Meeting Notes 2022 07 19

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These are the notes from the The 686th Meeting of Noisebridge.

Date: 7 19 22

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Note-takers: Tea, Mark

Moderators: TJ

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Meeting Summary[edit]


TLDR what happened at the meeting:

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


  • Ask people to share their name, access needs, and preferred gender pronouns during their intro, i.e.:

TJ - robotics, ai Elan - general hacker extraordinaire john -- hanging out for a couple months, builder, artist, cabnit maker, likes to help people, recycle, upcycle, and find good re uses for, aesthetically or functionally. let me know if you would like help on your projects that you need a frame or chassis, something like that

Kevin - work in ai, love ai, come to ai meetups, host them sometimes. I <3 HaCKING Bob - friend of John, hoping we could mount one of his pieces out on the outside wall, check out park on top of the Lombard street tunnels near golden Gate bridge, coo stuff they did there, looking for a sign with scrolling letters that info can be input into digitally

Julius, he/him been here a while ago idk I didn'

Antonia - botanist who does art and creative work, including music. affiliated with The New Farm - music venue, would love to do an ambient dance party here vivian - musician, does classical music, classical music teacher, wants to do an art instalation.

Kat - software engeneer, does software stuff, works for an organization called open robotics

brian - electrical hardware stuff, looking for work

mark- video game dev and viteo game related projects and stuff

Tea - does a lot of music stuff and helping noisebridge w/ events and such

Leon - work in computers, also likes music a lot

loren - computer things, helps out around the space, would like to be a laser cutter trainer soon

Alexandra - she/her, do a lot of crafty things and love music as well

LX, teach game dev w/ mark, involved with metaguilds/ support with other groups, event planning, posters, signage, wiki pages, if you need help getting information out to the community let me know!

magnet- plastic eater, was at sunday streets, new to noisebridge, specifically interested in 3d printing, philosophy, working on a positive air pressure respirator, (open source) here to learn and help out

HB - hungry bogart - manage the BBS for noisebridge - check #bbs - cool way to share files pre-internet, i will hack just about anything, big on collaborating and artistic things

Julia - professor at USF - looking to somehow connect to NB through my class



Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other. Excelence is drinking club matetrying to co exist and thrive with people with different ideas of how the space should be used. there is the golden rule, but its more nebulous than that.

we have an anti harrasment policy, and deescalation. We try to hear everyone's thoughts. We use do-ocracy. but these can lead to conflict, especially if people do un excelent things.

Short announcements and events[edit]

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robotics class on mondays, on wednesdays gamedev meetup and ai meetup, we also have open source p2p communication project called ohsnap on monday nights, contact HB or aphex?) book club on thursday nights, sewing meetup fridays @6 pm

5MoF on thursday @ 8:pm, feel free to come and present what you've been working on, look @ what other noisebridgers have been working on check out the wiki 5MoF page for more info

MagWest - one of my friends is a coordinator. If ppl are working on videogame or audiovisual display projects, passes can be comped.

Elan is looking for help on laser project

Mark- Frank would like to have someone help them out w/ resident electronic music event, looking for help w/ noisebridge Member event is happening on the 28th, monthly

New Events Support channel in discord for people asking for help from members w/ hosting events

New weekly meeting for the Metaguild, on thursdays 7:00 pm, where we will talk about the guild system, who is doing what and how to improve it. Guilds are a way to haphazardly organize the various interest groups in the space. If you are interested in joining one feel free to come to that meeting

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New Members/Associate Members[edit]

What are they? Is anyone trying to become a Associate or Member? If not move on. No long discussions.

Elan is applying for membership (mostly to host events) - Loren is second sponsor

Tea is applying for associate membership (mostly to host events too, also to support the space)

Magnet is also applying



Financial Report[edit]

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

Spending Needs[edit]

Gotta spend money on XYZ (i.e. Gate, wiring etc.). WHO CAN SIGN THE CHECK OR LEND THE CREDIT CARD!?!?! It doesn't matter if we agree to do something and it can’t be paid for. Amp for stage speakers - <$200 Donation? 600 watt amp for speakers - Tamia and Vivian might have some

Spent $75 on a dummy door closer for the front door project

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going $40 or so in donations August 29 is the next Sunday Streets

Big C Consensus Items[edit]

Nobody likes 3 hour meetings, only explain if people ask

Consensus Items [edit]

Only for talking about Big C consensus items, small c consensus items should be discussed with people at the space at the time of the change/new item.


