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{{minutes approved|25 Feb 2013}}
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* NOTICE to those on the line: All present agree to a temporary recording of this call to be be deleted no later than when the minutes are approved. Please speak up if you disagree with this and we will discuss it after roll call.
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;Present: '''(Subject to verification)''' Philip Kizer (chair),  William Bilancio, John Boris, Dan Rich, Ski Kacoroski, Evan Pettrey, Matt Disney (late)
;Present: '''(Subject to verification)''' Philip Kizer (chair),  William Bilancio, John Boris, Dan Rich, Ski Kacoroski, Evan Pettrey, Matt Disney (late)

Latest revision as of 21:14, 26 March 2013

14 Jan 2013
Board meeting Minutes Next:
11 Feb 2013

Minutes approved: 25 Feb 2013

(Subject to verification) Philip Kizer (chair), William Bilancio, John Boris, Dan Rich, Ski Kacoroski, Evan Pettrey, Matt Disney (late)
Martin Gehrke, Jesse Trucks
20:04 Eastern Time
21:05 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

  • Minutes are on hold.

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report
    • Evan needs to move money to tier one and Jesse can help with the credentials.
    • We have our NJ Sales tax certificate. Change the Sage to LOPSA. If we can. Evan will look into it.
    • Ski has a general sponsorship letter we can use to send out. It looks like everyone is having a hard time drumming up business.
    • William says that it is budget time and the economy is slow. Ski thinks they may be earmarking their money to more product specific areas.
    • Dan feels we should be more specific to our potential sponsors as to what we want to use their money for.
  • Membership report
      • Summary provided, no responses for non-renewals
    • It looks like PayPal pro is helping.
  • Technical services report
    • Slight problem with tech team going to Splunk. Mail got messed up for a bit and all was fixed by Friday of last week. The Tech team will discuss the issue.
  • Conference/events activities report
    • SCALE coming up.
    • Cascadia getting ready to open
    • LOPSA-East just rolled out their schedule and web site
    • SCALE coming up.
      • 1 trainer, 2 classes due to a loss of a room. Aleksey is doing both classes.
      • Dan, Ski is working the table. We are next to USENIX. Ski is setting up signupgenius for the volunteers
  • Mentorship Status report
    • Weekly Meeting (Google Hangout) held Thursday Jan 24. Discussed LOPSAGram The team developed a request for people to be part of the core team. I will be acting as a quasi Co-Chair until Edward gets through the Fiscal year crush on his end. (Probably after April 15th). Me and Lois are on Call next week.
  • Communications (LOPSAgram, #lopsa-live, etc)
    • LOPSAGram will go out this week - content appreciated
    • Please fill out lopsa-live doodle for Feb.
    • Working with William to get Ad up on Matt Simmons blog
    • Ski and Phil will discuss a hangout
  • Project Management report

No Report this week

  • Liaison reports (LC, etc.)
    • Dan would like to pass the LC coordinator position over to William.
      • Need: LC status, election status, communication plan

D&O Insurance Update (Kizer)

  • Summary: new provider is now active

SIGs (Pettrey)

  • Evan met with Nathan Harvey. Nathen is interested in potentially making DevOpsDC the first LOPSA SIG. Evan says they have about 400 members. Our Policy needs a review to see if it is still current.
  • DevOPsDc is better as an affiliate
  • Discussion of what is a SIG. Define difference between a SIG and an Affiliate. General consensus that this doesn't really fit our definition of a SIG.

WiAC Stipend (Disney)

  • I would like LOPSA to match a $750 donation in order to guarantee at least one $1500 stipend for WiAC '13 ($750 commitment by LOPSA). I would also like to pursue a crowd-funding effort to fund a second stipend, which would either increase the stipend to $2000 or provide a second stipend.
  • Motion by Matt that LOPSA commits to match a $750 donation to provide for $1500 stipend for Wiac
  • William second
  • Motion approved.


Ski motioned for adjournment William second