Meeting Notes 2020 09 22

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Tuesday Weekly Meeting

7pm warm up

8pm main event

Notes from the previous meeting: Meeting_Notes_2020_09_15

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These are the notes from the The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge.

  • Date: 9/22/2020
  • Note-taker: Ryan
  • Moderators: Alchamist

Meeting Summary[edit]

FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary. TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements:
  • Finances:
  • New philanthropists:
  • New members:
  • Consensus Items:
  • Discussion Items:



Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other.

(What does that mean? How does the Anti-Harassment Policy fit into this? Are we SURE we know what being Excellent is? This is an important and fundamental conversation at Noisebridge, so let's give it like 120 seconds.)

Alchamist- Our one rull is to be exelent to eachother, and it works really well, it means treat others how you want to be treated , and be respectful to others Ray- try to fix situations, Kiarra- you will come across many types of peple, be willing to learn about ant tolorate people who are different from you. Alchamist- Some interations may be aquard but that is ok.

We also hhave a antiharrasment policy, if you see something say something, or ask others for help. we have a space guardiens channel on slack that is a good place to ask for help.

Dan- If you dont know anyone at noisebridge who do you talk to?

Pyconaut- create a badge saying you can ask them for help.

Alchamist- ask someone outside of the situation

tiffany- ask the person who let you in.


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

(What does that mean? How do you get a door key? Access to Slack, Discuss, etc?)

Alchamist- Simpy by being involved you are whhat makes noisebridge what t is. You can participate at many levels and do all sorts of things, including moding thhe space, it is exellent to help yyourself and also to give back to noisebridge, participate in a project at noisebridge

Philanthropist definition[edit]

A Philanthropist at Noisebridge has earned enough trust from the community to open and close the space.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Philanthropists? How do you become one? etc)

Someone who hhas earned enough trust from the comunity to be given 24/7 acces, and to open and closse the space. Generally contribut a set ammount of money per month, time is also helpful, and sometimes can ofset cost.

Membership Definition[edit]

Membership in Noisebridge entails community Trust in Consensus.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Members? How do you become a Member? etc)

They have the most trust in the space, help take care of noisebridge a bit more, though you You have infulence in proportion to your cedibility

Members can block Big C concencus items, this is the only really benifit. (and voting for our board).


Consensus is how the Noisebridge Membership may change how Noisebridge works.

(How does Consensus work? What types of things are good for formal Consensus? What is small-c consensus? What is a "block"?)

Big C- we are an anchist hackerspace so we have very few rules, but every once in a while you feel uncomfortable to do something yourself, so you propose it to the whole of noisebridge (big items, signing leases, contracts, big modifications). It has to be discussed at at least two meetings (two full weeks is best). And the language does not change during the final week.

Small c- taking to the



Pyconaut- he him - does VR, space planning, multidisiplinarry specialist, doing anime stuff Alchamist- he/him- does moderation, maniacal laughing and interesting stuff (does everything xcept alchamy) David- Game designer, been around for a lon time, is back Ray- he him- do research in software design Kierra-- She her- design hydroponic systems Dan- he/ mister/ ssir- Does neruoscience stuff at noisebridge X- they/them- space hacker Victor- he/him- up in seattlye- does network hacking Tyler- he him- live in person over the interweebs, treasurer, dout to leave sf Alex- he him- human, pcb design, 3D printer repair Relay- he/him- work on random hacks Tiffany- she her- ddoes web dev Rober- he him late to meeting TJ - he/him - does robotics / AI

Short announcements and events[edit]

60-second description per item in bulletpoint.

Pyconaut- noisebridge is still moving but has stoped paying for 2169 mission

Ray- Working group on Extetential risk talk to ray.

New Philanthropists[edit]


New Members[edit]


Financial Report[edit]

Anarchist societies under a capitalist state need money to survive and thrive, yo.

  • Funds in bank: we have 72 in checking

Checking: 78,422.39 Saving: 140,323.44 BTC: 64,974.70

4000 is roguelike confrence money, through noisebridge as a fiscal sponsorship

we can do more fiscal sponsorships as it helps both us and them.

