[Noisebridge-discuss] Bill, Ted and Noisebridge's "Excellent" document
jim at well.com
Thu Feb 3 23:27:14 UTC 2011
saturday the twelfth is the second saturday of
the month, the day we're trying to get people to
work on the space (like help with the elevator,
i've got a sinking feeling about also having
some get-together that encourages people to talk
instead of screw screws and move things and such.
On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 13:45 -0800, rachel lyra hospodar 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!
> 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
> > 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
> > 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"
> > 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
> > That's fine. It does give us a sense, however, for the items that do
> > it, that at some point in time a good deal of people agreed enough
> > "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 --
> > 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
> > I don't have a personal stake in this idea. If someone else has more
> > than I do and wishes to run with the idea instead of me, I will
> > 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
> > least.
> > -- Goethe
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