Hackerspace Meeting 20191230
19:00 - 20:00
North Lobby Classroom
Title: Approve prior minutes.
Author: Rafael Rincon
Summary: Approve the minutes for the most recent meeting.
Title: Rename the committee to Computer Committee and limit focus to computers.
Author: Rafael Rincón
Problem: Most computer geeks don't know what a hackerspace is. The title Hackerspace Committee is therefore confusing to our target audience. I, Raffi, end up either calling it the Computer Committee and foregoing the Hackerspace title altogether or including the Hackerspace label, but clarifying it by calling saying something along the lines of "...which is just the computer committee."
Solution: Rename the committee to Computer Committee.
Reasoning: Computer Committee is clear. Even if people disagree on what constitutes a computer, it's a lot clearer than Hackerspace. Currently, the only thing we focus on that isn't computer-related is locksport. We don't currently dedicate any money to it, as it doesn't require any from our committee. Not all classes and events need to be organized/categorized under a committee. The only resource the locksport classes/events might need from our committee is space for storing locks and lockpicking kits. Since locksport kits are small and we will have a lot of storage space after the committee area gets updated, storing the kits in the area seems like a reasonable thing to do, even though it isn't computer-related.
Title: Add storage and workstations to the committee area.
Author: Rafael Rincón
Problem: Our committee area is inactive relative to other committee areas.
Solution: Reorganize the committee area to enable and encourage more activity. A specific plan with items to buy will presented by Rafael Rincón for further explanation, debate, and possible amendment of this agenda item.
Rafael Rincon - @raffi
Art Givens - @artg_dms
Ivan Histand - @ihistand
Austin Smithey - @ruiner
Ben Bangerter - @chimpera
John Jones - @technobit
Meeting starts at 1921 December 30th 2019.
Approve prior minutes
John moves to accept prior minutes. Raffi seconds. In favor: 5 Opposed: 1. Motion passes.
Rename the committee to Computer Committee and limit focus to computers.
Raffi moves to amend the title of the agenda item to Rename the committee to Computer Committee. Art seconds. In favor: 4, Opposed: 0, Abstain: 2. Motion passes.
Raffi moves to pass the agenda item as amended. In favor: 4, Opposed: 0, Abstain: 2. Motion passes.
Add storage and workstations to the committee area.
Austin moves to table the purchase of the computer specified in the plans presented by Raffi and define the usage of computers of the committee. John seconds. Passes unanimously.
Discussion: Intended uses of computers:
- Training ML models
- Compiling software projects
- Running visualizations
- Teaching operating systems
Ben motions to allow chair to purchase, with committee funds, shelving and storage at his discretion. Austin seconds. Unanimous.
Raffi motions to adjourn the meeting at 2058. Austin seconds. Unanimous.