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February Community Meeting Agenda:

NOTE: All general business meetings are open to Quelab members and members of the public. Attendance is encouraged! Please bring a potluck item to share.

Date: 08 February 2014


  • 4:00 pm Pot Luck
  • 5:05 pm Shout Outs
  • 5:10 pm Meeting

1. Agenda Review (1 minute)

2. Ground Rules (<1 minute)

3. Reports

  • Membership - 88 members (18 of those are Associate Memberships) as of 2/8/15 9:28 am (<1 minute)
  • Treasurer's Report (3 minutes)


  • Board Election Results (5 minutes)
  • Inclusivity & Anti Harassment Policy Cameron ( 10 minutes)
  • Upcoming Classes and Events
    • Intro to Arduino Class with Van Sat, March 7, 10am – 3pm - Rebecca (2 minutes)
    • Epic Pie Day (3.14.15 @9:27am) - Help (3 minutes)
    • Coder Dojo -Christopher Suski
    • Crochet Class with Desiree - Sherrie (2 minutes)
  • Outline of Training - (20 Minutes)
  • Discuss Skill Trees (10 Minutes)
  • Make Skill Trees (30 Minutes)


Meeting kicked off at 5:05, 36 in attendance

Appreciations - jeremy for new server & isp host

Bandit played robotics judge

Adric for leading the Makey makey workshops

Membership Report - see above

Darren: expect more memberships after our STEM event outreach at the nuclear museum

Charel: can we track membership changes over the next few weeks?

Treasurer’s Report - Geoff “we have money in the bank” Employer matching time is upon us, and that means more money coming in, including the space fed

5K in the bank

2K in 3d printing fund

Paid current through 1st & 2nd quarters, waiting for 3rd quarter bill

priority projects include plumbing for kitchen & library shelves

Charel: have we payed rent? Geoff: yes

Morgan: are we solvent? Geoff: we are 105% funded, we’re getting an extra $50 per/month

Jeremy: is the rent going up again? Geoff: yes, going up in April, that will be our last increase

Darren: do we have budget for library shelves? Geoff: yes, $300 from the Indiegogo Darren thinks we can get some from bentleys, And JT may have one available soon.


Board elections

Thank you everyone that came & voted

4 positions returned -= adric & Geoff reelected for 2 year term

Jezzri & Lissa joining the board as new members

Darren: can we change the meeting to a hacknight? Walter: we are discussing making modifications in the future

Inclusivity & Anti Harassment policy

Cameron presented on the new policy

Board to host an open forum this coming Thursday at 6:30pm

March’s meeting main topic will be this policy

Celeste: what will the format be on Thursday? Walter: I will facilitate, please bring your ideas and input to be held @ Quelab in the Core

Cameron: please bring your specific ideas, please read the language

Rebecca: where will the meeting be held? Walter: in the Core

Upcoming Classes and Events - Rebecca

Intro to Arduino Class with Van Sat, March 7, 10am – 3pm - Rebecca (2 minutes)

Signup on EventBrite, sign up ending Feb 23rd, $55 for members, $65 non-members, includes Arduino pack from AdaFruit, discussion on whether to offer price for those that already have the Arduino

Jeremy: is there a different price for people bringing their own Arduinos?

Taught by non-member Van Legg

Epic Pi Day (Saturday 3.14.15 @9:27 a.m.) - Help (3 minutes)

Membership only event, but you can bring friends & family

Visiting to PieTown, NM for some Pie

Back to Quelab to discuss Pi & have pi-related contests

hope to get a gift cert from Adafruit

Want to encourage new members to come out


Coder Dojo -Christopher Suski

Christopher just joined Quelab

for kids to learn how to code

proposed for 2nd & 4th Saturdays

similar to “hour of code”event at CNM

Coder Dojo is a project based club for kids to work coding

There are about 400 around the country, Chris wants to get one started at Quelab

Needs volunteers, at least 4 other Quelab members

Initial idea: 10-noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month

Zoot: are kids going to be restricted from leaving the Core? Chris: yes

Zoot: will kids be here with their parents? Chris: yes

Rebecca: what would Quelab volunteers be doing? Chris: need 1 member for 7 guests to comply with Quelab rules, need a minimum of three technical mentors but if you want to just come and hang out that’s fine too

bandit: cost per family and is there a minimum age? Chris: free and minimum age of 7

John: if I’m a mentor, can I get in on the training? Chris: oh, yeah

Crochet Class with Desiree - Sherrie (2 minutes)

$5 for members, $10 for non members, BYOY(arn)

Date? Thursday, Feb 19 6 - 9 to be confirmed, will be placed on calendar when it is finalized

Outline of Training - (20 Minutes)

Walter discussed the new policy to tracking new training

Everyone will have to go through this

Will be up & running in a week, & will be announced to all

users will need to register to our moodle instance & take the QUelab Basic Usage & Safety (BUS)

Can email [[|

to make suggestions

Members will have two months to go through this & complete

Starting with May meeting, if you have not completed, you will not get the door key code

There are some graphic images in the presentation, but they are marked as such, and warning is given (next slide contains….)

Cameron - when changes are implemented, will everyone have to re-take it? Is it one time or annual? Walter: no, no re-take, because training will be required annually

Jeremey: can non-members still use tools? Walter - Yes.

Charel - Q. on public & tool use

Ray - are we at the point of labeling tool color levels? Walter - Red for members only, yellow requires training, green no training needed

Eric talked of his experience in academia, new people with NO training of any kind. Usually done one-on-one. Techshop trains people “for adequacy” - how to not hurt themselves, how not to break the machines

Discuss Skill Trees (10 Minutes)

Jezzri lead the process on filling out the radar chart of skills

Why are we doing this? We are community, and can teach & learn from each other.; these charts will help facilitate that

Make Skill Trees (30 Minutes)