[Noisebridge-discuss] meeting notes 2010-01-05

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:07:14 PST 2011


I am generally pro-ideas-like-this.  I'm also a big fan, as mentioned
previously, of indoctrinating newbies when they show up at the
membership meeting for the first time. My tour and spiel outline is
roughly this:

--Walk in a circle around noisebridge, point out the various spaces,
mention current projects, hazards and lore. "This is the DJ booth, let
me tell you the story of the DJ booth," ... "This is the band saw.
Please don't break it."
--Talk to the newb about their interests and introduce them to
relevant people in the space. "This is Mike, he knows about
everything. Maybe if you're lucky he will help you with something
someday."
--Sit down and give them a basic rundown of how membership and
consensus work. Drop the word "anarchy" and see if they twitch.
Encourage them to get involved. Mention wiki and mailing lists.

Part of this is for their benefit, but it's also for me. It's nice to
get to know people as they turn up in the space. Lately with treasury
stuff I haven't had as much time, but I think it's a solid practice. I
originally thought it would be useful for pre-screening trolls, but as
it turns out, people who want tours are almost universally bright-eyed
and well-meaning. Turns out following discuss is the best way to
discover new trolls. :)

-K

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:57, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com> wrote:
> If it's any consolation, I think some people are currently working on a "how
> stuff works" and "why stuff is the way it is" guide for new people to learn
> about Noisebridge.
>
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Along those same lines, having the meeting every week kinda undermines
>> its significance.  Attendance is random, the agenda is very sparse, and
>> usually there's at least a few heckles of "can we just skip the meeting?"
>>
>> Maybe the bylaws (or whatever) could be amended to have the meeting
>> twice a month or even just once a month?
>>
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>>
>> On 1/7/2011 12:11 PM, Noisebridge Treasurer wrote:
>> >> Damn, you're on to my nefarious plot to overwhelm the negative
>> >> interpersonal
>> >> politics of Noisebridge with actual hacking and positive, supportive
>> >> conversations!  Meddling kids!
>> >
>> > While I of course totally support your agenda, could you maybe do it
>> > in another timeslot? Some of us are required to attend the meeting for
>> > treasury reasons and like to get back to our homes in the east bay at
>> > a reasonable hour because we work full time and really need to stop
>> > showing up at noon and having to stay till 8pm and oh gee, lookit the
>> > time. I need to go to work.
>> >
>> > Maybe we should have the membership meeting at 7 and have
>> > awesomefuntimes afterwards?
>> >
>> > -K
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:57, Josh Myer<josh at joshisanerd.com>  wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Danny O'Brien<danny at spesh.com>  wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Meeting Notes 2011 01 04
>> >>>
>> >>> Agenda
>> >>>
>> >>> The 142nd Meeting of Noisebridge
>> >>>
>> >>> Note-taker: Danny O'Brien
>> >>>
>> >>> Moderator: Danny O'Brien
>> >>>
>> >>> It was a total nightmare. First of all, Josh organised this whole
>> >>> "Show
>> >>> and Tell" (Tuesdays, 7.30) thing right before, so instead of limbering
>> >>> up
>> >>> for proper consensus and correct producedure, everyone sat around
>> >>> looking at
>> >>> Mike's ingenious elevator light LED hack and how he planned it, and a
>> >>> new
>> >>> kind of logic analyser that's basically just six wires and a USB
>> >>> connector,
>> >>> and some routers(?). Then they all discussed the hacks they were
>> >>> working on,
>> >>> and some ideas they were mulling, and sought out advice and shared
>> >>> knowledge
>> >>> with their peers.
>> >>>
>> >>> This was all apparently so "interesting" that by the time anyone
>> >>> wanted to
>> >>> stop, it was 8.20 already so basically we'd already screwed up the
>> >>> whole
>> >>> rules and procedures of the meeting. Nice job, Josh. Real smooth.
>> >>
>> >> Damn, you're on to my nefarious plot to overwhelm the negative
>> >> interpersonal
>> >> politics of Noisebridge with actual hacking and positive, supportive
>> >> conversations!  Meddling kids!
>> >> Oh well.  I might as well go bigger next week, and say that we'll be in
>> >> the
>> >> couch area, with the projector available for software demos or people's
>> >> YouTube/Vimeo documentation of the projects they've been hacking at.
>> >> Seriously, though, Show-and-Tell was a really low-key event this week,
>> >> and
>> >> it was still pretty awesome.  Next week should be even better, since
>> >> I'm
>> >> going to actually announce it properly and then remind people about it.
>> >> --
>> >> Josh Myer 415.230.9791<-- NOTE: New number!
>> >>   josh at joshisanerd.com
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