March 19th, 2015 IRC Meeting

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  1. Mar. 18, SCATV Pirate Show, 7pm
  2. Mar. 19, Arlington Candidate Night


  1. PirateCon 2015
    1. Program schedule
    2. Site planning
    3. Fundraising
  2. Event Planning?
    1. Mar. 21-22, LibrePlanet
    2. Mar. 22, 2pm - 4pm Cryptoparty, Worcester
    3. Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
    4. Sep. 19 & 20, Freedom Rally - Can register now
  3. New Materials

Defer to next meeting?

  1. Restore the 4th Bills - Jamie hasn't posted blog post about them. Will this weekend.
    1. SD1546 Mandates Police Bodycams, protects data - Summary, Bill text
    2. HD430, Reining in Militarization in Massachusetts - Summary & Bill text

Events Summary

  1. Mar. 21-22, LibrePlanet
  2. Mar. 22, Cryptoparty, Worcester
  3. Apr. 2, Boston College Internet Law Society cryptoparty, srevilak presenting, others wanted
  4. Apr. 25, PirateCon 2015
  5. May 6, International Day against DRM
  6. May, Together Boston Cryptoparty?
  7. Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
  8. Jun. event?
  9. Jul. event?
  10. Aug. event?
  11. Sep., Freedom Rally
  12. Oct. event?
  13. Nov. event?
  14. Dec. event?

Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge


  • noe: Noelani Kamelamela, Somerville, MA
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • js0000: johnny saylor wilds of waltham
  • igel
  • Kendra
  • srevilak


  • davidd
  • Pharyngeal
  • zby


SCATV Pirate Show

3/18 show went well. Noe editing it this weekend. Jokeefe will help with uploading to youtube. Looking at ideas for April episode. Jokeefe will attempt to record talks at 3/22 cryptoparty.

PirateCon Schedule

Decided on the following schedule pending speakers feedback:

Time Topic Notes
09:00 Setup
10:00 Welcome to PirateCon MAPP History, Quick intro to open positions and ask for people to put their names forward
10:15 Net Neutrality Potential keynote
11:30 Lightning Talks Call for city & 2016 candidates
noon Break for Lunch & key signing
13:00 Candidate Speeches and Elections & Lightning Talks
14:00 Third Party panel 5 Panelists
15:00 Rethinking the City 2 Panelists so far
16:00 Income Inequality panel 2 Panelists so far
17:00 Pirate Strategy for 2016 Open discussion
18:00 Clean up & Dinner at a local restaurant Strategy discussion continues during dinner

Arlington Candidate Night

srevilak's precinct has five candidates for four openings. Three incumbents and two new candidates. He is planning to go door knocking this week. Election is 3/28.



