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January 4th, 2011


  1. Approve draft minutes of the last meeting
  2. Consent Agenda
  3. Officer Reports
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Treasurer
    4. Secretary
    5. Public Relations
  4. Member Reports
  5. New Business
  6. Adjournment



  • Ashley Dipert
  • Alan Dipert
  • Peter Reintjes
  • Mark Corzine
  • Lisa Lorenzin
  • Lenore Ramm
  • Victor Novik
  • Mike Broome
  • Jared Pace
  • Jeff Crews
  • JC Sackett
  • Scott Hall


  • Minutes from previous meeting passed.

Consent Agenda

Nothing in the consent agenda.

Officer Reports

  • We are now on Google Maps
    • We're not quite the first hit for Splatspace though; Downtown Durham is. We need to make Splatspace or relevant in its own search results.
  • We now have a Github Organization
    • Git is a Free Software "source control management" tool, and it's excellent for collaborating on text-based projects (like books, websites, or software)
      • Anyone is free to create and collaborate on any project. Talk to Alan, JC, Ashley, or Lenore for more info
  • Ashley made a batch of multi color flyers: make sure to grab some and post them up!
  • We are continuing our efforts to grow.
    • More cool events
      • Lightening talks are a great cool event, we're having more soon
    • Meetups
      • If you have events, please bring them here
  • TRILUG meeting went really well. 40 people showed up for the December 9th meeting, which is a lot for the time and location.
  • TRILUG might be interested in future meetings here
    • Hands on hack meetings.
    • Penguin bar (a la Genius bar)
  • Another Arduino meeting will happen Jan 15th, 1pm
  • The switch is connected to live network
  • BB&T provides vendor services, e.g. a donate button
  • 2.46%, $0.16 for BB&T
  • 2.6% $0.19 for Paypal
    • Spreedly works with BB&T -- just $0.20 per transaction with Spreedly
  • All data will be up on the wiki, and emailed to the list
  • Nothing to report
Public Relations
  • Please join up facebook group if you're on facebook and haven't
  • If you're not on facebook, Lenore wants you to check some links for her

Member Reports

Scott Hall
  • There will be another soldering thing this month 22nd
    • If you just need a kit and no tools, let Scott know
    • If you want to bring in your own kit, that's cool too.
    • One of the Model Train club members is doing a workshop on Airbrushing.
      • Will be on wiki
  • CUPCAKES -- Global hackerspace challenge
    • Send a cupcake, intact via post, to another hackerspace
    • Cupcake is standard size or larger with frosting and a sugar based decoration. Homemade or made in hackerspace.
    • Ship it 1000 mi. Bonus points for overseas.
    • 1ft by 1ft by 1ft. Max weight 4 lbs.
    • Can't cost more than $50
    • Video must be uploaded while opening package
    • Ustream link going on the Jan 15th.
    • Criteria
      • Creativity in solution
      • Stability of mixture and quality of ingredients.
      • Condition of cupcake
      • Taste
  • Makerfaire, Jun 18th
    • Have a hackerspaces section, as many hackerspace reps will be there
  • Re-Store is selling lockable cabinets for $40 or $60
  • Hacker/hippy picnic in Duke forest at the end of March
Jeff Crews
  • Got the vinyl for the screen printing, will soon be able to get in touch about screen printing time.
  • There is a school doing robotics challenge on Feb 26th

Old Business

  • No old business

New Business

  • Peter wants to prepay the dues with an equipment purchase to facilitate getting a projector
    • A thread should be started about getting projectors


Adjourned at 8:17pm.