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==Minutes==
 
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Financial Update</font></span>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Current</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> account status</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> – $2191.00</font></span>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Monies out:</font></span>
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        <ol type=1>
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            <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Utilities should be about $80-$100</font></span>
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            <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Insurance is $219</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> for the year</font></span>
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        </ol>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Monies in:</font></span>
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        <ol type=1>
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            <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Members have been paying promptly (about $900 in)</font></span>
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          </li>
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        </ol>
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      </ol>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Membership Update</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Rich </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Ercolani</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> has filled out a membership application</font></span>
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      </li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>I need to copy Nate’s information over</font></span>
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      </li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Still stand at 19 members</font></span>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Personal Projects</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Kelly </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>–</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>vocoder</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> device</font></span>
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      </li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Mark – Rainbowduino, list of stuff for </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>kegerator</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> (drunk)</font></span>
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      </li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Matt – </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>chumouy</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> headphone amp badass</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Sepideh</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> – led bracelet, rainbowduino</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Avery – I’m boring, I’m, actually existential crisis</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> (she used all of her words)</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Jon – two wa</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>y mirror box that captures facial expressions</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Matt – </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>rainbowduino</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>, visualizing data</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>, general hacking</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Upcoming events and plugs</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Multimeter</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <ol type=i>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Pay at the door needs to be added for members only</font></span>
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        </li>
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      </ol>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Check In On Action items</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Get more Chairs</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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  </ol>
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    <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>&nbsp;</font></span>
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    <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Special Items</font></span>
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  </p>
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  <ol type=1>
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    <li>
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      <a href=http://tgimboej.org/><span style="COLOR:#0000ff; FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><u><font size=3>T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J</font></u></span></a><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> has arrived from </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>HacDC</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>. WTF now?</font></span>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Options:</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <ol type=i>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Send off with </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Bilal</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Send to Harford</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Send with someone to </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Richmond</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>, Philly, NYC, Pitt or other nearby </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>hackerspace</font></span>
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        </li>
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      </ol>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>It was sent off with </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Skyler</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> and Luke from the Richmond Hackerspace</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Two Hands visit to Node tonight</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Was awesome.</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Art &amp;&amp; Code (Thursdays)</font></span>
 +
    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Live coding: audio, video and hacking to make things happen as a performance</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Happens during </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Openhack</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> session</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Please bring your laptops and workstations already configured</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Node Trip (Art &amp;&amp; Code Pittsburgh)</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Speakers from the real-world NYU ITP, RISD, CM and more</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Saturday speakers are free</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Workshops are still yet to be announced and they are cool $75 a workshop</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>IT’S ONLY FOUR HOURS AWAY, so let’s go!</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Baltimorenode.org</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Lets work on original editorial content</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <ol type=i>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Should be related to hacking but does not have to be something you are doing</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Consider collecting a couple of projects and then put your spin on it</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Make sure it’s original and remember it does not need to be that long of an article</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Our goal is to get noticed by </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>boingboing</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>, make or </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>digg</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>.</font></span>
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        </li>
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      </ol>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Anyone that is a member can sign up for the blog</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>If you want help editing your content email it to Matthew and he can post/edit it for you</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Distribute flyers</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Kelly has brought in flyers for the </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>multimeter</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> workshop, please distribute</font></span>
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      </li>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Mascot nominations</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Spencer</font></span>
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      </li>
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      <ol type=i>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Some brown ball of terrified fur, responds to sweet bear and Spe</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>n</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>cer</font></span>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Thermos: keeps things hot and the top doubles as a cup</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Kegerator</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> – named </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>boh’bot</font></span>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Little yellow drummer </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>bot</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> video </font></span><a href=http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112><span style="COLOR:#0000ff; FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><u><font size=3>http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112</font></u></span></a>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Little yellow drummer </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>bot</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> (to be built)</font></span>
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        </li>
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      </ol>
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    </ol>
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    <li>
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      <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Halloween Party</font></span>
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    </li>
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    <ol type=a>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Party guy from twitter</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> – makes a product called Q-lab controller for lighting and audio. </font></span>
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      </li>
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      <li>
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        <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>DIY Robot Party on the 24</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><sup><font size=1>th </font></sup></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>of October</font></span>
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      <ol type=i>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Start at 7:30pm for building</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Party starts at 9pm or 10pm</font></span>
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        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Charge for a Keg</font></span>
 +
        </li>
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        <ol type=1>
 +
          <li>
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            <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Get the math done</font></span>
 +
          </li>
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        </ol>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Donations for parts</font></span>
 +
        </li>
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        <li>
 +
          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Kraft project!!</font></span>
 +
        </li>
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        <li>
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          <span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Get in contact with </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3>Etsy</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman'"><font size=3> street team and craft mafia</font></span>
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        </li>
 +
      </ol>
 +
    </ol>
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  </ol>