[9:01pm] jokeefe: agenda:,_2015_IRC_Meeting [9:01pm] jokeefe: I know srevilak will be along in a bit [9:01pm] jokeefe: going to find noe [9:03pm] igel: k [9:06pm] noe joined the chat room. [9:06pm] noe: ahoy! [9:06pm] jokeefe: ahoy! [9:06pm] noe: Noelani Kamelamela, Somerville, MA [9:06pm] noe: [9:06pm] jokeefe: right ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:07pm] jokeefe: agenda -,_2015_IRC_Meeting,_2015_IRC_Meeting [9:07pm] jokeefe:,_2015_IRC_Meeting [9:07pm] jokeefe: srevilak is at a candidate night so will be late [9:07pm] jokeefe: Review [9:08pm] jokeefe: how did the Mar. 18, SCATV Pirate Show go, noe? [9:08pm] noe: SCATV panel last night went great! [9:08pm] igel: lo [9:08pm] noe: I know Lucia isn't here right now, but she did excellent work getting the panellists together [9:08pm] js0000: johnny saylor wilds of waltham [9:08pm] jokeefe: yay! [9:08pm] noe: I'll be editing it with a Producer this weekend and next week, we hope to get it out to the public by next week Wednesday [9:09pm] noe: Its gonna be a little rough, in terms of editing, but the audience and the crew liked it a lot. [9:09pm] igel: naice [9:09pm] jokeefe: great. any possibility we can get any of the last few up to stream/torrent? [9:09pm] noe: I tried uploading to our YouTube channel once, but we needed a confirmation code which supposedly went to someone's phone . . . [9:10pm] noe: The files are not prohibitively large, but t would be easier to upload directly from SCATV probably [9:10pm] jokeefe: should we try that this weekend? [9:10pm] noe: Sure, note about SCATV hours: Saturday only 10am-4pm [9:11pm] jokeefe: ok, lets talk off line about when [9:11pm] jokeefe: what is the topic for next week? [9:11pm] noe: We could also attempt an upload from an actual fast computer someday . . . transferring will take some time. [9:12pm] jokeefe: willing to help with that [9:12pm] noe: we don't have one! [9:12pm] jokeefe: I hear a blog post [9:12pm] noe: Sam Tracy recommended cannabis, but I blew my proverbial load writing/poking producers/editing, so I am up for anything [9:12pm] noe: I wish I could make it to the Cryptoparty this weekend to record [9:13pm] noe: Or LibrePlanet [9:13pm] js0000: fsf is recording libre planet [9:13pm] noe: Oooh! [9:13pm] igel: ah nice [9:13pm] noe: Hey, if we can take some of that and edit it down, that would work [9:13pm] js0000: streaming too [9:13pm] jokeefe: I could record the cryptoparty, possibly [9:13pm] noe: that would be awesome [9:13pm] noe: [9:14pm] jokeefe: will see what I can do [9:14pm] jokeefe: since no srevilak yet, will skip Mar. 19, Arlington Candidate Night [9:14pm] jokeefe: PirateCon 2015 [9:15pm] jokeefe: Third Party panel is set, folks just want time [9:15pm] noe: Suggested times? [9:15pm] jokeefe: anytime between 10am-6pm, IIRC [9:16pm] jokeefe: or 9am-6pm? let me look [9:16pm] Kendra joined the chat room. [9:16pm] noe: ahoy! [9:17pm] Kendra: Hi Everyone [9:17pm] jokeefe: ahoy! [9:17pm] jokeefe: hmm… think setup is 9am-10am, then 10am-6pm [9:18pm] noe: Personally, I suggest 2pm [9:18pm] jokeefe: Have two people for Rethinking the City at least one one for Net Neutrality, but he would be very good. [9:18pm] jokeefe: So I put this up to work on the schedule [9:18pm] noe: I think 3rd Party is large enough with enough people that we should put it in a good slot [9:19pm] noe: Post lunch, and when everyone should be awake [9:20pm] js0000: i always want to nap after lunch ... [9:21pm] noe: hmm . . . right before lunch? this way we can cut them short if its going on too long? (so many possibilities) [9:21pm] jokeefe: perhaps we should allow for that. put the lightning talks after lunch to get everyone jazzed? [9:21pm] js0000: yeah, short after lunch seems good [9:22pm] js0000: short talks after lunch, sorry for language problems [9:23pm] jokeefe: it struck me that the most people were in the morning. is that your recollections? [9:23pm] js0000: i thought it was good all day ... [9:24pm] noe: we should get elections going early, then [9:25pm] noe: we could split time with lightning talks to do elections [9:26pm] jokeefe: works for me [9:27pm] jokeefe: