Behind the scenes 18/12/2008
Present: Mike, Ryan, Dai, IDA, Olivier
Website: mike is keen to make progress on getting the new site online but needs to get the details and image files etc from chris to design the front end of the website. Milk has made progree with the rest but needs design to make it look good. We can have a dynamic events listing system that automatically updates.
Ryan has heard from people who are keen to help get the website working and has passed on the details.
Login details are needed, Pogo still has some info also Duncan has info on domain name and hosting. It would be really useful to have all techie info in one place for reference so it can be easily accessed should someone not be available.
Also a hosting upgrade is needed to run PHP5 which will cost money.
Maybe other computer stuff should be moved to the BTS group?- for example some work is needed on action room computers to make more secure and put an end to printing problems. A server should be set up to enable roving user profiles, each with their own documents and printing prefs.
AP Mike to contact Milk to see what stage Website is at
AP Mike to start thread to try to begin collating info in one play for tech stuff- though as some of this needs to be kept secure, should maybe not be posted to public access fora.
Figures now available, haven't had this before and is useful, though hard to tell because grants and EVS confuse things.
ADmin staff can provide these figures and BTS group should be interpreting them. We could look into the incomings to determain what money should be made from Forest on a weekly basis but how would this work?
BTS group should look over the available figures each month.
Would be useful to have an update of WG expenditure vs. Budget to see how things are working out 6 months on from setting the budgets.
Figures will allow us to look into how costs can be brought down i.e. wastage etc.
After discussion, Monthly grant awarded to Racheal Clarke for european travel to study caberet, on the conditgion of a supporting event and her scholarship being awarded. No quarterly grant awarded.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.