January 15th, 2015 IRC Meeting
- Jan. 10 Cryptoparty
- Aaron Swartz Vigil
- Worcester Meeting
- Poll status: Date choices: Jan 24 (3), 25 (1), 31 (3); Feb 1 (2)
- PirateCon 2015 Site Review
- Upcoming events
- Jan. 16-19, Arisia at Westin Waterfront, Crypto-panel
- 4 Mile March, Jan. 19
- Feb. 4, Cryptoparty @ Boston Desktop Linux Users Group
- Feb. 14, 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. cryptoparty?
- Apr.-May, PirateCon?
- May 6, International Day against DRM
- May, Together Boston Cryptoparty?
- Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
- Jun. cryptoparty?
- Sep., Freedom Rally
Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- lisbon (Christopher Maria, Ludlow)
- noe (Noelani Kamelamela, Somerville)
- davidd (david van deijk, eindhoven netherlands)
Jamie gives summary of Aaron Schwartz vigil.
2015 Conference. At the moment, Democracy Center and Community church appear to be the most likely venues. No word back from General Assembly (we get their phone system).
Jamie and Noe participating in Jan 19th 4-mile march. Will invite others to attend.
Vote in favor of participating in St. Patrick's peace parade.
Would like to do cryptoparty at Worcester Public library later in the spring, tentatively March 21st. Perhaps Arlington public library as well.
Jamie will contact Together Boston organizers, to see if they're interested in hosting a cryptoparty.
Vote in favor of participating in Pride parade (5 in favor, no opposed, no abstentions). Debating whether we want to table (in addition to marching), and whether we want to have a float.
Freedom Rally. Four votes in favor of attending. No opposed.
20:59 < jokeefe> ahoy lisbon & srevilak 20:59 < srevilak> hi jokeefe 20:59 < lisbon> hello 20:59 < srevilak> hi lisbon 21:00 < jokeefe> hi noe 21:00 < noe> ahoy! 21:00 < jokeefe> agenda at https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_15th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:00 < jokeefe> starting with ids 21:00 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:00 < davidd> http://imgur.com/gallery/bJW46Ac <- facebook tips voor noobs 21:01 < davidd> going to bed and wishing you a good meeting 21:01 < lisbon> Christopher Maria, Ludlow 21:01 < davidd> david van deijk, eindhoven netherlands 21:01 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:01 < noe> Noelani Kamelamela, Somerville 21:01 < lisbon> good night davidd 21:02 < jokeefe> night davidd 21:02 < noe> g'night davidd 21:03 < jokeefe> Review - Aaron Swartz Vigil - It was @anoninmass and I - good signs. most of the rush hour crew ignored us, but a number stopped and talked. Many thumbs up. 21:04 < jokeefe> Cryptoparty went well - 18 people in all - not many with laptops, but lots of good questions 21:04 < noe> Hooray! 21:04 < lisbon> I hope that you don't mind that I am not as active in this meeting, i am doing this on a cell phone because I am re-imaging my PC. I will of course be reading everything and responding if necessary. 21:05 < noe> Cryptoparty has been recorded. Hopefully, we'll be able to upload these to YouTube in 30 minute ish chunks 21:05 < jokeefe> no worries, lisbon 21:05 < jokeefe> yay! noe 21:05 < noe> Kendra and Steve visited SCATV with me and got to see some of the facilities we have access to as members, as well as looking at some of the software we use to mke vids. 21:06 < jokeefe> noe, do you have the masspirates youtube account info? 21:06 < srevilak> I enjoyed helping Noe do post production :) 21:06 < noe> The videos we'll generate will not have the faces of any of the attendees, but may have their voices. 21:06 < noe> Voices have not been scrubbed, but no one identifies themselves during questions, so I think it'll be okay. 21:07 < srevilak> jokeefe: we tried youtube on Sat. They should have sent you a confirmation text or something like that 21:07 < jokeefe> probably. should get in the habit of posting a sign about that. 21:07 < jokeefe> ok, srevilak 21:07 < noe> I have the info to post, but I think two-step verification is set-up, so I may need to use you to upload those someday at SCATV. 21:07 < noe> or rather, we should do it together. 21:08 < jokeefe> ok, I don’t see it at https://www.youtube.com/user/masspirates 21:08 < jokeefe> anything else folks want to add about the cryptoparty? 21:08 < noe> i can't log onto youtube although i had the password. I think YouTube didn't expect the computer I was using or some other technical nonsense you and I can work out later. 21:09 < jokeefe> ok, lets meet sometime and work it out 21:09 < srevilak> jokeefe: we were foiled by youtube 2-factor auth 21:09 < jokeefe> at least it works then 21:09 < jokeefe> ok, Decisions 21:10 < jokeefe> Worcester meeting - poll was Jan 24 (3), 25 (1), 31 (3); Feb 1 (2) 21:10 < jokeefe> with votes in () 21:10 < noe> 24 it is? 21:10 < noe> or 31 . . . 