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[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 205th Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 205th Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Note-taker: Snail
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Moderator: miloh
 
   
 
   
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
== Introduction and Names ==
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[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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* Kelly gave a splendid introduction.
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[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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* Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
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'''ROBOT ROLL CALL:'''
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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*Miloh just got back from 45 days in Germany, two weeks ago.
** What's your name,  
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*Snail takes the notes and does not give them back.
** are you a member,
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*Olag just moved from NY, taking a development bootcamp in June.
** what do you do, and
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*Casey likes doorbells.
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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*Dana works on LED stuff.
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*Rachel does all the awesome things and some other things.
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*Robert works on a clean box.
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*Jedi might be a little famous. And a person protesting.
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*Peter scans electrons.
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*Aurelie and Cesar are from London hackerspace; working on autonomous aquatic robot. WOOt.
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*Tommy from film collective in Sweden; making film about hackerspaces around the world.
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*Max founded Charlotte Hackerspace, NC.
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*Roquel also from Hackerspace Charlotte, is the hacker-to-human translator. Robotics & web dev.
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*Sam is here for the second time today, in SF for an internship.
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*Nick works on computers, art, and concept design.
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*Cynthia is in Tastebridge.
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*Ben is here to see how the space is doing.
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*Erika lost her voice.
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*Carl came here for a class and likes the space.
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*Tom works in the workshop and Tastebridge.
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*James is here for sysadmin.
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*Nick is from Chicago; software engineer.
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*Simon is visiting from Germany.
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*Michael is here!
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*Mark works on filesharing stuff.
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*Jesse does early-morning coding and likes linux.
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*Kelly is THE TREASURER.
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*Tom is a policywonk.
  
 
== Short Announcements ==
 
== Short Announcements ==
  
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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*Cesar shows off the autonomous aquatic robot. Uses a remote control; arduino. OPEN HARDWARE. Launch date aims for September, in the Bay area ideally. http://www.protei.org
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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* Items in the back of Turing will be removed after this meeting. A warning messages was sent to the list 18 about 1730h on Thursday. -- They are going to be placed in the elevator area.
  
 
== New or Stale Events ==
 
== New or Stale Events ==
  
* Is there anything new happening at the space?
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*We have events! on the wiki! Everything below is wikied or will be soon.
* Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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* If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the [[Category:Events | events at the space]] and try to weed out stale events.
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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
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*Psycedelic Talk this Sunday! March 26.
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' the [[membership]] application process.
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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** introduce themselves,
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** answer any questions members may have for them, then
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** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
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* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
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* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
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*UNCONFERENCE March 15-18. [[Represent_Yourself]]
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*TBD Part of UNconference: LED Art Show.
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*Planning meeting for [[zine|ZiP]] this Thursday, March 23.
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*Life of Phillip K. Dick: March 25 at Noisebridge. Part of Free University.
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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
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[First] Names in Binder:
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*Matthew.
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*Aspen.
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*Michael.
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== Financial Report ==
 
== Financial Report ==
* Funds in bank:
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* Funds in bank: $20,950.39
* Noisetor (http://noisetor.net/finances/):
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* Members: 40
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* Subscribed Donors: over 9,000 [not really, but a lot]
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* Noisetor (http://noisetor.net/finances/): $3,346.58
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*Treasurer is going to e-mail the membership body to sign up for this Freshbooks things. It would be really nice to use an invoicing system to track whether or not people have paid their dues; makes the Treasurer's volunteer work easier.
  
 
== Consensus items ==
 
== Consensus items ==
You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
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*None this week.
  
