August 22nd, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Other To Dos
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
8/26 Pirate Picnic
- 11am-noon: food and training;
- noon-2:00pm: map cameras;
- 2:00pm-3:00pm: come back and debrief.
blog post Facebook event Email act-ma
- Post to other event listings
- call members (jokeefe, Malt, Joe, Matt, Aaron)
- write how-tos
- post press release
Possible picnic in Boston area or Worcester on 9/30.
Freedom Rally Planning
Planning doc: https://piratenpad.de/p/FreedomRally2017
Planning for 2018 Elections
Other To Dos
S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017
Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- Review regular IRC meeting day. Poll sent to email list - Sent (jokeefe)
- email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
- finish setup of myBB (jokeefe)
- install mattermost as slack alternative (jokeefe)
Mayfirst is looking at setting up a Discourse instance we could use.
- 8/26, noon-3:30pm, Pirate Picnic/Surveillance Camera Mapping Outing, Boston Common, Boston
- 8/30, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 9/15-17, Freedom Rally, Sign Up Form
- 9/19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- 9/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 10/4, Wikileaks' 10th Birthday Party
- 10/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 11/4, 11am-2pm, South Boston Cryptoparty, South Boston BPL Branch, 646 East Broadway
- 11/8, City Election Day
- 11/11-12, Boston Anarchist Bookfair, Boston University George Sherman Union
- 11/29, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 12/17, Chelsea Manning's Birthday
- 12/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
See: 2017 calendar
- jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
- Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell MA
- Malt/Malt_: Sam Capradae, Worcester MA
- admech: Matt Fealy, Boston
45,000+ attended. Festive environment. Handing out cookies and flyers went well. More in the minutes.
8/19 Pirate Picnic
Went through the Planning Pad and updated it. Will ask attendees to also sign up for things. Possible idea of either selling brownies or taking up a collection.
Updated the Planning Pad. Will email list asking more people to sign up for things.
Joe suggested a number of ideas:
- Auction: Have people put up things to auction via secure auction site.
- Drives such as can drives or door to door drives
- Could work well for candidates
Malt will pull together some possible future events and send it to the list.
[8:46pm] admech joined the chat room. [8:46pm] jokeefe: ahoy [8:46pm] admech: ahoy [8:51pm] jokeefe: how was your time at the rally/march? [8:53pm] admech: Arrived with the main body of the march, managed to be on the Common in the window between the two times the cops got aggressive. [8:55pm] admech: I heard you had cookies. [8:58pm] admech: Oh, and we met both the guy with the "Nazis suck" sheetcake and Vermin Supreme. [8:58pm] Malt joined the chat room. [8:59pm] admech: I had a very entertaining and educational afternoon of copspotting and got to educate some people about the BRIC and the local surveillance apparatus in general. [8:59pm] jokeefe: I think everyone met the Nazis suck sheetcake guy. I know we did. [8:59pm] jokeefe: Ahoy, Malt [8:59pm] jokeefe: Good for you admech [8:59pm] admech: How were things on your end? [9:00pm] Joe joined the chat room. [9:00pm] Joe: Ahoy! [9:01pm] Malt: sorry [9:01pm] Malt: cooking [9:01pm] Malt: gonna be in and out unpredictably [9:01pm] jokeefe: It went well. We met people. Handed out cookies and flyers. [9:01pm] jokeefe: thanks for the update, Malt [9:02pm] Malt: i had fun! [9:02pm] Malt: took a selfie with Vermin Supreme [9:02pm] Malt: seen a lot of coverage of that W.I.T.C.H coven we were adjacent to [9:03pm] Joe: Sad I missed it [9:04pm] jokeefe: lets start [9:04pm] jokeefe: agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_22nd,_2017_IRC_Meeting [9:04pm] papegaai: Title: August 22nd, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) [9:04pm] jokeefe: ids [9:04pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:04pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski Lowell [9:04pm] admech: Matt Fealy, Boston [9:04pm] Malt: Sam Capradae, Worcester [9:05pm] jokeefe: Review: 9/19 Rally [9:07pm] jokeefe: We were in the space between the State House and the bandstand [9:07pm] jokeefe: It was a very festive environment [9:08pm] jokeefe: The cookies were well received [9:09pm] jokeefe: and we passed out a lot of flyers [9:09pm] Malt: It seemed like a lot of groups were interested in our upcoming events [9:10pm] Malt: especially the cryptoparty, some followup messages to event organizers and other attendant groups might go far [9:11pm] jokeefe: Agreed. [9:11pm] admech: Glad to hear that. [9:11pm] jokeefe: Lets review the list over email and reach out to people [9:12pm] Malt: sure! [9:12pm] jokeefe: Ok, to include everyone’s notes from earlier in the conversation? [9:13pm] admech: That's fine. [9:14pm] jokeefe: Projects - 8/19 Pirate Picnic [9:15pm] jokeefe: Wanted to see what people can bring: https://piratenpad.de/p/2017MAPPPicnic [9:15pm] Malt_ joined the chat room. [9:15pm] Malt_: howwww many times am i going to forget to not close the laptop lid tonight, lets count. [9:16pm] Joe: 1 [9:16pm] jokeefe: lol [9:16pm] Malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds) [9:17pm] jokeefe: So whatever you can bring, please update the shared document [9:17pm] admech: ^2 [9:17pm] Joe: lol [9:17pm] Malt_: For the freedom rally? [9:17pm] jokeefe: for Saturday [9:17pm] jokeefe: for the picnic [9:17pm] Joe: The