January 29th, 2015 IRC Meeting
- Feb. 4th, Cambridge
- Feb. 14th, WMass & dinner afterward
- PirateCon 2015
- Site Update
- FOIA - Steve
- Open Gov. - Jamie
- Net neutrality - ?
- Income inequality - Steve
- Pirate Strategy - ?
- Building 3rd party coalitions - Noe
- Running campaigns - Noe
- Lightning talks - ?
- 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. 4, Cryptoparty @ Boston Desktop Linux Users Group
- 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)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- lisbon (Christopher Maria, Ludlow)
Minutes of Worcester Planning Meeting
Things look good for Feb 4th and Feb 14th cryptoparties. Steve to do blog post and CiviCRM events. Lisbon will try to put up a few flyers.
PirateCon. 7 topics + lightning talks = 8 sessions. That works out to ~ 40 minutes each. Will do lunch on your own; there are plenty of places to eat in immediate vicinity (Prudential center, Boylston St)
We do a quick summary of 2014 expenses, and 2015 budget. We have to file a transitional report by Feb 10th, then we'll be fully in the depository system.
21:01 < jokeefe> Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_29th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:02 < jokeefe> ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:02 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:02 < lisbon> Christopher Maria, Ludlow 21:03 < jokeefe> Minutes of the Worcester planning meeting is at https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_24th,_2014_Worcester_Planning_Meeting 21:04 < jokeefe> Decisons 21:04 < jokeefe> Cryptoparties 21:04 < jokeefe> Feb. 4th, Cambridge - anything to plan srevilak? 21:04 < srevilak> I think we're all set. 21:05 < srevilak> Al Willis doing PGP, me doing packet surveillance. Have to update slides this weekend, but that's it 21:05 < jokeefe> Great! 21:05 < jokeefe> Feb. 14th, WMass & dinner afterward 21:06 < srevilak> Assuming Andrew confirms, I think we have a lineup. 21:06 < jokeefe> Sent out email to bring people together - Have three speakers, seems enough. Need a blog post for both cryptoparties and the one in Worcester 21:06 < jokeefe> Will remind him 21:07 < srevilak> I can do blog post 21:07 < jokeefe> Thank you! 21:07 < srevilak> will also set up civicrm events 21:07 < srevilak> should have civi events ready tomorrow night 21:07 < jokeefe> great! 21:07 < jokeefe> thank you 21:08 < lisbon> Did anyone call the WMass venue to ask about the projector/display issue? 21:08 < jokeefe> think srevilak did 21:08 < srevilak> I called them. We have to bring our own projector, but there is wall space to project onto 21:08 < lisbon> ok 21:08 < jokeefe> We have access to one, so shouldn’t be an issue 21:08 < srevilak> There's also 24/7 security, so someone will be there to let us in 21:09 < lisbon> great, are there any more developments that were not included in last night's email? 21:09 < jokeefe> don’t think so 21:10 < lisbon> ok 21:10 < jokeefe> would you be able to put up a poster in public places? 21:10 < lisbon> I could try to do a few, what size? 21:11 < jokeefe> normal page size 21:11 < lisbon> can you email me a pdf 21:11 < lisbon> or should I make my own 21:13 < srevilak> worth putting an `activities' listing up on Craigslist? 21:13 < jokeefe> always 21:14 < srevilak> will try that too 21:14 < lisbon> that sounds like a good idea 21:14 < jokeefe> will make sure you have a pdf by Sunday, lisbon, if that is ok 21:14 < lisbon> great 21:14 < jokeefe> PirateCon 2015 - Site Update 21:15 < jokeefe> Suffolk is out. Haven’t had time to contact BU with the bilzzard and work. 21:15 < jokeefe> Will contact them tomorrow. 21:16 < jokeefe> Program - Will email Open Gov. list tonight 21:16 < jokeefe> Any update on FOIA panel, srevilak 21:16 < srevilak> Approached muckrock, they seemed interested. 21:17 < srevilak> I'm wondering about formats 21:17 < srevilak> in 2013, most were panel discussions. Do we want to stick with that, 21:17 < srevilak> or mix things up (panel, presentation, etc) 21:18 < jokeefe> How much time do we think we will have? 21:18 < srevilak> We have 7 topics 21:18 < srevilak> eight hour rental - 1 hr lunch - 1 hr break 21:18 < srevilak> gives us 45-50/minutes presentation 21:19 < srevilak> js0000 suggested lightning talks, which actually gives us 8 topics 21:19 < srevilak> so, more like 40 minutes/each 21:19 < jokeefe> Lightning talks seems to work 21:19 < jokeefe> We could go later 21:20 < srevilak> true - we have a day rental 21:20 < srevilak> but I think 8 hours is a long chunk of time 21:20 < jokeefe> agreed 21:21 < jokeefe> Should we cater lunch to cut down on the time people go to look for food? 21:21 < srevilak> There are lots of places in immediate area 21:21 < srevilak> on boylston st & in pru center 21:22 < srevilak> I think on-your-own lunch would be okay 21:22 < srevilak> For program, I can volunteer to find speakers on income inequality 21:23 < jokeefe> Thank you 21:24 < jokeefe> Ok, no catered lunch 21:25 < jokeefe> How about longer panels and shorter speaker times 21:25 < lisbon> I unfortunately need to go, I will look over the meeting minutes after of course 21:25 < srevilak> jokeefe: could do that 21:26 < srevilak> Some topics would probably be okay with a single presentation (eg. FOIA). Others (Net Neutrality) seem better suited to panel 21:27 < srevilak> js0000 had a suggestion about coalition building: inviting other groups, like 350.org 21:28 < jokeefe> well, would be good if we have time 21:29 < srevilak> true 21:29 < srevilak> what about fundraising / suggested door contributions? 