[Noisebridge-discuss] Bill, Ted and Noisebridge's "Excellent" document

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Feb 3 22:12:59 UTC 2011


   We'll change the day to fit your schedule. :)  The only thing that is not
set in stone is the exact time and date to meet... That's a little flexible
and in flux until we get a sense of who wants to participate so we can work
around their schedules...

Cheers :)


On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM, rachel lyra hospodar <rachelyra at gmail.com>wrote:

> this is an AWESOME idea! The 12th is the monthly hackathon so it would be a
> great day to hack on our social structure. I think a set of guidelines would
> be nice for people - we have a lot of unwritten rules that newcomers are
> often inadvertently tromping all over, then they don't know why people's
> panties are in a twist.  Some People care about the mores of the group more
> than about if something is a supposed 'must' or not.
> I unfortunately have to work that day :( but I don't really care too much
> what these guidelines are so hooray!
> R.
> mediumreality.com
> On Feb 3, 2011 10:39 AM, "Glen Jarvis" <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> > I will be hosting a social event at Noisebridge in about two weeks
> (around
> > the 12th or so, but date is still in flux).
> >
> > The purpose of this event will be for anyone who wants to show. I wish
> to,
> > as a group, create a document -- something that we all agree on (with
> > consensus). It will be a brainstorming session and discussion session to
> see
> > what we can create with group energy.
> >
> > The purpose of the document is to bring written life to ways that we can
> be
> > excellent to each other. This is not a rule book -- no one "has to"
> follow
> > it (nor would they if they "had" to). However, it does give life to what
> the
> > group in general will agree *excellence* is (at least at that point in
> time
> > for the members who showed up).
> >
> > There will be many items brought up, and only a few will make it into the
> > document (as the group will "consense" on what goes into the document).
> > That's fine. It does give us a sense, however, for the items that do make
> > it, that at some point in time a good deal of people agreed enough to
> > "consense" that something was "excellent."
> >
> > Anything in the document is subject to change over time as the people who
> > come to noisebridge change -- therefore changing the group -- therefore
> > changing what the group thinks excellence will be.
> >
> > It's a social experiment that may fail miserably. But, I want to try
> > "doacracy" with the intent of doing good for the sake of Noisebridge.
> >
> > I don't have a personal stake in this idea. If someone else has more time
> > than I do and wishes to run with the idea instead of me, I will happily
> > yield to whoever that is. If no else else steps up to the plate, I'm
> > sticking my neck out, bringing my patience and listening, and will see
> what
> > magic can be created.....
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> > Glen
> > --
> > Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which
> matter
> > least.
> >
> > -- Goethe

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter

-- Goethe
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