[Noisebridge-discuss] Meeting notes 2011-11-29
danny at spesh.com
Wed Nov 30 16:27:09 PST 2011
<-- thoughtful and welcoming
spraying newcomers at the door-->
As ever, edit if you see I've got something wrong or missed something.
There was some miscellaneous chat at the end that I missed.
The 189th Meeting of
Note-taker: User:Malaclyps <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/User:Malaclyps>
Moderator: User:Flamsmark <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/User:Flamsmark>
] Introduction and Names
- What Noisebridge is
"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'."
- Round of introductions: What's your name, what do you do, and if you
are new, how did you hear about Noisebridge? Start with the moderator and
- A brief primer on consensus
We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
Tom -- moderator, and fascist
Florian -- going back to Germany, back in the Spring
John -- hasn't been here for a year, glad to be back
Javier -- hanging out in Noisebridge for a month
Max -- moved here, applying to be a member
Ben -- here from New York learn to build things ... um...
Zephyr -- I'm here from Noisebridge
Bryant -- also applying to be member
Kelly -- Treasurer, returned from MANY MANY CONFERENCES
Kaya -- EATING THE CURRY, IT IS GOOD
David -- first night, visiting from Canada. First time at hackerspace
Chris -- come to noisebridge sometimes
Erica -- at Noisebridge all the time, first meeting
Rich -- first meeting, been around in SF for four years
Jesse -- been to many many meetings, here from biocurious, technology
Danny -- runs social engineering
A reminder that the notes are a wiki page, so you can edit them if you
think they are wrong.
] Short Announcements
Spacebridge is moving its meeting nights from Sundayss to Tuesdays!!! We'll
be meeting at 7.30pm and doing until we're done. Seven launches under our
belt, lasercutting our components so when we lose it, we can rebuild it,
like in Six Million Dollar Man.
Florian says he planned a hackupy/pirate party meeting before the meeting
but nobody came, maybe we can do it after the meeting.
] New or Stale Events
See above for Spacebridge.
Wednesday/Thursday, Miloh is hacking on the walls in the classrooms to
finish it off so we can wire up the classrooms. Everyone is welcome to help
plaster, sand and prime these rooms. We need mud and fixol!
Saturday 3PM is the Bay Area RepRap meeting (fabrication, plastic filament
printers of all kinds). Go to learn more about how to build your own
On Friday, there's going to be a San Francisco Free School event, on acting
and improv, at 1720 Market, the Happiness Institute.
] Financial Report
Funds in bank: around $15K in savings.
Little lower than usual because the screenprinting went through. Paypal has
limiting our withdrawals because they want an SSN, to $500 a month. We're
talking to them about that. We gave them our EIN already, so it's kind of
weird that they're limiting it, but hey, c'est la paypal.
] Membership Binder
Names were read out.
] Consensus items
*(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus
Danny proposes for consensus that the money spent on the wall buildout be
re-imbursed from Noisebridge funds.
SuperQ proposes for consensus that the money spent on hosting
noisebridge.net by Andy be paid by Noisebridge, to the sum of $1000.
] Discussion Items
Miloh says we need new members.
Kelly mentions that a huge amount of our donations comes from non-member
Somebody asks where the best place to look at the finances -- Kelly says
let's talk about this in a few weeks when stuff is reconciled.
Zephyr talks about Hacker Quarters. We're finalising the rental today. A
group called Zeden (sp?) visited Noisebridge, and we liked their utopian
vision, but wanted to do something a little more practical. We've rented a
place nearby, with two jacuzzis, with five spots for people to live. We
will try to set up some space for visiting hackers. We're not going to be
able because of the rules to have just random other people living there,
but if you're visiting Noisebridge, and you need somewhere to crash, you
can come to the Hacker Quarters.
Homeostasis of Noisebridge is improving, says Rayc.
Rayc says has been tasked with cleaning or decluttering Noisebridge. He
suggests maybe a table for sorting stuff that has been left on tables.
The collective voice suggests that people should just CLEAN THE FUCK UP
instead. Much discussion of how to get people to do this.
Rayc suggests cleaning class at kink.com.
Miloh points out hellbins in the electronics space, where we throw stuff
that no-one knows about.
Danny mentions that he and Zephyr are working on new tools to help with
NB's organization. More news on this soon.
Kelly says she is going to move from Xero to XXXX in the new year, which
will hopefully make all of this easier. After the grad school applications,
] Walter's Hologlypics proposal.
Walter was originaly thought of going into a partnership with Noisebridge,
and now it looks like he doesn't need a financial relationship with
Noisebridge, and he can sort out the financial stuff with Indy Media.
We agreed that this doesn't need consensus, as there'd be no financial
connection with NB.
Now he plans to send a letter of intent. He'd say that he would be holding
workshops at Noisebridge, as a venue. He'd also say that he will try to
become a member.
Tom asks if anyone has any objection to mentioning Noisebridge as a venue.
Kelly feels a biiiit weird about it. In principle, it's fine, but she
doesn't see why it's necessary.
Walter says it's not *necessary*, but he'd like to mention it.
Miloh says you should just do it. Far bigger deals have happened without
Danny and others suggested that Walter should maybe talk to people about
how he plans to do this, because there are a few bits to this that might
*look* like they'd be good for Noisebridge, but actually Noisebridge might
not want (including, responsibility for keeping the project safe, making
space for it, accepting the equipment as a donation).
Walter agreed to keep in communication with Noisebridge about this.
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