Discussion Item 1[edit]

Bob's sign question Looking for a keyboard-input marquee sign.

the kitchen sisters is a podcast, todays was about the --- mabuhay gardens, which is an important cultural part of san francisco

mark-Can I get some clarity on where your at and what you need?

bob-There are signs available that have the IR remote input, but I would like to modify one so it can just take a keyboard input instead

elan- if you take one of your signs to circuit hacking mondays, it doesn't sound like the most dificult thing to hack together. I'll help you search the internet after the meeting for such a thing if it already exists

Discussion Item 2[edit]

proposed robotics meetup

kat- I have a colleague who works on all the open source drone controllers and stuff. We want to work together on a thing. We are looking for space to host an event on the rough order of ~50 people. Looking at after-work hours (6 or 7pm) on Aug 10th or 11th?

TJ - sounds cool, I can be there.

loren- are you asking for exclusive use of some area?

TJ- Do you need AV? kat - projector would be good, although not necessary

kat- is there some where online you can talk?

loren- are you comfortable with discord?

mark- can we use the #event support channel?

TJ- you can contact me im @culteejen on discord

kat- we've been thinking about making this a regular thing but space is such a premium

TJ- I really want to see this happen, contact me

Discussion Item 3[edit]

music event

(Jul 30th) The New Farm @bayview (a venue) wants to do an ambient music mellow vibes event, going through the NB wiki, we are wondering if you are interested in supporting that, we are looking for a venue. We will donate the procedings. We have a decibel reader. thenewfarmsf is the website, we have a staff and a sound system. July 30th

what is the cutoff time?

mark- its kind of dependant on your member support and who is willing to stay and help you

how many people are generally @ events @ the new farm?

generally 50 ppl @ a time during the new farm?

TJ -context very few people new what was happening, there was a massive mess.

Tea- with the punk show, they tagged the neighbors. with the breakcore show they were extremely loud (110 db)

Leon - explains the recent discussion vis a vis "having a member(s) help with event hosting"

TJ- You are currently doing everything that is required, in terms of coming to the meeting

Mark- thats a big part of it, getting the word out early and getting community input

TJ- are there any hard nos?

mark- not from anybody who is here

Discussion Item 3[edit]

amplifier- we tested, the speakers need a 600w amplifier

Discussion Item 4[edit]

editing the template for meeting notes to have associate member instead of philanthropist- small c consensus

Discussion item 5[edit]

Keeping the space clean and organized

Elan- I want to become more stringent with the parking tickets

LX- I want to have a tray, and a shelf for stacking trays, and if people leave shit they are doing their project tray gets put away My proposal is that we get multiple containers with nametags, and we keep projects in them

TJ there are two things that contribute to messiness, projects that are out and filling up the table.

2 things that contribute to mess - 1 is pojects laid out for being worked on then simply not put back. 2 - things that have enetered the space that arent used at all and are just taking up space

its very evident in the upper floor that if the table is too cluttered, people dont clean up.

Elan- do we have a parking ticket template available on the wiki?

Mark - yes

Asha - cleaning guild possibly?

Mark - let's talk about that at Metaguild meeting

Do-ocratic Task Board[edit]

Participation also means doing stuff to contribute to the space. Propose new tasks or pick some tasks from Github, from what needs to be done around you, or whatever, and see if someone will sign up to work on that task. Anyone can sign up and it's a great way to show you are contributing!

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  • Edit the Consensus Items History if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.

Fun things to do after[edit]

  • Do a 10 minute cleanup, bring dishes up stairs and wash them, clean the bathroom
  • Have some beers on the patio
  • Prepare the next weeks' meeting notes
  • Lick the walls. Or just draw on them
  • sing the Hackernationale (this almost never happens)