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== HOWTO moderate a meeting ==
 
 
Anyone can moderate the meeting, though it helps a great deal if you have been to meetings before.
 
 
#'''Say "Five minutes to meeting!".''' This will give you time to read these instructions.
 
#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.
 
#'''Get someone to take notes.''' Point the shocked and bemused note-taker to the sub-instructions below these instructions.
 
#(Optional) '''Get someone to put this wiki page up on the projector'''.
 
#Skim '''read through the Agenda''' below that to get a feel for what a meeting will looks like.
 
#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.
 
#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.
 
#'''Shout "Meeting starts now!" now''', and start reading (out loud) through the Agenda!
 
#'''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.
 
#'''Put back the membership binder''' by the Shrine.
 
#'''Bathe in the glow''' of the respect of your fellow Noisebridgers.
 
 
 
=== HOWTO note-take a meeting ===
 
#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.
 
#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.
 
#'''Edit this page.''' Add notes under each category -- you can delete any placeholder explanatory text as you go.
 
#'''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.
 
#'''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]].
 
#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]]'''.
 
#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]]
 
#'''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.)
 
#Chill out, have a cocktail with a friendly robot, continue to rock the world.
 
  
 
== Agenda ==
 
== Agenda ==
  
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 150th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Note-taker:[[User:wsargent]]
  
 
Moderator: [[User:Hurtstotouchfire]]
 
Moderator: [[User:Hurtstotouchfire]]
 
   
 
   
 
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
 
=== Introduction and Names ===
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Names:
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* Kelly – Treasurer and Darkroom Stuff, sometimes electronics
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* John – Wordpress Hacking
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* Anonymous Person
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* Mike – Linux Systems and how to make good hot chocolate
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* Arnold – First time here
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* Oliver – sysadmin, interested in Linux and Ruby
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* Mike – techno floater, and anything but programming
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* John – manufacturing, interested in learning programming – shop has suffered in absence
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* Rachel – working on a rolly house
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* Will – writes code, most of the time it doesn't work.  And has magic pen.
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* Ben – interested in learning Linux and Python
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* Catherine – likes Noisebridge
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* Cynthia – looking for research into internets and stuff
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* Rich
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* Mike – quit job at Zynga (note: mass applause and congratulations) just a little while ago.
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* Richard – iPhone programming and distilling stuff
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* Mattias – Web Developer, curious about Noisebridge
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* Jason – interested in functional programming, coming to noisebridge for a while
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* Robert – nonmembered member, web developer with Drupal
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* Meredith – soft circuit stuff, scarves, smart clothing
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* Maryanna – been to noisebridge 3 times before, this is her first meeting, learning how to sew
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* Dr. Jesus – no explanation necessary.
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=== Introduction ===
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* [[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'."
 
* [[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'."
 
* 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.
 
* 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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Scheme language meetup -- anyone interested in exploring the Scheme programming language? I just donated a book "The  Little Schemer" to the Noisebridge library, and would like to use this and [http://wiki.call-cc.org/ Chicken Scheme] as starting points. [[User:Johnm|johnm]]
 
Scheme language meetup -- anyone interested in exploring the Scheme programming language? I just donated a book "The  Little Schemer" to the Noisebridge library, and would like to use this and [http://wiki.call-cc.org/ Chicken Scheme] as starting points. [[User:Johnm|johnm]]
  
=== Financial Report ===
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The Little Schemer donated to Noisebridge.  The Little Lisper also donated to Noisebridge.
Funds in bank:
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=== Membership Binder ===
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Kelly recommends John post a call for a learning group to noisebridge-discuss.
* 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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=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
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Kelly recommends Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
''One '''short''' sentence about each of the following:''
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===== Weekly =====
 
===== Weekly =====
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The following events are listed with day of week, time the session starts, and location.
 
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.
 
