Working group as part of the Newcastle 2019 gathering
ETHERPAD HERE: https://etherpad.net/p/DukhcvWIRj
Agenda: Skills Sharing For Economic & Social Goals
Our working group will, we expect, have two threads:
- a technical team who will consider implemention of Startin' Blox or some other service
- a requirements and design team who will assemble what requirements there are and compare those to what Startin' Blox (etc.) can offer
|Questions to consider for the weekend
- What is the Semantic Web?
- What is Startin' Blox?
- How is Startin' Blox being used by Happy Dev/Code-Operative?
- What functionality is it feasible to offer CoTech, whether through Startin' Blox or otherwise?
- How could it benefit CoTech?
- What is missing for it to be really beneficial to CoTech?
What are the skills-related issues that our member co-ops are facing at the moment? For example:
- learning and development within the individual co-op
- internal transparency of what skills there are in the co-op
- letting potential clients know of the co-op's skill set
- finding people in other co-ops for back up when overstretched
- finding complementary skills in other co-ops for collaborative projects or bids
What is our shared current situation?
- How have CoTech members collaborated thus far?
- What communication structures are there in CoTech?
- How is CoTech organised?
What might collaboration entail?
- What resources does CoTech have at its disposal
- What resources do members have at their disposal
- Do CoTech members currently make efforts towards social goals beyond their economic needs?
What ideas can we envisage together for the future?
- Fostering closer relationships between members
- Sharing information about resources
- Possible systems for sharing for specific goals
- Ideas for general skills sharing (e.g. training)
Identify requirements fulfilled by Startin’ Blox, and which remain
|How to prepared before the conference
- Find out the basics of how Startin' Blox works
- Gather information about any other possible technical solutions
- Think about discussion points and come with ideas
|Who should join this working group
- People interested in Startin’ Blox (etc.) technology and how it works
- People interested in turning CoTech from an acquaintance into a friend
- People who would like to share efforts towards social and economic goals
- People with ideas/interest in CoTech’s structure and governance
Who to contact to get involved with the preparation