21:30 < jokeefe> $10/person was what we did last time 21:30 < jokeefe> do we want that as the base and then have tiers? 21:30 < jokeefe> what would we give out for more? 21:31 < srevilak> good question (what to give out for more) 21:32 < jokeefe> fliers, stickers, flags, buttons? 21:32 < srevilak> depending on cost, flags could be cool 21:32 < srevilak> last time, most people gave $10, with a portion giving more 21:33 < srevilak> much of the donations came through piryx, with some in cash 21:33 < srevilak> Also note that we need to budget for coffee and donuts 21:34 < jokeefe> 100 people at $1/person = $100? 21:34 < jokeefe> too little? 21:35 < srevilak> let's see ... 21:35 < srevilak> base rental at CC is $300. 21:35 < srevilak> we'll also have $50 for large event cleanup fee and $25 for projector 21:35 < srevilak> coffee will be another $40 21:35 < srevilak> that's a bit over $400 in costs 21:35 < jokeefe> what about wifi? js0000 still able to help? 21:36 < srevilak> Will have to check 21:36 < jokeefe> also, need to find someone to record the panels/talks 21:36 < jokeefe> do we want to stream? 21:36 < srevilak> streaming would be nice if we can do it 21:37 < srevilak> would be nice to bring in $500 in registrations. Just so we break even 21:37 < jokeefe> probably makes sense to put stream on its own network, separate from the wifi 21:37 < srevilak> jokeefe: agreed 21:37 < jokeefe> 100 x $10 is $1000 if we can do it 21:38 < jokeefe> with some giving more 21:38 < srevilak> or even 100 x $5 = $500 21:38 < jokeefe> I think $10 is a good minimum 21:38 < jokeefe> $1/hr 21:39 < srevilak> works for me 21:39 < srevilak> should we ask for volunteers to bottom line the remaining topics (in terms of finding speakers, etc) 21:39 < jokeefe> yes 21:40 < jokeefe> think we should setup an indiegogo campaign for as much of the year’s spending as possible 21:40 < jokeefe> $10 tier gives membership to PirateCon 21:41 < srevilak> sounds good, as long as we can get the right language in the contribution form 21:42 < jokeefe> oh yes! 21:42 < jokeefe> so we need a blog post outlining the topics and what we need 21:43 < srevilak> I updated https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_29th,_2015_IRC_Meeting#Decisions with topics, and noted topics that need organizers 21:43 < jokeefe> have program done by end Feb or earlier? 21:43 < jokeefe> thanks! 21:43 < srevilak> Could be nice to have organizers found by mid feb, and a partial list of speakers by end of Feb, early march 21:45 < srevilak> & have vast majority nailed down by mid-march 21:45 < srevilak> wdyt? 21:45 < jokeefe> Prefer by early Feb. Campaign should be set to go by 1 March, I suggest 21:45 < srevilak> true, need time to fundraise 21:46 < jokeefe> 6-7 weeks 21:46 < srevilak> in that case, should have scheduled nailed down by end of feb 21:47 < jokeefe> something to shoot for 21:47 < jokeefe> Ready to move on to the budget presentation? 21:47 < srevilak> sure 21:48 < srevilak> we started 2014 with a negative balance, and ended with a positive balance 21:49 * srevilak looks at slides 21:49 < srevilak> $3270 in income during 2014 21:49 < srevilak> $2321 in expenses 21:49 < srevilak> $1875 of expenses coming from in-kind contributions 21:50 < srevilak> 1 major fundraiser. Net receipts $645, cost ~ 320 21:50 < srevilak> major event expenses: fundraiser, activists ball, freedom rally, pride, arisia 21:50 < srevilak> budget is on the wiki 21:50 < srevilak> we're partially through the depository system transition 21:51 < srevilak> next milestone there is to file a transition report (D102) by Feb 10th 21:51 < srevilak> this will outline our income/expenses from Jan 21:51 < srevilak> After that, we're on 2x month reporting 21:52 < srevilak> Bi-monthly reports seem to be due 5 days after the beginning (or middle) of the month 21:53 < srevilak> https://masspirates.org/wiki/2015_Budget 21:53 < srevilak> That's the quick summary of finances 21:55 < jokeefe> updated with SCATV membership 21:57 < jokeefe> What is the Piryx Transaction Fees %? 21:58 * srevilak looks 21:58 < srevilak> 4.5% 21:59 < jokeefe> Ok, should factor that in, as well as Indiegogo / bitcoin fee 21:59 < jokeefe> s 22:00 < srevilak> we're at time 22:00 < jokeefe> Would you email out a request for a final review of the budget? 22:00 < jokeefe> yes 22:00 < srevilak> request for final review of the budget? 22:00 < jokeefe> yes. want to get it approved and move on 22:01 < srevilak> doh, sure 22:01 < srevilak> will do that tomorrow night 22:01 < jokeefe> thank you 22:01 < jokeefe> shall we adjourn, then? 22:01 < srevilak> 2nd 22:01 < srevilak> will post notes 22:01 < jokeefe> aye