picnic bro [9:17pm] Malt_: wwwwhooops [9:17pm] Joe: ^ [9:18pm] Malt_: I missed, what were we looking for? [9:19pm] Joe: updating the shared document [9:19pm] jokeefe: just what we are bringing to the picnic [9:19pm] admech: https://piratenpad.de/p/2017MAPPPicnic [9:21pm] Joe: I'll take the paper stuff since [9:21pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:21pm] Joe: I'll be taking the train in. [9:21pm] Joe: no worries [9:24pm] jokeefe: I will email the people who have said they will be there and see what they can bring [9:24pm] jokeefe: Freedom Rally Planning [9:25pm] jokeefe: Pirate Pad is at https://piratenpad.de/p/FreedomRally2017 [9:28pm] Joe: O look, a bird! [9:29pm] Joe: We are an easily distracted lot, no? [9:29pm] jokeefe: updating pad [9:29pm] Joe: [9:33pm] Malt_: Need to go physically pick up the tent [9:33pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:33pm] jokeefe: Would someone email the list asking who could take on different tasks listed in https://piratenpad.de/p/FreedomRally2017 ? [9:34pm] Joe: As an in-kind contribution, I'm having a crew step up the freedom event and take it down. [9:36pm] Joe: if that is acceptable. [9:36pm] jokeefe: Would be best to get volunteers, so lets hold off on that until we know who can help [9:37pm] jokeefe: When would you need to know by? [9:37pm] Joe: One of my guys said he would do it just to go, lol [9:38pm] jokeefe: volunteers are volunteers. It is a fun event. [9:38pm] Joe: Well, if we are bringing a generator, I would want my crew on it. [9:38pm] Joe: I can make changes last minute, they are used to it. [9:38pm] jokeefe: Understandable [9:41pm] Joe: I will present them with the option but if we are stuck then it's still a good deal. [9:41pm] jokeefe: ok [9:41pm] Joe: Would they have free access to the event? [9:41pm] jokeefe: The event is free [9:41pm] Malt_: gonna go get the awning tomorrow [9:41pm] jokeefe: Cool. Thanks [9:42pm] Joe: I have not had a chance to go to one, so this is new to me. [9:42pm] jokeefe: Vendors and others with a table pay, Joe [9:43pm] Malt_: is there usually a heavy police presence? [9:43pm] jokeefe: Not in riot gear, but yes [9:43pm] Malt_: in Amherst the cops swaaarm the area outside the event [9:44pm] jokeefe: Is less than it was [9:45pm] jokeefe: Shall we move on to fundraising? [9:46pm] admech: Sure [9:47pm] jokeefe: Joe, you have some ideas? [9:47pm] Joe: Yes sir [9:48pm] Joe: I have been looking in to this matter for a bit and there are a few ways in which we can raise our funds. [9:49pm] Joe: The most common way is through events, like the Cryptoparty or rallys [9:49pm] Joe: Another way to raise money and my personal favorite is via an auction [9:50pm] jokeefe: We could do it on-line [9:50pm] jokeefe: Ask people to donate items [9:50pm] Joe: Such as making a very secure computer. [9:51pm] Joe: Yes, we could do in-kind contributions and then turn around and sell them so we have hard cash to do more events. [9:51pm] jokeefe: Yes [9:51pm] Joe: Another option is doing drives, such as can drives or door to door drives. [9:52pm] Joe: So when I hit the streets of Boston for a campaign, asking them to donate does not hurt either. [9:52pm] Joe: I = we [9:52pm] Malt_: our numbers are small enough that D2D might be a bit of an effort sink [9:52pm] Malt_: hosting events, community building might be a more advantageous tactic [9:53pm] jokeefe: Would be good for candidates, though [9:53pm] Malt_: true, yes [9:53pm] Malt_: i was thinking for fundraising though [9:53pm] Joe: Yeah, but it's still an option. A door to door may get us more people behind us as well. [9:53pm] Malt_: i;ve not had luck going door to door for fundraising [9:53pm] Malt_: for event turnout and voter stuff, absolutely [9:53pm] Joe: I agree sir, it's not the best option [9:54pm] Joe: but it's an option [9:54pm] Malt_: true [9:54pm] Joe: I think holding an auction for silly things may work as well [9:54pm] jokeefe: Would you write up the options and share them to the list? [9:54pm] Malt_: i'd like to focus more on events which are also outreach, like events [9:54pm] Malt_: uh, like the cryptoparty [9:54pm] Joe: I'm sure more creative people than me could think of a few [9:55pm] jokeefe: http://www.webidsupport.com/ [9:55pm] papegaai: Title: WeBid Support (at www.webidsupport.com) [9:55pm] jokeefe: http://www.bidhub.org/ [9:55pm] papegaai: Title: BidHub - Free, Open Source Silent Auction App (at www.bidhub.org) [9:55pm] Malt_: i'll pull together some possible future events and send it to the list [9:55pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:56pm] Joe: Those are the main staples of fund raising and everything else is a kind of off shoot of those, such as bake sales [9:56pm] Joe: For the picnic, we could have a bake sale there as well [9:56pm] Joe: If someone is willing to make brownies! [9:58pm] Joe: I have a lockbox I can loan to the party. [9:58pm] jokeefe: We could take a collection too [9:59pm] Fatbag_ joined the chat room. [9:59pm] jokeefe: Thanks [9:59pm] jokeefe: Joe [10:00pm] jokeefe: We are at time. Shall we adjourn? [10:01pm] admech: Seconded. [10:01pm] jokeefe: all in favor? [10:01pm] Joe: Aye [10:02pm] Fatbag left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds) [10:03pm] jokeefe: Aye [10:03pm] Malt_: aye [10:03pm] jokeefe: Have a good night everyone. Talk with you later on the list [10:03pm] Malt_: night! [10:03pm] Malt_ left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed) [10:04pm] admech: Night, [10:04pm] admech left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed) [10:04pm] Joe: night everyone! [10:04pm] Joe left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed)