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November 1st, 2011


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




Consent Agenda

  • We allocate up to $700, to be spent no later than March of 2013, on filing fees associated with achieving 501(c)3 status.

Officer Reports


It's been an incredible year. We've had at least 160 gatherings at the space, participated in MakerFaire NC, took on the Global Hackerspace Challenge, and are on the road to becoming a federally-recognized not-for-profit. We're cash-positive and have been accumulating membership slowly but surely.

What does our future hold? I think our past is a strong indicator. The high-level directions I see us going in are:

  • Continuing to invite and host Meetups and individual classes
  • Involving ourselves in or organizing local conferences and functions
  • Improving the layout and load-out of the space to make it more conducive to a wider variety of projects
  • Spreading the hackerspace idea and ideals throughout the triangle, culminating with the opening of a space in Raleigh

From an implementation aspect, I think we can do a better job:

  • Monetizing meetups and gatherings at the space. Should we have and stock our own vending machine?
  • Tracking members and money - Lisa has done a fantastic job, but the spreadsheet groundwork that Alan and Ashley laid out initially is not scaling particularly well
    • The more automation around this, the better.
    • The Arduino door initiative is an important aspect of this effort.
  • Paypal balance as of 10/4: TBD
  • BB&T balance as of 10/4: $1,343.52
  • September income:
    • TBD
    • TBD
  • September expenses:
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - 895.00
    • Premium Assignment (insurance) - 90.86
Public Relations

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports