Meeting Notes 2020 10 06

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7pm warm up

8pm main event

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

  • Date: 10-06-2020
  • Note-taker: Relay
  • Moderators: Pyconaut

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.)


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

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

Everyone has been here, so we skipped this today.

We said that using slack and discuss are means to contact how to get into the space to help set things up inside of the space

Guilds Definition[edit]

Guilds are how groups at noisebridge organize.

(What is a guild? How do you join one? etc)

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)

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)


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"?)




Ryan: I'm Ryan /pyconaut. work in VR. now in the space for a month to help out. Be there more often and take photos and see how things are set up and stuff. I'll be around alot more often.

LXPK: VR stuff and gamebridge and accessability. Working on the Elevator and its funding. we need to reassess our priorities

X I am Space hacker X and my buddy Dan has a few Words.

Dan: (says one word) ANARCHY!

Davis: Neighbor on Capp street. Interested in data protocols, d web, dat, neighbor

DK: mostly interested in sewing and bikes. Brought food before for thursday events. met Relay. Helped set up the Sewing Machines.

Mr Name: I work on microcontrollers, teach ardiuno, coder by trade and learn. NB is awesome.

Robert N: Robot and Whatever. Works on Cirtuit hacking monday and works on that virtually. Wants a job in Data analytics soon if you have one haning around.

Relay: Work in tech support, do practuical coding, and likes working on Linux also

Tom: (silence)

Josh V: Experience in micorocontrollers, security, network protocols gave tours, lockpicking, mostly wants to learn about the new space and participate in that.

Tyler: Finance stuff. ([mostly] not embezzlement)General hacking. In EST right now so sleeeeepy

Short announcements and events[edit]

60-second description per item in bulletpoint.

5 minutes of fame 5 minutes of fame is a long running event at noisebridge its every third thursday at 8pm.

you can find info on the wiki and discuss, and slack. It will be outside next thursday, and hopefully we can get a parklet outdoor event permit.

Circuit hacking mondays happens on mondays!

Every thursday from 6-9 is NeuroTechX SF hacknights display some Neurotech equipment in Noisebridge and livestream it.

New Philanthropists[edit]

No new philanthropists

New Members[edit]

No New Philantrophists

Financial Report[edit]

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

Paste the notes in tyler please if you can. Wait I just did and someone deleted it Cash: $ 219,077.30 Crypto: $ 65,622.20 Total: $ 284,699.50 Thank you!

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

Pyconaut: rather talk about it in discussion

GuildMaster's Report[edit]

What is the current state of structural organization at Noisebridge? we have no report without a guildmaster or anyone that minds this project.

  • What guilds are active? (Read the active guilds from Guilds wiki page)
    • (For each guild mentioned, ask if guild rep is present for a brief status update)
  • Would you like to join or start a guild? Checkout our guidelines or contact MetaGuild for help.


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.) No consensus items

Proposals for next week [edit]

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.) no concensus Items


Elevator Fundraiising meetings

Discussion Item 1[edit]

Capp Street Elevators Based on a bit of discussions with peopel it sounds like we won't be able to modify the front to have an outdoor elevator (permit hell). It must be inside the space or the backyard area. or the back closet. Looking at some of the designs for Noisebridge 272

Some elevators are supciciously cheap on Ali Express for 5k. Don't know about permits if we take it this way.

Might have it in the backyard and not have to mess with the hole

Might have weekly friday meetings regarding this. Discord ADA meeting at 6PM on Friday.

Jitsi Channel has people at noisebridge now. Discord, has channels, and better screensharing and note taking.

Discussion Item 2[edit]

Fundraising Grant writing season for non profits and independant spaces. if people want to write grants for noisebridge or research grants we can apply for please send it to the fundraising group on slack or discord. We had small project grants before. Our issue is that we are not particular on what we did and how they benefit from the transaction. (kind of an issue). This is why we often get small grants for circuit hacking, sewing, stupid stuff hackathon. We'd like ADA and sustainability. Maybe a grant to put Solar on the roof. Maybe a Hydroponic grant. Due at the end of this month. Any comments?

Reach out to Pyconautconaught if you need help writing a grant. (they are on discuss and slack) Pyconaut will be excellent and update our site on this.

Discussion Item 3[edit]

meetings about something Jitsi server in the space if you want to have remote meetings and move off of zoom so that we we have full control over them. We want to get a read of the room.

LXPK: All i know is that zoom supports calling in better on the phone

Pyconaut: there are some host controls LXPK: Lets use jitsi unless we really really need zoom for one reason or another.

Why not use our own ether pad?

We did, but we had issues updating it. It

Relay has technical difficulties with zoom because it knows that we are discussing using a competitor

Discussion the break out room feature of Jitsi:

Discussion Item 4[edit]

Many spaces like ours are having issues, and their communitys have shrunk

LXPK: Can we do hackatorium meetings more often to have just general discussions. Just chatting, can be very helpful for people currently stuck at home. Can we pick some times.

Discussion Item 5[edit]

X: operations at 272 capp and general access. and we just started using the space to move or whatever. Do we have a soft opening? rent? how will we distribute access? Small c consensus to help build out the space. Any thoughts?

X has access to the space now and Mission. Mission is not clean yet. Robert, dan, and Tyler oall had keys. will add an electronic key system soon. We have no policy right now we need to make one.

Ryan: bikeshed is our new door access system that we've been discussion for w while, but it is on hold. It will take a while to build. it needs to be able to have a secure door. We don't have a 2 door system right now, so we don't want to do that now.

X: There is now an electic stripe to the bottom door now and we also have gates. we have the opportunity to do limited open this month with a few people presenting from the space. If people have not been coming to the space regularly, then come to the space with dan or X. They spend 6-10/ daily doing things here on the space. 10/20% of our time on personal projects. We have pleanty of dirty work to do. Still have to pull out some junk. Please help us by investing some hours moving things. We can get (pyconaut) up to speed and its been a slow process and nobody knows what else needs to be done.

Relay: Did we have any heavy machenry at 2169

X two mills, lathes, large tables are still there, more lockers,

we are waiting on the devision to do a state elevator inspection. It's backed up (weeks or months). and they hate our elevator. our stuff is fine there now until we can get the elevator fixed again. Laser cutter has been taken down and needs to be reassembled. we need to check our insurance and with the city before we move the laser cutter. Also its a pandemic btw.

There is alot of work to be done with 50 + projects that need to be set up. The tablesaw needs to be cleaned for example and take the petrified wood out of the gears, which is dangerous if the gears slip. it needs more work. once we fix that we can do lots of amazing work. Please donate stuff. We need 4x8 plywood sheets and 2x4 wood planks.

We brought over rails for the bathroom. Improving the enterance. want others involved. Chaz is working on the network but we'd like more people involved with networks. Anyone that knows or wants to know about laser maintanance to get that set up. Pychonaght is not entirely confident in fixing the laser. (careful with the belt in fixing this). Maybe we should put all of the machines on wheels.

Start a discuss topic

End of Meeting[edit]