[foundation-board] New community person at OKF?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sun May 30 17:32:58 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I've recently been speaking to someone called Stefanie Doll [1] about
doing a day week with the OKF, on the recommendation of a friend who
does 'digital strategy' type stuff for German politicians [2]. She was
one of the core organisers of an event called 'Atoms & Bits' [3],
which brought together lots of geek/NGO/design people. She is also a
developer/designer -- doing things mostly in PHP -- and knows a bunch
of other developers/designers in Berlin.

The main thing she would be helping with is to start building real
momentum around our working groups. Key things are (i) continuing to
catalyse projects/expand working groups: encouraging new people to
contribute and pitch in with ideas, getting new people involved and so
on, and (ii) helping to galvanise our existing community: building
momentum, etc. I'm hoping to a certain extent she'll be like a pair of
training wheels on a bike -- and she will help the OKF community to
become more genuinely decentralised, with less dependence on a core
group of people.

Rufus and I calculated that we should be able to pay her from the
budget allocated to the Open Society Institute work. This would be €10
per hour for ~8 hours (1 day) per week.

What do people think? I'm meeting with her again tomorrow (Monday) afternoon.

All the best,


[1] See
[2] http://www.thewavingcat.com/about/
[3] http://atomsandbits.mixxt.de/

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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