Meeting Notes 2011 05 31

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[edit] Agenda

The 163 Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Will / wsargent

Moderator: Kelly / hurtstotouchfire

[edit] Introduction and Names

  • 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:
    • Eric - Linux Hacker / Engineer
    • Brian
    • Rubin
    • Mitch
    • Rayce - entrepeneur
    • Ben - registered vegan
    • John - likes alcohol and coke
    • Mike - tinkerer and techno... techno... launderer?
    • Mikolai - gene hacker - NY
    • Walka(?) - likes kiteboard(?)
    • Will - Notetaker
    • Owen - Creative
    • Zessina - Psychology
    • Evan - style and programming
    • Allan - Serial Killer and Mycologist
    • Lee - Video Game Designer
    • Kelly - treasurer and neuroscience winnah

[edit] Announcements

  • Maker Faire!
    • 2000 Stickers handed out
    • Many more people coming to space
    • 3100 (yes, three thousand one hundred) people trained how to solder
  • Noisebridge In Depth This Thursday (6/2/2011)!
    • Topic is "Strange signals that our bodies give out" and is very interesting
    • Zedd is moving and needs more publicity.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Finances
    • $15131.18 total balance
    • Paid rent for June
    • Maker Fair Money has come in
    • Two months operating expenses on hand, we ideally want three
    • Meredith had TV company in and they made a donation? Unconfirmed.
    • Q: Is Noisebridge trademarked? A: It's not a registered trademark, but trademark law automatically gives legal ownership.

[edit] Membership Binder

  • Membership
    • Eric Steinburg - has two signatures, John + [Illegible] but is legit and up for membership
      • Believes in beer, but is anti-lime in beer.
      • Eric is an engineer and artist, does all the AV work for SF City Hall
      • He is also producing a TV show [ break for Amanda providing bread pudding ]
      • Q: How do you feel about consensus? A: I see it every day at work -- politics is a process of consensus.
      • Q: How do you feel about blocking? A: Blocking is necessary some times.
      • Eric goes outside for discussion
      • Has donated chemicals to Noisebridge, been seen around the space, multiple contacts
      • Consensus reached: Eric is now a member of Noisebridge.

[edit] What's Going On at Noisebridge

This is the active list of events from the main page:

Not all events make it onto this calendar. And some of the listings here may be out of date.
Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC, our Noisebridge Meetup page <https://www.meetup.com/noisebridge>, or in person at Tuesday meetings. Best of all, Noisebridge is about people getting together at the space in San Francisco to do stuff. DO pay attention, as some events just arise organically from the bottom up!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

[edit] Upcoming Events edit

[edit] 2017

Thursday, July 13, 20:00: Noisebridge Exhibition and Ball Development and Planning meeting,
If you would like to help make the Noisebridge 10 year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball a reality, Please come help plan and work on it at this meeting. Meeting will be in the Fox Lounge


Thursday, July 27, 18:30: SF DSA Reading Group,
We're reading Rebel Cities by David Harvey. Meeting in Turing. Get in touch with Lizzie for more details.


Tuesday, July 25, 21:00: Noisebridge Exhibition and Ball Development and Planning meeting,
If you would like to help make the Noisebridge 10 year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball a reality, Please come help plan and work on it at this meeting. This will occur right after the Tuesday meeting


Tuesday, August 8, 21:00: Noisebridge Exhibition and Ball Development and Planning meeting,
If you would like to help make the Noisebridge 10 year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball a reality, Please come help plan and work on it at this meeting. This will occur right after the Tuesday meeting


Thursday, August 10, 19:00: Noisebridge Deepnet and Statistical Mechanics working group,
Talk and Discussion: Dr. Sohaib Alam - Quantum Entanglement in Neural Network States. Dr. Alam will give an overview of arXiv:1701.04844. This meeting will have the feel of a journal club session, rather than a class. See the working group wiki for more info. We're meeting in Church.


Saturday, August 12, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 12-Aug-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Hora Flora, The Zero Collective, Horseflesh, Foreskin Shashimi in Paradise, Foot SOS


Tuesday, August 22, 21:00: Noisebridge Exhibition and Ball Development and Planning meeting,
If you would like to help make the Noisebridge 10 year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball a reality, Please come help plan and work on it at this meeting. This will occur right after the Tuesday meeting


Saturday, August 26, 10:00: CLEANING DAYS (August 26 and 27th),
Noisebridge needs some cleaning, repairs, and purging. Please come help clean up the space on Saturday and Sunday.


Sunday, August 27, 10:00: CLEANING DAYS (August 26 and 27th),
Noisebridge needs some cleaning, repairs, and purging. Please come help clean up the space on Saturday and Sunday.


Tuesday, September 5, 21:00: Noisebridge Exhibition and Ball Development and Planning meeting,
If you would like to help make the Noisebridge 10 year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball a reality, Please come help plan and work on it at this meeting. This will occur right after the Tuesday meeting


Saturday, September 9, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 9-Sep-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: R K Faulhber, Mod Life Crisis, Ape Parts, Kevin Lo, Wooly Mari's Guillotine


Saturday, September 9, 12:00: Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball,
Noisebridge will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of it's founding with a big SHOW and TELL.


Saturday, September 9, 21:00: Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Ball,
Noisebridge will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of it's founding with a big PARTY.


Sunday, September 10, 12:00: Noisebridge 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Ball,
Noisebridge will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of it's founding with a big SHOW and TELL.


Saturday, October 14, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 14-Oct-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: TBD


Saturday, October 14, 17:00: Noisebridge Lit Crawl event,
Noisebridge will again be participating in the San Francisco Lit Crawl. More details to be posted later.


