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   * **The wider issue of our physical assets:** This was felt not to be a problem. John and Nathan [subsequently assisted by Anton] will document what we have on the wiki (EDIT: [[equipment:start|the list is here]]); we're happy with physical security of the space, and contents insurance is being looked at.   * **The wider issue of our physical assets:** This was felt not to be a problem. John and Nathan [subsequently assisted by Anton] will document what we have on the wiki (EDIT: [[equipment:start|the list is here]]); we're happy with physical security of the space, and contents insurance is being looked at.
   * **Switch to different web/email hosting?** There have been issues with the current hosting (run for free by Marcus and Mike) not being well supported, particularly in the face of recent email issues. Alternatives include hosting the Hackspace on Barney's machine (for free) or a commercial VPS from e.g. [[http://www.bytemark.co.uk/hosting/virtual_machines | Bytemark]] (£10/month) or Mythic Beasts. We unanimously accepted Barney's offer, and nominated him sysadmin.     * **Switch to different web/email hosting?** There have been issues with the current hosting (run for free by Marcus and Mike) not being well supported, particularly in the face of recent email issues. Alternatives include hosting the Hackspace on Barney's machine (for free) or a commercial VPS from e.g. [[http://www.bytemark.co.uk/hosting/virtual_machines | Bytemark]] (£10/month) or Mythic Beasts. We unanimously accepted Barney's offer, and nominated him sysadmin.  
-  * **Support for Barney in Maker Faires:** Barney has offered to represent Bristol at the Mini Maker Faires in Derby (Sun 3 June) and Brighton (8 Sept) - we unanimously accepted his offer. He will email the mailing list to request hacks to show and other participants (Nathan, Katie and John are planning to go), and will put together a flyer about the group (EDIT: the flyer is [[:publicity|here]]).+  * **Support for Barney in Maker Faires:** Barney has offered to represent Bristol at the Mini Maker Faires in Derby (Sun 3 June) and Brighton (8 Sept) - we unanimously accepted his offer. He will email the mailing list to request hacks to show and other participants (Nathan, Katie and John are planning to go), and will put together a flyer about the group (EDIT: the flyer is [[archive:publicity|here]]).
   * **Proportion of Hackspace income to be spent on fixed costs:** Apropos of the earlier discussion, there was suggestion that some money each money could be set aside for consumables. David will start a discussion about a budget of some form on the mailing list.   * **Proportion of Hackspace income to be spent on fixed costs:** Apropos of the earlier discussion, there was suggestion that some money each money could be set aside for consumables. David will start a discussion about a budget of some form on the mailing list.
   * **Making better use of the space:** Again, allied to the earlier discussion about the architects' space, it was noted that although at present Thursday evenings are the crunch point, moves are afoot (via the project evenings on Tuesdays and HackKids workshops on Sundays) to make better use of it. David also raised the issue of rearranging the furniture to increase the space's usability - he will measure, construct a floor plan (EDIT: [[equipment:start|here]]) and make some proposals.   * **Making better use of the space:** Again, allied to the earlier discussion about the architects' space, it was noted that although at present Thursday evenings are the crunch point, moves are afoot (via the project evenings on Tuesdays and HackKids workshops on Sundays) to make better use of it. David also raised the issue of rearranging the furniture to increase the space's usability - he will measure, construct a floor plan (EDIT: [[equipment:start|here]]) and make some proposals.
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     * EDIT: The option is an [[http://www.unity.co.uk/other-services/corporate-alto-mastercard-prepaid-card/ | Alto mastercard prepaid payment card]], but that costs £6 to get and £0.5 every time you load it up, so I recommend staying with an expense-based system.     * EDIT: The option is an [[http://www.unity.co.uk/other-services/corporate-alto-mastercard-prepaid-card/ | Alto mastercard prepaid payment card]], but that costs £6 to get and £0.5 every time you load it up, so I recommend staying with an expense-based system.
   * **Met Office hackday:** There was some interest from the Met Office in us running a private hackday for them. This led to discussion on whether we as a group are happy to run non-public workshops, or whether a semipublic one (e.g. 50% private places and 50% open to the public) would be appropriate.   * **Met Office hackday:** There was some interest from the Met Office in us running a private hackday for them. This led to discussion on whether we as a group are happy to run non-public workshops, or whether a semipublic one (e.g. 50% private places and 50% open to the public) would be appropriate.
-  * **Announcement mailing list**: There seem to be quite a few people who are interested in "outreach" workshops we run but not interested enough to read the main mailing list. We suggested a separate mailing list, Google/self-hosted calendar, and/or publicising events through the Twitter feed. As a first step David will set up a Google calendar (EDIT: [[:hackspace_shared_calendar|done]]).+  * **Announcement mailing list**: There seem to be quite a few people who are interested in "outreach" workshops we run but not interested enough to read the main mailing list. We suggested a separate mailing list, Google/self-hosted calendar, and/or publicising events through the Twitter feed. As a first step David will set up a Google calendar (EDIT: [[archive:hackspace_shared_calendar|done]]).
  
  
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