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. Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC 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


Saturday, February 18, 12:00: Noisebridge Mini-Reboot 2017,
18 & 19-Feb-2017 Mini-Reboot Come join us in Hacking Noisebridge to make it an even cooler place to be
Anyone is welcome to come and help with this event. Contact "J" for more information.


Wednesday, March 1, 19:00: Dorkbot,
Dorkbot is a social gathering of dorks, nerds, and geeks including 3 presentations that somehow explore intersections of art & tech. Presentations for this Dorkbot inlclude: Kal Spelitich & Mitch Altman "Harvesting Brain DATA for Robotic Mayhem and Enlightenment", Terbo Ted on his new sci fi novel about a journalist falling in love love with an AI, and Mark Meadows on the pluses and minuses of bots.


Tuesday, March 7, 19:00: SF Awesome Foundation meeting,
The Awesome Foundation has chapters all over the world. Each chapter gives a monthly grant of $1k to an awesome project -- no strings attached. If you have a project you feel is awesome, please submit it! The San Francisco chapter will have its March meeting in the Turing classroom.


Saturday, March 11, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 11-Mar-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: I Should Have Cut The Eyes Different (Branpos/Ingalls/Grusel), Turjurikkuja, Jen Belleville & Kevin Cocoran, Coconut, Clarke Robinson


Saturday, March 18, 13:00: Arduino For Total Newbies workshop,
This Arduino For Total Newbies workshop is a fun, easy way to learn all you need to play with Arduino and make your own projects.
Arduino is a powerful way to make things blink, move, and make noise!
Anyone can learn. All are welcome!
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $35 for materials.


Sunday, March 26, 12:00: GSM Anomaly Detection Workshop (Hackatorium),
We will assemble inexpensive (~$150 each, BYO parts) sensors and configure the service for aggregating GSM network information! The whole system (aggregation service plus sensors) is open-source, and the parts are easy to obtain via online maker-oriented vendors. Bring the parts and an AWS/Digital Ocean/${FAVORITE_IAAS_PROVIDER} login, because you'll need somewhere to send the information to, and we'll all leave with our very own cellular anomaly detection systems!
Parts list on this page: Sensor


Saturday, April 8, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 08-Apr-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Mochipet, Tom Djill, Bloody Snowman, Mas Coad, +++TBA++


Saturday, May 13, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 13-May-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Microwave Windows, Syrnx, Fistortion, Nurse Betty, Series Premiere


Thursday, May 18, 08:00: Maker Faire 2017,
Maker Faire 2017 - setup day
Thursday morning we'll meet to load a truck with our Maker Faire stuff and take it down to San Mateo for setup.


Friday, May 19, 09:00: Maker Faire 2017,
Maker Faire 2017 - setup and show day
We'll be fixing anything we broke during setup, or forgot to bring. Then telling people about Noisebridge and showing off what we've made here in the space. (Time to be corrected as details arrive.)


Saturday, May 20, 09:00: Maker Faire 2017,
Maker Faire 2017 - show day
Well be telling people about Noisebridge and showing off what we've made here in the space. Hackers are ok. (Time to be corrected as details arrive.)


Sunday, May 21, 09:00: Maker Faire 2017,
Maker Faire 2017 - show day and tear down
We'll be telling people about Noisebridge and showing off what we've made here in the space. At the end of the show, we'll take it all back home to Noisebridge. (Time to be corrected as details arrive.)

[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 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Songbridge Music Making Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly music making and mentoring meetup with Ableton/GarageBand/Logic tutorials for beginners and peer collabs. (Noise Square Table).
  • 1st 3rd 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sewing and Crafting - Come learn how to use the sewing machines or just work on a craft (e.g. knitting, crocheting, felt working, embroidery, leatherworking, beading, etc.). All skill levels are welcome.
  • 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!

[edit] Wednesdays

  • 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 Feb 1, 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 Programming for Interviews every other Thursday evening. RSVP on meetup.com
  • biweekly 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Laser Safety Training every other Thursday evening. RSVP on meetup.com

[edit] Fridays

[edit] Saturdays

nothing!

[edit] Sundays

  • 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 3:00 pm Go - Playing of the Go board game. On nice days we often take the boards to Dolores Park and play there.
  • E 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm .impact Workathons in Turing classrom. Work on projects that will help humanity & beyond.


[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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