###Update October 2015:
This topic and the “global node connectors” approach was replaced by the channel keepers topic and approach.
OSCEdays Community Building and Node Connectors
##What are Nodes and Node Connectors?
Part of the global OSCEdays organization and community building are global node connectors. Node Connectors focus on particular subjects e.g. “Textiles” or “LCA”. They will monitor the OSCEdays community around this topic (e.g. by subscribing to the tag “textiles”) and keep an overview. The goal is international collaboration and the role of global connectors is to connect the network, introduce people with similar people to each other and more. So in short: Node connectors will
- keep an overview about everything what is going on around their subject in the OSCEdays network,
- introduce people and ideas to each other, and try to catalyze connections
- bring in new experts and organizations from their field into the OSCEdays network, connecting them to local organizers for example. Therefore global node connectors will also serve as entry point for businesses, individuals and initiatives to engage with the OSCEdays network.
##+ Add a Node
Do you like become a Node Connector for a certain subject and do everything mentioned above? Tell us about your idea. Generally it is easy to become a Node Connector - just start the work described above - connect the community.
You can create a topic for it, where you describe the Node Connecting you are doing and what is your focus. This allows people to understand better, what is your motivation when you ping them and also allows others to join you in your work and maybe build something bigger with you. Put “[NODE]” in front of your topic name and put the topic in the “Community Building” category. And leave a remark here to let people about it.
Try to pick a subect for your work that is specific like “3d printing” but not too specific like “3d printing with bioplastics”.
Create a topic about it in the “Global OSCEdays Organization” category. We are looking forward to hear from you.
##Nodes so far
more might be in the Community Building Category