July 10th, 2019 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tasks
- 5 Tabled Projects
- 6 Upcoming Events
- 7 Participants
- 8 Summary
- 9 Minutes
Goals for Q2:
- Organize meetups
- Organize election
- Organize Fundraiser(s)
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
jokeefe will post poll for October party conference by Friday.
- Next pirate news recording?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
- meeting scheduled July 13th, 11am-1pm, Arlington
- update blog theme
- find discussion/voting system
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.
National Platform reform/remake
These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News
CCTV camera map
Video Newsletter guest speakers
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.
- 7/13, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
- 7/15, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/16, Voter Choice MA RCV Lobby Day
- 7/22, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/29, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/31, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts
- 8/6, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
- ?, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
National Party. Working on platform, website improvements, and merchandise.
Projects. jokeefe working on poll for October conference. Should go out on Friday. No update on Holyoke meeting. Pirate Picnic is on Aug 24th; may do as a potluck.
Video newsletter. Next recording on Sunday, 11am.
CNBC piece on the pirate party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPL2vTAQvQ. It's a few years old.
Next tech meeting - July 13th at 11:00a. Goals are to upgrade wordpress theme, and test microphones.
21:09 <@jokeefe> ahoy 21:09 < srevilak> good evening 21:10 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/July_10th,_2019_IRC_Meeting\ 21:10 < srevilak> apologies for my tardiness. Coming from another meeting 21:11 <@jokeefe> Not a problem. 21:12 <@jokeefe> Review - National Party: how are things going? 21:13 < Pirate_Joe> Good. We are still working on platform. I have been tasked with researching different forms of org 21:13 < Pirate_Joe> Website looks solid and we may have merch coming out soon if everything goes well 21:15 <@jokeefe> thanks. is there a shared document for the platform we can add to? 21:16 < Pirate_Joe> Not yet, that will be part of our next meeting so I request as many of us to attend 21:16 <@jokeefe> ok, thanks 21:17 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:18 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings 21:18 <@jokeefe> behind on poll for October party conference, planning to email it Friday 21:18 < Pirate_Joe> Switched from mobile to comp 21:20 <@jokeefe> no update on Holyoke meetup. Lowell meetup/picnic is 8/24, thanks to Pirate_Joe 21:20 <@jokeefe> Will check with Owen about Holyoke meetup 21:20 < Pirate_Joe> 2 places have gotten back to me on that, both can not do it on that day 21:21 <@jokeefe> host or food? 21:21 < Pirate_Joe> I have one more place to try tomorrow 21:21 < Pirate_Joe> food/server 21:21 < Pirate_Joe> the location is my partner's house that she is kind enough to let us use for free <3 21:22 <@jokeefe> could still go with potluck … 21:23 < Pirate_Joe> I agree that is a good option, however I would prefer us to focus on our topics and not preparing food 21:23 <@jokeefe> good point 21:23 < srevilak> I'm okay with potluck 21:24 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter 21:24 < Malt> Sorry, on mobile 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> We may have no choice 21:24 <@jokeefe> That seems be a trend, Malt :-) 21:24 <@jokeefe> When to record the next one? 21:24 < srevilak> Malt: can you hear me now? 21:25 < Malt> Yus 21:27 <@jokeefe> Would Sunday be good? 21:28 < Malt> Sure 21:28 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe / srevilak? 21:29 < Pirate_Joe> Looking at my schedule now 21:29 < srevilak> I'll have to pass on Sunday. Making a day trip to CT 21:29 < Pirate_Joe> Sunday morning would be best for me, usual time? 21:29 <@jokeefe> 11am? 21:30 <@jokeefe> Does that work for you, Malt? 21:30 < Malt> Should be fine 21:30 < Pirate_Joe> 11 am it is 21:31 <@jokeefe> Anyone have time to make calls to turn out people for the Voter Choice MA lobby day? 21:31 < Pirate_Joe> time is sadly something I don't have 21:32 < Malt> I missed the note on that 21:32 <@jokeefe> We agreed to support it at the last meeting. Lobby day is the 16th. 21:33 <@jokeefe> They are advocating for IRV/RCV in state and local elections 21:34 < Pirate_Joe> Is the last video posted? 21:35 <@jokeefe> yes 21:35 <@jokeefe> srevilak, did you get a chance to work on the audio? 21:36 < srevilak> not yet unfortunately 21:36 < Pirate_Joe> on a side note, CNBC did a piece on us 21:36 < srevilak> will try to over the weekend 21:36 < Pirate_Joe> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPL2vTAQvQ 21:36 < Malt> Cool! 21:36 <@jokeefe> Very nice 21:36 < Pirate_Joe> it's two years old but we should rep it up 21:37 <@jokeefe> ok 21:37 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) - meeting scheduled July 13th, 11am-1pm, Arlington 21:38 < srevilak> yeep 21:38 < srevilak> yep 21:38 < Malt> Nice 21:38 <@jokeefe> I’ll bring my camera and if we have time, we can test the microphones with it. 21:38 < srevilak> sounds good 21:39 < srevilak> beyond that, goal for Saturday is to get wordpress theme updated 21:40 <@jokeefe> Agreed 21:41 <@jokeefe> That is all I have. Anything else? 21:43 < Malt> There's more of a push against facial recognition 21:43 < Malt> Might be cool to get a city by city rejection of it 21:43 <@jokeefe> There is a coordinating meeting coming up. I’ll email you the details. 21:44 <@jokeefe> Worcester next? 21:44 < Malt> Sure 21:44 <@jokeefe> srevilak, how is the surveillance workshop going? 21:45 < srevilak> what surveillance workshop? 21:45 <@jokeefe> committee? 21:45 <@jokeefe> in Arlington 21:45 < srevilak> oh, surveillance study committee 21:46 < srevilak> recommendations are still in hands of town manager 21:46 <@jokeefe> hasn’t that been awhile? 21:47 < srevilak> yes. Gears turn slowly sometimes 21:48 <@jokeefe> The do at that 21:48 <@jokeefe> Shall we adjourn until this weekend then? 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> 2nd 21:49 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:49 < srevilak> aye 21:49 < srevilak> will post transcript