Sudo room/12-28-2011 Meetup

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Gems

Things written in the margin:

Addison Live lab, "occupy congress", Hacker's Brew, Jargon file, Patterns doc, "working on my doing skills", localwiki.org, Invite your friends, February

Attending

Marc, Jenny, Phil, David, Paul (Pi), Matt, Jane

Notes

  • Add beer / brewing measurement experiments to project list - Marc
  • Marc also needs a job, and a housemate. FYI
  • Brief overview of strategy to open a Sudo Room (ver 0.1) soon, but eventually expand into a Sudo Space (ver 1.0)
    • Generally well accepted, advantageous for us to find a good space.
    • Later, had the idea to send out an open request to hackerspace friends to find good / suitable locations--added to action items (below).
  • Space / place / price / etc. discussion about location
    • Came up with a minimum set of requirements, check Sudo room/open a space for up-to-date details but for posterity, see our initial list:
      • Minimum Requirements
        • BART is close by
        • Disability / wheelchair access
        • Vehicle parking (motor and human-powered) is possible.
        • Bathroom
        • Sink (at least one, preferably outside of bathroom)
        • Late access (preferably 24 hour)
        • Ability to make some noise (at least event noise)
        • Internet
        • Electricity
        • Security and privacy
          • e.g. not a hallway or shared access with other tenants we don't know.
        • Landlord must either support the idea or be agnostic to it--not against.
      • Flexibile Agilities
        • Can deal with no heat/air
        • Carpet or flooring not important
        • Can live without amenities or luxuries.
      • Other Requirements
        • Min size: ___ Max size: ___
        • Min price: ___ Max price: ___
      • Bonus
        • Roof access
        • Vehicle parking (motor and human-powered) is readily available and secure or private.
        • BART is extremely close.
        • Landlord loves us.
  • We should use IRC!
  • Add Jenny to Wordpress site (marc has admin too so should be easy)
    • Also ask Jenny to connect to Rachel affiliated with noisebridge and #occupyoakland about successful kickstarter and fiscal sponsorship opportunities.
  • Open techincal needs: donation system, meetup confirmation system.
  • Event at end of February
    • Need to better define motivation, audience for event. (Action item to create email list poll).
    • Originally thought of DNA barcoding, GMO verification, as implication to the possibility of "reverse engineering" a GMO.
    • Might be in our best interest to make this a speaking engagement, get a good speaker.
    • Fundamentally, what's going to help us open a hackerspace?
    • PI can get us a room in Soda Hall for an event ;)
  • Idea came up of doing "5 Minutes of Fame" events, even weekly, or monthly.
      • Suggestions include Ignacio Chapela, _______
  • Add Foreclosure Map to project list.
  • Connect to person who (runs?) HOPE conference.

Action Items

  • Email about space to list, provide links to Sudo room/open a space.
    • Owner: Matt
  • Determine possible price points, do some basic estimates on membership contribution to open a space very soon.
    • Owner: Marc
  • Email out a poll about Feb event and gauge email list members' willingness to contribute monthly dues (what amount is reasonable?)
    • Owner: Matt
  • Secure a location for Feb event (end of month).
    • Owner: Paul (Pi)