1 Introduction Round
How is everybody?
Q: Waiting for feedback about our application. I haven’t heard anything from Maike.
Lars said there’s still money in bank account.
R: Just finished the video. We are about 1 month away from water hackathon and just preparing materials for all the universities. There are 6 universities in sustainability classes to present that day. We want to arrive with ideas on that day and work in the afternoon with all the teams, promoting and working on making better these ideas.
S: Can you post it on the OSCEdays Bogota page?
R: Last week, we created the presentation. We have the info in Spanish. I have to translate it.
S: Put it in Spanish first. Find an intern to do translation.
G: I’m just organizing meeting between Indian NGO and Ricardo for hackathon.
S: John from Enspiral knows you and Sam Muirhead. As part of 350.org, we are preparing for global climate summit on Sept - Oct. I’m part of planning committee. Few hundred people will march and have townhall with elected officials. I’m going to apply principles to 3D print toys for my grandson using hemp bio-base filament.
R: I have open source collection of toys I can share 3D designs with you.
S: This can open up new line of products. I would like to 3D print kitchenware.
Are there new people? Let’s have a quick introduction round.
Reminder of roles and tasks: TO DO LIST
Note: We have to update the roles and tasks as soon as possible.
2 OSCE review
update by Maike and Qing
3 June events review
[Summary] [BoST Call, July 9, 7 pm GMT] - 2018 - General Call #7)
R: Can we write to each city and ask if they can summarize what they did or are doing. Something that can link to the info in the forum. We can use it to connect all the teams, and all the work they are doing.
S: Since video is almost ready to go, we won’t wait for responses. We can always update.If we wait for people to document, it won’t happen.
G: How about each of us contacts people and interview them?
R: I can contact people who speak Spanish.
G: We can be proactive and go out and do this. It also builds community.
S: Set deadline for Sept 2 to finish interviewing different OSCEdays teams for their event stories.
Silvia will share her excel spreadsheet for us to put all the interview content into.
4 Open Actions
Video communication - Ricardo
S: Ricardo is finished the video.
R: I put in all 3 parts in the video. I have to put some sound effects and music. If you think it’s not easy to understand, I can make changes. The 3rd part can be longer to explain what we want to do.
S: Let’s go with it. You’ve worked on a long time already. This can never end.
R: I can send script or you can comment on the video
S: We need suggestions for music and other things. We will give it another week.
G: I think we need to proactively engage with people. Publishing a request isn’t enough. When we contact people to interview them, we can ask them to comment on the video as well.
S: Great. Let’s give it one week.
R, G, Q: Ok.
Register association - Maike and Qing
Q: We are waiting. It’s about 4 to 6 weeks to wait.
S: If you need an urgent call, let us know on the forum or email and we can convene to discuss.
Q: Rename? We can’t change our name now. It is legally Open Source Circular Economy Days but for our event, we have a shortcut like “Open Circular” that’s easier to remember.
S: I understand. We can brand it differently than the legal name. Jamie is on vacation. I’ll ask him at beginning of Sept.
Q: Officially, it was registered in Germany. Board is here as well. For local event, we also need local team to hold the event. Maybe we can call that Open CIrcular Couch, like Gien said, we need to engage with people. Let members join us and engage with the events.
S: We already have that.
Q: What do you mean?
S: Every city has local organizer.
Q: Do we have a list of every organizer?
S: You’ll see in the OSCEdays summary.
G: How do you integrate Hackathon? It didn’t happen in June. Neither is Ricardo’s Sept event. We need some clear way forward with this.
Q: June for presenting results of work done year round.
Re-name OSCE using a simpler, better name and acronym - Qing
Silvia will ask Jaime at the beginning of September
Other conference to apply to, which one is it? - Maike mentioned it
Q: Last time we met, we talked about registration, website - do we have money to redo the website. Somebody needs to admin it instead of Lars. Maike has some web program. She’ll think about some ideas and suggest to us. We’ll see how much money we have in the organization. We still have some money in the trust account that can payi for website work. Finance plan will go ahead after we have confirmed the association. That’s the plan for Sept.
S: I plan to go to Germany event “Urban Transformation to a Circular Economy” in Oct. I don’t have a speaking slot. I"m in Paris at the time so it’s as short trip to go here. The themes are interesting.
R: I’m suppose to be there in Torino at end of Sept but friend who was going to be there with us…his mother died, so we may change plans.
S: This is an event we are just attending, not giving talks.
5 Agenda for next call on September 3
S: We have the summary, open actions, anything else?
G: We’ll have feedback on planning of the water hackathon with Columbia
We may talk to Cape Town Science Centre and see if they want to do citizen science worskhops to work on some of the tech
Q: The hackathon is a good model. Maybe we can develop a strategy and guideline we can share with other cities. A lot of NGO’s are searching for these types of projects. In China, they are searching for these types of projects. This is really interesting.
S: It’s effective way to get funding. It’s much more focused and can be finished and shown. Even if we are a nonprofit, we can aim at commercialization.