Organisation/2016 Trustees Election/Candidates
Miloud Bouhaddou (Scooby)
Hello all i'm (Scooby) MIL0UD B0UHADD0U, I'm super friendly, outgoing, caring, very approachable and easy going, born and lived in London all my life and a man of many trades mostly by use of hands. My main interests and hobbies are everything to do with mechanics, electrically propelled vehicles, metal works/fabrication and welding. My weakness are spending too much of my HS hacking time socialising and helping others with their super exciting projects.
I joined around five years ago when space and rules was never a big issue, everything just fell into place and was workable when our members was less than just a few hundred at the time. I've always played a huge part in the logistics side of running the HS and most importantly during our last transition over to our current location and hopefully to our new one too. I also work on the day to day behind the scenes politics which can sometimes be a huge drain but always rewarding once any issues have been resolved.
My mandate: Fairness, Honesty, Clarity, and Transparency. We should all be treated with the same care, consideration and respect that we give and receive, we should all work and coexist with one another and always within a friendly and happy environment, and that no other, (no matter what position they hold) should tower over another.
One of my biggest concerns is the unfair process regarding the grievance procedure and the lack of trustees failing to take immediate action/intervention and being [Truncated at 250 words]
Hi , My name is Brian Cox (No relation ) and I wish to run for this years trustee elections for the London hackspace, I'm 45 this coming year and have done many things . I have travelled a lot and been in the forces for some six years I'm skilled in antique furniture restoration and 5 star catering, at this moment In time I'm part of Project Dalek and help run a few of the conventions on Johns behalf. I'm currently looking to start a props business on the side and to develop it in to a full time passion by learning the skills here at the hackspace and from the people around me.
Thomas Greer (tgreer)
tl:dr the Hackspace needs some trustees who are willing to take the flack from making decisions that the majority of members want made. I'm that person.
Henry Sands (YetiFiasco)
Hi, my name's Henry, I'm one of the Laser cutter Maintainers and I also organise and run the LAN parties.
I've been a member for over 3 years and had a lot of fun during that time, including making many great friends. I'm always friendly and willing to help, whether that be with woodwork, new starters or queries regarding the Laser Cutter.
The Hackspace is going to need to change heavily over the next 18 months and I want to be a leading part in that, I think I can provide level headed, objective decision making and work with current and future trustees without drama or infighting.
If you want to chat about anything, I'm YetiFiasco on IRC or my Email address is on the mailing list, I'm always open to talk.
Mat Stace (matstace)
Hi, I'm Mat, and I infrequently play with radios. I sometimes even come into the main space, if I am thirsty and have remembered enough change to buy a bottle of Mate.
As a trustee, I want the day to day running of the space to be off my radar, I firmly believe that the community needs to be re-engaged in the do-ocracy aspect of the space, and not rely on the trustees to hold hands on every little thing. I don't believe that simply being present in the space all of the time is a good measure of who would make a good trustee. (I'm also going to slap myself for typing do-ocracy. Excellent sentiment, terrible word.) I am aware of the challenges of a space with the number of members that we have, however, and am certainly not going to vanish and hide behind the "do it yourself, whilst being excellent" mantra. Most of the time ;)
Looking to the future, the next eighteen months are going to see some huge changes to LHS, including the physical location itself, so some drama-averse heads making sane, sensible decisions sound like a good addition to the trustees. I'd like to think of myself in that category, and wouldn't be putting myself forward if I thought I would be any detriment to the space.
Jan Szumiec (jasiek)
Hi, I’m Jan. I have been a member of London Hackspace since 2014, originally joining for the amateur radio interest group. Since then, I have discovered complementary groups, met a ton of interesting and smart people and made quality friends. I spend most of my time writing software, but also dabble in hardware and electronics - which led me to organise this year's edition of Stupid Hackathon London (www.stupidhackathon.uk).
One of the projects I support and work on at LHS is the doorbot - they are now built on the same platform as the ACNodes which simplifies administration and improves reliability. It's also now much easier to add new capabilities when we get more equipment in. Assuming you’ve visited the space within the past year, you have already benefited from my efforts as a proactive and interested member.
I want to get involved in helping the space as a trustee for two major reasons. First, the hackspace is an amazing concept worthy of time investment. The space itself is hack-worthy and unique. Second, there is quite a lot of work with the upcoming move in March 2018. I am mindful that this requires some extra effort and would like to be involved. My no-nonsense focus will help to ensure the London Hackspace has a home in the future.