[occupyaustin-it] Fwd: Nerd-a-thon Meeting Notes, J21 2012
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Sat Jan 21 23:55:21 CST 2012
On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM, Bishop Zareh
<bishop at designafternext.com>wrote:
> Nerd-a-thon Report, J21, 2012
>> == General Upcoming Calendar ==
>> Planning Meeting
>> _May (Electric Blue Monkey Deci-Month)
>> Everyone switches to a Metric/Mayan calendar hybrid
>> == TODOs ==
>> (we didn't assign people to do these, so if you can accomplish one,
>> please pick it up and run with it.)
>> + We would like to have a OAIT calendar that can be shared with IT
>> peeps and Info-scribes
>> + We would like to create a semi-private online contact list of OAIT peeps
>> ++ People can use their real name or a Nym, can use real phone number
>> or a Gvoice number
>> ++ Contacts on the list should indicate what their skills are
>> + We would like to create a schedule for IT magnets to rotate in and
>> out. This would help on many different levels.
>> + We would like to create a list of all the OAIT projects so that
>> those that can not attend meetings can help with projects. (see
>> meeting schedule below)
>> + We would like to create a list of resources for people that want to
>> learn more about various IT topics. These resources would become
>> pre-requisite learning guides for potential "Intro to IT" training
>> sessions that IT can run. (see meeting schedule below)
>> + We would like to collect together the UStream accounts that IT peeps
>> have already made, and generally attempt to create a UStream channel
>> that can be used a backup to the existing LiveStream channel. We need
>> this because UStream works on a wider variety of mobile and tablet
>> + We would like to construct more livestream/ustream kits and recruit
>> more people to run them.
>> + We need to get more information out about the Media Server software
>> that we will be using so ppl can start to learn about it even before
>> the server is available.
>> == Meeting Schedule ==
>> + We agreed to hold weekly meetings downtown, but one week per month
>> we would have a special meeting (called a Satellite meeting) that
>> rotates its location around the city.
>> + We agreed to not schedule meetings during the GAs.
>> + Satellite meeting ideas included: rotating around different
>> neighborhoods, having an online only meeting, meeting at school's IT
>> departments, and Teach-in Educational meetings.
>> + We agreed to keep the weekly meetings down to 2 hours, possibly shorter.
>> == Meeting Process ==
>> We talked about a general meeting process where:
>> + Before the meeting a list of projects is published with what the
>> TODOs are in that area.
>> + We would like to have facilitators at the IT meetings to help us be
>> productive and ensure each project is given due time
>> + Meetings begin with Report Backs about projects that have been worked on
>> + Meetings then aim to do Project Reviews and determine the next steps
>> for each or most active projects
>> + New Project List and TODOs are then published online in preparation
>> for the next meeting
>> There was lots of other conversation, but I think that is all that
>> made it into the notes.
>> Please feel free to add or subject based on your experience!
>> Many Thanks to all the amazing NERDS in attendance!
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