Meeting Notes 2011 05 31

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Agenda[edit]

The 163 Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Will / wsargent

Moderator: Kelly / hurtstotouchfire

Introduction and Names[edit]

  • 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'."
  • Round of introductions:
    • Eric - Linux Hacker / Engineer
    • Brian
    • Rubin
    • Mitch
    • Rayce - entrepeneur
    • Ben - registered vegan
    • John - likes alcohol and coke
    • Mike - tinkerer and techno... techno... launderer?
    • Mikolai - gene hacker - NY
    • Walka(?) - likes kiteboard(?)
    • Will - Notetaker
    • Owen - Creative
    • Zessina - Psychology
    • Evan - style and programming
    • Allan - Serial Killer and Mycologist
    • Lee - Video Game Designer
    • Kelly - treasurer and neuroscience winnah

Announcements[edit]

  • Maker Faire!
    • 2000 Stickers handed out
    • Many more people coming to space
    • 3100 (yes, three thousand one hundred) people trained how to solder
  • Noisebridge In Depth This Thursday (6/2/2011)!
    • Topic is "Strange signals that our bodies give out" and is very interesting
    • Zedd is moving and needs more publicity.

Financial Report[edit]

  • Finances
    • $15131.18 total balance
    • Paid rent for June
    • Maker Fair Money has come in
    • Two months operating expenses on hand, we ideally want three
    • Meredith had TV company in and they made a donation? Unconfirmed.
    • Q: Is Noisebridge trademarked? A: It's not a registered trademark, but trademark law automatically gives legal ownership.

Membership Binder[edit]

  • Membership
    • Eric Steinburg - has two signatures, John + [Illegible] but is legit and up for membership
      • Believes in beer, but is anti-lime in beer.
      • Eric is an engineer and artist, does all the AV work for SF City Hall
      • He is also producing a TV show [ break for Amanda providing bread pudding ]
      • Q: How do you feel about consensus? A: I see it every day at work -- politics is a process of consensus.
      • Q: How do you feel about blocking? A: Blocking is necessary some times.
      • Eric goes outside for discussion
      • Has donated chemicals to Noisebridge, been seen around the space, multiple contacts
      • Consensus reached: Eric is now a member of Noisebridge.

What's Going On at Noisebridge[edit]

This is the active list of events from the main page:

Not all events make it onto this calendar. And some of the listings here may be out of date.
Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC, our Noisebridge Meetup page <https://www.meetup.com/noisebridge>, or in person at Tuesday meetings. Best of all, Noisebridge is about people getting together at the space in San Francisco to do stuff. DO pay attention, as some eventSs just arise organically from the bottom up!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Upcoming Events edit[edit]

Thursday, February 15, 20:00: Five Minutes of Fame 2018 02 15,
February edition of 5MoF, Noisebridge's longest running event, talk submissions are open.


Saturday, March 11, 14:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 10-Mar-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Scott Arford/Micheal Gendreau, Medicine Cabinet, Jolt Thrower, Kevin C.K. Lo, Blood of Chhinnamastika with very special guest


Thursday Morning, May 17 Maker Faire 2018 Setup at the San Mateo Event Center. Noisebridge will be participating in Maker Faire Bay Area 2018, if you would like to help setup, please contact Jarrod. Please see Maker Faire 2018 for details

Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 Maker Faire 2018 at the San Mateo Event Center. Noisebridge will be participating in Maker Faire Bay Area 2018, if you would like to help represent Noisebridge at the show, please contact Jarrod. Please see Maker Faire 2018 for details

Recurring Events edit[edit]

E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.

Mondays[edit]

  • 2nd 6:00pm to 8:00 pm Make:SF Project Build Hello Makers, We continue our maker journey and our December MeetUp will be at the historic NoiseBridge! We'll have our usual selection of projects. Each one is merely $10, and you take it home with you after you build it with our gear. December we have an additional food project. If you have your own project or idea, bring it! First timers and skilled makers come to this meetup and its always fun and informative. RSVP to our Meetup page and I will connect you with the info on how you too can be excellent at NoiseBridge. [1] Mondays are very busy at NoiseBridge. We predict you will return to NoiseBridge soon for their classes. Diana 271-4286.


  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays NOTE: CHM WILL BE ON BREAK FROM 12-18-17 to 1-1-18 Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, J, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, Cheng, Greg, and/or a host of others will bring kits-for-purchase to make cool, hackable things for all skill levels that you can bring home after you make them! Many designed for absolute beginners! Bring your own projects to hack! Bring things to fix! All ages. All are welcome! See the Discuss list and the Announce list for weekly updates.

