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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 144th Meeting of Noisebridge]
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== HOWTO moderate a meeting ==
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Note-taker: Danny O'Brien
  
Anyone can moderate the meeting, though it helps a great deal if you have been to meetings before.
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Moderator: Leif
  
0. '''Say "Five minutes to meeting!".''' This will give you time to read these instructions.
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=== Introduction and Names ===
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Leif, Al (he wrote a book!), Laura, Quirk, Danny, Claudia, Jon, Kelly, Andy, Mike, Jack, John, Shannon, Glenn(?), Dean(?), Other Rachel, and Other Other Rachel.
  
1. Get someone to '''grab the membership binder'''. It is kept near the shrine, which is currently on the south wall, between the electronics and sewing areas.  
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[[File:Noisebridgemeeting-2011-01-18.jpg|640px|The Assembled Dignitaries of Noisebridge]]
  
2. '''Get someone to take notes.''' Point the shocked and bemused note-taker to the sub-instructions below these instructions.  
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=== Announcements ===
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Polling for the board election was announced.
  
3. (Optional) '''Get someone to put this wiki page up on the projector'''.
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=== Financial Report ===
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Noisebridge has $18,215 in the bank, more than our 3 month safety.
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We received (roughly, as of today) $3280 in dues, and $305 in donations this month so far.
  
4. Skim '''read through the Agenda''' below that to get a feel for what a meeting will looks like.
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=== Membership Binder ===
  
5. People may have added '''Discussion Items''' to this page, or they may raise them during the meeting. If they emerge during the meeting, suggest that they be discussed _in_ the Discussion Item section, rather than derail other sections of the meeting. Discussion for these can be open-ended, but you should aim to wrap up the meeting within an hour. It can be handy to explicitly summarise what people intend to do as a result of the discussion. There is no requirement on you, Noisebridge the organization, or anyone else to do anything as a result of a discussion item.
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There is a new binder! The old binder now has actual members in it, the new binder has people who are going through the membership process.
 
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6. If there are '''Consensus Items''', ensure that they were raised in meeting last week (the membership needs a week's warning for consensus items). Your main job in consensus is to listen to what everyone is saying, make sure everyone gets a chance to say something, and then -- if the debate is beginning to go round in circles or settle -- propose a Position that everyone seems to agree on. If people disagree with the Position, they will wrangle some more, or someone else will propose a Position. If no-one disagrees with the Position, say "So do we consense on $POSITION?". If no one objects, ask the note-taker to record the Position. If things are getting nowhere and we're all getting bored and antsy, identify the people objecting, and ask them to discuss the problem with the proposers of Consensus Item outside the meeting, and return next week with a compromise solution.
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7. '''Shout "Meeting starts now!" now''', and start reading (out loud) through the Agenda!
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8. '''When you are done, consult with the note-taker,''' and make sure they know what they have to do to finish their job -- especially updating the wiki, and mailing nb-discuss, and the treasurer with new membership details.
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9. '''Put back the membership binder''' by the Shrine.
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10. '''Bathe in the glow''' of the respect of your fellow Noisebridgers.
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=== HOWTO note-take a meeting ===
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0. Your moderator should give you five minutes to '''read these instructions'''. If they don't, say "Woah there cowboy, I need to know what I'm doing. Five minutes, por favor!". Use exactly those words.
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1. This page should have a URL like "https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2010_12_28", with today's year, month and date in it. If doesn't, copy [Meeting Notes Template] to a wiki page with that kind of URL. If you don't know how to copy wiki pages, say, "Can someone help me with the Noisebridge Wiki?", and get them to create a page with that kind of URL, and then show you how to copy this page to it and edit it.
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2. '''Edit this page.''' Add notes under each category -- you can delete any placeholder explanatory text as you go.
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3. '''Save the wiki page when you're done''' (no-one expects you to finish as the meeting is finished; it usually takes a half-hour or so after the meeting to get everything in order). Try to hyperlink stuff that should be linked. You can delete all this patronising instructional crap. Here's [Meeting_Notes_2010_12_28 an example] of a finally edited meeting.
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4. '''Create a page for next week's meeting''', by copying over [[Meeting Notes Template]] to an URL with next week's date in it (see step 1). If anybody proposed Consensus Items for next week, write them in here, and add them to the [[Current Consensus Items]].
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5. If there were any consensus items decided at your meeting, '''add them to [[Consensus Items History]], and take them out of the [[Current Consensus Items]]'''.
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6. Go to [https://www.noisebridge.net/&action=edit&section=3 the front page meetings notice] and edit the page that ''so that the Prev and Next meetings now point to this meeting notes, and the new meeting notes you just created respectively'''. (If that link is broken, it's a section half-way down the [[https://www.noisebridge.net/ front page]]
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7. '''Important!''' Send a final copy of the notes to '''noisebridge-discuss''', and '''email treasurer@noisebridge.net the details of any new members''' (you can get all the details from the membership binder, which may now be hidden over by the shrine.)
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8. Chill out, have a cocktail with a friendly robot, continue to rock the world.
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== Agenda ==
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
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Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Lots of people going through the membership process, including people who used to be members, resigned, and now want to be members again.
  
