[okfn-coord] Communia Conference 2009 + PD calculators workshop?

Becky Hogge becky.hogge at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 08:59:27 UTC 2009

A PD calculator workshop sounds like a great idea. If the event
happens at a time when I'm not away (15-16 August and 7-21 September)
I'm happy to arrange hotel and restaurant stuff in Cambridge if I'm
given good direction from the main organisaers, and I've edited the
wiki to indicate this.



2009/6/4 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
>>> Good idea to further promote the PD calculators and good luck!
>> Ditto. I think workshop sounds a good idea though we should probably
>> do a brief costing (of our time) before we go ahead. Suggest we create
>> a summary page on the board wiki.
> Started this here:
>  http://www.okfn.org/board/wiki/PdCalcWorkshop
> A few of things to note:
>  * this would be a 'working group' meeting - not a public workshop
> (unlike 5th workshop in London) - hence much less admin
>  * all Communia members would pay for themselves, and anyone external
> could come as part of OKF's 4880 euro budget, if they are, e.g. part
> of an OKF working group or project. I checked this with J.C.
>  * hence no external budget to be handle, to be confirmed, etc. -
> hence no quotes, as we had to get with London. We could effectively do
> everything directly and get reimbursement from Communia money in OKF
> bank account (which will arrive when network agreement is processed).
> No need to go through coordinators in Torino.
>  * also no programme to prepare and no publications. all we would
> need is some evidence of having done something towards working group
> 6, e.g. some photos, notes on wiki, or some calculators!
>  * less dealing with big speakers as with London, hence probably less
> lag in response, no collation of biographies, abstracts, policy
> recommendations, etc.
>  * would be nice to keep small and focused on actually making
> calculators - hence not much need for big promotion, a blog post +
> email to pd-calculators, ok-cam and okfn-discuss lists is probably
> sufficient...
> --
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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