Meeting Notes 2020 12 29

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These are the notes from the The 610th Meeting of Noisebridge.

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Date: December 29th, 2020

Note-taker: pyconaut


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

Meeting Summary[edit]


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


  • Pyconaut- He/ him- skiing in Tahoe, had another stereotypical Christmas. Intrest in a lot of things, VR, gaming, neurotech, activism, and noisebridge.
  • Evil Dan - has been Noisebridgeing for a few years, been mainly doing Wednesday night neurotech
  • Prit- mobile app developer, started a music artist investment and equity company-
  • TJ - feeling meta
  • Carl- new flashen taschen fire animation, long time Noisebridger, likes led blinky things, trying to start a hayward hackerspace.

Gwen- likes making tiny homes. Danial- been to noisebridge a few times over past couple years

Short announcements and events[edit]

60-second description per item in bulletpoint.

Virtual chaos is happening

Prit- starting a record lable and music artist equity company, and looking for hackers and people interested in helping out.

Evil dan- Noisebridge has moved, we are looking for excellent and knowledgeable volunteers to help with buildout.


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.)

It a reference to a phrase from Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure. The key concept is to be excellent to others. At noisebridge it means being considerate to other people in the community, and making people Comfortable in the space.

If you see something wrong, speaking up is excellent. We want a space that feels Safe for people.

We also have a strict Anti-Harassment Policy as making people feel uncomfortable or harrased is not excellent. This applies to physical, emotional, psychological, socially, etc.


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

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

Participation can be as simple as Introducing yourself, or as in depth as building out the new space.

It is easy to participate at noisebridge since we run on doocracy.


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 Binder [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)

Financial Report[edit]

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

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going



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"?)

Little c is bringing stuff up with the community to see if it is ok.

Big c are changes that would Chang noisebridge as a whole, and require Input from the whole community. It is brought up at multiple Tuesday meetings, and any big m member at those meetings can decide to block it if they see something wrong with it. If a member blocks it, then that item is tabled and Discussion around it continues tell it passes or is withdrawn. It is quite rare.

Things like moving, changing rent, closing the space for covid.

To get concensus you can't have any blocks.

You should be at a meetingif you are a member who wants to block.

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.)



Discussion Item 1[edit]

We need to improve our door situation in terms of making security, ADA access, and Revocable tokens. And do the same for the gate. This will be very important going forward.

Discussion Item 2[edit]

Noisebridge social media exists?

End of Meeting[edit]