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Monthly archive: June 2012

Reminder: Liquid Feedback Hackathon, this Sunday, 3pm

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A reminder that we will be holding a Liquid Feedback Hackathon this Sunday, 7/1, starting at 3pm. Folks are welcome to come and help.  Please sign up if you want to help. The German Pirate Party created Liquid Feedbackand to allow more party members a say in the decisions of the party and has been using it successfully. Our aim is to use Liquid Feedback to allow a larger number of members to make party decisions than can show up at our Thursday IRC meetings or our in-person meetings. Here is a useful video introduction: You can find more info on the tool at http://liquidfeedback.org/. We will be posting our tips for installing it should others want to install it for themselves. The hackathon will go until we are done or until asked to leave, whichever comes first. We will be at 45 Bromfield #2, Somerville 02144 which is north of Davis Sq. going towards Tufts. If you cannot make it in person, feel free to join us on the #masspirates irc channel at pirateirc.net. We will also post our progress at the #masspirates twitter hashtag. No doubt we will need people to poke at it to make sure it works right. Please sign up if you want to help so we know how many people to expect.  Thanks!

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Liquid Feedback Hackathon, Sunday, 7/1, 3pm

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We will be holding a Liquid Feedback Hackathon on Sunday, 7/1 starting at 3pm.  It will go until we are done or until asked to leave, whichever comes first.  We will be at 45 Bromfield #2, Somerville 02144.  Please sign up if you want to help. Our aim is to get a working version of Liquid Feedback up so we can start experimenting with it for making party decisions.  For more information on Liquid Feedback, please watch this video introduction. Please bring a folding chair or pillow to sit on if you have one, though there will be extras if you cannot.  If you cannot make it in person, then please join us on the #masspirates irc channel at pirateirc.net.  We will also post our progress at the #masspirates twitter hashtag. Please sign up if you want to help so we know how many people to expect.  Thanks!

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Next Pirate Lunch, Monday, June 25th, noon

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The next Pirate Lunch will be this Monday, June 25th at noon.  It will be at Tavern in the Square, 730 Mass. Avenue, Central Sq., Cambridge, MA. For: map & directions; Google Calendar reminder.

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Boston Pride Recap

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I want to thank everyone who helped with Pride: Jeanne, Lauren, Sevan, and a friend of Jeanne’s did a great job with the ship and it really made us stand out during the parade; David was a real trooper and manned the table from 9:30am to 2:30pm when the rest of us arrived from the parade; For the march we had twelve people including Harry, Steve, Julie, Zo, Nancy, Kit, Sevan, Vijeta, Lauren, Kate, Erik. The march was incredible. We had our largest showing of Mass. Pirates at a non-Pirate public event with twelve people in our contingent. We handed out all the fliers we had during the march and were well received.  Here is a picture of the crew: More pictures that we or others took: Our ship Ready to sail On the way to port Dressed up with somewhere to go On the march

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Join us at Boston Pride Tomorrow!

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This Saturday, June 9th, we will march in the Boston Pride Parade to show our support for civil liberties and Bradley Manning.  We have a whole crew of people to march in the parade, and we want you to join us! Friends and family are of course welcome as well. Starting by 10:30am we will meet in front of 915 Boylston Street across from the Hynes Convention Center.  Marchers should meet us by 11:30am to get ready as the parade starts promptly at noon. We will also be at the festival, so if you don’t want to march, we could use your help at the table telling people about the Pirate Party.  You can volunteer anytime between noon and 6pm. It helps us to plan our table schedule if you sign up in advance, but feel free to show up at the festival. So come dressed in your favorite pirate gear if you want, be loud and show your support for the Pirate Party. If you haven’t already, please sign up.  Thanks!

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  1. Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
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