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Elections for Winter of 2010

At the Board's suggestion, we are running elections to fill 2 open positions (Bookkeeper and Instigator) in November 2010. If you want to nominate someone for a position, please do so below. You can nominate yourself. Adam Kaufmann un-nominated himself for Instigator via email -Eagleapex 17:13, 17 November 2010 (UTC)


All elected in white ballot.

  • Ayes: 10
  • Opposed: 0
  • Abstain: 0
  • Call in: 1 included above

Eagleapex 00:28, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Nominees for Positions:

  • Instigator Nominees:
 Mike Hogan
  • Bookkeeper Nominees:
 Jack Zylkin
  • Events Coordinator Nominees:
 Sean McBeth
  • CTO Nominees:
 Adam Kaufman
  • Quarter Master Nominees:
 Brendan Schrader
  • Secretariat Nominees:
 Chris Thompson

Elections for Summer of 2010

At the Board's suggestion, we are running elections for 2010 on May 5th. If you want to nominate someone for a position, please do so below. You can nominate yourself.

Nominees for Positions:

  • Quartermaster Nominees:

Brendan PJ S.

  • Book Keeper Nominees:

Philip F.

  • Chief Technological Officer (CTO) Nominees:

Adam K.

  • Secretary Nominees:

PJ S. --declined Dan T. Chris T.

  • Instigator Nominees:

Adam E. Far McKon Chris T.

  • Events Coordinator Nominees:

Jack Z.

Nominees Introduction and info

This section is for nominees to explain why they want a position, what they want to do in that position, and what they will bring to Hive as an officer.

Far McKon for Instigator

Hey, I'm Far. I've been involved in Hive since day -3, and I've spent a lot of time working on and for the space. I feel there is still work to do in getting Hive76 running smoothly as a organization I would like to stick around as Instigator for 1 or 2 more terms in order to get those things figured out. As Instigator, I plan to:

  • Expand Hive to have 20+ members
  • File for 501(c)3 status
  • Get 3 Hive76 group projects running
  • Get *every member* involved in some way on a Hive project or class in the next 6 months
  • Throw one huge event or party that makes the papers and 'blogs

Adam K. for CTO

As the current CTO, I've made significant technical contributions to the group, including the Asterisk-based phone system for the front door, a customized web store for tracking product and membership sales, and successfully maintained all of the hive76 domain systems, including email, blog, and google apps. I'm considerably active in our current IRC channel and on the google discussion boards allowing direct communication for current and potential members. I also participate in many management-type activities outside my specific CTO duties, including financial planning and general process improvement. I also like to robots and dinosaurs.

Chris Thompson

I make some stuff with my laser and skillz. I have a BA in Design Arts from Lehigh University and have spent the last few years making things of some sort. I think of myself as a jack-of-all-trades. I have been published in Make magazine and been "Boinged" a few times with the help from some friends. I am not the best self-starter, but usually rise to the occasion. [this blurb should contain no double entendres]

Daniel Toliaferro for Secretary

Greetings and salutations. My name is Daniel, but the collective "you" can call me Dan. I have been with Hive since pretty much the beginning and have contributed things such as: our famous "bulb" logo, I host a version of the Philadelphia Linux Users Group (PLUG) monthly, and I host the Philadelphia Robotics Meetup Group monthly. Though I haven't contributed much lately, so I'd like to change that by taking on a job in a management position. My main interests include: embedded system programming, web development, and computer graphics.

PJ Santoro for Quartermaster

Though nominated for Secretary, I believe I would be able to do more good as Quartermaster. After recently reorganizing my personal workspace at home, I realized that I enjoyed it. I would like to help keep the Hive organized and readily accessible for its members. I'd also like to help set up a few easy-to-navigate storage solutions for all of the stuff we have and are collecting.

Philip F. for Bookkeeper

I did day to day accounting for a startup for three years. We had to deal with similar problems as hive does right now: both regular and irregular sources of income, automated record keeping, segregation of accounting data from different sources and transparency. We also needed to do projections and have clear understanding of our current and future financial status. Accounting is boring, and more boring it is the less like it is to be done. My goals as a bookkeeper would be automation and transparency. I would strive to eliminate as many repetitive tasks as possible and make bookkeeping painless. It is my belief that healthy and transparent accounting will give each member a clear perspective on our financial abilities as a group and let us set realistic goals and expectations for current and future projects.