Annual Meeting 2012

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Note: This page serves as the 2011 Annual Meeting's agenda (before the meeting) and minutes (after the meeting).


From the HacDC Bylaws, Article III, Section 2:

At the annual meeting, the voting members shall elect the Board of Directors, review and vote on the standing rules and policies of the corporation, receive reports on the activities of the corporation, approve the budget and determine the direction of corporation in the coming year.

This meeting will also serve as the monthly meeting for the month of February.

Time and Location

Location: HacDC (software room)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meeting called to order at _7:50_ by: _Brad_

Members Present: Brad, Tim S., Tim C., Alberto, Martin, Phil, Chris, Reuven, Max, Todd Fine, Elizabeth, Scott, Lee, Jaime, Sean, Timmothy, Bill, Eric, Alex, Nick

Others Present: Justin

Quorum met? _Yes_

Officer Reports

President's Report

Not present.

Vice President's Report

Has some ideas for events and stuff to be mentioned later.

XLaser mentioned the would send us another package of laser stuff, but never did. (Sharks with freaking laser beams.)

Treasurer's Report

Currently have 59 voting members so quorum is still 14 for now.

Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for Jan 2012: File:HacDC Financials Jan 2012.pdf

We added members Scott Robbins and Stephen Nichols in January. Vince was voted in but has not paid yet as far as I know - please contact me if this is incorrect! And we added three other membership subscriptions (Chalk, Hughes, and Myers) but have not voted on them as members yet as well - maybe this month? Two non-paying members, one hasn't responded and may be dropping.

We finished January almost $500 ahead and membership revenue is now >= expenses! If this keeps up, HacDC will have some resources to put into projects again going forward.

Secretary's Report

Nothing special to report. Haven't been around for a couple months.

At-Large Directors' Reports


Not present.


Nothing to report.

Member Reports


Smithsonian Institute has contacted Brad about 3D vision stuff. It would be cool to have a hackathon here to help out. Talk on Blabber if you're interested. Would like to have an event where we take pictures of objects at the Smithsonian, turn them into 3d models, and print them out with the printers at the space.


  • occupancy sensor getting it's own machine (sheevaplug)
  • project server on the fritz (might need replacement,more fiddling required to know)
  • Byzantium gunning for CFP acceptance at HOPE and several other cons
  • found HacDC patches with HOPE vulture. i have them in my bag so they make it to HOPE for those interested in them.
  • working on occsensor controlled outlet to prevent things that shouldn't be on when no one is at the space from being on while no one is at the space.


  • noise reduction: status? items/actions/help required? (item added by haxwithaxe)
    • got started, will continue to get worked on as time permits


We're going to get some monies for the class that Brad is teaching. (Let's earmark it for lasers.)


Working on fixing up the Internet in the space/church. Might be a problem with the AP.

Bill has donated an AP which might help with the Internets.

Tim S

Sparkfun would like to borrow our space, and will reciprocate by doing something nice for us.

Lots of recent work on infrastructure:

  • Mailing lists move to Google
  • Website moved to Dreamhost
  • Infrastructure work thanks to Jaime and Chris

New Business

New America Foundation conference (on impact of Makers on technology) has invited us to come and show off our toys (3D printers). In favor of us being there and participating (and moving the Cupcake there, with Andy Walker's permission)? Vote passes.

Alex, non-member, would like to teach a class about Java programming. On March 28th, at 7 or 8p. Gonna post something to Blabber. Sponsor: Brad

Board of Directors Elections


  • Ben (the pirate) nominated by Jamie, seconded by haxwithaxe
  • Brad nominated by Martin, second by Tim C.

Ben withdraws.

Brad wins unopposed.


  • Ben nominated Tim S. second Chris and Reuven

Ben wins unopposed.


Tim Slagle is running for re-election as Treasurer. Second Ben.

Tim wins unopposed.


Reuven is nominated by Ben, second by Chris. Eric is nominated by Brad, second by Martin.

Voted by secret ballot: Eric won by a bunch.

At-Large Directors

haxwithaxe is running, seconded by Reuven. Marin, seconded by Brad Nick, seconded by Ben

Nick and Martin elected by vote.

Induction of New Members