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- update on Pirate Party Conference
- USPP Chair Dissolution Proposal
candidate for First Officer
- Wodensday: Anthony Jay, INPP
- pmchi: Mitchel Davilo, Chicagoland/ILPP, Swarmcare Manager
- jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Secretary, temporary MA rep.
- Oz: Ethan Osborne, Kentucky
- Radiojoe: William Dappen, CA
- yari: Rose Klein, PNC chair
Meeting started at 9:05pm Eastern.
Meeting ended at 10:04pm Eastern.
Record of the meeting
[9:04pm] yari: It looks like we have a quorum, with IL, IN, MA, and KY all in attendance. [9:05pm] yari: with that, I'm going to call this meeting of the PNC to order at 9:04 pm Eastern. ID please [9:05pm] yari: oops, 9:05 [9:05pm] Oz left the chat room. (connection closed) [9:05pm] Wodensday: Anthony Jay, INPP [9:05pm] pmchi: Mitchel Davilo, Chicagoland/ILPP, Swarmcare Manager [9:05pm] yari: Rose Klein, PNC chair [9:05pm] Oz joined the chat room. [9:05pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Secretary, temporary MA rep. [9:06pm] yari: Oz, could you please share your state and name. let's get started with our usual reports. jokeefe? [9:07pm] Oz: Ethan Osborne, Kentucky [9:07pm] jokeefe: IT did not meet. Will meet this week. [9:08pm] jokeefe: From Secretary - Need to update a few meeting pages. [9:08pm] Oz: I have to reboot having lag [9:08pm] Oz left the chat room. (connection closed) [9:09pm] yari: thank you jokeefe. Will come back to Oz. Wodensday, anything to report? [9:09pm] Wodensday: Outreach did not have a meeting this week either. The loss of momentum concerns me a bit, but I’m sure we’ll get right back to it in the coming weeks. [9:11pm] yari: thank you Wodesnday. If you'd like, we can discuss solutions or ways to rebuild momentum as part of discussion. pmchi, anything to report? [9:11pm] pmchi: Unfortunately I likewise have nothing. The momentum loss has been noted from my end too [9:12pm] yari: while we're waiting for Oz to return, should this be a discussion? [9:12pm] Wodensday: Sure. [9:12pm] yari: I will note of course that there was no meeting last week, and that I haven't been as present the last few weeks. [9:13pm] jokeefe: Discussion is fine [9:13pm] Wodensday: It doesn’t seem unlike other ebs and flows we’ve had in the past, but it would definitely be good to brainstorm how we recover so they down periods don’t last a few weeks to a month. That being said, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact a lot of us here in this very meeting were pretty busy this week. It could be a fluke related to [9:13pm] Wodensday: that. [9:14pm] TitaniumCowboy left the chat room. (connection closed) [9:14pm] yari: Yeah - I think I'mm tempted to blame it on our own schedules - but you have a point - we should focus on how to recover from something similar in the future. [9:14pm] yari: Or prevent it, even [9:15pm] Wodensday: Complete prevention may be impossible while we’re still small, I will say that these periods have gotten noticeably shorter and less severe over the past few months and we should pat ourselves on the back for that. [9:15pm] yari: Certainly one potential solution is simply in recruitment, to your point [9:16pm] yari: Is there anything we can do structure-wise though? Is this just a numbers game? [9:16pm] yari: I'm down for the numbers game if that's what it is [9:16pm] TitaniumCowboy joined the chat room. [9:16pm] Wodensday: On my end, I think I’m going to switch outreach to a more rigid model again. [9:17pm] Oz joined the chat room. [9:17pm] yari: Has the fluid version not been working well? [9:17pm] Wodensday: I don’t really like that, but I think it may help. I don’t feel like we’ve been as productive since we decentralized and liquidized it. [9:17pm] Wodensday: I want to try the experiment again when we have more people. [9:18pm] yari: Yeah, that's fair. I think you have to have enough energy and people so that when you spread it out folks don't feel like they're working alone [9:19pm] Oz: Sorry I'm back [9:19pm] Wodensday: In the current form, I feel like people were still looking for direction and commands from someone who was very decidedly not a commander. Brushing up on my swarmwise may also help. [9:19pm] yari: Wondering about if we had a virtual pirate hack-a-thon [9:19pm] yari: jokeefe, didn't you host a hack-a-thon for MAPP? [9:20pm] TitaniumCowboy left the chat room. (connection closed) [9:20pm] jokeefe: we have hosted them in the past. [9:20pm] yari: welcome back Oz. We're discussing how to prevent slouches in volunteer energy within USPP [9:20pm] Oz: copy [9:20pm] yari: I'll get to your report in a moment [9:21pm] Wodensday: I wouldn’t be so concerned with this slump if it wasn’t a month before our convention. We planned big, and that’s amazing, but I know the temporary convention committee and the board can’t do this alone. [9:21pm] TitaniumCowboy joined the chat room. [9:22pm] yari: just an idea, could