Meeting Notes from 12/22/2020

Notes should be available on the wiki shortly

= Introductions =

C.L. Magni - NoiseBot (remote proxy host)
x - definetly not here, remotely hacking space, catcha next time
Pyconaut - he / him- doing cyberpunk 2077, VR, skiing

= Short announcements and events =
‘’‘60-second description per item in bulletpoint.’’’

== rC3 Dec. 27-30 ==
This year, CCC hosts the Remote Chaos Experience (rC3) instead of an on-site event in Leipzig.
This endeavor requires creativity, joy of experimentation and active support.

== Networking Class DATE_FORMATTED ==
Victor’s Networking Class … (add more)

Announcement! DEF CON’s first New Year’s Eve Party!
October 30, 2020, 21:37
December 31, 2020 through January 1, 2021

Let’s ring in the New Year together! We’re putting together a free online party for the global DEF CON Community. Join us on our Discord server ( for some low-key DC-style amusements like Hacker Jeopardy, Drunk Hacker History, live music, movies - you know how we do. No talks, no lines, plenty of hacker fellowship and shenanigans.

We’ll provide the tunes, the games and contests, even some ‘celebrity’ bartenders. You just bring your dancing shoes and the refreshments of your choice.

= Excellence =
‘’‘Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other.’’’

(What does that mean? How does the Anti-Harassment Policy fit into this? Are we SURE we know what being Excellent is? This is an important and fundamental conversation at Noisebridge, so let’s give it like 120 seconds.)

Read the wiki

= Participation =
‘’‘Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.’’’

(What does that mean? How do you get a door key? Access to Slack, Discuss, etc?)

Read the wiki

= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
‘’‘A Philanthropist at Noisebridge has earned enough trust from the community to open and close the space.’’’

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Philanthropists? How do you become one? etc)

read the wiki

= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
‘’‘Membership in Noisebridge entails community Trust in Consensus.’’’

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Members? How do you become a Member? etc)

read the wiki

= Financial Report =
‘’‘Anarchist societies under a capitalist state need money to survive and thrive, yo.’’’

== Fundraising Update ==
‘’‘How’s it all going’’’

No new news

= Consensus =
‘’‘Consensus is how the Noisebridge Membership may change how Noisebridge works.’’’

(How does Consensus work? What types of things are good for formal Consensus? What is small-c consensus? What is a “block”?)

read the wiki

== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
‘’(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)’’


== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
‘’(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)’’

= Discussion =
how to do better mettings
web of trust

== Discussion Item 1 ==
moderate the meeting moderators
audio to text?

== Discussion Item 2 ==

Pyconaut- We need more people to give us ideas on building out the new space. Even if only a few people can build the new space, if the can do the work that others ask of them, we can build a space that everyone fells like they have input on.

Relay- lets get others to help on different projects, gate, woodshop, library, sewing, gaming, music area.

Dan- We need to work on ventalation and outdoor space work. We also need paperwork done. The timeline is a bit unsure, but we should be proactive so that we can accomidate people when stuff starts happening. Bootstraping a safe space for people to work.

Relay- outdoor space would also need gate work as well.

Pyconaut- We should get permits, and to get the permits we need to get the blueprints form the city which is a big issuue right now. We do not want happened the past few years of noisebridge.

Dan- We also need safety plans for doing cunstructions during covid. All of thhis is not optional, it is required. We do not even know what we can and can’t do without permits. This part will not be fun, or exciting. But if we do it correctly, we can then have people come in and work on stuff again. We need help doing the gruntwork to lay the groundwork.

Relay- Will any of these hurdles go away once covid ends.

Dan- We do have money, and can focus on buildout, as we do not need to worry about rent. We can also get grants in the future.

For people who want to help out, actually help out before asking for a key (there is a lot to do online that can help build out the new space).

Pyconaut- I agree

Dan- Also in person work does currently need a lot of coordination too happen as safety is the first priority, so just showing u is not really useful. It will be a few weeks tell much hhappens again. And it is not easy to figure out

Relay- So if you want to help out you should give info on what you want to do while in the space.

