February 21st, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Projects On Hold For the Moment
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Democracy/IT Meeting - notes
Fundraising & Conference
Srevilak and jokeefe went reviewed contract terms and details of agreement with Aaron James. srevilak is presenting it with Aaron and will send it out to list.
Keeping hours to 20/week and will reassess as we get donations.
Starting Local Chapters
We got bumped from our location for Saturday's WMass training. Looking for a new location, but will likely move to March.
Message board application
Local Surveillance Ordinances
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign
Clinics are wrapping up this week. Likely to be an on-going activity, but jokeefe is looking for a broader plan before giving assistance.
Having someone from Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Group speak at PirateCon could be interesting. They integrated legal and direct action techniques to stop over 90% of the foreclosures they took on.
Projects On Hold For the Moment
Both of these could be topics for future hackathons.
CCTV Camera Map
Together Boston Meshnet
- 2/22, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty
2/25, Campaign Training (tentative)
See: 2017 calendar
21:02 < srevilak> agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_21st,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:02 < papegaai> Title: February 21st, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:03 < srevilak> so far, it's just the two of us. 21:03 < srevilak> jokeefe is not feeling well, and may not be up to joining tonight 21:04 < srevilak> hi aaron 21:04 < srevilak> agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_21st,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:05 < papegaai> Title: February 21st, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:05 < aaron> hello 21:05 < srevilak> hi G 21:05 < G> yo 21:05 < G> :D 21:05 < srevilak> I think we've got enough to get started 21:05 < srevilak> Notes from Saturday's Democracy/IT meeting: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_18th,_2017_Democracy/IT_Meeting 21:05 < papegaai> Title: February 18th, 2017 Democracy/IT Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:06 < srevilak> We tested a couple of signup forms for piratecon, talked about IT needs for fundraising, and continued our discussion about hosting a forum/discussion board site 21:07 < srevilak> I met with Puer the following day, and we (almost) set up discourse on his laptop 21:07 < srevilak> I think that's basically it. 21:07 < srevilak> ovenbirdmash: anything I missed? 21:09 < srevilak> Anything further, before moving on to fundraising? 21:10 < srevilak> Fundraising & Conference 21:10 < srevilak> Aaron started fundraising this week (today actually). He's calling our supporters, and asking them to contribute 21:11 < srevilak> He'll do 20 hours of calling, and then we'll stop to reassess 21:11 < srevilak> aaron: would you like to add any updates? 21:11 < aaron> Went ok today, took time getting use to the system and all 21:12 < aaron> made three contacts and one donation, think it will go well 21:12 < ovenbirdmash> nope, didn't miss anything 21:13 < srevilak> Piratecon is April 29th 21:13 < srevilak> We're still trying to nail down a venue 21:14 < srevilak> I wrote to folks at Tent city (where we held the conference last year), but haven't heard back. 21:14 < srevilak> Past conferences have also been held at the Democracy center in cambridge, and community church in boston 21:14 < srevilak> Any suggestions on a venue for this year? 21:15 < G> nope i got nothin. 21:16 < srevilak> If you have ideas for potential venues, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com 21:16 < srevilak> Even better if you can get in touch with them re: rates and availability 21:16 < srevilak> ideally, we'd like to spend $350 or less on the venue 21:17 < aaron> We want to keep it near or in the city? 21:17 < srevilak> In the 95/128 belt would be fine, even if not in boston 21:19 < srevilak> anyway, much appreciated if you can give it some thought and forward any ideas 21:19 < srevilak> anything else before moving on? 21:20 < G> nope :D 21:20 < srevilak> Moving on, then 21:20 < srevilak> Campaign Workshops 21:20 < srevilak> We had planned a `run local' workshop this weekend, in Holyoke 21:21 < srevilak> Unfortunately, we got bumped from the venue 21:21 < srevilak> so it's not going to happen 21:21 < srevilak> Working with our contact to reschedule. Maybe in march 21:22 < srevilak> MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign 21:22 < srevilak> MAAPL = Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending 21:22 < srevilak> It's a group that tries to help people beat bogus mortgage forclosures 21:23 < srevilak> Jamie, I and others have been working with them for several months 21:23 < srevilak> they've been holding clinics, to help people file paperwork to contest foreclosures 21:23 < srevilak> That's still ongoing 21:24 < srevilak> Upcoming Events 21:24 < srevilak> There's a cryptoparty tomorrow 21:24 < srevilak> https://www.cryptoparty.in/boston 21:24 < papegaai> Title: boston [CryptoParty.] (at www.cryptoparty.in) 21:24 < srevilak> swing by if you're free 21:25 < srevilak> I'll be demonstrating a fancy infrared CCTV camera :) 21:26 < G> i'm'a be stuck up in Lowell, so i dunno about that. sounds spiffy though 21:26 < srevilak> yes, lowell -> Somerville is a bit of a haul 21:27 < G> bit of a hike on foot 21:27 < G> :P 21:27 < srevilak> At any rate, that's the agenda 21:28 < srevilak> any additional topics to discuss? 21:29 < G> i don't think so 21:29 < srevilak> Would anyone like to make a motion to adjourn? 21:30 < G> i'll move to adjourn 21:30 < srevilak> second 21:30 < srevilak> all in favor? 21:30 < aaron> aye 21:30 < srevilak> aye 21:30 < G> ayeeeeeeeeeeeeee 21:31 < srevilak> ovenbirdmash? 21:31 < G> too late :P 21:31 < srevilak> I guess that's it then 21:31 < srevilak> will post the transcript