Meeting Notes 2021 01 12

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

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Date: January 12th, 2021

Note-taker: Pyconaut Moderators: 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- Wondering what the USA is doing, enjoying new anime season, and VR. x - remapping the interewebs

Short announcements and events[edit]

60-second description per item in bulletpoint.

pyconaut- Noisebridge is currently closed, but is looking for exellent volunteers to help build out the new sppace once we are able to do more things in person, we also could use digital help.

Pyconaut- Next thursday Jan 21 at 8PM is the first 5mof of 2021.

   find out more at

this weeks meeting, may or may not be silent


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.)

read the wiki


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

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

read the wiki


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)

read the wiki

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)

read the wiki

Financial Report[edit]

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

  • Funds in bank:total= 418,093.35
   cash= 293,510.18
   crypto= 124,583.17
   cash %= 70.20%
   crypto%= 29.80%

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

no new info, still discussing an email server


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"?)

no new items

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]

Emergency disaster preperations

skynet = (drone based lora communication grid)

shipping container survival kit for community

   4kw of solar panels
   500kW battery pack
   desalination machine
   seed bank
   manufacturing system (CNC lathe, CNC mill, 3D printer, soldering kits)
   information server for secure survival info. solar powered info server
   Solar powered e ink terminals to read the info (papertty)
   Long range radio setup connect the server to the lora system
   compressed info for survival SD cards
   cooking gear
   quick infomation on usable local flora and fauna and practical usage
   survivalist knifes
   tool mantince and repair kit
   basic tool kit
   full mechanics and electronics kit
   ifixit kit
   sewing kit
   shoe making materials and kit
   fishing gear
   SDR and long band radio connection

(shipping container must be EMP protected)

solar survival laptop project

   stability is more importaint then speed.

some sort of high end lock (but multiple peopple can open it, or if a disaster happens, it can open itself if need be.)

Should be placed near parks and resivoirs.

Most of the features should be built into the unit in a way that can't be broken easily.

While the Jitsi server was breaking down Relay and Pyconaut talked about this while everyone left. Then Relay and Pyconaut could not speak much either

Discussion Item 2 Maybe we should make a survivalist guild

Pyconaut- Yes, and I think there are already a number of interested people in this idea

Self sufficiency is a good goal even in times of non disaster.

It helps the community become more resiallient, and have a smaller impack on the environment

Relay- It might be good to also work with people and organizations to discuss what we need right now. Many mutual aid organizations meet the needs of the failing capitalist system now and see the present as some sort of disaster

End of Meeting[edit]