Super Tuesdays![edit]

  • E 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Gamebridge Unityversity Game Dev Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly game development class and meetup, learn and share C# Unity coding, 2D/3D art, design, writing and audio. Learn how to mentor and help teach game dev. (Noise Square Table).
  • E 8:00 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it!
  • E 11am to 6pm freeCodeCamp Workshop - Come code with us! Learn full stack web development with JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesdays[edit]

  • 2nd, 4th Wednesday - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Crypto Builder's Meetup -- Join up for casual lightning talks and hacking on crypto/blockchain/decentralization in the Hackatorium. NOTE: We will resume the meetings on January 24th. For more information visit: https://www.meetup.com/sfhackdays/
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dream Team Neuro Hackery - EEG research & development project with general interest in sleep, dreaming, creative intelligence, and many loosely related topics such as: neurophysiology, signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and (especially) hacking code and devices for data acquisition and analysis. Join us at the CollaborationStation (near the Hackatorium). Expect general discussion around 8 PM - usually moving along by 9 PM to focus on more technical aspects of current project.
  • 1st,3rd 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Haskell Class in Church.
  • E 2018-02-14 CANCELLED!7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Wednesday, Supercollider Class in the Turing classroom. Learn how to write code that makes music. Supercollider is a software platform with a language, development environment and a DSP engine that generates sound from your computer. It models many modular synthesizer designs in code which run in real-time on any Mac, PC or Linux computer. This is a 12 week curriculum with offline exercises.

Thursdays[edit]

  • E Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it by midnight as truck comes ~1:30am to 2:30am.
  • E 8:00 pm to 9:00pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - Ten 5min talks in an hour, on any topic! Small 5MoFs every Thursday-ish, bigger ones on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • biweekly 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Laser Safety Training every other Thursday evening. RSVP on meetup.com
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Math class in Turing! Right now we're proving our way through Munkres's Topology.

Fridays[edit]

Saturdays[edit]

  • E 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Privacy hackathon! Developers, designers, activists, journalists, and concerned citizens are all welcome to join us every Saturday at Noisebridge (at the tables in the back) to help contribute to free, open source, privacy-enhancing softwar8:00 pm to 10:00e that the world desperately needs. Brought to you by the Cypherpunks Write Code meetup group <-- you can RSVP here. Edward Snowden risked everything to teach us how badly new privacy-enhancing software needs to exist. Let's make it happen!

Sundays[edit]

  • E 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday Morning iOS Peer Lab Meetup - iOS Meetup for people want to hack together. Feel free to do whatever you want: work on your project, ask and teach each other, have a chat with folks.
  • alternating monthly 1:00 pm Monthly Lock Sport Collaboration: Come learn how to pick locks and learn more about them with the SF Bay Area chapter of TOOOL. The group meets on alternating months at Noisebridge and in San Jose. Check the [httpsS://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tooolsf TOOOL SF announcement list] for details.
  • E 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Hack Days - We're getting together every Sunday and working on stuff together! (Bots/Robotics/Cybernetics/AI/ML/Crypto/Infrastructure/Dapps/etc). We're all about learning, sharing, and building together. church Bring what you're working on, or at least a healthy appetite to learn and share. All-in-all this will be a space to philosophize and dream as much as practice, hack, and publish. :)


Non-weekly[edit]

a casual monthly event dedicated to working on the space or relevant projects and building community. This is a great time to get feedback or help on any projects you have been considering that center around the space, culture, and infrastructure of Noisebridge. You can also help with existing projects and find out ways to get involved.

Project Updates[edit]

  • Maker Faire covered in announcements, nothing else immediately up...

Consensus items[edit]

  • Eric added as new member.

Discussion Items[edit]

  • Lockers
    • Small things have gone missing - laptop charger, phone, a laptop off member shelves
    • What are thoughts on providing noisebridge lockers on member shelves?
    • Mitch: stuff probably disappears at Noisebridge through chaos rather than malice
    • Lots of people know how to pick locks at Noisebridge
    • Mike: better labelling for member shelves? Still doesn't solve stuff "moving" such as Mike's expensive footstool
    • Kelly + Will: is that if you have stuff you don't want to go missing, it's fine to buy a container and take measures to secure it. Just know that some people might take that as a challenge.
    • No consensus reached, best handled do-ocratically.
    • Some discussion on better labelling for member shelves, possibly adding a curtain.
  • Laser Cutting Workshop!
    • Teaching people how to laser cut! (did not get details of who / when / where)
  • Z-Brush Sculpting Class!
    • Lee: Interested, wants to see who else wants it
  • Android "Thing"
    • Course? Happening? Would like to happen? Unclear.
  • BASE people haven't been seen for a while, need to send someone to meeting

MEETING CONCLUDED.[edit]