We will see what the panelists have to say [9:27pm] noe: the schedule is looking good! [9:28pm] jokeefe: not sure the third party panel should be so early [9:29pm] noe: 3pm? [9:29pm] noe: switch with Rethinking the City? [9:29pm] jokeefe: not sure [9:29pm] noe: Its midday, and post elections . . . [9:30pm] noe: 2pm will be immediately post elections [9:30pm] noe: assuming those will go up to the hour [9:30pm] jokeefe: guess it will depend on what the panelists can do as well [9:30pm] noe: we can also change it up according to availability [9:30pm] Kendra: I think waiting until later for the 3rd party panel will keep people around longer. [9:31pm] jokeefe: if we go with one person doing the net neutrality topic then that could be the keynote [9:31pm] Kendra: Will it be at 2 pm [9:31pm] jokeefe: and start things off after a short intro [9:34pm] jokeefe: how does this look [9:35pm] js0000: maybe candidates before lunch? [9:35pm] noe: I think it looks good. hope our panellists concur [9:35pm] js0000: it looks good anyway! [9:36pm] jokeefe: depends if our potential key note speaker is good with it. will know by tomorrow hopefully. [9:37pm] jokeefe: It think it gives more time for lightning talks, but too much time? [9:38pm] noe: did lightning talks take ~40 mins last Con? [9:38pm] igel: more or less yea [9:39pm] noe: that's probably a good indicator of how long they'll take [9:39pm] srevilak joined the chat room. [9:39pm] noe: ahoy! [9:39pm] • srevilak waves to everyone [9:39pm] jokeefe: lightning talks went over [9:39pm] jokeefe: not much padding here [9:39pm] jokeefe: [9:39pm] jokeefe: ahoy srevilak [9:39pm] srevilak: jokeefe: thx [9:39pm] igel: over 60min? [9:40pm] jokeefe: ~65-70 min [9:40pm] jokeefe: IIRC [9:40pm] igel: i believe it [9:40pm] jokeefe: we were better this time. The first con we really lost our schedule [9:41pm] • js0000 waves back [9:41pm] jokeefe: what do you think srevilak? looking at the doc [9:41pm] jokeefe: Might due net neutrality as a key note / discussion [9:41pm] srevilak: I like schedule #1. Everything falls evenly on the hour [9:41pm] srevilak: order seems good too [9:42pm] srevilak: for 1pm slot, might swap order: candidates speeches & elections, then lightning talks [9:42pm] srevilak: (just to break up lightning talks) [9:43pm] jokeefe: sure [9:43pm] srevilak: where does amending the officer structure fit into agenda? [9:44pm] jokeefe: amending? [9:44pm] srevilak: sorry, pirate council, not officer [9:44pm] jokeefe: to add fundraising? [9:45pm] srevilak: we decided on several new positions (media, swarm management, etc) [9:45pm] srevilak: doesn't that need to be approved @conference? [9:45pm] jokeefe: we already decided that, IIRC. [9:45pm] noe: we can mention it, though! may hve to mention it for elections [9:46pm] noe: sooo many positions [9:46pm] jokeefe: of course [9:46pm] srevilak: sorry, I misunderstood "elections" (pirate elections, not general/town elections) [9:46pm] srevilak: duh [9:46pm] jokeefe: no worries [9:47pm] jokeefe: do you think an hour is enough time to discuss pirate strategy for 2016? [9:47pm] srevilak: Hour might be tight [9:47pm] noe: an hour would be like a teaser [9:47pm] noe: or a trailer [9:47pm] noe: but not the real thing [9:48pm] js0000: maybe could spill over afterwards elsewhere for interested parties [9:48pm] noe: great suggestion! [9:48pm] jokeefe: dinner, works for me [9:48pm] srevilak: dinner sounds good to me too [9:49pm] jokeefe: could have strategy sessions in other parts of the state later on. ask people at the session to step up and coordinate location/time [9:49pm] jokeefe: So, Schedule A then? [9:50pm] srevilak: A looks good to me [9:50pm] jokeefe: how are we for people for the Income Inequality panel? [9:51pm] srevilak: Have one firm, one very likely [9:51pm] srevilak: firm = socialist alternative [9:51pm] noe: [9:51pm] js0000: also, did you find out anything about network, srevilak? [9:51pm] srevilak: likely = a group called wageaction [9:52pm] jokeefe: could ask jobs with justice, should I ask? [9:52pm] srevilak: js0000: no. Will call tomorrow [9:52pm] srevilak: jokeefe: wrote jobs