[@OKau] Basecamp for an OKAU Community and Communications Team

Steven De Costa steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au
Wed Apr 1 04:33:17 UTC 2015

No major reason. The theory is great for Trello but I've based the decision
to go with Basecamp on the following points:

   1. I've personally seen Basecamp work really well for GovHack
   2. I've seen some groupthink and apathy creep into entirely open project
   management platforms where it becomes easy for focus and momentum to
   dissipate into ideas, discussion and much less action.
   3. I like to be very open with big ideas and specific details - I find
   that it is very difficult to communicate the detail when it concerns either
   private contact info, tactics on how to message ideas to stakeholders or
   when balancing the needs commercial-in-confidence stakeholder relationships.

I use Trello within the CKAN Association steering group and don't see any
major advantage between the two platforms.

I'd be more than happy to setup Trello at a later date and let the momentum
of those doing stuff shuffle from one to the other. However, right now I
have a job to do and just want to get stuck into it while I can :)

We have a long weekend ahead of us and that means people might have some
time to invest in blog posts, copywriting or just joining in with
discussions on actionable/deliverable stuff for OKAU.

Do you want me to invite you into the basecamp?

Oh - I should also mention that where there is something specific being
developed then yeah, we'll certainly need wider collaboration but could
easily do that with publicly editable google docs. Linking those into this
list with specific context on the type of effort we are trying to pull
together would be the method methinks :)


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On 1 April 2015 at 15:02, Paul Walsh <paulywalsh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry to stir the pot, but why Basecamp instead of Trello, in which boards
> can be publicly visible and open, which promotes wider collaboration?
> On 1 Apr 2015, at 06:24, Steven De Costa <
> steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au> wrote:
> For those who didn't follow the Board discussion yesterday, or who haven't
> caught up, or who just want a quick summary on one point...
> I had an action to setup a basecamp project to help with the coordiantion
> of website updates.
> I have now set this up and invited a few people in from the Board and a
> few others I know will be interested (datakid and maxious).
> It would be great to also have all local and topic ambassadors involved in
> the basecamp experience. It would double plus also be great to have
> advisers involved. And, as always it would be exceptionally cool to have
> any others with the energy, drive and interest to put themselves forward
> for joining in.
> Please send me a direct email - steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au if
> you'd like an invite.
> Please note: The intention is not to have a closed group, nor to
> deteriorate the cohesion and great conversations going on through this list
> or other mediums. Its just to help get things done for OKAU with a little
> more coordination and support via a platform that is setup to do such a
> thing.
> btw - The video link for that Board discussion, as a reminder, is here:
> http://au.okfn.org/2015/03/31/board-meeting-31-march-2015/
> Rocks!
> PS - I'll drop this in as a comment on that post for people to discover
> the info there too. The email addy will be removed and replaced with a
> request to ping @okfnau via twitter.
> *EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR*www.linkdigital.com.au
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