[Open-transport] Time to appoint a working group coordinator!

Laura Newman laura.newman at okfn.org
Tue Dec 20 10:44:41 UTC 2011

Hi folk,

Congratulations on getting the Working Group on Transport up and running -
fantastic news!

Now that you're an official working group, it would be excellent if you
could appoint a 'Working Group Coordinator'. This person would be the main
point of contact between the OKFN and the group. It isn't a burdensome
role, but obviously the more active and enthusiastic you are the better!

The key responsibilities of the coordinator are to:

   - Establish regular group Skype calls (these can be as 'regular' as
   feels appropriate - once a month or once every two months is often a good
   start). The first meeting would aim to establish the group's purpose, and
   to fill out the wiki page
   - Once the meetings are established, ensure that updates go on the
   Working Group blog as appropriate. Follow up on action items.
   - Keep an eye on the mailing list, and ensure that it is properly used.
   - Maintain energy, enthusiasm and interest!

In addition, the coordinator should keep in contact with the OKFN by:

   - Being aliased into the okfn-coord list. This is a low traffic list
   which allows working groups to keep the OKFN and one another in touch.
   - Attend project meetings from time to time. These take place every
   Monday at 1pm on Skype, and are an opportunity for working group
   coordinators to share news and find out what's been going on. There's no
   pressure to attend every week, but if you can drop by once in a while
   that's great.

You can check out the official guide to being a working group coordinator
here http://wiki.okfn.org/Working_Groups/Guide#A_coordinator

Being a coordinator is great fun, and people usually really enjoy the role.
So if you think you might be interested, send a line to me or to the list!

Many thanks,

Laura Newman
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: lauranewmanonskype
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