Circle Call 2020-10-28
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- New Cooperative Management and Marketing Programme at Essex
- Hubl update
- CoTech Video
- Chris Lowis (Go Free Range)
- Lucy King (In Fact)
- Doug Belshaw (We Are Open)
- Harry Robbins (Outlandish)
- Szczepan Orlowski (Animorph)
Hubl update (Szczepan)
- Hubl is a tool we'd like to use to help us share skills among the CoTech network
- English translation is being worked on
- Sz has spoken to a number of coops to introduce them to Hubl
- Software is still quite slow and in French so we're not pushing it too hard.
- Doug is helping some people with a project to create local social networks from federated raspberry pis (elixir / react). Anyone interested in this should get in touch with Doug.
Essex University update (Lucy)
- no longer a placement scheme, there were too many students and not enough host co-ops.
- now it's more about specific areas of interest within co-ops, e.g. financing
- this morning was a Q&A with students to meet co-ops and it went really well
- there'll be another session on Co-op Marketting.
- goal for this term is to help the students work out what areas are interesting to them. Next term they will have a research topic and will be in touch with co-ops
- Lucy wants to get as many people from CoTech involved as possible
- There's a forum where we can get involved and discuss with students
- Keep an eye on the thread (https://community.coops.tech/t/new-cooperative-management-and-marketing-programme-at-essex/2148/29) for details of how to get involved
- Harry to start a thread on forum to collate the academic research that has been done about CoTech.
New videos (Szczepan)
- Sz has an idea to use CoTech funds to update video that Blake House made about CoTech several years ago.
- All were in agreement that this would be a good idea.
- Sz will find out more before the next call.
- Sz pointed us to the thread about the online gathering https://community.coops.tech/t/cotech-gathering-online-early-2021/2367
- Lucy - we should try to make this fun
- Doug - what is the gathering for? Connections - we should try and come up some ideas for how to connect (e.g. online games on the PS4!)