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== Corporate Structure ==
 
== Corporate Structure ==
  
* Benefits of 501C(3) - or not
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* Benefits of 501C(3) or Mutual Benefit Non-Profit http://knoxvillehackerspace.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Corporate_Structure (in progress)
* File papers with officers and board members appointed. Defined leadership structure.  
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* File papers with officers and board members appointed. Defined leadership structure.
  
 
== Legal ==
 
== Legal ==
  
* Release of Liability (get from Memphis guys and others)
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* Release of Liability (link for Midsouth Makers form -> http://wiki.midsouthmakers.org/a/File:LiabilityForm.pdf)
 
* Bylaws (get Hacker Consortium and others)
 
* Bylaws (get Hacker Consortium and others)
 
* Identification of IP rights
 
* Identification of IP rights
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* Membership tiers & fees
 
* Membership tiers & fees
* Actual start promoting ourselves for real. OMG.  
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* Actually start promoting ourselves for real.
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** Midsouth Makers example promotional media http://wiki.midsouthmakers.org/a/Promotional_Media
  
 
== Meetings ==
 
== Meetings ==
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== Space ==
 
== Space ==
  
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* [[Location Candidates]]
 
* Check out UT Amateur Radio space, compare values to ETTAC. Decide on one and move forward.  
 
* Check out UT Amateur Radio space, compare values to ETTAC. Decide on one and move forward.  
 
* RFID / proxcard / other access control  
 
* RFID / proxcard / other access control  
 
* Video feed (pw protected)
 
* Video feed (pw protected)
 
* Equipment donations
 
* Equipment donations
** Jack Coats of the Hacker Consortium was kind enough to donate a set of cast Mendel RepRap http://reprap.org/wiki/Mendel parts for the group, which Andronicus has taken custody of until he can lead a RepRap project/presentation.
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** Jack Coats of the Hacker Consortium was kind enough to donate a set of cast Mendel RepRap http://reprap.org/wiki/Mendel parts for the group, which Andronicus has taken custody of until he can lead a [[Reprap]] project/presentation.
 
** The Hacker Consortium folks strongly suggested we reach out to Instructables to see if they would be willing to offer us a starting Makerspace care package.
 
** The Hacker Consortium folks strongly suggested we reach out to Instructables to see if they would be willing to offer us a starting Makerspace care package.
 
*** ''And I have just sent that email off.'' --[[User:Samthegiant|Sam the Giant]] 12:57, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
 
*** ''And I have just sent that email off.'' --[[User:Samthegiant|Sam the Giant]] 12:57, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
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* Freecycle http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleKnoxville/
  
 
== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==
  
 
* IRC
 
* IRC
** Establish and regularly use and lurk on a Freenode IRC channel. Also lurk on the #hackerconsortium ''irc://freenode/hackerconsortium'' channel
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** Establish and regularly use and lurk on a Freenode IRC channel. Also lurk on the #hackerconsortium ''irc://freenode/hackerconsortium'' and #midsouthmakers ''irc://freenode/midsouthmakers'' channels
 
*** ''Started IRC channel #knoxmakers irc://freenode/knoxmakers'' --[[User:Samthegiant|Sam the Giant]] 13:18, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
 
*** ''Started IRC channel #knoxmakers irc://freenode/knoxmakers'' --[[User:Samthegiant|Sam the Giant]] 13:18, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
 
**** For those Firefox users who haven't played on IRC in a while I suggest the ChatZilla extension.  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/chatzilla/
 
**** For those Firefox users who haven't played on IRC in a while I suggest the ChatZilla extension.  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/chatzilla/
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* Central information relay methods (RSS, digests, etc. etc.)
 
* Central information relay methods (RSS, digests, etc. etc.)
 
* Collaboration tool to know who is working on what, etc. (Redmine, Trac, etc.)
 
* Collaboration tool to know who is working on what, etc. (Redmine, Trac, etc.)
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* Reddit (hackerspace subreddit)
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* Facebook Group
  
 
== Fundraising ==
 
== Fundraising ==
  
* Startup funding sites and slush fund / bootstrap funding
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*Broken out to [[Fundraising Ideas]]
* Work with eatery to get 10% kick back if we host an event with them
 
* Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/
 
** Guidelines http://www.kickstarter.com/help/guidelines
 
** Examples from other Hackerspaces http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/search?page=1&term=hackerspace
 
*Check with local recruiters/Craigslist for quick projects that can be completed on the weekends (one day computer deployments, odd jobs, etc), payment as a donation
 
**This has the bonus benefit of building relationships within the community
 
*Look into "after school" program and associated public funding
 
*Sell hobby kits/widgets at local events
 
* Lan parties
 
  
 
== Projects ==
 
== Projects ==
  
 
* Broken out to [[Future Projects]]
 
* Broken out to [[Future Projects]]

Latest revision as of 04:17, 3 June 2011

Our trip to the Nashville Hacker Consortium space was fantastic. With the hours of dialog we engage in with the Nashville and Memphis guys, there was a LOT of ideas and discussion.

Let's try to capture some of it here while it is fresh. Please list the key ideas you picked up from our meeting, other ideas you had as a result here.

This is just a rough core dump - just put the ideas down now and we will sort out the bodies later.

Corporate Structure

Legal

Membership

Meetings

  • Regularly scheduled meetings at coffee house, Barley's etc.
  • Presentation meetings: Designated coordinator

Space

  • Location Candidates
  • Check out UT Amateur Radio space, compare values to ETTAC. Decide on one and move forward.
  • RFID / proxcard / other access control
  • Video feed (pw protected)
  • Equipment donations
    • Jack Coats of the Hacker Consortium was kind enough to donate a set of cast Mendel RepRap http://reprap.org/wiki/Mendel parts for the group, which Andronicus has taken custody of until he can lead a Reprap project/presentation.
    • The Hacker Consortium folks strongly suggested we reach out to Instructables to see if they would be willing to offer us a starting Makerspace care package.
      • And I have just sent that email off. --Sam the Giant 12:57, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Freecycle http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleKnoxville/

Communication

Fundraising

Projects