GovNotes/Bodies/CityCouncil.md
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| **Membership** | 5 members |
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| **Term length** | 4 years |
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| **Appointment** | Elected by district |
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-| **Meetings** | 2nd and 4th Thursdays |
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+| **Meetings** | 2nd and 4th Thursdays, except 1st and 3rd Thursdays instead in November and December |
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| **Upcoming meetings** | [Link](https://huntsvilleal.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx) |
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## Description
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-Welcome to [Tris](https://tris.fyi)'s wiki! Here you'll find:
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+Welcome to my website! Here you'll find
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+## About me
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+Hi! I'm Tris [(she)](https://pronoun.is/she). I am and do many things; here are a few of the notable ones:
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+* Professionally, I am a technical generalist with broad experience in software, infrastructure, and security engineering. I have particular interest in computer networks, privileged access management, business process automation, and the purely functional deployment model (as popularized by Nix and NixOS).
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+* I have been known to participate in competitive programming exercises, specifically [Advent of Code](https://adventofcode.com) — check it out if you're interested in software development at all, it's a very well run event that will definitely make you a better engineer!
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+* I participate (although less actively than I'd like) in [dn42](https://dn42.dev), which is an overlay network that uses the same protocols as the real internet, just mostly over VPN links. My network is AS4242422502.
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+* I make [funny jokes on the internet](https://rotating.horse) (check the address bar) sometimes.
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+* I enjoy playing piano (and other keyboard instruments), although I was much better at it several years ago than I am now :)
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+* I have been known to learn constructed languages on a whim and currently speak [toki pona](https://tokipona.org) at a basic level. o toki kepeken toki pona tawa mi la sina pona :)
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+* I frequently attend local government meetings (more info on that below).
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+I'm always happy to talk about any of this — if you think I can help with a project or just want to chat, please get in touch! My contact info is below.
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+## My local government notes
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+I have a particular interest in [Huntsville, Alabama](https://huntsvilleal.gov)'s local government. Here are some useful resources:
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+* [Preliminary council agendas](https://tris.fyi/agenda.html) - an effort to automatically scrape [Legistar](https://huntsvilleal.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx) to get insights into what council will be doing before finalized agendas are published, using the [Legistar API](https://webapi.legistar.com/Help)
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+* [City GIS services](https://maps.huntsvilleal.gov/arcgis/rest/services) - you can get some useful information out of [maps.huntsvilleal.gov](https://maps.huntsvilleal.gov) but there are so many layers that you can't see there. [QGIS](https://www.qgis.org/en/site/) compatible.
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+* [My polished meeting notes](https://tris.fyi/gov) - will be moved into this part of the website properly Real Soon Now(TM)
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+* [GovNotes](GovNotes/Home) on this part of the website - more info on how city government functions and why I do this, with state law references as I care to add them. Someday this will be the most useful link on this site :)
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## Field notes
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The best way to reach me is via email: tris@tris.fyi.
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-## Other things of interest
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-* [My local government meeting notes](https://tris.fyi/gov) - may eventually be moved into this wiki
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+I'm happy to negotiate PGP-encrypted email, real-time chat (XMPP / IRC), or a video call if the circumstances warrant that.