Meeting of the provisional and open OSCEdays Board of Stewardship (@BoST) - See full list of BoST meetings here.
We will meet at 10am GMT on Skype on May 23, 2016
Do you want to join? Let us know - ping @Lars2i and @sharmarval
UPDATE: A lot of people could not make it. And the rest had only 30min time. So we made a Quick Agenda with the most important stuff. See comment below.
What should we discuss? Please add things here (post is a wiki) or as a comment below.
MODERATOR of this call: @Lars2i
1.1 Who is going to document?
1.2. How are you? / Do we have new people in the call? Please introduce yourself and tell us how you are today.
##2. Weekly meetings till the event?
@Lars2i: should we have a meeting every week till the event starts? It is only 2 weeks to go. So we have two more instead of only one meeting.
Next one could be on May 30 - 7pm GMT and then June 6 – 10am GMT
##3. (Documentation 1) Global Video Reporting/Hangouts is set up
@Lars2i: The global reporting is set up. There is complete guide for local hosts, community mails to send out and so on. Introduction to it by Lars. Feedback?
.+ Please sign up to host at least two calls.
.+ Where to spread the call? To get more global hosts? (we got 22 spots to fill)
##4. (Documentation 2) Survey about local events
@Lars2i We planned a Survey for local events - to fill out by the local reporters, that will be announced by the local organizers as part of the global Reporting program. Are we happy with the questions to ask?
##5. (Documentation 3) Twitter Robot
@Lars2i Here is a little idea about how to document what is going on at twitter during the event. What do you think?
Last year there were a lot of #OSCEdays tweets. Did we announce this? Can’t remember.
##6. Mentorship Program needs a push
@Lars2i The mentorship program is set up but no new mentors have signed up. How can we push it. Any updates from your 100 scientists @JayKay or from the EMF?
##7. Global Challenge on OSCE association?
@Lars2i - I was thinking about making the future of OSCEdays and OSCE association a global challenge to discuss during the event. What do you think? UPDATE: I had a different idea regarding this yesterday. I will write something up and come back to you with it.
##8. Communication to the Community - Planning of Community Mails
@Lars2i We have a number of messages to send to the local organizers. We should collect them and plan smartly. What is missing
Global Reporting Mail - Announce global reporters - planned to send on May 23
Global Challenges: A Mail to announce the global challenges (Zero Waste, Business Model, Mentorship Program - and eventually the Association Challenge) - (should we include this also in a newsletter) - When to send?
Reminder Mail Global Reporting. We will have to send at least one reminder mail to the local organizers or almost noone will show up to the hangouts. - planned for May 30
##9. This Video - Contradicting Messages & Global Communication
Have a look. The Berlin Community did this video.
I think we need to discuss it because it raises a lot of questions.
I think it comes with a bunch of problems:
(1) The Message - “I used to be a table”,right, and now you are a useless piece of wood to send a digital (and also printed out) message. You got transformed from a multi use tool into a single use … If not this, the video sends at least an “Upcycling message”. So it contradicts the message of OSCEdays. / It looks like video made by people that thought for the first time about CE for this video…
(2) It is not shared under a CC-License - Contradicts the message
(3) It (and the flyer that comes with it) does not use the OSCEdays Fonts and Colors. (gold-color for the font)
All of this is totally not a problem - it doesn’t need to be. We are decentralized and should be strong enough to take this. But it could be seen as a problem - because the video is not branded “OSCEdays Berlin” but general “OSCEdays”!
I wonder two things (maybe you can think of more)
- Should we ask them to change the bit at the end and make clear that this video is about OSCEdays Berlin (I think yes)
- Can we think of something that prevents stuff like this from happening (probably not)
##10. Newlsetter information
@sharmarval will send it Tuesday morning and again next week…apologies this has slipped a bit.
##11. Drop the Community Calls
@Lars2i – As expected the community calls aren’t attended by community members - there is no need for them at the moment. I think we should drop them. What do you think?
I think in the future with a different Onboarding Strategy there will be a need for them. But for now…
##12. Robin Hood Cooperative
I (@cameralibre) proposed OSCE e.V. as a partnership project to Robin Hood, an activist hedge fund which uses an algorithm called ‘The Parasite’ to mimic the best actors in financial markets and earn money for the commons.
This year the whole hedge fund industry took a huge hit (probably good for the world, but bad for Robin Hood) so there are no profits to invest, BUT they want to design crowdfunding mechanisms and smart contracts for projects like ours to access financing. I talked to one of the organisers, there is good potential for some kind of collaboration. We will need to come up with some ideas, but this probably isn’t a priority before the event itself. More info in the call, and coming soon to an OSCEdays forum near you!
##13. Updates & Ideas from Grit
Updates and Ideas from @Grit (See comment below)
Next BoST Call is May 30, 7pm GMT
Who is going to be the moderator of the next call and the deputy?