February 5th, 2015 IRC Meeting
- Feb. 4th Cryptoparties
- PirateCon 2015
- FOIA - Steve
- Open Gov. or Rethinking the City - Jamie
- Net neutrality - Lucia
- Income inequality - Steve
- Pirate Strategy - ?
- Building 3rd party coalitions - Noe
- Running campaigns - Noe
- Lightning talks - ?
- 2015 Budget
- State Reorg - Review
- Currently the Pirate Council is made up of the Captain, First Officer, Quartermaster, and 3 others.
- Perhaps we should define roles for the 3 other Pirate Council members and expand their number: PR/Media, Activism, Swarmcare and Web/Info.
- Establishing Regions?
- Swarmwise suggests dividing into 20-30 regions.
- Jason worked on a first draft of a map which Jamie has expanded with this Region Proposal.
- National Matters
- The USPP elected new officers and Jamie is subbing in as Quartermaster/Secretary. He would like a replacement.
- Feb. 8 (week of), Pirate Show, SCATV (Noe)
- Feb. 14, 11:00a - 3:00p. WMass Cryptoparty (lisbon), Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA (http://mghpcc.com/), Snow date is Feb 21st, dates tentative. duration 4 hours. Need to supply our own projector.
- Mar. 15, Boston Peace Parade
- Mar. 22, Cryptoparty, Worcester
- Apr. 25, PirateCon 2015
- May 6, International Day against DRM
- May, Together Boston Cryptoparty?
- Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
- Jun. event?
- Jul. event?
- Aug. event?
- Sep., Freedom Rally
- Oct. event?
- Nov. event?
- Dec. event?
Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- lisbon (Christopher Maria - Ludlow, MA)
- Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
Planning discussion for Feb 14th cryptoparty in Western MA.
Piratecon. We discuss refreshments. Will keep it simple. Say, coffee and donuts in the morning, and light snack in the evening.
Voting to approve 2015 Budget. 6 in favor, no opposed.
State reorganization. Currently have Captain, First Office, Quartermaster + 3 members of pirate council. jokeefe suggests expanding pirate council to six, and adding new roles: PR/Media, Activism, Swarmcare and Web/Info. jokeefe will write up proposal, so we can vote on it next week.
20:57 < jokeefe> ahoy 21:00 < lisbon> ahoy 21:00 < Bluelustreak> Ahoy 21:02 < srevilak> good evening 21:02 < lisbon> hello 21:02 < jokeefe> hello 21:02 < jokeefe> Agenda at https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_5th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:03 < Bluestreak> Hey can y'all see me? 21:03 < lisbon> yes 21:03 < Bluestreak> My chat wind is weird. 21:03 < Bluestreak> Well it works so... 21:03 < Bluestreak> window 21:04 < jokeefe> hope it stays up 21:04 < jokeefe> agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_5th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:04 < jokeefe> ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:04 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:04 < lisbon> Christopher Maria - Ludlow, MA 21:05 < Bluestreak> Lucia Fiero 21:05 < jokeefe> Review: how did yesterday’s cryptoparty go? 21:06 < srevilak> Went well. About 30 people attended 21:06 < jokeefe> great! 21:07 < jokeefe> much time for hands on? 21:07 < srevilak> not much. 21:08 < srevilak> Only a few people had laptops, so it was more lecture-style 21:08 < srevilak> Seemed to get a good reaction, though 21:08 < jokeefe> and a crowd that shoudl have less difficulty with the poor UI experience 21:09 < srevilak> Considering the state of travel in Boston and Cambridge, I was impressed with the turnout 21:09 < jokeefe> tis true 21:10 < srevilak> One of the Akamai fellows talked about his 3+ hour commute home the night before 21:10 < jokeefe> yeah 21:10 < jokeefe> learn anything new? 21:11 < srevilak> I was familiar with the material, but enjoyed Al's talk on GnuPG 21:12 < srevilak> Have to think about which bits to incorporate into my talk :) 21:12 < jokeefe> did he post his slides? 