Trustee Updates

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This page should help members see what's going down in the Hackspace in relation to the Trustees.

04/10/16

  • Mini mill and chopsaw sent to Sheffield Hackspace
  • Acquired particulate filter unit for dusty area

16/09/16 In previous couple of weeks:

  • Hackspace To Do trello board set up. Team Tools and Resources
  • Potential for prescription safety goggles set up
  • AGM planning begins
  • Some networking gear purchased

29/08/16

  • Trustees authorise purchase of monitors and network gear to replace outdated kit
  • Kate updates wiki with the tools we use for teams (Team Tools and Resources)
  • Froggy begins putting together a Hackspace To Do list on Trello (see Team Tools page for info)

22/08/2016

  • Rob and Froggy helped get the embroidery machine delivered to space and set up.
  • Organising the AGM continues

21/08/2016

  • Agreed to purchase new Henry vacuum cleaner to replace worn on Dyson for studio use
  • Purchased Henry vacuum cleaner, stored behind door in members storage room, available for members to use as needed
  • Embroidery machine was ordered around this time

17/08/16

  • Emailed PiJam
  • Closed some long standing email chains with members/organisations
  • Contacted Stem City re: Hackspace involvement
  • Contacted Craft Council re: Hackspace involvement
  • Counted cash made at EMF and released to the Space
  • Discussed regathering Hackspace materials from unfinished projects/members
  • Started collecting pledge money for the Embroidery Machine

12/08/16

  • Closed a complaint
  • Discussion on this year's AGM

10/08/16

  • EMF has happened
  • Sophie ensured no-one starved to death at EMF
  • Return to business as usual updates and activity

03/08/16

  • Russell joins the Trustees as successful candidate of the election
  • EMF final prep and loading
  • Follow-ups on previous complaints emails
  • Rob spent a long time chatting with the Leicester trustees and helping them out.
  • New fridge is purchased for the space, old one will be used for EMF as its last outing.
  • Took photos of some of the mess around the space and are working on a method to make people more aware of how to treat the space.
  • Looked into potentially posting the Trustee Slack channels into HMS for member viewing. Discovered that they export as JSON files and that the time involved in formatting the files, as well as editing out any confidential information, make it unfeasable. Instead, we're updating this wiki page on a regular basis, and looking into options for posting from the Slack channels into a file automatically.

20/07/16

  • Passed members list onto returning officer for election setup
  • Created flowcharts to help members understand complaints and how they are handled
  • Sent 2 emails relating to complaints
  • Email sent to EMF Project Leads
  • Started a major audit of Hackspace Teams

19/07/16

  • Created flowchart and policy for events handling in the Hackspace from now

18/07/16

  • Long discussion about new embroidery machines, pledges, inductions and future pledge drives
  • Long discussion about whether or not N-1, 4 ayes etc etc are good ways of making trustee decisions

16/07/16

  • Paid Cleaners

15/07/16

  • Sent email to member about abandoned items within Hackspace

14/07/16

  • Updated Wiki with election nominees
  • Elected returning officer
  • Bought extension leads for EMF/Space

13/07/16

  • Made changes to FairFX administration to allow more trustees access
  • Looked at fridge and barbecue options
  • In depth discussions on Fundraising/video/future video plans

08/07/16

  • Dealt with event organiser

06/07/16

  • Spoke to member about abandoned items within Hackspace

04/07/16

  • Got electricity meter readings corrected for unit G4 and a £314 credit note from bizspace

30/06/16

  • Several discussions & comms related to storage issues

29/06/16

  • Put up several different types of signage in the Hackspace

28/06/16

  • Wrote comms aimed at low paying members for Newsletter, Group & personalised emails
  • Added Adam to the Hackspace Bank Account

23/06/16

  • Agreed upon and bought Hackspace 2.5 supplies

22/6/16

  • Paid the cleaners

21/6/16

  • Started lots of signage posters
  • Sent Mouse money to help with fire pong
  • Kicked off election
  • Setup rota for regular Tuesday/Saturday 2.5 hacking sessions