[Noisebridge-discuss] The Noisebridge secretariat needs you!

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 04:02:02 UTC 2014

We talked about this at the board meeting we had tonight, so I am just
stating this publicly:

People should step up to take responsibilities off Tom's plate.


On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
> Folks, the Noisebridge secretariat is small. Over the last six months,
> it has dwindled down to just one person (me). Halp plz!
> Here are some specific things that I do. Please let me know if one of
> them catches your fancy or sounds like your cup of tea.
> Membership
> ----------
> You all know about this one. There's a list of members. Sometimes
> people join, sometimes people leave. Someone needs to keep track. We
> use some software tools for things, and perhaps we're going to add
> more. It'd be great if the same person who keeps track of membership
> is also responsible for account provisioning.
> Recording
> ---------
> Did you know that the secretary is responsible for recording the
> minutes of meetings or ensuring that they're recorded? Well it's true!
> Board meetings too, and the meetings of the working groups. We also
> need to keep track of the consensus items pipeline and commit changes
> slash merge pull requests when they happen.
> Corresponding
> -------------
> The <secretary at noisebridge.net> email account gets a bunch of email.
> Most of it is from awesome folks who don't know about the discussion
> list, and only a little is about our ties to the Bavarian Iluminati. I
> like to reply reply with adorable messages, but sometimes I'm short on
> adorable. I have some prefab templates which you're welcome to fork.
> There are also some things which aren't secretary-related, but could
> use some help.
> Mail Moderation
> ---------------
> When folks email the announcement list, someone needs to approve their
> message. The more folks paying attention, the faster messages can get
> approved. The discussion list also has moderators, and some have asked
> for them to moderate.
> Wiki malarkey
> -------------
> Know how much shock/porn gets posted to the wiki? If you want to find
> out, you could add some of the popular pages to your watchlist, and
> revert spammy changes. There's other administriva too. Enquire within.
> 501(c)3
> -------
> Noisebridge is a charity. Sometimes people send us checks. Sometimes
> there are administrative hoops to jump through to get money from a
> particular source. I have a bit of a backlog of these.
> Consensus & moderation training
> -------------------------------
> Consensus is hard; moderating meetings is hard *and* draining. It's a
> common complaint that our consensus participation isn't ideal. Do you
> have knowledge and experience in these areas? You should share it.
> Mediation
> ---------
> We often call for mediation, but rarely have enough mediators. If
> you're a lovely human being, you should help. If you're skilled in
> mediation, you should help train others.
> Money
> -----
> As you may be aware, we need money to pay rent and stuff. I don't
> really understand it. If you do, we really need your help.
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Naomi Theora Most
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