??
 Patrick: Yes

Trent is apathetic.

</consensus item>

(Darryl explains consensus and Consensus.)

Alex - Most relevant discussion will take place in #new-space on Slack and on Saturday meetings.



Consensus reached w/ Alex and Steve present, no blocks.


Discussions

Roy and Ryan discuss making more 3d printers work