Dan- Bring your offer to a meeting, so that we can decide together.

Relay- People should try to get small c concensus at a meeting to move forward on buildout. A lot of people don’t seem to know how to go about tha

Dan- It would be good to also be good to post on discuss to helpp coordinate.

==Discussion Item 3==
Web of trust

Dan- Web of trust, in terms of vouuch and veto… It is granular, as what do you trust that person to do. Example (good at buildout, but night set noisebridgeon fire). It is hard to do, but we do have historic example, with access tokens. Currently who do we trust for buildout? Having a key is a double edged sword as you have a lot of power, but you also have a ton of responsibility. And people can be socially engineered into giving out keys. Also who should be trusted to give out keys.

Dan- Members doing psuedo consensus on who should get keys could be useful. People who help out can get keys. And having a key does not mean that people should use them. Not having a key is a safe option right now as how people use the keys is being looked at very very closly. Also not having RFID is making it much harder to control levels of access. Trying to force your way into noisebridge is unexcellent.

Pyconaut- Having keys vs RFID does make this much harder then it usually is. keys are either full access or no access, while RFID allows for many levels of access, and for that to change on the fly.


Ministry of contagion is waiting to be overthrown by the era of the knowledgable volunteer.

Carl- We need a better name for the “era of the knolegeable volunteer”.

Relay- Knowledgeble vounteers should be exellent community members in good standing that is trusted by the community, and cares to improve noisebridge and bring our knowledge forward in an exellent manner

Name ideas
Gatekeepers union
Those foolish enough to build
Plague INC. Builders

==Virtual noisebridge upcoming==
Do not buy a ticket, just create an account and email.

Create a new account here (direct signup page, and then e-mail (<-- ‘.io’)with your username to be added to our assembly team.

Dan- Come join us. There is no reason not to.

Pyconaut = Might try to get Virtual Hack Comedy going again next month.

Pyconaut- You can also leave this noisebridge hackitorium jisi open in another window so you can visit virtual noisebridge at any time.

= End of Meeting =

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Our International hacker tribe has deep roots in Germany going back over 30 years with Chaos Communication Congress, and it’s complimentary Chaos Camp which spawned Noisebridge back in teh day.

This annual tradition falls just before the new year. To get started, most information is available on the rC3 World site. Note that a lot of pages will start with German, look for the English link or just keep scrolling.

            rC3 - Loading Remote Chaos Experience       


I’m still getting up to speed on all of this, and planning on going dark thru ~Christmas, and will be back on-line as things as are kicking off. With the geo time shift, things will officially kick off sometime pre-dawn on Sunday, so I’m imagining we get up rolling Saturday (Dec. 26th) on the West Coast and re-sync programming sometime Sunday. Things will run thru Wednesday (Dec. 30th) I imagine wrapping up tele-sync by early afternoon, in time to get a bit of break and restock before DEF CON NYE partying commences.

What I’ve been able to piece together so far, tickets as always are sold out before you have time to refresh the page. Fortunately you shouldn’t need a ticket to fully engage and enjoy our official Noisebridge Hackerspace assembly.

Maschinenraum is the back-end pulling the technical logistics together and is going to be focused around a collectively built interactive 2D Mapped World and Jitsi integrations. I would love some help here in building out our own experience and world.

Create a new account here, and then e-mail (<-- ‘.io’)with your username to be added to our assembly team.

We’ve been talking about more [EXMPERIMENTAL] infrastructure to use as sandboxes and for testing, that includes more B33F for Unicorn/Discuss as well as a next cloud instance. To that I’ve just added a self hosted enterprise GitLab instance and “open” collaboration station in the cloud hackitorium

If anyone is familiar with project management and git/GitLab in particular, that would be great, as the key World Mapping tool and a lot of what CCC is building on is coming from there. Next step is probably something like cloning/forking starterkit to our own instance setup here and reading up on  getting started how to, you can self register yourself on our instance…
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