[57north-discuss] Anniversary

tj tj at enoti.me
Mon Aug 22 15:29:13 BST 2016


On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:50:50PM +0100, Robert McWilliam wrote:
> The 3rd anniversary of the founding of the space is some time soon, or
> in the recent(ish) past: depends what you want to count as the founding. 
> 
> I went through some of the old emails and pulled out some notable
> events: 
> https://wiki.57north.org.uk/index.php/Founding
> 
> Anyone have any preferences for which of those (or others) we should
> decide to commemorate? Any suggestions for what we should do (or have
> done...)?
> 
>  I'm inclined towards picking the first meeting in the space as *the*
>  anniversary. Mostly because Tom's minutes for it[0] are a thing of
>  beauty. 

I agree and the previous party[1] was around the 10th of September. Those
minutes are just amazing...

> I think we should also commemorate the anniversary of doorbot coming
> into existence. It is horribly hacked together with the relay just
> hanging on the end of its wire on an odd shaped bit of proto board, and
> the use of bluetack (and sometimes white tack) to hold the latch open so
> you can close the door. From the start it was intended to be replaced
> Real Soon Now™ and three years later it's still there (with some minor
> changes; the mag stripe reader has been replaced with GPG signed JSON).
> I think that captures the hackspace ethos well enough that it should be
> celebrated. And then *actually* replaced with something sane.

We could have an annual robots day in the space to celebrate the machines
that make our lives better. 1st of October(that day or nearest Saturday)
would be a good date.

[1]: http://lists.57north.co/pipermail/57north-announce/2014-August/000053.html

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