KnoxMakers Dec. Open Hack

Turn out was pretty good last night. Ten people showed up, including three new folks. Since we didn't have a specific topic we ended a little early, but we did have a great time and came up with themes and leads for the next several meetings:

  • 12/15 - Temperature Control - Laz (This is key to Laz's Smoker Project, Smacker's Kiln Project and BMayer's Brewing/Vinting Project)
  • 1/3 - PGP workshop and Key Signing Party - BMayer (And Prime, although he wasn't at the meeting for me to "volunteer" him.  ^_^ )
  • 1/19 - Touch-Table II - Smacker (With lots of kibitzing from the Mark I build team.)


Smacker brought in a guest speaker (whose name I wasn't bright enough to write down) who offered us table-space and invited us to present projects at Pellicon on Mar 24th-25th at the Pellissippi State Community College. I piggy-backed on the topic and suggested that we should probably look into doing the same for CodeStock 2012 in June.


Laz announced that the paperwork has been submitted to the state, and assuming nothing was missed, we should be an official group by the 1st. Laz also promised to have a bank account, as well as PayPal and Square accounts setup by the meeting on the 3rd. (Or at least I think he did. Laz, please correct me if I got that wrong.)


I fell on my sword and cried "Mea Culpa" for not having restarted the Website Build Team after the Turkey-Day break, and promised to get in touch with Prime to find a time we can invite him to a build-team session with Shane, 2.0, Andronicus and I to help us with server options.


BMayer then sketched out the basic design for what he was looking for in his temperature control setup as we dissolved into side-conversations, sociality and other forms of chaos.


Addendum:

  • Forgot that Mieren is also on the Website Build Team.  Corrected text should read "I fell on my sword and cried "Mea Culpa" for not having restarted the Website Build Team after the Turkey-Day break, and promised to get in touch with Prime to find a time we can invite him to a build-team session with Shane, 2.0, Andronicus, Mieren and I to help us with server options."
  • Once again I forgot to take a picture last night.  D'oh!