Revision as of 17:11, 30 September 2009

Agenda

Standard Agenda Items

  • Financial update (Mark)
  • Membership update (Matt)
  • Short notes on personal projects or other wise interesting projects.
  • Heads up mention of upcoming events and pointers to info.
  • Check in on action items from last week
    1. Get more chairs

Special Items

  • T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J has arrived from HacDC. WTF now?
  • Two Hands to visit the Node tonight around 9ish.
  • (Art && Code) Thursdays
  • Move AC units out
  • Distributing flyers for Soldering workshop
  • Mascot Nominations Phase 1b (time permitting)

Decisions

  1. Add member price for eventbright
  2. Pay bill for insurance
  3. Adam needs to come pickup his AC unit
  4. Figure out the math for a keg for party
  5. Acquire materials for the party

Attending

  • Matthew Forr
  • Jon Lesser
  • Kelly Egan
  • Mark Huson
  • Matt Shirley
  • Avery Boyce
  • Sepideh Miller
  • Steve Stowell

Minutes

  1. Financial Update
    1. Current account status – $2191.00
      1. Monies out:
        1. Utilities should be about $80-$100
        2. Insurance is $219 for the year
      2. Monies in:
        1. Members have been paying promptly (about $900 in)
  2. Membership Update
    1. Rich Ercolani has filled out a membership application
    2. I need to copy Nate’s information over
    3. Still stand at 19 members
  3. Personal Projects
    1. Kelly vocoder device
    2. Mark – Rainbowduino, list of stuff for kegerator (drunk)
    3. Matt – chumouy headphone amp badass
    4. Sepideh – led bracelet, rainbowduino
    5. Avery – I’m boring, I’m, actually existential crisis (she used all of her words)
    6. Jon – two way mirror box that captures facial expressions
    7. Matt – rainbowduino, visualizing data, general hacking
  4. Upcoming events and plugs
    1. Multimeter
      1. Pay at the door needs to be added for members only
  5. Check In On Action items
    1. Get more Chairs

 

Special Items

  1. <a href=http://tgimboej.org/>T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J</a> has arrived from HacDC. WTF now?
    1. Options:
      1. Send off with Bilal
      2. Send to Harford
      3. Send with someone to Richmond, Philly, NYC, Pitt or other nearby hackerspace
    2. It was sent off with Skyler and Luke from the Richmond Hackerspace
  2. Two Hands visit to Node tonight
    1. Was awesome.
  3. Art && Code (Thursdays)
    1. Live coding: audio, video and hacking to make things happen as a performance
    2. Happens during Openhack session
    3. Please bring your laptops and workstations already configured
  4. Node Trip (Art && Code Pittsburgh)
    1. Speakers from the real-world NYU ITP, RISD, CM and more
    2. Saturday speakers are free
    3. Workshops are still yet to be announced and they are cool $75 a workshop
    4. IT’S ONLY FOUR HOURS AWAY, so let’s go!
  5. Baltimorenode.org
    1. Lets work on original editorial content
      1. Should be related to hacking but does not have to be something you are doing
      2. Consider collecting a couple of projects and then put your spin on it
      3. Make sure it’s original and remember it does not need to be that long of an article
      4. Our goal is to get noticed by boingboing, make or digg.
    2. Anyone that is a member can sign up for the blog
    3. If you want help editing your content email it to Matthew and he can post/edit it for you
  6. Distribute flyers
    1. Kelly has brought in flyers for the multimeter workshop, please distribute
  7. Mascot nominations
    1. Spencer
      1. Some brown ball of terrified fur, responds to sweet bear and Spencer
      2. Thermos: keeps things hot and the top doubles as a cup
      3. Kegerator – named boh’bot
      4. Little yellow drummer bot video <a href=http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112>http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112</a>
      5. Little yellow drummer bot (to be built)
  8. Halloween Party
    1. Party guy from twitter – makes a product called Q-lab controller for lighting and audio.
    2. DIY Robot Party on the 24th of October
      1. Start at 7:30pm for building
      2. Party starts at 9pm or 10pm
      3. Charge for a Keg
        1. Get the math done
      4. Donations for parts
      5. Kraft project!!
      6. Get in contact with Etsy street team and craft mafia