OrganisersMeetingMinutes20130429

Guy Fraser edited this page Apr 26, 2017 · 1 revision

Agenda: ["DoESMeetingAgenda20130429"]

  • Welcome SteveSparrow
  • Welcome!
  • Apologies
  • AG, HC and PatrickFenner apologise for not being able to attend
  • Review of/actions from the last meeting
    • Paperwork - AM to circulate Nottinghack's paperwork for comment in next meeting.
    • ACTION Rollover
    • RJ (ideally) to contact our friendly lawyer to see what would be best for a contract to arrange for permanent deskers
    • ACTION Rollover
    • Expansion - JM to talk to Janette about unit 14
    • We're in!
    • Membership - We should review workshop membership, find out how we could get people to come in more often. Offer a cheaper option for out of hours access so that more people come in evenings and weekends.
    • ACTION - ALL continue to do this, chat to people and ask why they're not members.
    • Technician-in-Residence - Still need to announce!
    • PatrickFenner residence ends on 7th. Should he continue in the position beyond that date while the next residency is announced?
    • ACTION - Announce sometime, agree to continue.
    • Website Hack Day - PF to arrange
    • Hacking website will be included in the "hack the space" day, just try to make sure there's a variety of hacking done.
    • Unconference - PF to arrange, not much progress yet.
    • Cancelled
    • ACTION - PaulFreeman to make sure CampFail link is in a calendar.
    • "Girl Geeks BarCamp" - AM has suggested to Cathy Skelly that ACME should run an event
    • AM to fill link in to the event
    • http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/thinking/towards_a_more_equal_tech_culture.html
    • FYI - WIDGIT is relaunching.
    • Review of Internet World 2013 and Maker Faire 2013
    • Internet World 2013
    • We had the most interesting stand there, according to someone on Twitter.
    • Very prominent placement, reached a crowd that we don't usually reach.
    • We may be entered into trade awards for "Best Stand at a Trade Show"
    • Maker Faire 2013
    • Awesome!
    • Good to show off DoES to community and for networking
    • We need to comment
    • Cleaner - JM to discuss with Sue in Gostins
      • She's now arranged, coming every other Friday.
  • Financials
  • Noting that electric went up.
  • Doing ok generally, making a profit, financials spreadsheet is updated to show new burn down time figures.
  • ERRATUM - JM mentions that corporation tax has not yet been paid, waiting for information from Phil Owen as HMRC haven't received our accounts properly. Not expecting it to be a problem and if we do have to pay interest it will be a minimal amount.
  • ACTION - JM to pay corporation tax
  • Expanding
  • Access
  • PaulFreeman suggests pass access would be worth having on unit 14.
  • AM suggests buying equipment ready to do.
  • ACTION - JM to buy equipment
  • Hot desks
  • Hot desks are getting busy.
  • ACTION - AM wants to work out how to use unit 14 better
  • Messy Space
  • £250 quote for unit 1, for 4 months
  • ACTION - ALL test noise levels, investigate upstairs neighbours
  • ACTION - SteveSparrow to show more evidence of desire for messy space
  • AM - DoES Elevator Pitch
  • ACTION - AG to set up bigger picture conversation, in a drinking establishment
  • JM - Corporate workshop access and inductions
  • JM makes small note that if someone has corporate workshop access we may have issues with doing inductions for them if we're continuously doing them, not an issue now, just something to consider.
  • PF - Accelerate 2013
  • PF suggests adding Maker Night and GeekUp as fringe events.
  • ACTION - JM to work out what GeekUp would be about
  • ACTION - PF to work out how to make Maker Night relevant
  • Confirm time and date of next meeting
  • ["DoESMeetingAgenda20130604"] - 4:30pm
  • AOB
  • Richard Foulkes interested in increasing interactivity, suggests a regular lunch-in-a-room
  • ACTION - SteveSparrow to arrange first one
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