21:12 < srevilak> Not yet. Have to ping him for copies 21:12 < srevilak> Posted mine on the blog earlier this evening 21:13 < jokeefe> thank you 21:13 < jokeefe> Decisions 21:13 < srevilak> Q: does Akamai's cambridge office have a WAN backhaul through NYC? 21:13 < srevilak> never mind, on to decisions 21:14 < jokeefe> it might, but I haven’t looked 21:14 < jokeefe> WMass Cryptoparty & dinner afterward - will get the email out for either Sunday or Monday morning. Am inclined to do Monday, but may try Sunday. 21:15 < srevilak> Monday should be fine 21:15 < jokeefe> Will confirm with AL. 21:15 < srevilak> Thx. I wrote to him earlier this week, but haven't heard back 21:15 < jokeefe> The next one will announce piratecon 21:15 < jokeefe> you want to ping him or should I? 21:16 < srevilak> I'll ping him 21:16 < jokeefe> ok 21:16 < srevilak> in terms of responses: one for post-cryptoparty + myself 21:16 < srevilak> One other response via email 21:16 < srevilak> hard to judge potential turnout at this point 21:16 < jokeefe> I take it noe will be there 21:16 < Bluestreak> Not sure I can be there. Sure Jason can't. 21:17 < jokeefe> Bluestreak would you be able to put up facebook events? 21:17 < srevilak> Don't know if Noe's attending or not 21:17 < jokeefe> thought she was planning to 21:17 < lisbon> Generally, events in my area either get a great turnout , or nearly none at all 21:18 < srevilak> I'll take 50/50 21:18 < Bluestreak> FB event, sure. 21:18 < jokeefe> any luck with the craigs list post? 21:18 < jokeefe> thank you Bluestreak 21:18 < srevilak> jokeefe: planning to put that up this weekend 21:18 < jokeefe> thank you 21:18 < jokeefe> I was on the hook for a flier, but got snowed in with house issues 21:18 < Bluestreak> Where is dinner after or do I need that info? 21:19 < jokeefe> lisbon, do you have time to put any up, maybe at school? 21:19 < noe> ahoy! 21:19 < jokeefe> ahoy! 21:19 < jokeefe> talking about Wmass cryptoparty 21:19 < Bluestreak> ahoy 21:19 < srevilak> Bluestreak: https://masspirates.org/crew/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5 21:19 < lisbon> hello, and jokeefe, yes of course 21:19 < lisbon> Just send it over 21:20 < jokeefe> ok, will get you something by Sat morning. thank you lisbon 21:20 < srevilak> noe: will you be able to attend Feb 14th cryptoparty? 21:20 < lisbon> ant time 21:20 < Bluestreak> Thanks sreviak 21:20 < noe> As long as I can get a ride to and from, I can do it! 21:20 < srevilak> I can provide a ride 21:20 < jokeefe> great 21:20 < jokeefe> Moving on to PirateCon 2015 21:21 < jokeefe> Since we have a FOIA panel and did open gov, last time, I thought it would be good to have a panel on Rethinking the City 21:22 < jokeefe> could have an open gov. person on it, but it would broaden it a bit 21:22 < srevilak> jokeefe: what's `Rethinking the city' entail? 21:22 < noe> I enjoy the idea of talking about infrastructure and maintenance 21:22 < noe> yummmmm 21:22 < srevilak> I agree with noe 21:22 < noe> or downgrading infrastructure to make things more manageable . . . yummm 21:23 < lisbon> * says comcast 21:23 < noe> but i think this is probably "radical innovation updating already planned places that are faltering somehow" 21:23 < noe> ? 21:23 < jokeefe> Had an interesting conversation with Seth Zeren, a friend of Kits, back in October. He mentioned the idea of tactical urbanism - https://www.cnu.org/sites/www.cnu.org/files/tacticalurbanismvol2final.pdf 21:24 < jokeefe> I figure we can talk about open gov data, law hacking, democracy, muni wifi, gov. surveillance 21:25 < Bluestreak> Not loading for me 21:25 < Bluestreak> Muni wifi? 21:25 < lisbon> me neither 21:25 < Bluestreak> That's in public spaces. 21:26 < Bluestreak> Also important: Muni boadband to people's homes and businesses. 21:26 < Bluestreak> r 21:26 < jokeefe> yes see Muni wifi/broadband as related 21:26 < Bluestreak> as a municipal utility 21:26 < Bluestreak> Yes of course 21:27 < jokeefe> anyway that is where I was thinking of going 21:27 < Bluestreak> Just wanted to make sure her sister gets to the dance, too. 21:27 < jokeefe> aye 21:27 < Bluestreak> So who is working this panel? 21:28 < jokeefe> me 21:28 < jokeefe> at least I am the point person 21:28 < Bluestreak> Loaded. Long. will read later. 