[okfn-discuss] Open Knowledge Directory

Neal Bastek neal.bastek at okfn.org
Thu Aug 20 11:07:26 UTC 2015

Hello all,

We are building a community directory for the Open Knowledge Network — as
we have planned for some time. We plan to build this community directory
using our Discourse instance and to further consolidate some of our
disparate community services there going forward.

Join the discussion here:


The directory’s purpose is to make it easier for people to discover and
connect with others — whether that’s to collaborate on projects, share
experiences or simply meet in person or online.

In addition, we will be launching badging features on the forum for local
and working groups, ambassadors, and fellows. This will give more
visibility and recognition to our network groups and their members.

Key features of the directory will include:

   - Rich public profiles — we want to know what information people want to
   share and see.
   - Private and public messaging — so community members can connect with
   each other
   - Group management features — which can be used for Local and Working
   - Badging — to aid discovery and recognize group membership and
   community contribution

We’ll be working on this over the next few weeks and we welcome suggestions
and help as we implement and iterate.

If you haven't done so already, it would be helpful if you created an
account/user profile on the Discuss forum <https://discuss.okfn.org/> so
you can be included in the directory from the get go.

If you have an idea or question please either comment on the thread
mentioned above or open a topic here in the Meta category about something
you'd like to see <https://discuss.okfn.org/c/meta>.


Neal Bastek
Network Engagement Director
skype: nealbastek | @nbastek <https://twitter.com/nbastek>
Open Knowledge <http://okfn.org>
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