be worth looking into - might be nice to have an event where instead of just talking about stuff we also did stuff [9:22pm] Wodensday: We’re expecting the numbers of our new high. [9:22pm] yari: and seconding what wodensday said [9:22pm] jokeefe: convention should be our focus [9:22pm] yari: yeah, not saying hackathon should be something to think about now [9:22pm] Wodensday: I like that idea Yari. [9:23pm] yari: okay jokeefe could you do me a favor and put a hackathon in as an agenda item in for a meeting after the convention? [9:23pm] jokeefe: sure [9:23pm] yari: thank you [9:24pm] yari: anyway, Oz - anything to report? [9:25pm] Oz: .Just that the fledgling KYPP.ORG website is now up. sorry i'm having lagging issues [9:25pm] yari: no worries Oz [9:26pm] yari: glad it's up! [9:26pm] yari: Is there any further discussion or debate folks would like to have about reports? [9:26pm] Wodensday: None here [9:27pm] yari: hearing none, let's move on to business - [9:27pm] yari: new business: update on the pirate party conference [9:27pm] yari: We have a page now on uspirates.org [9:28pm] yari: so that's something. Have we made posts on our social media accounts? [9:28pm] yari: and I suppose my other question is just: What needs to be done and how can other folks help us get it done? [9:28pm] yari: as jokeefe said, this should be the central focus [9:29pm] Wodensday: I don’t believe we’ve promoted it much behind a tweet or two. That’s on me, I planned to throw it into the newsletter, but that is currently in development hell. [9:30pm] yari: okay, do you need someone to throw another tweet out? [9:30pm] jokeefe: regular posts on the blog / social media will be good. [9:30pm] yari: I could even schedule a few [9:30pm] Wodensday: What I would like to do this week is to start a serious campaign, with regular tweets, a page that has some more style and detail, multiple blog posts over the coming weeks, and an actual formal press release. [9:30pm] jokeefe: what is the etherpad page? [9:31pm] Wodensday: For which? [9:31pm] yari: jokeefe what etherpad? [9:31pm] jokeefe: wasn’t there a shared page for planning the conference? [9:31pm] yari: ohhh [9:32pm] yari: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/pirateconferenceplanning2022 [9:32pm] papegaai: Title: Etherpad (at etherpad.pp-international.net) [9:32pm] yari: there you go [9:33pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:33pm] yari: Wodensday we need to start filling in the agenda with the people who have submitted talks [9:34pm] yari: Maybe we can set aside some time to do that? [9:34pm] Wodensday: Absolutely we can do that. [9:34pm] Wodensday: I’m always available before outreach on Tuesday. [9:34pm] yari: cool [9:36pm] yari: Regular tweets: can we get someone to post every couple days to the twitter about the conference? I will ping you on discord or email if you agree to do this. [9:36pm] yari: volunteers, anyone? [9:36pm] Wodensday: I should, and I can. If you remind me I can send em out. [9:36pm] yari: thank you very much Wodensday. [9:36pm] Oz: sure i can [9:36pm] yari: Oh nice, Oz! [9:37pm] jokeefe: I can help [9:37pm] yari: sweet [9:38pm] yari: Can one of you three take lead on coordinating that then? I'll be happy to send out emails every other day to all of you if that helps, and I can add Oz to the account [9:38pm] TitaniumCowboy left the chat room. (connection closed) [9:38pm] yari: Just so long as you know which one is doing which day or something [9:39pm] Wodensday: Yeah sure, I can step up. [9:39pm] jokeefe: I will post between 8-noon Eastern [9:39pm] jokeefe: 8am-noon of course [9:40pm] yari: okay Wodensday I'll send you all reminders, please coordinate between the three of you who is posting what and when [9:40pm] yari: thank you [9:40pm] Wodensday: We don’t all need to tweet every day, just enough that people know what’s going on. Preferably each one will have new updates or information. [9:41pm] yari: next up is editing the uspirates.org/nationalconference page [9:41pm] Oz: have we signed up for days /topics for the conference? [9:42pm] jokeefe: I am going to move the 2021 info into its own page. [9:42pm] Wodensday: We sent out the form Oz, that’s how we’re collecting all of our topics. If you want it I can get it to uou [9:42pm] yari: Oz https://cryptpad.fr/form/#/2/form/view/Mkc+3jtL0JV-009LMsNX8Wm7R+6SpCV1LSXzoiqOJt0/embed/ [9:42pm] papegaai: Title: CryptPad (at cryptpad.fr) [9:42pm] yari: that's the form [9:42pm] yari: jokeefe I tried to do just that [9:42pm] jokeefe: will be a sub page [9:42pm] jokeefe: ok yari [9:42pm] yari: I don't know how well I succeeded [9:44pm] jokeefe: will take a look [9:44pm] yari: okay so we need a couple people to work on the website to make it look nice, have the form link, have any information for the conference, and help funnel people to the proper channels. [9:44pm] yari: I'm down to help with this, so I'll volunteer myself [9:45pm] yari: could I get