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

pyconaut- store has been updated, with noisebridge masks, and moving logo merch amazon smile is working better ( and select noisebridge as who you donate to, ALSO WORKS ON MOBILE NOW)


National science foundation manufacturing grant

We need to create a proposal. We have old documents on how to write grants for noisebridge, but they need to be updated

most current grants are due in mid october

Run a "private" class at noisebridge is also

we can also do project grants which are a lot easier.

Tyler- we are to open which causes are poposal grants are to broad

   good ones would be like getting ADA compliant, upgrading something for a class, etc.

Grantees want PR so detailed grants help them more.


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.)


Proposals for next week [edit]

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



Reestablicing urban agg (hydroponics) guild Colab with human made upgrade our item invintory Giant Fudge lazer HamBridge More fundraising

Discussion Item 1[edit]

Reestablicing urban agg (hydroponics) guild

Durring pre meeting[edit]

Lets push forward urban agg we can get speakers

How to restore soil. areoponics

get donations of out of spec LED grow lights

host a bay area agg confrence

teach growth

use grow walls to create ada paths

Put a areoponic wall in noisebridge

have weekly zoom hydroponics meetings, to discuss stuff and do classes about it.

X--When can we set it up Kiarra- I could build it any time. X- bring the setup, then discuss it next week before planting it. As we need to be able to change things at the space very fast. Alchamist- We need to be careful about noise-dust

Durring meeting[edit]

Kiaara- there are a lot of urban agg grants right now. Could collaborate with other groups and educational institutions.

Dan- Due to construction wit might be awhile before plants can be planted.

Alchamist- ndeed more fire extinguishers. ALL OF THEM!

X-- noisebridge is currently closed so we can't have classes happen in the space

Robot- It will be complicated. A possible solution could be growing potatos, which are easier to protect.

Kiarra- there is a hydroponics guild page on discuss and we can discuss more there.

Tyler- keep the new setup clean, and orginised

Kiarra- we started with no ability to fund purchaces, but that is no longer the case.

Discussion thread here:

Discussion Item 2[edit]

Colab with human made

Since noisebridge is not open we should help them. They are currently looking for teachers. Teaching can help ofset the cost of membership. They only need you to teach 2 two hour classes.

Volunteering is also helpful for them.

Instructors can make 25 an hour.

Discussion Item 3[edit]

Lower priority, skipped upgrade our item invintory and labeling

Discussion Item 4[edit]

Giant Fudge lazer

Laser has been preped for transport from 2169 to 272

we have to create a dolly for the laser to rest on while transporting it we need some straps for holding the unit to the dolly we need to take he security gate off to get the laser out of the of the front.

we can take the upstair security gate as we put it in.

we can take the fume hood and fume hood ducting. But the old laser ducting is full of laser gunk, so we might need to throw it out.

Discussion Item 5[edit]

Deferring to on-line conversation, ask @X if you have any Q's HamBridge Study for you Technician license online You just need to pass a 35 question multiple choice test

From its tyler to Everyone: 09:43 PM "If you want to get into Nazi hunting, now is a great time to get into armature radio" ^ I don't think I've ever really heard a better sentence

Discussion Item 6[edit]

More fundraising go to fundraising in discuss

Discussion Item 7[edit]

More moving, mega Saturday

We need new movers as our current movers are really tired. Robot will not be helping move heavy stuff for a while.

Dan- you don't need to help move heavy things to help, we need corrdinators and watchers.

Discussion Item 8[edit]


  • Fire, exits, extenguishers, etc.
  • First Aid supplies

We currenlty are closed and only have the front door as a safe fire escape, we also need to check all of our fire extinguishers

Do not use the rear exits in an emergency, and please be sure that any new visitors are familiar and aware of their surroundings, your nearest exit may be behind you.

We need more first aid stuff, and where to place it.

Our Narcan supply is also expired.

Dan- Everyone in the space need to watch the space as designating one person can often not be enough, people can miss things or get burn't out. Be aware. Also designating volunteers could be helpful, so that we can spread out the efforts.

End of Meeting[edit]