Meeting Notes 2012 10 16

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[edit] Agenda

The 238th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: User:Malaclyps

Moderator: User:Leif

[edit] Introduction and Names

  • Monad says "We're a radically inclusive tinkerspace"
  • Gnusosa says "We're not a democracy or a dictatorship!"
  • Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
  • Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
    • Carlos has an upward 180 degree rotated noisebridge wiki with Comic Sans.
    • John does fab stuff! Bio stuff! Electronics stuff!
    • Tom is well on his way to seizing absolute power.
    • Alex is from Germany, he is working on "From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg"
    • Monad and I'm a tinkerer.
    • Danni coming for about three months. Right now, learning about cryptography, and prime number generation.
    • Kim -- third day here, interesting in circuit-bending.
    • Jason -- researcher been looking at maker culture.
    • Danny -- I've just finished a summit on online press freedom and phil zimmermann crashed it and it was awesome.
    • Hao -- builds robots.

[edit] Short Announcements

    • Jason says the Brightworks folks are organizing a mini-maker faire. Also looking for possible sites. Thinking of it as a distributed nodes.
    • Hackmeet this Saturday! It's an unconference disrupting the disruptors. It's about activists and hackers talking about stuff.
    • Noisebridge is mentioned in two theses this term: one from a sociologist in Mexico, and another one is from Brazil.
    • Another cryptoparty! This one will probably be in the Mozilla offices. Go to [[1]]

[edit] Membership Binder

No new members.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $20669.52

[edit] Consensus items

You may wish to invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat a brief primer on the consensus process.

It was agreed that three consensus items from last week be dropped, given that there is no consensus whatsoever.

[edit] Proposals from last week

(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the Consensus Items History page.)

[edit] Proposals for next week

Danny resigns being secretary contingent on a new secretary. He also proposes that Tom be a new secretary.

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)

[edit] Discussion Items

  • Windows on the classrooms

Brought in windows, want to put it into the classroom. Will have a whip rand.

  • Workstation space where Zebra was is going to be upgraded.
  • Vending machine? Should we lose it?

We talked about Kim and Brandon and stuff.

We talked a bit about Danny not being secretary, and what being a secretary involves.

We talked about Anthony. Anthony is generally perceived as a Sketchy person, has had his access number revoked. He's 24 years old, 5'2", in a grey and black hoodie, has short fade headcut, has headphones and doesn't talk to anyone much. If you see him, please ask him to come to the meeting.

[edit] End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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