Meeting Notes 2022 10 18

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These are the notes from the The 696th Meeting of Noisebridge.

Date: 2022_10_18

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Note-takers: Moof/Elan

Moderators: Elan

NOTE: Consider turning off fridge for the duration of the meeting. It is very loud and sometimes prevents people on video conference from hearing those in the space.

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

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.:
  • Elan - AI/Wiki
  • Alina - Sewing, been
  • Moof (they/them) - Music stuff, Sunday Streets,
  • Matt - Robotics hardware/software
  • Miles - MechE
  • Jordaine - Explore Hardware
  • Adam - 3D Printing, flight simiuluation gauges
  • LX - Gamebridge, with mark, wiki and event support, sinage, sunday streets etc...
  • Shubum - create web apps, hosting a hackathon at noisebridge,
  • Alex - hosting a workshop, security research, cybersecurity content creator, hardware creator, wifi hacking, SigInt
  • TJ - AI Meetup, is eating dinner (yoghurt + frozen fruit)
  • HB - Longtime member, server infra, VPS+Tor+IRC, hardware
  • Cloud - previous coffee supplier, Sunday Streets
  • Dana - Circuit Hacking Monday, space improvements, internet of doorbell
  • JD - teachs laser class sundays and shop safety training
  • Loren - helping treasury. Server things. Noisecurtain.


Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other.

(What does that mean? Everyone is expected to follow the Anti-Harassment Policy, please familiarize yourself with it.) TWO MINUTES MAX "excellence is treating noisebridge not just as a tool, or resource, but as a community. Thus, it is ensuring that the people who come to noisebridge can continue to come to noisebridge"

Short announcements and events[edit]

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  • Wiki Meetup is happening this weekend! Saturday

  • PanGalacticBG hosting a musical fundraiser 7pmn this Sat evening!
  • 5MoF - technically this thursday

  • CodeDay Nov 19th Saturday
  • Oldbridge - Old Noisebridgers come to the space on Friday, Oct 21


  • What are guilds - briefly describe (much like the previous section on "Excellence")

Guilds are groups of people, maintaining maintainers.

CNC guild (new)[edit]

JD - has a couple cohorts to establish a CNC guild to document the tools available to Noisebridge. Have a couple of new pieces of equipment coming in. - Ryan - Momo/Mohamed Modeled off of sewing guild - will either be wens or thurs nights. Need to put this up on main page.

Unreal Engigne Guild (new)[edit]

Subset of gaming guild - have a high quality instructor (NullPtrSf) interested in teaching unreal engine. Probably will be Monday nights.

Equipment for Unreal class? Options: VR cart machine, another machine is near front door. #games LX and JellyDonut should sync up.

AI guild[edit]

Have weekly wednesday meetups. Working on setting up GPU server.

New Members/Associate Members[edit]

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

Moof is applying for full Membership (elan).

Financial Report[edit]

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

Donations: ~$6k / month AI(): Need to increase # of donations, esp emphasising this during classes

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.

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

Charity show - sat 22nd 7pm

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.



Hackathon to introduce students to coding who wouldn't be exposed to it otherwise. Try to present it in a fun way ()


   Number of people ~40. 
   A no-turn away policy due to lack of funds. 
   Waivers: would need to be by parents. Typically only sought after life insurance. 

Adam: How many instructors?

   At least 1 chaperone, 2 members (Arity + Chris) 

TJ: We should lock down current volunteers.

Schrub: Will setup a slack channel to discuss liability +

JD: Should put up posters/fliers a week before to let people know.

Making gaming lounge playable[edit]

Needs volunteers to cleanup.

Social Media[edit]

   What platforms does Noisebridge have a presence on?
   Who has access? 
   Who should have access? 
   What sort of things should Noisebridge be sharing to social media? Class/event announcements? Wisdom of the crowd? Odes to hacker culture? Note: as a nonprofit there are some topics that can get NB into legal issues (e.g. advocating for your favorite non-fascist candidate).

existing spaces

Separate social media breakout discussion group: Discussions items:

   - Who would be willing to do what
   - Mastodon, Twitter?
   - What is the goal 
   - Getting attention
        - Fundraising


Loren: want to have offline discussion LX: We should build a wall. Multilayer

Home assistant[edit]

This is something Noisebridge is on the internet-of-thing.

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!

Cleanup of game space. Need a LCD TV for non-CRT games

End of Meeting[edit]

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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)