Meeting Notes 2011 06 21

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[edit] Agenda

The 166th Meeting of Noisebridge

Note-taker: Danny O'Brien

Moderator: Eric


[edit] Introduction and Names

Eric -- AV geek

Devon -- Architecture geek. New! Hi, Devon, hope I got your name right.

Espen -- Norwegian psychology teaching building geek

Cynthia -- Kitchen geek

Johann -- industrial design geek

Jenny -- visiting academicky geek

Danny -- meta geek

Aesthetix - pissing off people geek (not true!)

Kelly -- photography geek

Alexander -- just moved in, startuppy chaos music geek

Michael -- late-coming geek

[edit] Announcements

No announcements

[edit] Financial Report

Funds in bank: $16835, $3600 in rent going out shortly

We paid $755 in PG&E Electricity bill. It seemed high. Danny pledged to write an email to nb-discuss, and to hell with the consequences. We will see next month if it is still high.

(Note, the thread and analysis in nb-discuss uncovered that a) there are a lot of days in this particular month, b) we pay more in the Summer for our electricity, c) the power usage has gone up, nonetheless, d) maybe it is the increase in cooking, e) maybe it is the vending machine, f) we have a powermeter on the vending machine so we could go check. Etc.)

Jenny pointed to http://growingenergylabs.com/ a friendly startup looking at solar and stuff.

[edit] Membership Binder

Names were read off! New members are incoming!

[edit] What's Going On at Noisebridge

One short sentence about each of the following:

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 And some of the listings here may be out of date.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

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.)


Wednesday, May 24, 17:00: BAVC Students Visit,
BAVC Game Code Design Students Visit
J will be giving a tour of Noisebridge to 10 students from BAVC's (The Bay Area Video Coalition) Game Code Design Class.


Wednesday, May 31, 18:00: Bay Area WikiSalon,
Bay Area WikiSalon for May 2017
is meeting in the Church classroom: the 14th in the series is a time for folks to mingle, munch, and discuss Wikimedia projects (including, but not limited to Wikipedia). We will also have tours of Noisebridge, and spontaneous announcements and lightning talks from the floor. Event ends at 8:30 p.m., but folks are welcome to hang around Noisebridge until 11 p.m.


Saturday, June 10, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 10-Jun-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Filthmilk, The Fathers, Danishta Rivero & Matt Chandler, The American Family Unit, Lime Eyelid


Saturday, July 8, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES,
The 8-Jul-2017 GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has experimental acts, electronic sounds, & noise, with gourmet vegan pancakes!
Bands: Heartworm, Eurostache, Puzzle, The Blues, Sopontaneous Obliteration


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


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 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays (Special Time for Labor Day) 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!
  • E 11am to 6pm freeCodeCamp Workshop - Come code with us! Learn full stack web development with JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Everyone is welcome!

[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 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

  • 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.
  • 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.


[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

Eric is doing a talk show on TV! It will be filmed live in a boat in the beach, and then backhauled to Sutro Tower then sent into space. It will return via the Galaxy 19 satellite, and he enquired as to whether it would be possible to set up a satellite receiver in the space to capture his living essence, liive.

It was mooted that we are not allowed onto the roof "except to put up antenna". There was some tentativeness about this opinion. Eric was encouraged to email https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/rack and ask about this.


[edit] Consensus items

No consensus items.

[edit] Discussion Items

Aestetix outlined a project that would encourage people to donate money to NB, and in return, a small posse of technical people would help them to set up Tor nodes. The various details of this had been bounced around for a while between people at NB, EFF, and Tor, but in the end the Treasurer suggested the following model, separate from Noisebridge and run by said posse:

  • Set up a new paypal account that people can donate money to
  • Every time a donation is made to that paypal account, someone (or a script) donates some of that money to Noisebridge/EFF, and uses the rest of the cash to launch a Tor node (however we decide to do it technically)
  • Have NB Fearless Treasurer issue a donation receipt from Noisebridge to the original donor

The discussion is still ongoing -- those interested in helping should get in touch with Aestetix.

Everyone nodded enthusiastically, and dined on Cynthia's ginger and cinnamon sliced yams.

Due to an error in consensus comprehension, Eric called a motion for the meeting to be adjourned. Fortunately, the error threw an exception, so the meeting successfully quit anyway.

We went on to discuss the madness that doing a talk show in a boat entails, and it was revealed that Eric is a trained scuba diver, and so were other people, and so on and so forth.

[edit] AbEnd of Meeting

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