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
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*None this week.
''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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=== Proposals for next week ===
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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* Noisebridge is a place for hackers, hacking, and learning to hack.
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* It is not excellent to admit someone to Noisebridge unless you are willing to take responsibility for their actions here.
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* It is excellent to do-ocratically remove someone who is being un-excellent from the space, pending mediation.
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* If you are removed from the space for being un-excellent, it is not excellent to return until you have done mediation.
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**Tom proposed this one. After a discussion of issues, these things were in agreement, and these things represent how the community feels about noisebridge. Wants to raise them to see if they are the Consensus of Noisebridge.
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**Kelly agrees with all four of those statements but thinks none of them should go to consensus and will block all of them. She says it is excessive codification.
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**Jesse provides context: person hanging around was picking apart how Noisebridge doesn't codify this is a hackerspace, so he can do whatever he wants. Jesse brought it up last week and got feedback from community that this person was wrong.
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**Peter: define hacking. Has used this space to teach and learn skills. Does that come under hacking?
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***Kelly: quick response. On our wiki is a vision page that describes hacking.
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**Description on front page of wiki is not an official consensus, but is in practise.
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**Kelly & Tom don't disagree on the substance of the statements but on whether or not to Consense on the statements.
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**miloh is anti-cruft.
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**Rayc suggests them as recommendations.
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**Some would like to outline recommendations on the wiki but nothing officially consensed.
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**Value to consenting as a group: reduced level of confusion.
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**Btw, this is not result of policywonks discussion. Policywonks is completely unaffiliated.
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**People are already following these standards and may not need these consensed to continue their behavior.
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**What is a hacker: Hacker Manifesto and ____.
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**Rachel: Not everything we consense on becomes a rule. Not all consensus items are rules, sometimes just one-time statements we make. Something like this would be providing clarity to people.
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**We are skirting the dead-end discussion of WHAT IS HACKING?
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**We can do-ocratically add these things to the wiki without making a Consensus.
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**Community Standards.
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**We've reached lower-case c consensus.
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**We probably can't reword these items to pass Consensus.
  
 
== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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*NOT AT NOISEBRIDGE, but miloh wants Noisebridge to have a presence at the Anarchist Book Fair on March 31st and April 1st. Miloh will contact the discuss list to raise funds ($120) and has plans.
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*Kickstarer Campaign for Code Hero SUCCEEDED AT 8 P.M. TONIGHT! We are so proud and happy.
  
During discussion, it is not necessary to write down exact what each person says. Record the topics of discussion, and any items of consensus or controversy here. Detailed descriptions of the conversation should go on the discuss page for this meeting.
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*Fuck the food in the fridge; eat it. Apparently there are signs, but nobody knows who put them up or agrees with them anymore. Spite and malice.
  
 
== End of Meeting ==
 
== End of Meeting ==

Latest revision as of 06:54, 22 February 2012

Contents

[edit] Instructions

  • Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
  • Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.

[edit] Note-taker

  • Open a text editor to take notes on the major points of the meeting, using this page at the template.
  • Project the draft meeting notes and agenda in real time throughout the meeting.
  • Edit the Current Consensus Items if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
  • Edit the Consensus Items History if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
  • Post the meeting notes to this page, and email out a summary with a link.
  • Tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.

[edit] Moderator

  • Understand the structure of Noisebridge decision-making
  • Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
  • Speak only minimally yourself.
  • Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
  • Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
  • Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
  • Get the membership binder and ensure that it is returned safely.

[edit] Participants

  • Say your name before you talk.
  • Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
  • Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
  • Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.

[edit] Agenda

The 205th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Snail

Moderator: miloh

[edit] Introduction and Names

  • Kelly gave a splendid introduction.

ROBOT ROLL CALL:

  • Miloh just got back from 45 days in Germany, two weeks ago.
  • Snail takes the notes and does not give them back.
  • Olag just moved from NY, taking a development bootcamp in June.
  • Casey likes doorbells.
  • Dana works on LED stuff.
  • Rachel does all the awesome things and some other things.
  • Robert works on a clean box.
  • Jedi might be a little famous. And a person protesting.
  • Peter scans electrons.
  • Aurelie and Cesar are from London hackerspace; working on autonomous aquatic robot. WOOt.
  • Tommy from film collective in Sweden; making film about hackerspaces around the world.
  • Max founded Charlotte Hackerspace, NC.
  • Roquel also from Hackerspace Charlotte, is the hacker-to-human translator. Robotics & web dev.
  • Sam is here for the second time today, in SF for an internship.
  • Nick works on computers, art, and concept design.
  • Cynthia is in Tastebridge.
  • Ben is here to see how the space is doing.
  • Erika lost her voice.
  • Carl came here for a class and likes the space.
  • Tom works in the workshop and Tastebridge.
  • James is here for sysadmin.
  • Nick is from Chicago; software engineer.
  • Simon is visiting from Germany.
  • Michael is here!
  • Mark works on filesharing stuff.
  • Jesse does early-morning coding and likes linux.
  • Kelly is THE TREASURER.
  • Tom is a policywonk.

