Leadership Meeting 9-1-2020

Directors Present

  • Olivia Snyder: President
  • Tommy Falgout: Vice President
  • Ryan Elliott: Secretary
  • Brandon Hansford: Floating Board, Education Coordinator
  • Phil Magolias: Floating Board, CTO
  • John Sanders: Facilities
  • Andy Michaels: Fundraising Coordinator

Business:

1st Order of Business:

Presentation by Olivia Snyder. Click to view or download.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cH-1osXhV8Ann6z7JgBzrqoqG9Xr8ybx9u40jmtdpOU/edit#slide=id.g9358d92f22_0_1

2nd Order of Business:

Presentation by outside speaker Doug McDonald from Richardson IQ

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3tS1d6J7dg_8DXzR96I1gaLIJD59sY9/view

Visit http://richardsoniq.com/ to check them out.

3rd Order of Business:

Members questions and comments to leadership some objections and a lot of positive feedback and excitement about moving to 801 Alpha in Richardson. You can view everything on https://www.twitch.tv/thelabms in the recent videos sections if you missed the meeting or read the fill web-captioner file at the bottom.

Membership really likes 801 #105 more than #135 and have volunteered to help work on the space to get it more presentable.

The City of Richardson is going to give us a $6000 grant to move and waive the first 2 months rent.

4th Order of Business:

Survey for members about the move

https://forms.gle/KNfCELZXeKmGuqjU6

5th Order of Business:

Treasurer’s report.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GMTsKGnJBn5MkjQdp2c32mEidtPdFDpM4tr95bdZlhY/edit#gid=724061062

6th Order of Business:

The Arduino class was streamed live on twitch and it went great.

You can view the saved video and future classes at https://www.twitch.tv/thelabms and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_t5xEx3IDGWeSEYfJHSpg

7th Order of Business:

We are about to have the launch the ability to use a credit card instead of paypal for memberships as well as having a much more streamlined subscription and membership service. The online portal will be much better and easier to use. We will still take paypal if that’s how you want to pay. This will also make it easier to give people student, family, and retiree membership prices.

8th Order of Business:

The wiki has been getting worked on to be better and more usable. We will also be using it for inventory. https://kb.thelab.ms/display/EQ

9th Order of Business:

Thanks to everyone for showing up. This has been our most well attended meeting EVER. Special thanks to founders Richard Gowen and Sean Porter.

10th Order of Business:

Raw text file of the meeting

Hours & Info

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Open House Every Tues. @ 8PM

MEETUPS MOVED ONLINE/POSTPONED

08/01/2020 - As per the city's most recent COVID-19 update, all Meetups are postponed or moved ontile untile further notice.

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Meetup Feed

  • Intro To C# Programming In Unity 2020-09-29 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Online event TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM This will be a continuing bi-weekly class that goes over basic concepts used in C# that are related to Unity. While it is not required it is suggested... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273372604/
  • Weekly Open House! 2020-09-29 at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM Come see the space and see what we do! Our facility is equipped with: • an electronics lab • a drone / quadcopter repair station • a 3D printing facil... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273471583/
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