DC ACM: Meeting Minutes 2011-09-26

DC ACM Volunteer and Board Meeting
Radio Free Asia

Board members attending: Isaac Christoffersen, Eric Noriega, Andrew Conklin, James Imanian,

Members attending: Roger Fujii

Non-members observing: None

The meeting was called to order by Chair at 7:25pm

1.     Meeting Minutes

No minutes of previous board meetings were submitted for approval.

2.     Reports of the Officers


  • Budget approved last meeting
  • Goal now for chapter is to get schedule prepared and then execute

Vice Chair

Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.

Action: Move previous meeting minutes into Word Press.  Use DCACM_min as tag.

Member At Large

Not applicable

3.     Reports from the Standing Committees


Discussed Home page

Action: Eric to re-write first paragraph.

Discussed MeetUp platform and its functionality

Discussed strengths and weaknesses of Eventbrite for membership management (especially concerning dues) vs Mail Chimp

Chapter Meetings (invites) to be posted on MeetUp

Discussion on what contact manager DCACM will use.  We could possibly use Highrise CRM.

Lanyrd a social conference directory was discussed as another member contact manager possibility.


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.

Professional Development

Amazon Web Services (AWS) a possibility along with other cloud service development.

Code Jams with Phase Two Technologies as a partner another possibility for a PD program.

ACM’s Distinguished Speaker Program @ dsp.ACM.org is a resource for picking speakers and presentation length.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (http://www.olli.gmu.edu/) could be a venue for DC ACM program

There was a discussion on “What does event coordinator do?”  Answer was initially event coordinator is responsible for arranging for the space, and food needed to support the event.  PD chair or another designated person would be responsible for the speaker and any support arrangements (e.g. travel, hotel, presentation requirements)

“What night of the week is best for an event?” was asked.  This should be worked out thru DC Tech Events and Meetup.

4.     Reports from the Ad-Hoc Committees


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report

5.     Unfinished Business

6.     New Business


Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM