[occupyaustin-it] Status (Nov 8 late am)
boydcarter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 16:05:05 CST 2011
I can carry 3. Also @ GA tonite..
On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Gregory Foster <gfoster at entersection.org>wrote:
> FYI, my vehicle is full for transport from/to CH. I'll be there in time
> for the 7pm GA on what is being referred to as "exile island" (the traffic
> island/park across from CH).
> re: "leaderFULL movements" New Organizing Institute<http://neworganizing.com/>[
> @NewOrganizing <http://twitter.com/neworganizing> ] is hosting a panel
> discussion including #OWS and #WIunion organizers on Nov 16. This is the
> kind of content I will forward to the interocc(upation) mailing list.
> Livestream registration:
> On 11/8/11 2:06 PM, Alan Viosca wrote:
> I plan on attending the Hackerspace meeting tonight. I actually just
> realized that I live *very *close to it, so I'll most likely be riding my
> bike there. However I can give people rides if needed, because I'd like to
> see as many people as possible there. So, if you live on the north side,
> and have no other way to get there, let me know and I can help ya out.
> On a more related note: Awesome summary of what has been going on so
> far. I can't wait to see what everyone has to bring to the table on
> Wednesday. This is slowly becoming what I wished my engineering education
> had been all along.
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Gregory Foster <gfoster at entersection.org>wrote:
>> Hello Occupy Austin IT/Communications Infrastructure team,
>> We're at 48 members. Tonight (Tuesday) we are visiting the ATX
>> Hackerspace <http://www.atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Main_Page>'s open house
>> to learn about their impressive shared capital resources and means of
>> self-organizing. Their weekly member meeting<http://www.atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Meetings>runs from 7:30-8pm if you'd like to witness how they operate. At 8pm we
>> can expect a guided tour of the facilities. Folks interested in becoming
>> members pay their first month's fee ($25-40 sliding scale), fill out an
>> application, and then socialize with existing members to gain their
>> signature of approval; 7 signatures are required. Finally, a 24 hour
>> comment period is opened on their mailing list<http://groups.google.com/group/austin-hacker-space>to enable members to vocalize any concerns. Then you are awarded a key
>> card for 24/7 access to the space and can bring two visitors. An initial
>> shop safety class is required, which can be taught by any member who has
>> already received the training. Tool-specific courses are taught on an
>> as-needed basis. I will be picking up Jimmy and Jonathan at City Hall,
>> leaving around 7:15pm w/ room for one more; Boyd is picking up Nolan.
>> Tomorrow night (Wednesday) we have our weekly meetup at AllCity
>> Technology <http://www.allcitytech.com/> [ map<http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206440798958045355858.0004b10cec759958ca307&msa=0>] starting at 6pm. This will be our second Wednesday meetup, and there is
>> no set agenda and/or form that has emerged at this time. Some items of
>> 1. We need to verify the functionality of one of the small laser
>> printers for the City Hall (CH) welcome desk. Then we need to deliver our
>> solution on the ground at CH.
>> 2. Anton, magnet for the web team, will be visiting to learn about
>> the IT team and solicit help. Boyd and I met with Anton last night to hear
>> about his needs and invited him to come talk to us. If you are a WordPress
>> developer, content wrangler, or would simply like to help Anton manage the
>> influx of communications he receives on the info at occupyaustin.orgaccount, I encourage you to come hear him out.
>> 3. The IT Assets working group (previously referenced as Support)
>> has a mountain of hardware we have been granted and is beginning to piece
>> together functioning servers and desktop systems. You will be amazed at
>> what has been donated thus far. We should probably have a conversation
>> about what we plan to do with the functional, non-functional, and extra
>> 4. Boyd has also indicated he will be REALLY stepping down from local
>> OA IT magnet responsibilities to focus on the meta/national work emerging
>> here in Austin. I'm going to ask him to introduce the IT team to that work
>> as there may be opportunities for paid positions and collaboration.
>> 5. Cesar Fuentez has indicated he needs to take a health and life
>> break from OA, and will be unavailable as an IT magnet for about a week.
>> He has also stated he will be migrating to other responsibilities, so I've
>> asked that we revisit his role on the IT team upon his return.
>> Per my email from last night, I have provisioned dedicated mailing lists
>> for most of the identified IT working groups. As Alan indicated, we are
>> producing a lot of email on this mailing list and participation in the
>> occupation more generally increases communications load. Although creation
>> of a bevy of new mailing lists may not seem to help that at first glance, I
>> believe we can make it work to our advantage:
>> 1. I'm assigning mailing list administrative responsibilities to each
>> working group's magnets. They are free to configure and use their mailing
>> lists as they see fit.
>> 2. I encourage the working groups to use the mailing lists for
>> internal discussion. If you're interested in a subject area, sign up.
>> Please cc: the main list for items which need to be brought to the
>> attention of the entire IT team. I've configured the main list to
>> exclude re-sending emails<http://physics.berkeley.edu/mailman/admin/grads2011/?VARHELP=nondigest/regular_exclude_lists>if you are a member of a working group in the To: or Cc: header.
>> 3. We are starting to see folks outside of the IT team express
>> interest in tapping into the working groups but won't want to deal with the
>> full list traffic (e.g.: the sustainable power generation working group is
>> interacting with folks in the biking and solar power communities).
>> 4. The IT team is getting large enough that we need to encourage
>> subdivision and autonomy - otherwise we're going to have folks who want to
>> contribute sitting idle. This is a step in that direction, and we need you
>> to opt-in to help where you can and want. We are free to spin up or spin
>> down working groups at any time.
>> Without further ado, here are the working groups and their mailing lists:
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-apps
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-assets
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-freedom_network
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-interocc
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-power
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-it-uas
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-livestream
>> For completeness, here are the other OA lists we're currently running:
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-infoscribes(likely will be private)
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-reading (reading
>> - http://foojutsu.org/mailman/listinfo/occupyaustin-volunteers(volunteers, donations, calls to action)
>> For the majority of these lists, the magnets/administrators have just
>> been informed of their creation so don't expect to find too much
>> descriptive information about their purpose just yet nor archives to
>> review. We'll probably discuss the mailing list facet of things tonight
>> and Wednesday.
>> I'm going to move forward with designation of Tim, Alan, Charles, and
>> Nolan as magnets. To reiterate what I think that means: *Perks of that
>> designation include association w/ the IT at occupyaustin.org email alias
>> (often first point of contact), ability to speak on behalf of IT team at
>> GAs, responsibility for our welcome at AllCity, and a heightened sense of
>> responsibility/engagement with this team's efforts. The call for magnets
>> at the team and working group level should be considered always open.*
>> However, it should be noted that I just made that shit up. I'm happy to
>> host a conversation about this if/when the team would like. As someone on
>> the national IT call said on Saturday night, "we are not a leaderless
>> movement, we are a leaderful movement" and that introduces its own
>> challenges we are figuring out as we go along. As always, I need and
>> welcome feedback from the team.
>> See y'all tonight!
> Gregory Foster || gfoster at entersection.org
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