Regular Member Meeting 2019 05 14

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Time and Location

Date 5/14/2019
Called to order at 7:35 pm by Karen Shunk
Members present: Dan, Bobby, Ken, Kevin, John, James
Members remote: Hunter
Others present:
Quorum met? Y

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Minutes by John, motion James, seconded Kevin, approved


New Members

2 new paying members, Maxwell and Alex 1 full member, 1 student

Old Business

Code of conduct largely finished Use of space discussion to be deferred until after the event at Dupont Underground May 16

New Business

  • Tech Circus
    • We now have a FEW trinkets from James and Kevin.
    • Send walk-through and Thursday setup notes, logistics to all the players not in attendance today (e.g. NonStop Art).
      • 10:00 AM Thursday early setup.
      •   5:00  PM Thursday late setup, with teen schleppers and greeters.
      • Don't forget HacDC banners and brochures from top drawer of the filing cabinet.
      • Don't forget blue tape and glue for the printer(s)
      • 12 (?) tables.
      • Soft drinks, beer, and wine available. No food.
      • Teen schleppers available to help with tear-down.
      • Stage with sound system at far (east) end of tunnel
      • Dan lives close, has a car, and, in a pinch, has space that can act as a very temporary storage relay
    • Program
      • Opening remarks / welcome to the Dupont Underground at stage (Robert Meins)
      • Intro to HacDC at stage (???)
      • Music with video at stage (Dan)
      • Looping 3D-related videos and 3D printing (Kevin and Esti from DCPL)
      • SpaceBlimp 6 video, and possibly Robert Meins drone video
      • "Live" video projection of VR gear view (Ken)
      • 3D room scanning / modeling (Betty)
      • Robotics? (Oby)
Schedule / Program
Table # Organization Showing... Contact Email
1 HacDC VR/AI Ken Kenworthy
2 HacDC 3D Printing Kevin Cole
3 HacDC Electronic Music Dan Monego
4 HacDC Legos for fun Karen Shunk
5 HacDC Information John Pancoast
? HacDC Robots Oby Anomnachi
6 Nonstop Art Information Nehemiah Dixon
7 Nonstop Art Wearable tech Nehemiah Dixon
8 District Makers Collective sculptural lights Kent Slowinski
9 David Kaufman art David Kaufman
10 DCPL 3D Printing Esti Brennan, Chelsea Kirkland;

  • Invitation to participate in Capital Hill Maker Faire -- Rayburn Building, June 24. (Maybe too late: Deadline for response was May 10)
  • Inquiry from National Building Museum to entertain 16 "campers" this summer with a talk about HacDC and hackerspaces / makerspaces
  • Now we have letterhead, courtesy of James
  • Need to write a "Thank you for the parts donation" letter.

Project Awesome Reports

Project SUPPLIES - Mirage

Project EXPANSION - Mirage

Project HAMRADIO - Jeff

Project Electron Microscope (SEM) - Julia

Project Optical Table Robot (OTR) - Julia

Project CRISPR -Enrique

- Report and updates

Project SpaceBlimp -Enrique

- Report and updates

Project Media Outreach - Matt

Project IT Infrastructure - Tom

Member Reports

Director Reports (Governance related stuff)

President's Report

A visitor with tool education experience is coming on Monday - I plan to ask for advice on tool training and certification for HacDC

Vice President's Report

John will look into ideas for HacDC and HacDC Ham Radio Club to collaborate more closely. Ideas include fox hunting, building equipment, software defined radios.

Will add to HacDC ham radio club agenda for June.

Treasurer's Report

Transitioning information from Tayeb to James (new treasurer) 2 new members in April, however 2 cancellations

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports




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