[edit] Recurring Events edit

E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.

[edit] Mondays

  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, J, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, Cheng, Greg, and/or a host of others will bring kits-for-purchase to make cool, hackable things for all skill levels that you can bring home after you make them! Many designed for absolute beginners! Bring your own projects to hack! Bring things to fix! All ages. All are welcome! See the Discuss list and the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E Take Out the Trash Night -- Round One Be sure to put bins out by midnight as the trash truck comes between 1:30 to 2:30am.
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library. Monday session is held in Church Classroom.

[edit] Super Tuesdays!

  • E 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Gamebridge Unityversity Game Dev Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly game development class and meetup, learn and share C# Unity coding, 2D/3D art, design, writing and audio. Learn how to mentor and help teach game dev. (Noise Square Table).
  • E 8:00 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it!
  • 1st 3rd 11am to 6pm freeCodeCamp Workshop - Come code with us! Learn full stack web development with JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Everyone is welcome!

[edit] Wednesdays

  • E 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Build a Solar Lab Kit with SpyCamp - Starting June 14th to August 16th, at 2:00pm sharp Natalie (errcat) will be leading a solar charger kit lab for kids! Friends and family are invited to come with their kids and build a solar charger along side kids from SpyCamp. Kits are sold at the door for 20 dollars for whoever wishes to participate (5 dollars from each kit are donated to Noisebridge).
  • alternating monthly 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Cyberspectrum: Software Defined Radio Meetup in the Hackatorium(new): A place to learn and exchange ideas about SDR. Presentations on concepts, mystery signals, hardware/software and cool applications. Event alternates monthly between SF and the South Bay.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9. with Software; Art() Present your personal and expressive art made with software/hardware of your own making and get feedback and critical dialogue from fellow artist/technologists. [Last updated May 3, 2017].
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dream Team Neuro Hackery - EEG research & development project with general interest in sleep, dreaming, creative intelligence, and many loosely related topics such as: neurophysiology, signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and (especially) hacking code and devices for data acquisition and analysis. Join us at the CollaborationStation (near the Hackatorium). Expect general discussion around 8 PM - usually moving along by 9 PM to focus on more technical aspects of current project.
  • E 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Career Change: How to kickstart your new career in web development

[edit] Thursdays

  • E Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it by midnight as truck comes ~1:30am to 2:30am.
  • E 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm The Go group meets up on Wednesdays and Thursdays to play.
  • E 8:00 pm to 9:00pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - Ten 5min talks in an hour, on any topic! Small 5MoFs every Thursday-ish, bigger ones on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • biweekly 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Laser Safety Training every other Thursday evening. RSVP on meetup.com

[edit] Fridays

[edit] Saturdays

  • E 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Privacy hackathon! Developers, designers, activists, journalists, and concerned citizens are all welcome to join us every Saturday at Noisebridge (at the tables in the back) to help contribute to free, open source, privacy-enhancing software that the world desperately needs. Brought to you by the Cypherpunks Write Code meetup group <-- you can RSVP here. Edward Snowden risked everything to teach us how badly new privacy-enhancing software needs to exist. Let's make it happen!

[edit] Sundays

  • E 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday Morning iOS Peer Lab Meetup - iOS Meetup for people want to hack together. Feel free to do whatever you want: work on your project, ask and teach each other, have a chat with folks.
  • E 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm .impact Workathons in Turing classrom. Work on projects that will help humanity & beyond.
  • alternating monthly 1:00 pm Monthly Lock Sport Collaboration: Come learn how to pick locks and learn more about them with the SF Bay Area chapter of TOOOL. The group meets on alternating months at Noisebridge and in San Jose. Check the TOOOL SF announcement list for details.
  • E 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Hack Days - We're getting together every Sunday and working on stuff together! (Bots/Robotics/Cybernetics/AI/ML/Crypto/Infrastructure/Dapps/etc). We're all about learning, sharing, and building together. church

Bring what you're working on, or at least a healthy appetite to learn and share. All-in-all this will be a space to philosophize and dream as much as practice, hack, and publish. :)

  • E 3:00 pm Go - Playing of the Go board game. On nice days we often take the boards to Dolores Park and play there.


[edit] Non-weekly

a casual monthly event dedicated to working on the space or relevant projects and building community. This is a great time to get feedback or help on any projects you have been considering that center around the space, culture, and infrastructure of Noisebridge. You can also help with existing projects and find out ways to get involved.

[edit] Project Updates

  • Maker Faire covered in announcements, nothing else immediately up...

[edit] Consensus items

  • Eric added as new member.

[edit] Discussion Items

  • Lockers
    • Small things have gone missing - laptop charger, phone, a laptop off member shelves
    • What are thoughts on providing noisebridge lockers on member shelves?
    • Mitch: stuff probably disappears at Noisebridge through chaos rather than malice
    • Lots of people know how to pick locks at Noisebridge
    • Mike: better labelling for member shelves? Still doesn't solve stuff "moving" such as Mike's expensive footstool
    • Kelly + Will: is that if you have stuff you don't want to go missing, it's fine to buy a container and take measures to secure it. Just know that some people might take that as a challenge.
    • No consensus reached, best handled do-ocratically.
    • Some discussion on better labelling for member shelves, possibly adding a curtain.
  • Laser Cutting Workshop!
    • Teaching people how to laser cut! (did not get details of who / when / where)
  • Z-Brush Sculpting Class!
    • Lee: Interested, wants to see who else wants it
  • Android "Thing"
    • Course? Happening? Would like to happen? Unclear.
  • BASE people haven't been seen for a while, need to send someone to meeting

[edit] MEETING CONCLUDED.

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