=== Introduction and Names ===
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[[User:Jack]] was up for membership. He shoots! He scores! [[User:Jack]] is now a member of Noisebridge. He pulled the following face:
* [[Noisebridge_Vision|What Noisebridge is about]]: "Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."
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* Round of introductions: What's your name, what do you do, and if you are new, how did you hear about Noisebridge? Start with the moderator and go left.
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* [[Consensus Process|A brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
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=== Announcements ===
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[[Image:Stencilmouf.jpg]]
  
=== Financial Report ===
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=== Discussion ===
Funds in bank:
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=== Membership Binder ===
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Question: Do the weekly activities listed at Meeting actually happen regularly?
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month.
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* Anyone up for join this week should introduce themselves then leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime) for the rest of the group. The rest of the meeting should consense on whether they may join.
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* [User:Jbm] wants to become a member (for a second time) this week, even if he's not able to make the meeting.
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=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
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Answer: Generally, yes, although people have slowly been starting up after the vacation. If you turn up to something and there's no-one there, please post to nb-discuss and make a note on the wiki, so we know to nudge someone and eventually remove it from the list.
''One '''short''' sentence about each of the following:''
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===== Weekly =====
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Question: Can we move that pile of crap by the elevator?
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The following events are listed with day of week, time the session starts, and location.
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For locations at Noisebridge, see a map of the [[2169_map|2169]] location of Noisebridge.
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For locations at Noisebridge, see a map of the [[2169_map|2169]] location of Noisebridge.
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* [[Circuit_Hacking_Mondays|Circuit Hacking Mondays]] (Monday, 7PM,  E Lab)
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Answer: The pile of crap by the elevator is stuff to be taken to the dump. There is a communal sense that somebody is coming to get it, and take it to the dump in mid-February. If others wish to take part or all of it to the dump or anywhere else before then, that is fine.
* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]]  -- (Monday, 6PM, A. Church) Meetups are becoming increasingly well attended, interested Noisebridge folks are encouraged to sign up at http://meetup.com/iphonedevsf , as that is where any important announcements and discussions take place. Contact [[User:Nickthedude | Nickthedude]] with any questions.
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* [[Pyclass]] - Mondays (Monday, 7PM, A. Turing)
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* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] - (Tuesday, ~5PM, NoiseKitchen)
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* [[Probability]] (Tuesdays, 7.30pm, A. Church)
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* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] - (Wednesday, 7PM, E Lab/Main Hall]]
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* [[Cultured_Drinks_Brewing_Program |Tastebridge culturing]] - (Wednesday, ~6PM, NoiseKitchen)
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* [[SCoW]] craft group - (Wednesday, 7PM, SCoW area)
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* [[Machine_Learning]] - (Wednesday, 7:30PM, A. Church)
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* Linux System administration certification study group - (Wednesday, 6PM, A. Turing)
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* [[Spacebridge]] - (Sundays, Main Hall)
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* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]] - (Sunday afternoon, Main Hall)
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===== Non-weekly =====
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=== Election ===
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
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* [[Five Minutes of Fame]]
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* Bay Area Hackers Association - (Second Sunday, 2PM)
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=== Project Updates ===
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A Noisebridge member meeting was held. Polling was conducted to decide on who the new board should be. Jason Ducek and Steve Dee were the nominated election officers.
  
