Meeting Notes 2010-05-04

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Come to Order - 8:05 PM

Attendance

  • Sacha
  • Jim
  • Tim
  • Sarah
  • Jordan
  • Ishmael
  • Anne
  • Nate
  • Avner
  • Evil Joel
  • Chris L.
  • Brian L.
  • Shawn
  • Geoffrey
  • Jeff
  • John

Agenda

  • Crowdsourced Member Project: Location Hunting
    • Shawn has been scoping new larger spaces we can tour soon - around $5/sf/yr
    • Looking for places close-ish to our current space
    • Places at around $4,000/month are cheapest per square foot
    • Want a space we wont outgrow soon


  • Crowdsourced Member Project: Fundraising
    • To afford this new space, we need to fundraise ($15,000 for the move)
    • Need to diversify our income - corporate sponsorships etc.
    • Possible corporate memberships - monthly memberships to use on off-hours
    • Rent out space or sections of space - classrooms/darkrooms etc.


Announcements

  • Geek Prom update? (Anne)
    • Hunt for location & date (June or July). Tell your ideas to Anne.
  • 300 SofF
    • Sign up with Anne if you want to speak
  • Vermiculture class: May 6th - Purchase Tickets by April 27th.


  • Powerwheels (Shawn)
    • Mini-race in June
  • Unusual musical instrument jam - Friday after next
  • Hackathon - come on feel the noise - Saturday after next
  • Amazon payments - failed. Sign up through paypal!
  • Mitch Altman soldering workshop - TVBGone/ Brain Machine/ etc. Wednesday TOMORROW at 8:00PM
  • FRED talk - Everything you wanted to know about supercomputers by Dr. Sternberg: TODAY after the mtg.

Adjourned - 8:40 PM