[edit] Short Announcements

  • Cesar shows off the autonomous aquatic robot. Uses a remote control; arduino. OPEN HARDWARE. Launch date aims for September, in the Bay area ideally. http://www.protei.org
  • Items in the back of Turing will be removed after this meeting. A warning messages was sent to the list 18 about 1730h on Thursday. -- They are going to be placed in the elevator area.

[edit] New or Stale Events

  • We have events! on the wiki! Everything below is wikied or will be soon.
  • Psycedelic Talk this Sunday! March 26.
  • TBD Part of UNconference: LED Art Show.
  • Planning meeting for ZiP this Thursday, March 23.
  • Life of Phillip K. Dick: March 25 at Noisebridge. Part of Free University.

[edit] Membership Binder

[First] Names in Binder:

  • Matthew.
  • Aspen.
  • Michael.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $20,950.39
  • Members: 40
  • Subscribed Donors: over 9,000 [not really, but a lot]
  • Noisetor (http://noisetor.net/finances/): $3,346.58
  • Treasurer is going to e-mail the membership body to sign up for this Freshbooks things. It would be really nice to use an invoicing system to track whether or not people have paid their dues; makes the Treasurer's volunteer work easier.

[edit] Consensus items

  • None this week.

[edit] Proposals from last week

  • None this week.

[edit] Proposals for next week

  • Noisebridge is a place for hackers, hacking, and learning to hack.
  • It is not excellent to admit someone to Noisebridge unless you are willing to take responsibility for their actions here.
  • It is excellent to do-ocratically remove someone who is being un-excellent from the space, pending mediation.
  • If you are removed from the space for being un-excellent, it is not excellent to return until you have done mediation.
    • Tom proposed this one. After a discussion of issues, these things were in agreement, and these things represent how the community feels about noisebridge. Wants to raise them to see if they are the Consensus of Noisebridge.
    • Kelly agrees with all four of those statements but thinks none of them should go to consensus and will block all of them. She says it is excessive codification.
    • Jesse provides context: person hanging around was picking apart how Noisebridge doesn't codify this is a hackerspace, so he can do whatever he wants. Jesse brought it up last week and got feedback from community that this person was wrong.
    • Peter: define hacking. Has used this space to teach and learn skills. Does that come under hacking?
      • Kelly: quick response. On our wiki is a vision page that describes hacking.
    • Description on front page of wiki is not an official consensus, but is in practise.
    • Kelly & Tom don't disagree on the substance of the statements but on whether or not to Consense on the statements.
    • miloh is anti-cruft.
    • Rayc suggests them as recommendations.
    • Some would like to outline recommendations on the wiki but nothing officially consensed.
    • Value to consenting as a group: reduced level of confusion.
    • Btw, this is not result of policywonks discussion. Policywonks is completely unaffiliated.
    • People are already following these standards and may not need these consensed to continue their behavior.
    • What is a hacker: Hacker Manifesto and ____.
    • Rachel: Not everything we consense on becomes a rule. Not all consensus items are rules, sometimes just one-time statements we make. Something like this would be providing clarity to people.
    • We are skirting the dead-end discussion of WHAT IS HACKING?
    • We can do-ocratically add these things to the wiki without making a Consensus.
    • Community Standards.
    • We've reached lower-case c consensus.
    • We probably can't reword these items to pass Consensus.

[edit] Discussion Items

  • NOT AT NOISEBRIDGE, but miloh wants Noisebridge to have a presence at the Anarchist Book Fair on March 31st and April 1st. Miloh will contact the discuss list to raise funds ($120) and has plans.
  • Kickstarer Campaign for Code Hero SUCCEEDED AT 8 P.M. TONIGHT! We are so proud and happy.
  • Fuck the food in the fridge; eat it. Apparently there are signs, but nobody knows who put them up or agrees with them anymore. Spite and malice.

[edit] End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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