will be there! it would be treat to talk about the progress of OpenLabs so far - and maybe look already a bit beyond that, too - like what could be next steps after the Open Labs have finished? What strategies are needed to keep developing OSCEdays and find funding for that? On project base? Etc.
this time hangouts didn’t work for me, skype didn’t work for seigo. Every time someone cannot join the BoSt talk due to some technical problem and we’re wasting a lot of time during the talks to get them solved.
Any other options what we can use? If so we should all try them out before the next call.
Classic mistake: After the call I clicked the wrong button and erased all notes from the call. So I write down what I still can remember.
We had some technical problems at the beginning. When I started the Skype I got a message, that Stasia, Maike and Frans could not join - probably because they run unsupported systems. We switched to Hangouts because of that - and Maike was still not able to join. Next time, everyone with a technical problem should already join the conversation 30 min before the actual call starts so we can work on the tech-problems.
There could be more traffic and interaction. How can we improve it?
We changed the communication strategy a bit: Instead of spamming people Frans spends time to watch and comment on DIF talks and try to get cross pollination and awareness going.
We were discussing to reach out to schools to get them involved. Gien wants to do some phone calls to people he knows and try to get them involved and give feedback about how this went. There is the question if with less than 2 weeks left it is to short notice for most people.
Next time we should show people more benefits for joining - for example more video streaming.
####Video Streaming Opening Phase 3 - This Friday 11 am GMT
Ricardo will join it, Gien can be there too and Frans also. In this call we will have a live connection to the CRCLR lab in Berlin and the Event in Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - Script will be shared for the call on Wednesday evening.
###3 OSCE (days) Meta
Ricardo created some interesting documents with ideas for future OSCEdays and website improvement. He will share those in extra topics now. So we have more time to look at them and discuss the ideas in future BoST calls! Check the topics pls. and comment on the ideas.
Regional Connectors (see documents of Ricardo) - Push the ideas of regional connectors that connect within a country and continent. Try to get people involved and so on. How to motivate people to do this? How to provide them with the tools needed for this job?
###5 Physical Meeting
A physical meeting would be great. But the one we had in Sep 2015 was already complicated and this was just people from the UK, Germany and France. Now we have Ricardo in South America, Stasia in China, Silvia in the US, Gien in South Africa and a bunch of people in different countries in Europe.
How to find a date and how to pay for the meeting? Seems very unlikely.
IDEA: When OSCEdays started the RFF reached out to it. They help projects that were founded online to have physical meetings, because physical meetings trigger a lot of energy. They paid for the first physical OSCEdays BoST meeting. They will not pay for us again but maybe we can find another organization willing to help out here. Travel costs are usually easier for foundations and so on to support than salary.
We could turn this into a project. We set a date for a physical meeting - let’s say for example for next June or July. We all reserve some time for it. And then try to get the funds for the meeting.
Let’s think about this… and continue the planning and discussion HERE.
thank you for the notes.
So great to hear more ideas.
unfortunately, I couldn’t join the calls because there was no good wifi here. I’ll come back on the 17th and I will be able to join next call. Hi from colourful India!
I hope to involve more youth from the event.
I have spent considerable time and effort trying to get people interested and involved through my personal channels and networks. The result was rather disappoointing just two of the people I talked to personally and none of those I wrote to seemed to understand the potential of Open Source for building Circular Cities, never mind the current DIF-collaboration.
Let’s see if our invitation to the off-line event creates any more traffic…