[Noisebridge-discuss] Consensus Hacking Meeting, this Friday, 6pm

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 05:35:57 UTC 2011

I really enjoyed the meeting.  I feel that it offered a great first 
attempt at thinking outside the box of how we approach the consensus 
process in general and also how we approach the weekly meeting in 

Shannon had some great Noisebridge history, how things have been done in 
the past, what's worked, and what hasn't worked.  Everybody that was at 
the meeting participated in some meaningful way.

Should we do another one of these - and I hope we do - I encourage all 
of you to show up and share your thoughts and ideas.


On 2/11/2011 9:15 PM, Jared Dunne wrote:
> Thanks to everyone that came to the meeting tonight.  We had some good
> discussions.  I was able to gain a lot more perspective on the history
> of the consensus process at Noisebridge.  I also feel like I have a
> better understanding of why Do-acracy is so prolific at NB.  I still
> feel like the consensus process is underused, but perhaps feel like
> that's not terrible thing.
> I didn't facilitate the meeting as actively as I had originally
> planned.  It seemed better to let the discussion unfold organically
> rather than be to formal, but then we ran out of time.  However, in
> hindsight I wish I had jumped in to make sure we did two things.  First,
> to consense on plans for any future meetups in this vein. Secondly, to
> determine the goals or "points of unity" for future meetups.
> The informal consensus at the meeting's end seemed to be that people
> were interested in having future meetups, but we didn't discuss things
> like frequency or better days/times.
> I've started non-hierarchical groups before and normally my first point
> of business is defining "points of unity".  Informally I advertised this
> meetup as being about encouraging education, discussion, and improvement
> of the consensus process at Noisebridge.  Should we meet up again, I
> would like to see us formally adopt some points of unity so that the
> group has a clear direction on what we are trying to accomplish when we
> meet up.
> I have sent a request to rack at lists.noisebridge.net
> <mailto:rack at lists.noisebridge.net> to create a "Consensus" mailing
> list.  Once that is created, I encourage everyone who came tonight (or
> wished they could've made it) to join the list so we can have more in
> depth discussions which spamming the general disc list.
> Jared-
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com
> <mailto:jareddunne at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Just a reminder that this starts tonight at 6pm in the back
>     classroom (Church).
>     On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com
>     <mailto:jareddunne at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         On this Friday at 6pm until 7:30pm in the Church Classroom, we
>         will be
>         having a meeting to discuss consensus.
>         You should come if you are interested in learning more about
>         consensus, in hearing tips for being a better participant in
>         consensus, or in improving the use of consensus at Noisebridge.
>         I will facilitate the meeting using consensus, and Al will take
>         notes.
>           The tentative agenda is to start with quick (2-3 min) talks on our
>         past experiences using consensus by those who volunteer at beginning
>         of the meeting.  We'll then move into a free form round table
>         discussion on consensus in general and as it applies to Noisebridge.
>         Finally, before we leave we should consense on if we would like to
>         meet again and when.
>         Jared-
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