21:10 < jokeefe> either way someone cannot attend 21:11 < jokeefe> 31st gives us more time to announce 21:11 < srevilak> agreed, re 31st 21:11 < jokeefe> did anyone not vote who wants to? 21:12 < noe> i'll take the silence as a no? 21:13 < srevilak> In terms of breaking tie, I didn't vote for 31st, but I could make it that day 21:13 < srevilak> nope, take that back, I did vote for 31st. At any rate, could make either day 21:14 < jokeefe> you can make the 24? 21:14 < srevilak> either 21:14 < noe> i can't make the 31st, but i can make a picture of myself that can attend. :) 21:15 < jokeefe> ok, will see if I can get a room on the 24th tonight. If not, will book on 31st. work? 21:15 < noe> sounds good, should we vote on it? 21:16 < jokeefe> We already did with the poll 21:16 < jokeefe> agenda items? 21:18 < jokeefe> ok, will email for suggestions 21:18 < noe> plan for 2015! get more people to run 21:19 < noe> :) 21:19 < noe> local elections are more fun 21:19 < jokeefe> aye 21:19 < noe> post-mortem of past elections 21:19 < noe> (or rather, election) 21:19 < jokeefe> will remind joeg to attend then 21:19 < jokeefe> PirateCon 2015 Site Review - any word back? 21:20 * srevilak is embarrassed to say that he's writing CCB now 21:20 < noe> The emails and phone calls I've made to District have only been responded to by robot voices and robot happy emails. 21:20 < srevilak> :( sorry 21:21 < noe> I'm going to try and drop by when a real person is there because this has been annoying. 21:21 < noe> (This could either be a great sign or a bad omenn about it as a place) 21:21 < jokeefe> ok, will remind everyone on monday then. any other suggestions for places? 21:22 < noe> I mean, maybe we should just ask the Democracy Center if they have space. :( 21:23 < jokeefe> I will contact them, but CCB was wheelchair accessible and had wifi, though was more expensive 21:23 < jokeefe> or at least internet 21:23 < noe> We held a fundraiser there. Here's the info: http://democracycenter.org/ 21:23 < noe> Right! I forgot about that. :( 21:24 < jokeefe> will check the schedule and ask about rates 21:24 < srevilak> Democracy center was $100 for our fundraiser 21:24 < jokeefe> thanks 21:24 < srevilak> CCB has a day rate of $300. http://www.communitychurchofboston.org/home/rental-information/ 21:25 < jokeefe> Upcoming events 21:25 < jokeefe> who is up for marching in the 4 Mile March on Monday, Jan. 19? 21:25 < noe> I will be there. :) 21:26 < srevilak> work day for me. We don't get MLK day off 21:26 < jokeefe> Dang. 21:26 < noe> Yeah, its kind of hard since its at 1pm. A lot of people may be working. 21:26 < jokeefe> I will be there. 21:26 < noe> Or spending time with their families. 21:27 < srevilak> saw http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5502 Should be a good event 21:27 < jokeefe> I’ll post a blog post saying Noe and I will be there and asking people to join us. 21:27 < srevilak> (UJP post about 4mile march) 21:27 < jokeefe> 1K signed up on FB. 21:27 < noe> The socialists and the greens will be marching. 21:28 < jokeefe> Next, we have been asked if we will March in Boston Peace Parade on Mar. 15 21:29 < jokeefe> Is a Sunday. 21:29 < jokeefe> we were there last year 21:29 < srevilak> IIRC, we got a decent reception last year 21:29 < jokeefe> who can be there this year? 21:29 < jokeefe> yes 21:29 < srevilak> I'll be there 21:30 < noe> I can do it. 21:30 < jokeefe> I should be able to do so as well 21:30 < jokeefe> ok, three pirate rule - we go then 21:30 < noe> (I'm trying to imagine how warm it will be -- definitely warmer than this past Monday) 21:30 < srevilak> I've marched several years. Could be very warm, or kind of chilly 21:31 < jokeefe> yes, but it was cold even after we were done marching 21:31 < srevilak> Some info on march: http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5493 21:31 < jokeefe> thanks for the link 21:31 < jokeefe> March cryptoparty? - Worcester? 21:32 < srevilak> jokeefe: thinking of contacting the library? (a-la, what we did w/SPL)? 21:32 < jokeefe> too much if we have PirateCon in April/May and planning for peace march 21:32 < noe> Any day but the 15th 21:32 < jokeefe> ues, anyone can book a room 21:32 < jokeefe> yes that is 21:33 < jokeefe> how do folks feel. too much? 21:33 < noe> I can go with cam attached as long as I can hitch a ride. :) 21:33 < jokeefe> I can give a ride 21:33 < noe> Will we have candidates who need to collect signatures and such around that time? 21:34 < srevilak> Happy to do a cryptoparty in Worcester 21:34 < srevilak> Should I contact arlington public library, for cryptoparty later in year? 21:34 < noe> (I love public libraries! I say you sould do it. :)) 21:34 < jokeefe> possibly, noe, but requirements are lower so easier 21:34 < jokeefe> srevilak, good idea 21:35 < noe> I think it'll be good and get more material for our SCATV show. 21:35 < jokeefe> ok, any preference for the March cryptoparty? 