with justice. Never heard back [9:53pm] jokeefe: hmmm… might see who I can ask [9:53pm] Kendra: Any of the local unions, you should talk to Steve Kirshenbaum of the bus driver's union [9:53pm] srevilak: also never heard back from Mass NOW, 15 now new england, lesley university, dollars and sense [9:53pm] jokeefe: noe, would you be the pirate rep on the Third Party panel? [9:53pm] srevilak: Kendra: if you have contact info, could you send? [9:53pm] Kendra: I will see what Ican find [9:54pm] jokeefe: thank you, Kendra [9:54pm] srevilak: Tufts recently had an effort to unionize adjunct faculty. Will try to purse them for leads [9:54pm] noe: sure! [9:54pm] jokeefe: thanks, noe [9:54pm] Kendra: United for a Dair Economy's Steve Schnapp might be someone to ask [9:55pm] Kendra: Sorry Fair economy [9:55pm] noe: srevilak: let me know if you want me to poke them. I work on Medford campus right now, might be easier for me to drop in on one of them. [9:55pm] srevilak: noe: if you don't mind, that would be great. Thanks! [9:56pm] srevilak: Kendra: thx [9:56pm] Kendra: City life Vida Urbana [9:56pm] noe: srevilak: yes, I will poke adjuncts tomorrow [9:56pm] noe: (in a friendly way) [9:56pm] srevilak: [9:56pm] jokeefe: we are nearly at time [9:56pm] • js0000 cracking up! [9:56pm] js0000: i wanted to mention that i went to libre planet training tonight [9:56pm] js0000: talked up party [9:57pm] js0000: if you can bring some lit steve, i think some would read it [9:57pm] jokeefe: thank you, js0000, how did it go? [9:57pm] js0000: it was volunteer training [9:57pm] js0000: so i listened patiently [9:57pm] Kendra: Yeah, I'm volunteering on Saturday with the streaming. [9:58pm] js0000: sweet, see you there! [9:58pm] jokeefe: cool! [9:58pm] srevilak: I was hoping to attend DRM day brainstorming session Fri night. I don't think I'll be able to make it though [9:58pm] srevilak: But will talk to Zak on Saturday [9:59pm] srevilak: Quick report on candidates night: since it's on agenda [9:59pm] jokeefe: yes please [9:59pm] srevilak: 4 slots in my precinct, 5 candidates. It's a contested race [9:59pm] srevilak: three incumbents, two new candidates [9:59pm] srevilak: I will be doing some door knocking next week, and handing out business cards [10:00pm] noe: do you need volunteers? [10:00pm] jokeefe: have to id’d likely voters in your district? [10:00pm] noe: you knocked for me, i knock for you. [10:00pm] srevilak: Precinct is rather small [10:00pm] srevilak: (there are 21 precincts in arlington) [10:00pm] jokeefe: still if you want help [10:00pm] srevilak: election is Sat 28th [10:00pm] noe: the hard part will be reminding people to vote, I think . . . and reminding and reminding . . . [10:01pm] srevilak: noe: agreed. [10:01pm] noe: a win by 2 votes is still a win! [10:01pm] srevilak: I may make a small flyer "Please remember to vote, signed Steve Revilak Precinct 1 candidate + email" or some such [10:01pm] jokeefe: block voting? each voter gets to vote for up to four candidates? [10:02pm] srevilak: yes. Choose 4 of 5 [10:02pm] jokeefe: listing phone # is a good thing [10:02pm] srevilak: jokeefe: yes, of course [10:02pm] jokeefe: picture is also good [10:03pm] srevilak: Will do some thinking on it tonight, and will try to coordinate tomorrow [10:03pm] noe: we're beyond time [10:03pm] srevilak: aye [10:03pm] jokeefe: remind us when the election is? [10:03pm] srevilak: 1 week saturday [10:03pm] jokeefe: oh my [10:04pm] noe: [10:04pm] noe: good lord [10:04pm] jokeefe: ok, well whatever help you need [10:04pm] srevilak: my fault for not following up on who turned in papers [10:05pm] srevilak: I think one group night on canvassing would work. We can coordinate later [10:05pm] jokeefe: no worries, just keep moving forward. [10:05pm] jokeefe: ok [10:05pm] jokeefe: ready to adjourn? [10:05pm] srevilak: motion to adjourn [10:05pm] noe: move to adjourn! [10:05pm] noe: second! [10:05pm] jokeefe: all in favor? [10:05pm] Kendra: aye [10:05pm] srevilak: aye [10:06pm] noe: aye [10:06pm] js0000: aye [10:06pm] jokeefe: aye [10:06pm] js0000: and bye! [10:06pm] Kendra: nite all [10:06pm] jokeefe: motion passes