Meeting Notes 2014-05-13

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Meeting Minutes
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Agenda

  • Intro PS1 and what we're about
  • let new members and visitors intro themselves
  • pick 3 random people to introduce themselves
  • go over things that need doing around the space
  • Awesome callouts

Introductions

  • Brief overview of what PS1 is (<1min).
  • Introduce the present area hosts.
  • New members/visitors introduce themselves.

Announcements

  • Jerry says that pitchfork is a thing. You should volunteer for it. It'll make Jerry happy. You want Jerry to be happy!
  • Dan is moving his boat onto the beach. He wants people to help - Montrose beach. Come be nautical around noon on Saturday! There will be beer!
  • Avon walk for breast cancer - Donations needed. The URL is avonwalk.org/goto/janetd - please donate to help out.
  • Writer's Zen garden is Saturday evening from 6pm-8pm in the lounge.
  • Pete and Jenny are looking into cleaning services. They've gotten a few bids. The plan is to have the service come twice a month to clean bathrooms and mop floors - He's looking for folks to help with this process.
  • HOPE Conference in NYC - July x.hope.net
  • Katie is looking for folks to come out to Civic Hack day at Adler Planetarium. May 31st, come help solve some civic problems.
  • 300 Seconds of Fame is tonight!


Tours for Visitors

  • Someone will give official tour (make sure liability forms have been signed and that emergency contact info is filled out)


Votes


Minutes

  • Bry throws her keys on the ground
  • Bry opens the meeting at 20:03, welcomes new folks.
    • They introduce themselves
      • Johnson is a student at UIC. Found out about PS1 through a friend. Interested in woodworking.
      • Ryan lives a block and a half away. Hacks everything. Car guy at heart.
      • Jeff is a 3d animator. Heard about us a long time ago, decided to finally come around. Wants to make some stuff.
      • Jordan knows Jeff. Into working with metal and motorcycles.
      • Mark is a software engineer and parent. Interested in 3d printing and general making stuff.
  • Bry talks about how many events we have.
  • Bry picks two random people to introduce themselves.
    • Tim S insists this process is not random. He was the president in 2012. He found out about PS1 when our last treasurer talked about it at LUG years ago. Does woodworking and software. Is terrible at electronics.
    • Matt Triano found out about PS:1 when Derek invited him to check the place out a year ago. He liked it. He used to like woodworking but now he sucks. (He's our wood shop area host, feel free to bother him)
  • s/guilting/Helperspace/
    • We have a Shelf Registry on the wiki - we need some signage by the member shelves that will encourage folks to update the registry when the shelve arrangement change
      • Bry doesn't care what it looks like, but it has to be helpful!
  • Awesome callouts!
    • Dean continues to be awesome in cold metals.
    • Ed and Anna and Ryan have been doing the tier 1 cold metal certs!
    • Jenny and Pete are working on cleaning service!
    • Jesse's blog post was awesome!
    • Hef thinks Hef is awesome.
    • Derek is on Hackaday for the maker faire noise making.
  • Announcements
  • Steve leaves with tour group.
  • Vote - PC Hardware Purchase 2014
    • Bry adjourns meeting before vote starts? Weird. 20:23
  • PC Hardware vote passes.