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The Board of the Hackuarium association is responsible for running the association.

The purpose, composition, roles and tasks of the board are explicitly described in the founding document of the association

Board meeting minutes

The agenda and minutes of our board meetings are available under the Category:Board_Meetings.


The committee is measuring the following points:


First draft of new board (5th) constituting itself around new tasks

The tasks of the board members are up to the board itself, but the following roles and tasks have been decided:

Comité Hackuarium, liste des tâches / Hakcuarium board, List of tasks:

Co-Président / Co-President

Vanessa Lorenzo and Rachel Aronoff

  • Represent the association
  • Moderates meetings
  • Convenes the General Assembly
  • Sign contracts on behalf of the association after consulting the board or the community
  • Supervises association's general activities.

Vice-président / Vice-president

(none at the moment)

Trésorier / Treasurer

Luc Henry

  • Take care of all invoices and receipts
  • Keep bank account up to date
  • Keep membership fees up to date
  • Take care of orders with regular suppliers
  • Take care of dealing with and distributing minigrants

Secrétaire /secretary

Luc Henry

  • Plan board meetings (dates, agenda, reminders)
  • Plan General Assembly upon request from Co-Presidents
  • Make sure access to MC doors is ok ; book rooms for board meetings w/ Christophe @ UC
  • Keep board meeting minutes

Responsable de laboratoire / Lab manager

Gustavo Santa Maria

  • Train new users
  • Organise space
  • Organise maintenance
  • Liaise with UC
  • Liaise with donors

Administrateur des outils web /Webmaster

Sam Sulaimanov

  • Email administration
  • Website administration
  • Slack maintenance and credentials
  • Wiki administration and credentials
  • Keep track on all web credentials (usernames and passwords)

Responsable Art et Design / Art and design

Vanessa Lorenzo

  • plan and organise art and design initiatives

Evangéliste / Talent scout

Daniel Hernandez

  • identify individuals and communities and contact them
  • identify events to attend and Hackuarium presence

Responsable communication / Communication manager

Yann Pierson

  • Posting our events on FB, slack, meetup & the wiki
  • Posting promotions on our facebook page about our activities and stuff members have done
  • Taking care that pictures are centralized on our Flickr account
  • Posting about what other labs and groups have been doing
  • Posting about the latest biohacker/maker technologies
  • Press relations
  • Press kit updates

Responsable évènements /Event manager

(none at the moment)

  • curate events
  • plan events
  • communicate event details with communication manager

Community Happiness

Yann Heurtaux

  • Check and propose improvements for microgrant process + assess community needs about them
  • Implement Office Hours for community

Ateliers de Renens Link/point de contact

Yann Heurtaux

  • Make sure information flows both ways Ateliers de Renens / UC <=> us


Sixth Board

Fifth Board

Since the last General Assembly (February 2017), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members are:

The new Board still has to constitute itself (i.e. decide on precise roles, based on declarations issued by elected candidates during General Assembly), according to our bylaws. It has been done during this Board Meeting.

Fourth Board

Since the last General Assembly (January 2016), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members are:

Third Board

Since the last General Assembly (April 2015), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members are:

Second Board

First Board