Website & Technology Nov. 13

Website & Technology Committee

Committee Member Attendees: Michael Hardin, Gary Smith, Pat Himes and Mike Kapetanovic

SRP and Board Representatives: Lisa Pitarque

Guests: Jason Pickard, NT Connections, Erik and Ethan Kleinsmith

Call to Order –Chair Michael Hardin called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Resident Comment – Residents Erik and Ethan Kleinsmith attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of working with the Proprietary on Ethan’s Eagle Scout project.  Ethan plans to build a raptor’s nest near a SRP pond and is requesting permission to host a live feed webcam of the nest on www.southriding.net.  The Kleinsmith’s requested guidance from the committee regarding the equipment and technology necessary to complete the project.

Approve Minutes – Mr. Himes moved that the minutes of the October 9, 2012 meeting be
approved as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Smith and passed unanimously.

IT Update/NT Connections - Jason Pickard provided an IT update and the Chair with information regarding SRP equipment and software.  The Committee requested information regarding workstation warranty’s and replacement recommendations.

Mr. Pickard noted that all SRP pool computers from were outdated and in poor condition with some equipment not functioning at all.  The Committee requested that any replaced Town Hall equipment be refreshed and used at the pools.

Cloud backup – NTC is waiting on aperture experiments to be concluded before providing any recommendation on Cloud backup.

southriding.net – The Committee discussed the process for resolving website issues.  Options are the Vim and Ben Simon, both charge a similar fee.  The Committee felt the web developer may be more efficient and over the near term less expensive as there is no ‘learning curve’ that a different vendor may require. 

Adjourn - There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on December 11, 2012 at Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.