anyone to help out? [9:45pm] Wodensday: Don’t we still have that patriot act channel in the discord? [9:46pm] Wodensday: I suggest we switch it to a convention planning channel, collaborate on this frequently [9:46pm] yari: we do, I think [9:46pm] yari: yes we do [9:46pm] yari: that's a fair suggestion [9:46pm] yari: thoughts? [9:47pm] Oz left the chat room. [9:47pm] jokeefe: sounds good to me [9:48pm] jokeefe: also, I am able to work on making the blog look pretty [9:48pm] yari: okay thank you jokeefe. I'll add you to my list. [9:48pm] yari: and I can go ahead and make that discord change. [9:48pm] jokeefe: you available for Thursday IT meeting? we could work on it more then [9:48pm] yari: sure! [9:49pm] yari: sounds like a plan [9:49pm] Oz joined the chat room. [9:49pm] jokeefe: perfect [9:49pm] Wodensday: I’ll also make sure I turn that logo thing I showed you in Mitch into an actual brand kit of sorts, or something close yari [9:49pm] Oz: Sorry I had to switch to another device [9:49pm] Wodensday: That could help all of us on our individual projects [9:50pm] yari: cool, thank you Wodensday. I can be backup for graphic design so let me know if you feel like you're running low on energy. [9:51pm] Oz: I want to help any way I can but web design is not my skill lol [9:51pm] Wodensday: While I can’t guarantee my full energy again quite yet, I can at the very least be incredibly communicative in the channel and encourage everyone else to do the same [9:51pm] yari: That's fair Oz, there's other things to help with too [9:51pm] Wodensday: We can cover for each other and get this done [9:51pm] yari: was about to ask about the blog posts and the press release [9:52pm] yari: thoughts on blog posts? [9:52pm] yari: Anyone willing to help bottomline that? [9:52pm] yari: perhaps, since we're short staffed, that could be something done with the help of our writers in the discord? [9:52pm] Wodensday: That’s a good idea. [9:53pm] Wodensday: I’ll try and facilitate things as much as I can even on days where my direct involvement is minimal [9:53pm] Oz: Do you need articles for the newsletter or new website? [9:54pm] yari: Oz we need blog posts and/or a formal press release to hype up the upcoming conference [9:54pm] yari: would you like to help out? [9:54pm] Oz: Yes I can help as much as possible [9:54pm] jokeefe: I will commit to posting a weekly Pirate News post if you want [9:55pm] Wodensday: (If you want to help with the newsletter too that’s surely still in the works somewhere) [9:55pm] yari: jokeefe do you mean a summary of the pirate news from MAPP? or a post linking to it? [9:56pm] yari: Even a post linking to it would be fantastic [9:56pm] Oz: I need to catch up on all the details of the conference I missed a meeting or two [9:56pm] Radiojoe joined the chat room. [9:56pm] yari: Welcom Radiojoe! Please ID [9:56pm] jokeefe: Pretty much a copy. The YT video would be in-line not linked to [9:56pm] Radiojoe: hi, William Dappen, CA [9:56pm] yari: sounds awesome, jokeefe. I'm super into that. [9:57pm] jokeefe: ok. will start tomorrow. [9:57pm] yari: Okay so I have jokeefe posting weekly pirate news posts, thank you for that. [9:57pm] Wodensday: ~jokeefe I’d give yourself some freedom there though, don’t be afraid to take topics you discussed and adapt them into a more standard article format if that’s what calls to you [9:58pm] yari: and I have Oz and Wodensday teaming up to help get people in the discord writing blog posts/a formal press release for the upcoming conference [9:58pm] jokeefe: Freedom is good, Wodensday [9:58pm] Wodensday: Short posts about specific topics the MAPP is passionate about and talked about on Pirate news could be fantastic for the blog [9:58pm] yari: seconding what wodensday said, also please don't stress about it too much [9:59pm] Wodensday: I’d honestly just like for us all to write more for the blog about issues and current events important to us. No need to have a specific column so long as the customary three Pirates have checked off on it. [10:00pm] yari: Okay, I think in order for all of this to work I need to make sure Oz had permissions on Twitter and jokeefe if you could make sure Oz has permissions on the website [10:00pm] jokeefe: yes, will do that. [10:00pm] yari: thank you! [10:01pm] Oz: You're talking about the USPP twitter and website right? [10:01pm] yari: yep! [10:01pm] Oz: Ok cool [10:02pm] yari: just want to make sure you have posting permissions if you're going to be helping out. [10:02pm] Wodensday: Motion to adjourn? [10:02pm] yari: fair enough, was about to ask about that [10:02pm] yari: seconds from folks? [10:03pm] Oz: Second [10:03pm] yari: our one formal vote of the day! [10:03pm] yari: please vote aye or nay to adjourn [10:03pm] Wodensday: Aye [10:03pm] Oz: Aye [10:03pm] Radiojoe: aye [10:03pm] jokeefe: aye [10:03pm] yari: pmchi? [10:04pm] yari: four for, one not voting, this meeting of the PNC is adjourned at 10:04pm eastern