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* issue tracker for NB?
 
* issue tracker for NB?
 
* lead into Meeting: working groups for NB?
 
* lead into Meeting: working groups for NB?
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* soundproofing the classrooms, but Liz feels like you could hang heavy curtains more easily than put up a wall
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Mike thinks that there's a building inspector reason.
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Shannon thinks windows would be better.
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Put up sheetwall and bricks.
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Advantage of ringvolts is flexibility.
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You would need:
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2x4 and stuff
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build food
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Shannon thinks the unfinished walls are a broken window.
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Zedd
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Jorgen
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Shannon
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Kaya
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2x4 8' 2x4
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special insulation sound baffle wall board
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a truck
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measure it all and come up with the plan
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get the wood
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friday -- home depot purchase
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saturday -- framing
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sunday -- sheet rocking in the free world!
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Run a fund
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* software tools that let a single post, saying i've mopped the floor, i fixed this... some kind of tool to let people post what they've been done and give karma points. big motivator is the approval of the group. recurring task could be done. it's okay to just do something. i'm learning ruby on rails.
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** XXX says tips would be good
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** liz wants a physical instantiation
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** danny suggests a bugtracker
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** will mentions asana
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** shannon doesn't want to pay people
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* a door monitor to gather stats on visitors -- miloh, shannon, + mct  -- jof's working on a c program to monitor how many buzzes, and (visitor's book)
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* actually getting the door to work
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* happy stats working -- danny's plan to suck in some automated NB metric to determine how happy everyone is
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* yes/no strips down the stairway -- mct and danny
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* tools for searching wiki/mailing lists (pulling in the mailing list, RSS feed)
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* improving signage at front of NB (partially done)
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* phone tree -- number you can call -- continue on socialengineering list (done -- the Noisebridge 311 number)
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* noiseatnight -- andy suggested night@noisebridge.net (done, though quiet)
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* talk to [[User:hurtstotouchfire|kelly]] about treasurer tasks (done, needs writing up)
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* cleaners (done - will running)
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Last go round the space. What is everybody's reactions? Hiring a cleaning service and clean the floors and do a general cleaning. Floor scrubbing and de-dusting, nothing to do the tables, no cleaning the garbage. Don't clean the kitchen, do clean the toilets.
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Kaya says it's more important to teach people to be excellent.
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Will feels that the first time was a big difference, but the other months were incremental.
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Liz says that mopping used to be harder, and now the junk is cleared away, it's easier to mop.
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* fixing the screens for info purposes
  
 
=== Stuff we've discussed previously ===
 
=== Stuff we've discussed previously ===

Revision as of 04:06, 16 November 2011

Technical Solutions to Social Problems

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"You cannot apply a technological solution to a sociological problem." - Edwards' Law


"Every time I hear Edwards' Law, I reach for my gun" - the Noisebridge Secretaribot

There are lots of fascinating challenges to running a hackerspace using the purest anarchist collective principles, many of which we appear (from the outside) to talk about endlessly. Some of them are actually *about* the need to talk endlessly.

Noisebridge's Social Engineering group's motto is "A little less talk, a lot more evidence-based semi-autonomous behaviouralist actions."

We brainstorm and implement new software, hardware, and architecture that can support Noisebridge's unique social contract in the same way that almost all of the rest of our culture works to support _its_ definition of normality.

You can meet with us on Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm before the official Meeting in Turing, or join the socialengineering mailing list

Current facilitator for the Social Engineers is Danny.

Meeting on 2011-11-15

  • long-term planning for next few months of soceng
  • talk about fixes for 311
  • issue tracker for NB?
  • lead into Meeting: working groups for NB?
  • soundproofing the classrooms, but Liz feels like you could hang heavy curtains more easily than put up a wall

Mike thinks that there's a building inspector reason. Shannon thinks windows would be better. Put up sheetwall and bricks. Advantage of ringvolts is flexibility. You would need: 2x4 and stuff build food Shannon thinks the unfinished walls are a broken window. Zedd Jorgen Shannon Kaya 2x4 8' 2x4 special insulation sound baffle wall board a truck measure it all and come up with the plan get the wood friday -- home depot purchase saturday -- framing sunday -- sheet rocking in the free world! Run a fund

  • software tools that let a single post, saying i've mopped the floor, i fixed this... some kind of tool to let people post what they've been done and give karma points. big motivator is the approval of the group. recurring task could be done. it's okay to just do something. i'm learning ruby on rails.
    • XXX says tips would be good
    • liz wants a physical instantiation
    • danny suggests a bugtracker
    • will mentions asana
    • shannon doesn't want to pay people
  • a door monitor to gather stats on visitors -- miloh, shannon, + mct -- jof's working on a c program to monitor how many buzzes, and (visitor's book)
  • actually getting the door to work
  • happy stats working -- danny's plan to suck in some automated NB metric to determine how happy everyone is
  • yes/no strips down the stairway -- mct and danny
  • tools for searching wiki/mailing lists (pulling in the mailing list, RSS feed)
  • improving signage at front of NB (partially done)
  • phone tree -- number you can call -- continue on socialengineering list (done -- the Noisebridge 311 number)
  • noiseatnight -- andy suggested night@noisebridge.net (done, though quiet)
  • talk to kelly about treasurer tasks (done, needs writing up)
  • cleaners (done - will running)

Last go round the space. What is everybody's reactions? Hiring a cleaning service and clean the floors and do a general cleaning. Floor scrubbing and de-dusting, nothing to do the tables, no cleaning the garbage. Don't clean the kitchen, do clean the toilets.

Kaya says it's more important to teach people to be excellent.

Will feels that the first time was a big difference, but the other months were incremental.

Liz says that mopping used to be harder, and now the junk is cleared away, it's easier to mop.

  • fixing the screens for info purposes

Stuff we've discussed previously

  • a door monitor to gather stats on visitors -- miloh, shannon, + mct
  • happy stats working -- danny's plan to suck in some automated NB metric to determine how happy everyone is
  • yes/no strips down the stairway -- mct and danny
  • tools for searching wiki/mailing list
  • improving signage at front of NB (partially done)
  • phone tree -- number you can call -- continue on socialengineering list (done -- the Noisebridge 311 number)
  • noiseatnight -- andy suggested night@noisebridge.net (done, though quiet)
  • talk to kelly about treasurer tasks (done, needs writing up)
  • cleaners (done - will running)

Previous meeting archive

Meeting on 2011-07-26

Scribbled notes at Social Engineers/2011-07-26

Meeting on 2011-07-19

Deeper (incomprehensible) notes here: Social_Engineers/2011-07-19