  
* [[Circuit_Hacking_Mondays|Circuit Hacking Mondays]] (Monday, 7PM,  E Lab)
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Mondays:
* [[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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* Circuit Hacking Mondays: Mitch and Miloh.
* [[Pyclass]] - Mondays (Monday, 6:30PM, A. Turing) Working On Django now.
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* [[iPhone OS developer weekly meetup]]   
* [[Django_Study_Group]] - (Tuesdays 12:30-3 PM Turing)
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* Python class -- still ongoing according to reports.
* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] - (Tuesdays 3-6 PM Turing)
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* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] - (Tuesday, ~5PM, NoiseKitchen)
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Tuesdays:
* [[Ruby_class]] (Tuesdays, 7.00pm, A. Church) - Covering databases for the next few weeks.
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* [[Django_Study_Group]] on Tuesday
* [[Probability]] (Tuesdays, 7.30pm, A. Turing)
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* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] on Tuesday
* [[Cultured_Drinks_Brewing_Program |Tastebridge culturing]] - (Wednesday, ~6PM, NoiseKitchen)
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* [[Cooking_Classes |Tastebridge cooking class]] – moved to Monday?
* [[Linux_Discussion_Group]] - (Wednesdays 3-6 PM Turing)
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* [[Ruby_class]] on Tuesdays.
* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] - (Wednesday, 7PM, E Lab/Main Hall]]
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* [[Probability]] class on Tuesdays, but don't know if still ongoing.
* [[SCoW]] craft group - (Wednesday, 7PM, SCoW area)
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* [[Machine_Learning]] - (Wednesday, 7:30PM, A. Church)
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Wednesday:
* [[Django_Study_Group]] - (Tuesdays 12:30-3 PM Turing)
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* Tastebridge culturing for Kambucha
* [[Linux_System_Administration_Study_Group]] - (Fridays 3-6 PM Turing)
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* [[Linux_Discussion_Group]]  
* [[Spacebridge]] - (Sundays, Main Hall)
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* [[Unityversity |GameDevelopment]] – Kelly thinks they are on hiatus.
* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]] - (Sunday afternoon, Main Hall)
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* [[SCoW]] Sewing and Crafting
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* [[Machine_Learning]] – did not meet last week
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Sundays:
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* Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
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* Knots, [[Go]], and [[Locks!]]
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* Go playing
  
 
===== Non-weekly =====
 
===== Non-weekly =====
 
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
 
* [[Second Saturdays]] are Noisebridge buildout days.
* [[Five Minutes of Fame]]
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* 3rd Thursday of Month: [[Five Minutes of Fame]] -- 5Mof.net is still open, so you can submit talks and be famous for five minutes.
* Bay Area Hackers Association - (Second Sunday, 2PM)
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Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.
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Note: BASE is no longer on our checkin list, what happened to them?  Praveen knows about BASE, we should ask him.
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=== Financial Report ===
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* Funds in bank: $16,457.63
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* Some membership issues still, but not huge.
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* Huge backlog of stuff to audit from previous treasurers for taxes this year
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* If you are interested in being a treasurer minion, you can email treasurer@noisebridge.com and help out.
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* Our average dues payment is about $65 or $60.  This means more people pay starving dues than non starving dues.
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* 12 non members also make regular donations.
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=== Membership Binder ===
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* Daniel Dunbar – not here, no ticks, no sponsors  “For the purposes of hacking, soldering and possibly teaching a class or two”
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* Glenn Wright – Rachel is a sponsor.
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* Sam Pomeroy – no sponsors
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* Alex Paul -  “I like being excellent” - two sponsors but Rachel can't read them.
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* Gardener Bickford – no sponsors - “I like to learn and hack.”
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=== What's Going On at Noisebridge ===
  
 
=== Project Updates ===
 
=== Project Updates ===
  
(Anyone doing interesting projects is welcome to chip in here.)
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Spacebridge is starting back up again!
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*  Have a reasonable payload with photographic equipment, releasing into upper atmosphere
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* Last one landed 100 feet from a jail, but the payload was retrieved without incident.
  
 
=== Consensus items ===
 
=== Consensus items ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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None.
  
 
=== Discussion Items ===
 
=== Discussion Items ===
*What could we have done better with regards to last week's consensus process and the do-ocracy that preceded it? ([[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] will facilitate)
 
  
 
*I am asking if the person managing postmaster@noisebridge.net is authorized to unilaterally discard freelance opportunities, job positions,etc. emailed. Cynthia lee
 
*I am asking if the person managing postmaster@noisebridge.net is authorized to unilaterally discard freelance opportunities, job positions,etc. emailed. Cynthia lee
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Cynthia's first email was blocked as spam: the given mailing list was not under noisebridge authority, and it's not obvious how this can be avoided without causing other issues, and does not seem to be a general noisebridge issue so far.  If it's a persistent social problem, will revisit.
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*What could we have done better with regards to last week's consensus process and the do-ocracy that preceded it? ([[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] will facilitate)
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Last week: dramatic consensus banning someone from community for the first time, and was suggested to have more discussion about how NB could have handled that better.  Since there are very many new people and not so many regulars, Kelly suggests deferring it to next week. Any objections?  Deferred.
  