21:36 < srevilak> Maybe week after parade? 3/21 21:36 < jokeefe> sure 21:36 < noe> That is probably after Spring Break, so probably a good time. 21:37 < jokeefe> 3/21 it is 21:37 < srevilak> Re: 2/4 Cryptoparty, Al Willis and I are co-presenting 21:37 < jokeefe> ok 21:38 < jokeefe> Together Boston is in May. Do we want to offer to do another cryptoparty? 21:38 < jokeefe> for them? 21:39 < noe> attendance was low, but i think it was a good event last year. 21:39 * srevilak waits for together boston website to load 21:39 < srevilak> jokeefe: do they have a date yet? 21:40 < jokeefe> Not that I know of. I can ask if we are interested. GA has a really nice space, but it seemed away from the action. 21:41 < Kendra> Sorry All I was having a problem with IRC, everything tripled 21:41 < srevilak> hi Kendra 21:41 < srevilak> jokeefe: I'm game 21:42 < jokeefe> ok, will suggest it to them and see if they are interested 21:42 < Kendra> Hi, I restarted IRC and got it to conneth through the MOntreal server 21:43 < jokeefe> Last two events - March in Boston Pride? March group or float? table? 21:43 < srevilak> Does tabling cost extra? 21:43 < jokeefe> yes 21:44 < noe> I think marching as a grooup is more realistic. Floats are . . . we'd need to get at least four or five artists together to agree on something. 21:44 < srevilak> Easier to distribute flyers when marching as group :) 21:44 < jokeefe> though we could build a pirate ship 21:45 < noe> Tabling can net us longer conversations with interested activists/potential activists, but I think for heightened visibility, marching as a group is better. 21:45 < jokeefe> well yes, I think you can do both if you choose float 21:45 < noe> I think we should ask Pirates now if they want to contribute to a pirate ship! Maybe we can "float" the kickstarter/indiegogo/crowdfunding thing at the same time to get a feel for how that will work for other projects? 21:45 < noe> (nyuk nyuk) 21:46 < noe> "float"! ROFL 21:46 < srevilak> Could be worth a "what are you willing to help with" poll 21:46 * srevilak wonders about towing float w/a bicycle 21:46 < jokeefe> or multiple bikes 21:47 < jokeefe> sounds good. but we want to be there, yes? float and march price are the IIRC 21:48 < noe> i think we should be there. 21:48 < srevilak> jokeefe: I'd like to see us there in some capacity 21:50 < jokeefe> all in favor then 21:50 < srevilak> aye 21:50 < noe> aye 21:50 < Kendra> aye 21:50 < lisbon> aye 21:51 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:52 < jokeefe> I vote for marching in pride 21:52 < jokeefe> ok, any others abstain 21:53 < jokeefe> Finally, participate in Boston Freedom Rally in Sept.? 21:54 < noe> I am willing to volunteer and table. 21:54 < srevilak> likewise 21:55 < noe> I think we're all working towards a day when Freedom Rally will be commemorative and not about a struggle anymore. 21:56 < jokeefe> ok, all in favor of attending? 21:56 < jokeefe> aye 21:56 < srevilak> aye 21:56 < noe> aye 21:58 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:59 < jokeefe> ok, motion passes 21:59 < jokeefe> BTW: Submitted meeting request for Worcester Public Library for 1/24 3-5:30pm events before and after, so might be a bit tight. 22:00 < srevilak> thx jokeefe 22:00 < jokeefe> 3/21 is looking busy for a cryptoparty 22:00 < jokeefe> how long should we make it for? 22:00 < noe> hmm, last one was 4 hours-ish? 22:01 < srevilak> three hours isn't bad. Good for two presentations + break in the middle 22:01 < noe> i agree with srevilak 22:02 < jokeefe> 11-2pm? 22:02 < jokeefe> that slot seems open in their biggest room 22:02 < noe> ooooh 22:03 < jokeefe> though the big room only does auditorium seating 22:03 < noe> hmm, slightly awkward. i think computers are best on large tables. 22:03 < Kendra> aye for freedom rally 22:04 < jokeefe> smaller room with tables open until 1:30pm, then the democratic city committee meeting starts 22:04 < jokeefe> 10-1:30pm? 22:04 < srevilak> 10-13:30 sounds good 22:05 < noe> i think that's do-able 22:05 < jokeefe> Also, Sunday the 22nd seems totally free 22:06 < jokeefe> ok, 3/21 10-1:30pm 22:06 < jokeefe> will book it tonight 22:06 < srevilak> anything else for tonight (we're at time) 22:06 < Kendra> move to adjourn 22:07 < jokeefe> 2nd 22:07 < jokeefe> all in favor? 22:07 < srevilak> aye to adjourn 22:07 < jokeefe> aye 22:07 < lisbon> aye 22:07 < noe> aye 22:07 < Kendra> aye 22:07 < srevilak> I can post transcript 22:07 < jokeefe> thank you