Thanks to @BinaryKitten for kicking us into a date and venue very effectively, now we just need to have a productive gathering.
Here’s a proposal for the schedule, as with all things this is up for discussion:
13:00 Meet & greet, grab a drink, name badge and introduce yourself to someone you don’t know.
13:30 Pizza lunch!
14:15 Meeting proper starts
15:30 Stop for a coffee break
15:45 Resume meeting
17:00 Meeting close
18:00 Hack Oldham closes
Call for agenda items
Items for the agenda are sought. Please try to add detail of what you want to discuss in your agenda item so that people have chance to formulate their thinking beforehand. Please guess at how long you think it will take to discuss your item based on a clear statement of the proposal followed by discussion and possibly decision.
This will potentially be a very busy meeting so please take time to prepare.
I’m going to suggest that we take agenda items until Wednesday 11th of October 2017 at 17:00 UTC. Not the 18th as originally stated. Which is after the meeting. Thanks @BinaryKitten for pointing that out…
If anyone has suggestions on how we handle a large agenda should that be proposed then please add that here too
We should try to avoid an ‘Any Other Business’ section to keep to a schedule so if you have a point you wish to discuss, please answer the call for agenda items.
Contributions will be welcome towards food, pledge or chuck money in a bowl. Anything over and above the costs incurred will be donated to the UK Hackspace Foundation, please give generously etc etc Pizzas cost about £7 so if you plan on eating a whole pizza and can afford it, suggested donation is £10.
If you’re able to give more to assist those who already have large travel expenses or just can’t afford to donate, that would also be appreciated. Nobody will judge you for how much you donate and we’ll try to make sure there’s something people can chuck money into without it being obvious of the amount.
This is all suggestion, if anyone else has suggestions on how we do this, please step forward.