- 1 Allow people to pay for membership by parting and selling stuff (For 2010/08/04)
- 2 Hive Ticket to The Next HOPE (For 2010/04/07)
- 3 Buying Storage for the space (For 2010/04/07)
- 4 Membership Dues Payment Deadlines (for meeting 3/17/2010)
- 5 Handling of Cash (for meeting 3/17/2010)
- 6 Example Prop (for meeting :DATE:)
- 7 Everything You Need To Know to be Highly Effective On The Web
Allow people to pay for membership by parting and selling stuff (For 2010/08/04)
Let people part and sell the excess hardware that comes into the space to help pay membership dues
Valuable--but not immediately useful--hardware keeps making its way to the space, but no one has time to take it apart, take pictures, and sell it. Mike in particular keeps finding all this valuable stuff in the dumpster at his work. We should let people who have time sell this stuff on Ebay or wherever to help pay for their memberships. This will help 1) people who don't otherwise have the money to be members 2) the quartermasters and members who don't want junk piling up 3) the Hive budget cuz more money is better than less.
Hive Ticket to The Next HOPE (For 2010/04/07)
We should sponsor a member to go to The Next Hope in June, to staff the Hive76 table.
It would be awesome to have a table at The Next Hope, to show off the cool stuff we do. However, on-site coordination the table in the Hackerspace Village means you don't get to see many talks. I propose we buy a ticket to Hope (as well as a bus ticket to/from the event) for 1 person to go to Hope. In exchange, they will spend 10+ hours manning the Hive76 table. This will cost Hive about $100 (and not more than $120) in total.
Buying Storage for the space (For 2010/04/07)
We are accumulating stuff at the space, and we need to have a good way to sort and store it.
To make the space easier to use, we need some better storage. I would like to spend $85 or less getting some more storage for the space. Especially storage for electronics components, small parts, etc. I Spoke to several hackerspaces about their storage, and the main things they mentioned were *labeling*, *clear bins*, *bins the right size* and *bins you can take out and put back in*. Based on these recommendations, more bin containers (like this) at approx $10 each, and 4 stacking bins (like this at approx $15 each).
Membership Dues Payment Deadlines (for meeting 3/17/2010)
The purpose of this proposal is to define a day of the month that membership dues must be paid by and the result of a member failing to pay by that date.
As proposed, beginning 4/1/2010, all membership dues must be paid by the 14th of each month. On the 14th of the month, an email will go to the hive76-members list detailing which members' payments are not on record. On the 15th of the each month, all unpaid members will have their front door access disabled. After 30 days of delinquency, all other hive76 member accounts will be disabled, including blog, hive76 mail/docs, and hive76-members list. Exceptions to this policy can be made on request by mailing email@example.com and will require a majority vote by management.
Handling of Cash (for meeting 3/17/2010)
The purpose of this proposal is to define guidelines for safe handling of Hive76 funds, specifically cash.
As proposed, all cash paid to Hive76 must be immediately deposited into a locked drop-box, along with description amount and source, until it can be retrieved by a member of management to be taken to the bank. Cash amounts under $100 must be deposited within 5 business days, amounts between $100-300 must be deposited in 48 hours, and any values over $300 must be deposited the same day. If available, we will transition to using Nighttime Deposit Bags from TD to alleviate the need for business-hour visits.
Example Prop (for meeting :DATE:)
Who the &^%$ thinks this is a good idea?
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Detailed text on what it is for, why it's important. Exact wording if it's going to be a permanent part of the rules or bylaws.
Everything You Need To Know to be Highly Effective On The Web
A four hour workshop teaching students the beginnings of basic web tools, which includes Photoshop, HTML, CSS and FTP. When I ran CCPMUG for the two initial years, the ONE class that always brought in big numbers was the "Everything You Need to Know to be Slightly Dangerous With HTML/CSS". Essentially it was a basic tutorial on basic web languages and building a basic web page. Why does this class always bring home the bacon?
- The tools are free (so it costs us nothing other than space and food)
- Anyone can do it on almost any machine
- It's about skills that can be applied almost anywhere (especially to a new job)
- Most training facilities charge HUNDREDS for these classes.
Every time I've taught this class I've received very positive feedback so I think this is the kind of thing that will go over very well with new technologists.
Students will learn the basics of web development. This will include the following:
1) How to Find and Pick a Reliable Web Host
2) How to Find and Pick a Reliable Domain Name
3) Understanding the Tools of the Trade
4) Introduction to Photoshop
5) Inside Tips and Tricks (Photoshop)
6) Introduction to HTML5
7) Inside Tips and Tricks (HTML5)
8) Introduction to CSS
9) Inside Tips and Tricks (CSS)
11) Introduction to FTP
12) QA Testing
13) Cross Browser Testing
14) Content Management Systems
15) Application Programming Interfaces
16) Sample of Blink and Buzz Class