Meeting Notes 2015-03-03

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  • Intro to PS1 and what we're about.
  • Let new members and visitors intro themselves.
  • Pick 2 random people to introduce themselves.
  • Introduce the Board and Area Hosts
  • Go over things that need doing around the space.
  • Awesome callouts.
  • Announcements.
  • Votes. (None tonight.)


  • Brief overview of what PS1 is (<1min).
  • New members/visitors introduce themselves.
  • Introduce the Board and Area Hosts.


  • Wednesday, 8 PM, TOOOL (The Open Organization of Lockpickers)
  • Shellie's Arts and Crafts open office hours moved to 8:30 PM Thursdays.
  • Ray Doeksen is trying to connect people offline with jobs. He is involved with hardware startups (Technori, Catalyze Chicago) and has connections.
  • Friday, an offsite documentary "1971" at 7:20 in Wilmette. Contact Shiela. She is coordinating a block of tickets.
  • Wednesday is Bike Night.
  • SEM Office Hours beginning on 2nd Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. First one will be March 11.
  • SEM Authorization theory class, Thursday March 12, 7-10 PM.
  • Friday, March 20, 7 PM, Rat Patrol bicycle club having a St. Ratrick's Day event. Fundraiser for a bike drive.
  • Next Tuesday: 300 Seconds of Fame lightning talks. Sign up on the Wiki.
  • Announcing applications for a second Cold Metals Volunteer Authorizer position. Closes in 1 week.
  • Wood Shop Volunteer Authorizer position closes in 1 week.


  • Current Votes:
    • Authorization Policy
      • Yea: 14 (in person) + 15 (online) = 29
      • Nay: 0 (in person) + 1 (online) = 1
      • Present: 3 (in person) + 1 (online) = 4
      • Quorum: 37
      • Result: Failed due to lack of quorum
  • Upcoming:
    • Server hardware vote - Doorman Dave needs people to help research hardware specs, costs, etc. Please contact him if you are interested in helping.


  • 8 new people introduced themselves.
  • 2 current members introduced themselves.
  • Tasks:
    • Sevin: Needs help with emergency lights. Attaching these to walls, wiring, etc.
    • Justin: Need pictures of Board and Area Hosts for the cork board.
  • Awesome callouts:
    • Ron for being the Authorizer for the woodshop.
    • Ray for taking care of Doorman Dave's horrible mess left in the kitchen.
    • Mike Skilton, Andy, Ray, Roman, Skittles, Mike, Will Garza, Ron Olson, Shea, Chris Agocs, Jenny Tong, Mike, Anthony for drywall work this weekend.
    • Justin for organizing drywall.
    • Derek for turning people on to FISH Unix shell.
    • Carl for shoveling sidewalks.
    • Leonard Nimoy for his career and works.
  • Announcements made. See above.