Just heard for Jeremy, the leader of the Memphis PHP User Group. We’ll be hosting their monthly meeting this Thursday. Their meeting topic this month is “Building Magento Extensions with Brian Wentzloff” Id love to see some people from the #CodeMonkeys come check this out. We’ll definitely be doing some PHP in the near future. Magento is a very powerful E Commerce platform that quite a few companies are using, so the presentation should be very informative.
Our very own Cliff has graciously donated a RaspberryPi for us to raffle off. We’ll be selling raffle tickets for $2 per ticket with no limit. All proceeds of the raffle will be put towards our Laser Cutter Fund which we are getting near our target goal. We’ll be drawing the winner of the Raffle at the LAN Party on August 25th. You do not have to be present to win. Please see Joe to purchase tickets any time between now and August 25th.
Some of you may know, and others may be unaware until now, Ben has graciously bought us brand new carpet for the common room at the space. Via the help of the friendly Nashville guys we were able to secure it, and with Claudio’s assistance getting it home.
Now comes the hard part. In attempts of further prepping the space for a LAN party around August 25, various other obligations of the board members, and general time frame, we hope to try and install the carpet in the space on July 28th. That will be 1 week from this coming Saturday. So this is a call out to everyone for any and all help we can get on the 28th to get that carpet installed. We will need people to help move and shift around the stuff in the common room. Especially when it comes to the benches, we will need a few extra hands to move those. If we can get enough people together, we’ll be able to easily shift the furniture around, lay down the carpet, and then shift the furniture back. The hopes and goal for the day will be to get everything carpeted so that we can have it ready for our house warming event. If you think you can help, please make plans to be there and if you don’t mind speak up on this thread, or send me a direct message, so we’ve got an idea of how many will be helping. After we’ve had an opportunity to discuss things a little further, look for more details to be announced here on time and any other plans.
Ben and Dan got another piece of pegboard mounted, a few more things shifted around, and a little more organized. Between all the efforts Dru put forth this weekend, what Ben and Joe were able to accomplish on the recycling run, and what we did tonight, we should have the space in a much better situation in short order. Be looking for more details and plans in another email shortly.
The big thing that we have coming up is going to be a wish list of items that we need. Mostly little things from what I know, and I’m sure that others can contribute to the list. What I would like to hit people up for ideas on is how we should go about handling such a wish list? There will be various little things that we can all come up with needing at the space, and I’d like to have a setup that would facilitate people being able to pick and choose to get things. What do you guys think would work best for this? Also what items can you think of to add to such a list? Let us know on the mailing list.
Thanks in advance for everyone’s help.
With our first move in day scheduled for June 23rd, here’s some updated pictures of our progress at the new space.