Meeting Notes 2017-08-09

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August 9th, 2017

regular meeting

finance update

  • jenny: still not making what we need to make to break even every month ($2012) - have $1700 in our account and have yet to pay august rent
  • charley: i sold most of the rest of our bitcoins, so add $5300
  • even with this great boon of fortune, need to be in the black re: monthly average income vs expenses
  • creative fundraising ideas encouraged!

rayc returns

rayc was present and summarized his recent email taking accountability for previous behaviors that resulted in his being asked to leave, past two years of creating more life stability, and desire to return to the space. a quorum of 10 members were present, consenting to his being allowed back in the space. membership application is pending extended pondering (1 month)

new members break-out submeeting

Matt

Email: matthew.p.haney@gmail.com

Why do you want to be a member of sudo room?: Since quitting a data scientist job two years ago I have been travelling and doing other non-tech stuff, so my programming skills have become a bit rusty. I am looking for a space and community in which I can unrust those skills, and get back into things.

If you know already, what are you excited to do at sudo room?: To unrust my programming skills and learn new ones I plan to pursue a few small toy projects, like doing some data visualization of US census data. Also interested in learning how to build a project around Ethereum smart contracts. But my real passion is around using VR to induce altered states of consciousness for therapeutic, recreational, and spiritual ends.

If you know already, what are you excited to share with the sudo room community?: Not sure yet, some of what I have learned/experienced studying yoga, meditation, somatics, and non ordinary states of consciousness might be of interest.

Have you ever been banned from another hackerspace? If so, when and why?: Nope

abolish sexual violence etc? don't be a dick. stop dickish behavior when seen.

end extinction etc? devise open source solutions for post-capitalistic society

freedom etc? decentralization, cryptography, open source again

contact? email

schedule? open. probably drop in during the day, and for events.

problem for you? nope.

Kyle

To be disentangled later

Would you like to very briefly introduce yourself?

  • Kyle Mitchell, hacker, lawyer, ne'erdowell, general scallywaggery(?) skullduggery

What brings you to sudo room?

  • Marc Juul's abiding (inaudible). Wait, no, April Glasser.

What do you want to hack or learn at sudo room (if you know)?

  • Everything. Work on amplifiers, various ill-advised motorcycle modifications, writing crap software,

What do you want to share or teach at sudo room (if you know)?

  • I have more to learn, but ... I have a healthy disrespect for tools I'm good with. I love listening tools. They don't get enough love.

What's your plan to abolish sexual violence, police brutality and white supremacy? in 10 words or less

  • Run to the fire, file the paperwork

What's your plan to end the anthropocene extinction, world hunger, global warming and global inequality? in 10 words or less

  • Shut up and listen more.

What's your plan to ensure freedom and privacy of communication for all? in 10 words or less

  • Stop with the tools, talk to people.

expectations (SOS, safer space policy, etc)

  • not a problem

Have you ever been banned, asked to take a break, or similar, from a hackerspace or any other collective?

  • no

What are the best ways to contact you?

  • email: kyle@kemitchell.com

What is your schedule like? Do you have particular times that you think you'll be around? You should check out our regular events!

  • no, very flexible schedule. will try to make meetings.

Explain the next steps in the membership process and what they should expect

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Rayc

Would you like to very briefly introduce yourself?

  • Hi, I'm Rayc. I'm not an alcoholic.

What brings you to sudo room?

  • No comment. The overwhelming awesomeness of sudo room and the omni commons.

What do you want to hack or learn at sudo room (if you know)?

  • I'd like to do some audio stuff, do some energy efficient improvements for my car, work with maybe skill sharing, skill and knowledge exchange, work on different projects that I've had on my mind for a while around efficiency such as getting my car to run more efficiently. I like fixing stuff, electronics, playing around with that, doing some audio stuff as well. And I will further append this next month. I'm overwhelmed.

What do you want to share or teach at sudo room (if you know)?

  • I want to teach people how to burn stuff efficiently, in a very safe, focused, efficient manner. Definitely.

What's your plan to abolish sexual violence, police brutality and white supremacy? in 10 words or less

  • spreading empathy and understanding to the troubles those factors cause

What's your plan to end the anthropocene extinction, world hunger, global warming and global inequality? in 10 words or less

  • Globalization

What's your plan to ensure freedom and privacy of communication for all? in 10 words or lessexpectations

  • Encryption. Encrypt the planet.

Have you ever been banned, asked to take a break, or similar, from a hackerspace or any other collective?

  • Hackerspaces (emphasis on plural). I have.

What are the best ways to contact you?

  • Via email or my cell phone. Feel free to list it.

What is your schedule like? Do you have particular times that you think you'll be around? You should check out our regular events!

  • Probably in the evenings from 7-9 or 7-10, and on the weekends a bit more flexibly, maybe during the day more.

Jenny read the SOS/etc policy stuff. "Is this going to be a problem for you?"

  • Not at all.

Explain the next steps in the membership process and what they should expect