[foundation-board] New community person at OKF?

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon May 31 13:24:12 UTC 2010

On 31 May 2010 11:21, Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org> wrote:
> dear all,
> On 30/05/2010 18:32, Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> 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.
> Jonny, thanks for giving us the heads-up about this. Stefanie sounds great.
> Much benefit to having a mainland Europe staffer especially with the German
> chapter now being formalised.
> Seems very cheap - is that a good thing in the longer term?
> Something that could be revised after 4/6 months.
> Like the sound of a small team doing community coordination.
> However i wonder about - tracking and reporting - these are not the right
> words but you know the sort of thing i mean - liasion?

We need more of this :)

> E.g. Rufus now has a *very* heavy people / project management load for paid
> work - his life appears to be one long conference call - would Stefanie be
> able to take some of this on?

I doubt she could do this but I'm sure she could help with other stuff.

> What else could i suggest - a subset of the board that could have more
> regular calls (say 1/2 hour fortnightly) to talk people and projects.
> I'd volunteer. Would it help?

Yes, I think this would be wonderful -- and what should become the new
(public) coord / project management group.


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