It seems to be a general consensus that holding the membership meeting tonight would be a bad idea since it would be dangerous to drive with all the snow. We are postponing the board meeting and membership meeting until Wednesday, March 28th. The membership meeting will still be held at 8:00PM next week. The calendar will be updated to reflect this. We hope to see everyone there.
Eugene Maker Space will hold its very first full membership meeting on Wednesday March 21, 2012 starting at 8:00PM at Eugene Maker Space. All members of Eugene Maker Space are invited to attend this meeting. Topics up for discussion so far include:
1) Transferring hosted services to EMS owned accounts/servers
2) There was a proposal to use phpBB instead of the current forums
3) Formalize a process for making proposals
4) Post the minutes directly into the wiki rather than as attachments to the wiki
5) Updates on the Comcast Internet situation and 501c3 status
If you have other topics you feel need to be addressed at the membership meeting, please speak up in our Discuss mailing list. If you are not subscribed to Discuss, you can sign up here.
We hope to see all of our current members at this meeting.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our grand opening event to support us! We had a fantastic time and we hope you will come again. Remember, we have open house nights every Friday night from 6:00PM to 8:00PM so feel free to drop by and see what we are up too. Or, bring a project and get some work done. We will be uploading photos from the event soon, but for now, we hope you enjoy this time lapse video of the grand opening event.
This week, NW Tech Show interviewed Eugene Maker Space founder Rick Osgood. They talked about EMS, of course, and about maker spaces in general.
Check it out. Download the MP3 here.
Rick's interview starts about 19:27 in.
These are from Sunday, January 8th, when several people were working on several things.
Ben was soldering.
More photos below the fold.
I wanted to just upload some new photos to the site so everyone can see just how much our space is evolving. We've got a variety of tools now and plenty of work space. Stop by during one of our Friday night open houses and say hello!
Yes, we're having an open house on Friday, December 30th from 6:00 to 8:00. I heard a rumor that we will have pizza.
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We normally have open house Fridays at Eugene Maker Space. Due to the holiday weekend we have decided to cancel the meetup for this Friday, December 23. We hope you have a fun weekend and we will see you next week!
After a year of paper work and decision making, Eugene Maker Space was finally able to appoint the first board of directors last night. This is great news for EMS as an organization because it means we can start looking towards opening our doors to the world and having official members. The newly appointed board of directors consists of:
Once the board was elected, officer positions were chosen. The officer positions are currently:
Champion - Rick Osgood
Treasurer - Kevin King
Secretary - Jeff Johnson
Marketing Director - Bob Miller
Also worth mentioning is that James Hukill has volunteered to act as resource manager for EMS for the time being which will really help us get a handle on all of the tools and things we have around the space. We are starting to get so many great resources in the space that we need someone to figure out a good way to keep track of them all. Thanks James!
Keep a look out on the blog or mailing lists for news about our grand opening party which you can look forward too in the coming months.