Minutes for 2017 07 20

Lyndon Maydwell edited this page Jul 20, 2017 · 7 revisions

Dual Minutes for Compose :: Melbourne Committee, and Members of the Melbourne Functional Programming Association Inc.

Held on 20/07/2017 at Silverpond Pty Ltd.

Chaired by Lyndon Maydwell - Committee and Association Chair.


  • Absent: Les Kitchen, Bernie Pope
  • Present:
    • Kenneth Andrew Scambler
    • Sarah Lynch (Via Video Link)
    • Lyndon Maydwell
    • Andy Kitchen
    • Sharon Holliday
    • Noon Silk (Via Video Link)

Noting Members and Roles for Melbourne Functional Programming Association Inc.

Members (with roles):

  • Lyndon Maydwell (Chair, Secretary)
  • Kenneth Andrew Scambler (Treasurer)
  • Sarah Lynch
  • Andy Kitchen
  • Les Kitchen
  • Sharon Holliday
  • Noon Silk

Noted as previously discussed and voted on by committee.

Resolution: Accept Values List


  • Community Focus - We aim to help foster the growth of Functional Programming in Melbourne and unite all interested parties to spark a unified presence and a feeling of camaraderie amongst FP and Theory proponents in Melbourne
  • Diversity - We aim to put an emphasis on soliciting a diverse set of community participants!
  • Inclusivity - Our community is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, orientation, parents, relationship, and politics as well as gender, mental-health, socioeconomic status or background, neuro-typicality, appearance, computing-experience, or clothing. (Adapted From Clef Code of Conduct via GitHub)
  • Software Quality - We aim to develop and share a better understanding of software, programming, and related activities. Our focus on "functional programming" is underscored by this desire.
  • Partnership - We wish to partner with community groups rather than exclude them!
  • Newcomers - Providing the opportunity for new community members to gain experience through talks, events, and organisation
  • Local Involvement - Involving the local Melbourne community rather than focusing disproportionately on large international names


  • Les: Absent
  • Ken: Yes
  • Sarah: Yes
  • Andy: Yes
  • Sharon: Yes
  • Lyndon: Yes
  • Bernie: Absent

Resolution passed!


  • Invited Speakers
  • Feedback for Submissions
  • Ken to Sign Bank Documents
  • Progress Items
  • Sponsorship
  • Beer?
  • Promotion of Ticket Sales
  • Andrew S to bring own sound-system for Keynote
  • Les K back in Melbourne on Monday
  • List full names on Wiki
  • Swag Ideas
    • Notepads
    • Tshirts (Mens/Womens) (High Quality limited supply)
    • Small-Sized Stickers
    • Bags
    • Keyrings
    • Water-Bottles
  • Volunteers


  • Update Ronen Narkis on Financial assistance for flights/accomodation, etc.
  • Ken will attend meetings online for the next 3 weeks
  • "Prior Knowledge Scale" Star rating for talks
    • Other Ideas: "Deep-Dive", "Accessible", Chilli Ratings for talk "Spiciness"
  • Confirm Euro Speakers
  • Confirm 45-Minute slot for Keynote with Andrew S
  • Items to bring: Bell, Tables
  • Prepare opening and closing remarks
  • Finalise creation of bank account
  • Pay Sarah for Drinks Tab
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