 
=== End of Meeting ===
 
=== End of Meeting ===
* [[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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End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.
* 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 14:07, 6 April 2011


Contents

[edit] Agenda

The 150th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker:User:wsargent

Moderator: User:Hurtstotouchfire

[edit] Introduction and Names

Names:

  • Kelly – Treasurer and Darkroom Stuff, sometimes electronics
  • John – Wordpress Hacking
  • Anonymous Person
  • Mike – Linux Systems and how to make good hot chocolate
  • Arnold – First time here
  • Oliver – sysadmin, interested in Linux and Ruby
  • Mike – techno floater, and anything but programming
  • John – manufacturing, interested in learning programming – shop has suffered in absence
  • Rachel – working on a rolly house
  • Will – writes code, most of the time it doesn't work. And has magic pen.
  • Ben – interested in learning Linux and Python
  • Catherine – likes Noisebridge
  • Cynthia – looking for research into internets and stuff
  • Rich
  • Mike – quit job at Zynga (note: mass applause and congratulations) just a little while ago.
  • Richard – iPhone programming and distilling stuff
  • Mattias – Web Developer, curious about Noisebridge
  • Jason – interested in functional programming, coming to noisebridge for a while
  • Robert – nonmembered member, web developer with Drupal
  • Meredith – soft circuit stuff, scarves, smart clothing
  • Maryanna – been to noisebridge 3 times before, this is her first meeting, learning how to sew
  • Dr. Jesus – no explanation necessary.

[edit] Introduction

  • 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'."
  • 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.
  • A brief primer on consensus process: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.

[edit] Announcements

Scheme language meetup -- anyone interested in exploring the Scheme programming language? I just donated a book "The Little Schemer" to the Noisebridge library, and would like to use this and Chicken Scheme as starting points. johnm

The Little Schemer donated to Noisebridge. The Little Lisper also donated to Noisebridge.

Kelly recommends John post a call for a learning group to noisebridge-discuss.

Kelly recommends Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.

[edit] Weekly

Mondays:

Tuesdays:

Wednesday:

Sundays:

  • Spacebridge is starting back up on Sundays
  • Knots, Go, and Locks!
  • Go playing
[edit] Non-weekly

Note: Pwn Your Own is cancelled – person who organized it is in San Diego.

Note: BASE is no longer on our checkin list, what happened to them? Praveen knows about BASE, we should ask him.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $16,457.63
  • Some membership issues still, but not huge.
  • Huge backlog of stuff to audit from previous treasurers for taxes this year
  • If you are interested in being a treasurer minion, you can email treasurer@noisebridge.com and help out.
  • Our average dues payment is about $65 or $60. This means more people pay starving dues than non starving dues.
  • 12 non members also make regular donations.

[edit] Membership Binder

  • Daniel Dunbar – not here, no ticks, no sponsors “For the purposes of hacking, soldering and possibly teaching a class or two”
  • Glenn Wright – Rachel is a sponsor.
  • Sam Pomeroy – no sponsors
  • Alex Paul - “I like being excellent” - two sponsors but Rachel can't read them.
  • Gardener Bickford – no sponsors - “I like to learn and hack.”

[edit] What's Going On at Noisebridge

[edit] Project Updates

Spacebridge is starting back up again!

  • Have a reasonable payload with photographic equipment, releasing into upper atmosphere
  • Last one landed 100 feet from a jail, but the payload was retrieved without incident.

[edit] Consensus items

None.

[edit] Discussion Items

  • I am asking if the person managing postmaster@noisebridge.net is authorized to unilaterally discard freelance opportunities, job positions,etc. emailed. Cynthia lee

Cynthia's first email was blocked as spam: the given mailing list was not under noisebridge authority, and it's not obvious how this can be avoided without causing other issues, and does not seem to be a general noisebridge issue so far. If it's a persistent social problem, will revisit.

  • What could we have done better with regards to last week's consensus process and the do-ocracy that preceded it? (Hurtstotouchfire will facilitate)

Last week: dramatic consensus banning someone from community for the first time, and was suggested to have more discussion about how NB could have handled that better. Since there are very many new people and not so many regulars, Kelly suggests deferring it to next week. Any objections? Deferred.

[edit] End of Meeting

End of meeting: NOISEBRIDGE IS AWESOME.

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