(Anyone doing interesting projects is welcome to chip in here.)
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The ballots recorded were:
  
=== Consensus items ===
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Candidates:
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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!Miloh
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=== Discussion Items ===
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(Note, the official results were sent to noisebridge-discuss, see for example [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2011-January/020147.html here])
  
* http://wikileaks.noisebridge.net/ -- Is this a bad idea for Noisebridge?
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The results were:
  
=== End of Meeting ===
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Miloh, Rachel, JonL, Danny and Al were elected to the board of Noisebridge.
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
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* Put back the membership binder by the Shrine.
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* Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
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* Send a copy of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
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* Copy the [[Meeting Notes Template]] for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it.
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* Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.
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[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Latest revision as of 01:26, 19 January 2011

The 144th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny O'Brien

Moderator: Leif

Contents

[edit] Introduction and Names

Leif, Al (he wrote a book!), Laura, Quirk, Danny, Claudia, Jon, Kelly, Andy, Mike, Jack, John, Shannon, Glenn(?), Dean(?), Other Rachel, and Other Other Rachel.

The Assembled Dignitaries of Noisebridge

[edit] Announcements

Polling for the board election was announced.

[edit] Financial Report

Noisebridge has $18,215 in the bank, more than our 3 month safety. We received (roughly, as of today) $3280 in dues, and $305 in donations this month so far.

[edit] Membership Binder

There is a new binder! The old binder now has actual members in it, the new binder has people who are going through the membership process.

Lots of people going through the membership process, including people who used to be members, resigned, and now want to be members again.

User:Jack was up for membership. He shoots! He scores! User:Jack is now a member of Noisebridge. He pulled the following face:

Stencilmouf.jpg

[edit] Discussion

Question: Do the weekly activities listed at Meeting actually happen regularly?

Answer: Generally, yes, although people have slowly been starting up after the vacation. If you turn up to something and there's no-one there, please post to nb-discuss and make a note on the wiki, so we know to nudge someone and eventually remove it from the list.

Question: Can we move that pile of crap by the elevator?

Answer: The pile of crap by the elevator is stuff to be taken to the dump. There is a communal sense that somebody is coming to get it, and take it to the dump in mid-February. If others wish to take part or all of it to the dump or anywhere else before then, that is fine.

[edit] Election

A Noisebridge member meeting was held. Polling was conducted to decide on who the new board should be. Jason Ducek and Steve Dee were the nominated election officers.

The ballots recorded were:

Candidates:

Miloh Rachel Andy JonL JonM Danny Leif Jim Al
3 4 5 2 - - - - 1
2 4 - 3 5 - - - 1
1 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 2
2 2 2 3 3 1 - 2 -
1 2 5 8 7 6 4 3 9
1 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 3
7 1 8 1 - 9 7 8 7
5 2 6 4 9 1 8 3 7
2 4 - 1 - - - - 3
4 1 - - - 2 5 3 -
3 2 - 5 - - - 4 1
- - - - - - - - -
1 1 - - - 1 1 1 -
1 1 2 - 3 - - - 1
4 6 3 1 7 8 5 9 2
1 4 7 8 5 2 6 9 3

(Note, the official results were sent to noisebridge-discuss, see for example here)

The results were:

Miloh, Rachel, JonL, Danny and Al were elected to the board of Noisebridge.

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