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Monday, January 16, 2011
- Lumicon paper, schedule missed...now?
Recent & Upcoming events
- today: arduino basics at Liz House w/ shannon, Leif, Joe
- Water quality hackathon (March 9-10)
- EcoHack- late April- 22nd- Liz- everyone ok with it, need to ask Sara and Jeff- Liz wants to bring thermal camera and several other tools
- Pachube OpenLayers Mash-Up (quantitative + qualitative data)
- pachube + ushahiti, real cool. Lock-in to Pachube. - way to send data back to our archives
- Talk to RJ- Mt- did set up API to download data- set up for our site and then gets sent to P
- Kickstarter how to videos, need to finish and post early this week
- filling, camera protector, flying
- has a bunch of compiling to do- instructions, Stu and Mat did bottle test
- Mathew drank green hawaiian punch in the name of science
- Pat Coyle gave ideas about redoing the camera mount
- Mat finishing up today- video of them flying and filling the balloon- want to redo it- these three together will be the basic set of how-tos
- Should do a series of follow-ups, turn balloon kits into map- someone invested in mapmaking
- Organize people by region- get people in contact- regional + web meet-ups, setting up camera, how to shoot and launch, get everyone ready to fly- how we’ll get images back to PLOTS- goal is ¾
- How to get them involved...
- Create nested Google group for kickstarter folks- track...
- Followup- regional meetups + webinars
getting people’s equipment, images, back to PLOTS
CLOSE OF KICKSTARTER ----> go to our store
- for Friday 1/21
- First assignemnt for them- build crash cage- send five rubberbands, send with a thank you card
- Example of “pop-up store” with short 3-day sale
- Outlining and planning on oblique and ground photo schema for website on github
- Flickr tagged group for each of the image sets
- Signed public domain letter with Google
- SOPA / PIPA - blackout?
- As an organization, we should make a statement about this - Liz can get links together for what to put on splash page- timed/click through - Jeff?
- Wednesday this week
- Finalize staff meeting time- longer staff meeting to show each other tools/skills- tools/skill exchange, 4-5 days, 2nd/3rd week of April- Earth Day no, Easter no- April 8th, Adam no first week of April-
- Boston- rent out a house
- NY if we wanted to do around EcoHack
- Cocodrie, LA - for barn raising?
- could do Oakland ++++++
- Aim for 2nd week in April/Oakland- overlap with a weekend- Where 2012- April 2nd-4th, Where Camp Thursday and Friday before it- April 5-10th in Oakland
- Workers comp problem
- Whoops today is a holiday
Field work this week
- Saturday 21st January - Asheville Area - Collaborative mapping with Watershed of the Tuckaseegee River looking for Cherokee fish weirs in area rivers. . (rain date is the 28th)
- wine testing meetup, pirateship, wed