Meeting Notes 2016 05 10

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These are the notes from the The 406th Meeting of Noisebridge. Date: 5/10/16 Note-taker: Sean; Moderators: Jay.

  • One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.

Meeting Summary[edit]

FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements:

Max- lecture on next wednesday(5/18) on dirichlet convolution, 6:30 Jay- tommorow(5/11) software defined radio Lee- 6/25 proposed workshop that could happen here to build synthesizers 6-8 hour workshop costs $$,$425 for parts David cox- 5/20, 1:30 unity games in room 475 city college mission campus, unity game presintation from students. Ryan- collaborative environment for creating what you want, like virtual hackerspace. Wants some input on what people want from this. Jared- looking for voulneteers for maker fair noisebridge.net/maker 5/19-5/22 Mitch- this weekend 5/14 2pm stupid shit no one needs hackathon is. lee wants a fax machine for this

  • Finances: unknown, treasurer out of country
  • New members: none
  • New philanthropists: none
  • Consensus Items: none
  • Discussion Items:none

Introductions[edit]

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'."

  • Introduce any experimental or unusual moderation techniques that may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
  • Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):

hunan- programmer interested in electronics howard- 4th seek book scanner george- architect making new noisebridge like space mark - interested in games and game development, game hacking 3rd friday, dev on tuesday alex -teach with gamebridge, after the meeting, doing stuff with flashentachen reaha - Alex mom from santa barbara jarvis- interested in android sid- programs cncs, interested in lots of stuff chris- game design Carl- mobile app dev and flashentashen mitch- cofounders, traveling around helping other hac ryan- here for gamebridge/hangout/learn new things/working on ar and vr devices/ making websites Sean- back from chicago, looking for things to do this summer lee- messing around with noise things, tentative project, tentative name gnar, noisebridge audio research max -taking over amature math/penetration tester at salesforth patty- hoping to learn about electronics jay- coming to noisebridge for a couple of years, love this place, if i was a kid I would want to live here, teach circuit hacking monday class frank- thinks it a amazing space

Short announcements and events[edit]

  • Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short! One or two sentences please!
  • Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
  • Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!

Max- lecture on next wednesday(5/18) on dirichlet convolution, 6:30 Jay- tommorow(5/11) software defined radio Lee- 6/25 proposed workshop that could happen here to build synthesizers 6-8 hour workshop costs $$$$$$,$425 for parts David cox- 5/20, 1:30 unity games in room 475 city college mission campus, unity game presintation from students. Ryan- collaborative environment for creating what you want, like virtual hackerspace. Wants some input on what people want from this. Jared- looking for voulneteers for maker fair noisebridge.net/maker 5/19-5/22 Mitch- this weekend 5/14 2pm stupid shit no one needs hackathon is. lee wants a fax machine for this

Membership Binder [edit]

  • Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe membership, and the application process.

Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community and space better than it is today.

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Mark down a check or other indicator on every open application to keep track of how many weeks they've been read out.
  • Anyone eligible to join this week should
    • introduce themselves,
    • answer any questions members may have for them, then
    • leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
  • The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
  • Remember to applaud new members when they return.

No new member application

Philanthropists[edit]

  • Invite a knowledgeable member to describe Philantropy, and the application process.
  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Any applicants must have their sponsor present to vouch for them.
  • If there are no objections, they're a philanthropist! Their pledge should be handed over to the Secretary posthaste, after which their token will be updated to give them the 24/7 access they've earned(?)

Andy rosser- not present, mitch sponsor, tabled John graham- not present, trent sponsor, tabled johan- not present, no sponsor?, tabled Dave Irwin- not present, no sponsor?, tabled

Financial Report[edit]

Jay- person with that information is out of the country, jhon is not here


Consensus and Discussion[edit]

  • invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give a brief primer on consensus process
  • It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
    • Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
    • Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
    • How consensus isn't a legislative process
    • Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.

Proposals from last week [edit]

(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the Consensus Items History page.) None

Proposals for next week [edit]

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.) None

Discussion Items[edit]

None If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.

End of Meeting[edit]

  1. Return the membership binder to its rightful location.
  2. Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
  3. Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.

Note taker posts the notes[edit]

  1. Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
  2. Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
  3. Copy paste the notes to the next meeting page. (They will become Last meeting at midnight.)
  4. Email the meeting summary to Noisebridge Discuss and Noisebridge Announce lists.
  5. CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
  6. Edit the Current Consensus Items if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
  7. Edit the Consensus Items History if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.

Fun things to do after[edit]

  • Reprise of the Hackernationale. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
  • PGP Key Signing could happen now (if it doesn't happen before any given Meeting). Ask others around the space or check the list to see who wants in on the action.