Running FamiLAB

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This page is in active development...

Todo: Convert names over to wiki user pages...

PREAMBLE GOES HERE with Do-ocracy overview and link...

Corporation Duties

President: Daniel Robert Lewis

  • List Responsibilities

Vice President: Daniel Burroughs

  • List Responsibilities

Treasurer: Ian Cole

  • Landlord Relationship
  • Monthly Financial Summary
  • Maintenance of Member List
  • Class Supplies Inventory (kits, etc.)
  • Bank Account management
  • Payment of Bills
  • Reimbursement of Expenses
  • more...

Secretary: Mack Hooper

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Annual Meeting
  • Annual Corporate Filing
  • Maintenance of P.O. Box
  • more...

Volunteer / Do-acracy Duties


  • Wordpress Administration - Mack H., Bill R.
  • Wordpress Content - Ian C., Bill R. (All members are encouraged to submit blog content - we will excerpt your blog, or write blog entries for you, or if you are interested, you can submit directly once we show you the nuances of our wordpress template...)
  • Website Contact Form Submissions - Mack H., Ian C., Bill R., Aaron C.
  • Web Server Administration - Mack H.


  • Wiki Admin (Accounts) - Chris P.
  • Wiki Editing - All Members - get an account and help improve it...

Email Lists:

  • Admin / Moderation - Mack H.

Social Media:

  • Twitter - Ian C., Bill R. (Please make sure that FamiLAB is following you, and please retweet about events, classes, etc.)
  • Linked In Group - Mack H., Ian C.(Please join it...and post if you will be attending events, etc.)
  • Facebook - Abandoned. Need to get the old group archived and clean up the page at a minimum.

Promotion on other websites / communities:

  • Reddit - Bill R, Anthony M.
  • Florida Creatives - Dave C.
  • DEFCON / DC407 - Bill R.
  • Radio Shack - Ian C.
  • Make / MakerFaire - Dave C., Ian C.
  • Orlando Nerds and Geeks - Ted W.

Class Administration:

  • EventBrite - Dave C., Ian C., Mack H. (We can create a class / event as needed - even if free...)
  • Monthly class planning - Dave C., Ian C., Mack H., Bill R.
  • Cloudspace Host - Dan L.
  • Updating the Public Classes & Events page on the website - Ian C.
  • Class & Event Promotional Reminder to list - Ian C.

New Member Welcome - Ian C., Aaron C.

Other: Adafruit Hackerspace discount ordering - Dave C. Acrylic Scrap Pickup - Ian C.

  • Laird Plastics - Every 2 or 3 weeks - Joel (manager) is the contact - Prefers (1pm to 3pm)

Equipment and Tool Maintenance:

  • Laser -
  • Servers - ?
  • PBX -

Safety Equipment

  • List of required equipment - Mike K.

Items that need Volunteers

Many of these things are done today, but it would be nice to spread the load around / have backups...

Monthly Open House "Host"

  • Communicate with RSVPs
  • Buy cookies, drinks (soda / water / gatorade), ice (with approved budget / reimbursement)
  • Buy nametags, get people to wear them (with approved budget / reimbursement)
  • Greet people, make sure they know where the bathroom is, etc.

Donations Manager

  • Better define what we will or will not accept
  • Work with agencies that take PC donations to keep our Lab clean
  • Ensure proper disposal of excess Lab items
  • Create list of items we want to have donated
  • Work with local suppliers that have agreed to donate scrap, etc

Workshop / Class Host - Anyone can lead a workshop or class - Please volunteer - we will help you get started!