21:28 < jokeefe> Leilani had some good suggestions for people for the net neutrality panel 21:29 < jokeefe> will start contacting them 21:29 < Bluestreak> Any orphan panels still? 21:29 < jokeefe> Pirate Strategy 21:29 < jokeefe> Lightning talks 21:29 < jokeefe> you are welcome to net neutrality if you want 21:29 < noe> (the tactical urbanism is long and windy, but fun . . . geared towards making cities more person friendly) 21:30 < jokeefe> I could take Pirate Strategy 21:30 < lisbon> Please explain what lightning talks are? 21:30 < Bluestreak> Why don't I take NN 21:30 < jokeefe> fine with me 21:30 < Bluestreak> Leave strategy to the cap'n 21:30 < jokeefe> srevilak has a good explanation I am sure ;-) 21:30 < noe> Lightning talks are usually five minutes-ish 21:30 < lisbon> thanks noe 21:30 < Bluestreak> OK well I say Leilani's email, I will reach out to her suggestions 21:31 < noe> They don't require much extra prep! 21:31 < jokeefe> thank you 21:31 < srevilak> lisbon: lightning talk = short impromptu 5 minute presentation 21:31 < noe> I've seen lightning talks that were great, but it can feel similar to an elevator speech 21:32 < lisbon> I see 21:32 < jokeefe> people sign up and go in the order they signed up 21:32 < srevilak> lisbon: people typically sign up to give them on the spot, though we could do advance signups 21:33 < jokeefe> on the spot is more spontaneous 21:33 < srevilak> lightning talks are pretty easy. Just need a list, and a timekeeper 21:33 < lisbon> that sounds interesting, How many people usually participate in these talks? 21:34 < Bluestreak> How does one find participants? 21:34 < srevilak> lisbon: Typically (# minutes allocated)/5 21:34 < noe> Usually, they are people at PirateCon who feel excited 21:34 < jokeefe> think we had 7-12 last time? 21:34 < srevilak> jokeefe: something like that 21:34 < noe> I've seen talks by Pirates on a simple, coding project or an issue they feel that we haven't presented or an issue they have an idea for solving 21:35 < srevilak> at last conference, igel gave talk on cjdns 21:35 < jokeefe> so if you wanted to run them lisbon, that would be helpful 21:35 < srevilak> igel is also presenting at next boston desktop linux users group on 3/4 21:35 < jokeefe> great! 21:36 < jokeefe> noe / srevilak - how go your panels? 21:36 < Bluestreak> Yes more meat net. 21:36 < Bluestreak> mesh 21:36 < Bluestreak> auto correct 21:36 < Bluestreak> lol 21:37 < srevilak> jokeefe: status on FOIA is unchanged. Planning to work on income inequality this week, weather permitting 21:37 < jokeefe> sure, Bluestreak ;-) 21:37 < noe> That is a great question: I will probably take many things I have written and ask people I know for feedback 21:37 < lisbon> jokeefe, Seems fairly simple, should we possibly include lightningtalks if there is any time left at the Wmass cryptoparty? 21:37 < noe> I am excited about Feb. 26th's upcoming FCC decision 21:38 < srevilak> lisbon: I think that's a good idea 21:38 < jokeefe> ++ 21:38 < jokeefe> on both 21:38 < lisbon> noe, I am hoping not to be disappointed by the FCC yet again 21:39 < noe> me tooo . . . 21:39 < Bluestreak> Wait, isn't congress chomping at the bit to shoot the ruling down? 21:39 < jokeefe> probably 21:39 < noe> well, congress chomps a lot. 21:39 < jokeefe> ha ha 21:39 < Bluestreak> Too early for me to get excited. 21:39 < noe> i watched some of their deliberation on the 56th attempt to shut down the ACA 21:39 < Bluestreak> Fucking theater. 21:40 < noe> riveting and hilarious! grandstanding! improper use of prepositions! 21:40 < noe> too much chomping. 21:40 < noe> and this was just last week 21:40 < Bluestreak> ACA isn't what we asked for to begin with and now all the dumbest are defending it. 21:40 < Bluestreak> dembots 21:40 < jokeefe> anything else on PirateCon for now? 21:41 < noe> can we tactically urbanize that act? (I might be misusing that phrase) 21:41 < noe> we seemed to have covered it all. 21:41 < noe> I may have to bring Pirate's Booty, a delicious snack, to complete the picture. 21:42 < Bluestreak> Oh food 21:42 < jokeefe> 2015 Budget 21:42 < jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/wiki/2015_Budget 21:42 < Bluestreak> Can talk about refreshements next week 21:42 < jokeefe> Made a minor update on Fundraising expenses 21:42 < jokeefe> Any other comments? 21:43 < noe> Looks do-able! 21:43 < jokeefe> Bluestreak - refreshments? 21:44 < lisbon> We actually have that many registered domains? 21:45 < Bluestreak> Pirate con matter 21:45 < jokeefe> .tv is expenseve 21:45 < Bluestreak> Gotta feed the troops. 21:45 < Bluestreak> Happy to head that up. been learning about such things since the fundraiser. 21:45 < lisbon> making our donation to the great people of tuvalu 21:46 < jokeefe> aye 21:46 < jokeefe> Would leave refreshments to those organizing it 21:46 < jokeefe> sorry confused 21:46 < Bluestreak> https://www.facebook.com/events/476102632554226/ 21:46 < Bluestreak> Will augmentally edit after IRC 21:47 < jokeefe> thank you 21:47 < jokeefe> any additions to the budget? 21:48 < jokeefe> news - “timeline to four straight days of snow” - Noooooo! 21:48 < lisbon> What is necessary for refreshments? 21:48 < Bluestreak> For PirateCOn 21:49 < Bluestreak> Bring anything you would like to share. 21:49 < Bluestreak> :-) 21:49 < lisbon> sounds good 21:49 < srevilak> During past IRC, we discussed lunch on your own (plenty of places to do this) 21:49 < srevilak> For refreshments, coffee & baked good in morning + light snack, something to drink during afternoon 21:50 < srevilak> should probably do it 21:50 < jokeefe> coffee and donuts was the thought 21:50 < noe> dunkin donuts for the morning time? 21:50 < jokeefe> something like that 21:50 < srevilak> noe: that works. There's one located down the block. Also a bruggers 21:51 < jokeefe> so budget - move to approve? 21:51 < srevilak> aye to approving 21:51 < Bluestreak> aye 21:51 < jokeefe> take that as a 2nd 21:51 < lisbon> aye 21:51 < Bluestreak> so formal 21:52 < jokeefe> aye 21:52 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:52 < noe> aye 21:52 < lisbon> traditions is key 21:52 < Bluestreak> Less we descend into chaos 21:52 < jokeefe> lol 21:52 < jokeefe> motion passes 21:53 < jokeefe> State Reorg - 21:53 < jokeefe> Currently the Pirate Council is made up of the Captain, First Officer, Quartermaster, and 3 others. 21:54 < jokeefe> Suggest redefining roles for the 3 other Pirate Council members and expand their number: PR/Media, Activism, Swarmcare and Web/Info 21:54 < noe> I like this idea very much. :D 21:54 < srevilak> That's six people, and five roles (four roles jokeefe mentions + arbitrator) 21:55 < jokeefe> no change to arbitrator 21:55 < jokeefe> that stays as is 21:55 < srevilak> which role has two people? 21:55 < srevilak> (ie, 6 `others', and five roles) 21:56 < jokeefe> We currently have three Pirate Council members + Captain, 1st officer and Quartermaster 21:56 < srevilak> jokeefe: yes, 3 PC + 3 more = 6 people 21:56 < jokeefe> this would be Captain, 1st officer and Quartermaster and PR/Media, Activism, Swarmcare and Web/Info, so seven people 21:57 < srevilak> arbitrator, PR/Media, Activism, Swarmcare and Web/Info is 5 roles 21:57 < srevilak> just curious about 6th person 21:57 < srevilak> it's a minor question, though 21:57 < Bluestreak> Derp 21:58 < jokeefe> arbitrator is not on pirate council 21:58 < Bluestreak> I missed a bunch! 21:58 < Bluestreak> sigh. 21:58 < lisbon> I need to go (calculus work doesn't do itself) I will look over meeting minutes for any developments beyond this point. Have a good night. 21:59 < noe> night lisbon! 21:59 < jokeefe> why don’t I write up the changes to the Articles of Agreement and put them up for review 21:59 < Bluestreak> Will that take long? 21:59 < noe> sounds good. should we vote on that next week? 22:00 < srevilak> jokeefe: seems reasonable 22:00 < jokeefe> yes, noe, a vote next week would be better since we are at time 22:00 < Bluestreak> move to adjourn 22:00 < jokeefe> 2nd 22:00 < srevilak> aye 22:00 < jokeefe> all in favor 22:00 < jokeefe> aye 22:00 < Bluestreak> aye 22:01 < srevilak> will post minutes