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Sun 6 Dec 2020

Social.Coop Community Cafes

MF
Mica Fisher Public Seen by 82

One of the ideas generated in our Strategy Sessions was holding regular "Community Cafes" for folks in social.coop to connect more deeply. This thread will help us plan and schedule these meet ups.

CW

I put it on my calendar and invited a friend! 😎

NS

Nick Sellen Tue 29 Jun

... I'll just go for it :)

NS

Nick Sellen Mon 28 Jun

Ok, I picked a date/time and put it in the spreadsheet:

Hands on introductory session about Karrot: "Start a group, become a community" https://karrot.world

6th July (2021-07-06)

9am West Coast USA
12pm East Coast USA
5pm London
6pm Central Europe

would appreciate a nod (or otherwise) from @Matt Noyes (or someone else) that it's all good, then would go about promoting it (on mastodon only I guess...). I guess people from non-social.coop instances can join too? (and I signed up for meet.coop social.coop account, waiting for the invite link on that).

MN

Matt Noyes Wed 16 Jun

I think you have to experiment. Maybe @Mica Fisher has ideas?

NS

Nick Sellen Wed 16 Jun

Great! Is there a format/structure that you've found worked well so far? I'd like to do something as interactive as possible....probably create a demo group that people can play around with... that kind of thing...

MN

Matt Noyes Wed 16 Jun

Very interested. The key to these community cafes is to organize the participants you hope will come -- reach out directly to people you think might be interested, see why they are interested, if they know others who might be...

NS

Nick Sellen Wed 16 Jun

Hey! Would people be interested if I did a session about https://karrot.world? Open source community organising software, or from the blurb on our front page:

Karrot is a free and open-source tool for grassroots initiatives and groups of people that want to coordinate face-to-face activities on a local, autonomous and voluntary basis.

It is designed in ways to enable community-building and support a more transparent, democratic and participatory governance of your group.

AK

Alice Kile Tue 8 Jun

Thank You for sharing this resource!

YK

Yasuaki Kudo Sun 23 May

Peer-to-peer education of subjects that lend themselves to mutual verification! I have been quite productive with my friend's daughter doing this math/logic course https://jscoq.github.io/ext/sf/lf/full/Basics.html

If we create a thriving learning community, that might form a basis of future worker cooperatives, just like how Mondragon started with former students of their vocational school 😄

MF

Mica Fisher Thu 20 May

Hello again, friendly reminder that these meet ups continue, but we've rebranded! They are now social.coop Community Cafes (more fun right?) 🙂🍵. Come share your ideas, BYO beverage/snack of choice.

Sign up here!

CW

I just posted:

Announcement - 

Social Coop Happy Hour / Round Table Discussion on Agrarian Commons and Trusts hosted by me

I scheduled it for April 8th, 11 AM Eastern Time (NYC) = UTC-4. Does that work for you? Are you coming? Should we reschedule? The place is BigBlueButton:  https://socialcoop.meet.coop/adm-udt-e

SW

Sam Whited
Yes
Wed 17 Mar

Signed up to do a session introducing social.coop members to the XMPP protocol (historically known as Jabber), a federated instant messaging protocol that respects cooperative values and is sustainably managed.

MF

Mica Fisher started a check Fri 5 Mar

Office Hours continue! Closed Fri 19 Mar

Thanks to those who've already held office hours! We're still looking for signups! If you have an idea, sign up for a date and time on this spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17rPIaGBEt660k2Os6G3tCZRnvPhe-lB30KkSYBt3vRw/edit#gid=0 and the Ops team will help you set up a room.

Respond yes when you've signed up!

PS we're actively soliciting for a more fun name than 'office hours.' Let us know if you have ideas :)

1 - Yes
0 - No
MC

Matthew Cropp
Yes
Sun 7 Feb

I'll be tallking real estate co-ops this Thursday!

ED

emi do
Yes
Sun 7 Feb

M

mike_hales
Yes
Sat 6 Feb

Topic: Community programme @ meet.coop https://forum.meet.coop/c/community/25

MF

Mica Fisher started a check Fri 5 Feb

Sign up for a slot! Closed Fri 19 Feb

Hi everyone! Reposting this as a check poll to notify those who missed the last post.

Thanks so much for participating and sharing your ideas for Office Hours. We're moving forward with scheduling some weekly themed Office Hours. For those asking about details of the format--it's largely up to you! We want these to be informal spaces to get to know one another, share ideas, strategize, and just geek out on the wonderful world of coops. You can make your Office Hour as structured or unstructured as you like.

Please sign up for a date and time on this spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17rPIaGBEt660k2Os6G3tCZRnvPhe-lB30KkSYBt3vRw/edit#gid=0) and the Ops team will help you set up a room.

Respond yes when you've signed up!

(and check out Matt Cropp's Real Estate Coop Chat on 2/11 at 10am EST!)

3 - Yes
0 - No
MF

Mica Fisher Tue 19 Jan

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for participating and sharing your ideas for Office Hours. We're moving forward with scheduling some weekly themed Office Hours. For those asking about details of the format--it's largely up to you! We want these to be informal spaces to get to know one another, share ideas, strategize, and just geek out on the wonderful world of coops. You can make your Office Hour as structured or unstructured as you like.

Please sign up for a date and time on this spreadsheet, and the Ops Team will help set up a video room for you.

GIM

G I McGrew Tue 15 Dec 2020

Ah, I missed the check! But I was wondering if I could host one themed kind of broadly around those in the community who are in post-secondary education (students, faculty, staff).

B

Buddy
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

A

Akshay
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

MN

Matt Noyes
Yes
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Love it. I think we should be thoughtful about using this to cultivate equitable participation. Could also be open to people on other instances with whom we collaborate/exchange...

MB

Manuela Bosch
Yes
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Yes, I could maybe contribute around Participatory Leadership and Collaborative Vision and Project Design (Dragon Dreaming, Theory U). But would love to understand the format better.

G

Graham
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

Sounds great. As a social.coop member from the UK I'm not sure when office hours might be, but if there's interest I'd be happy to talk about the work we're doing at present within Platform 6 Development Co-operative which aims to build an ecosystemic understanding of the cooperative economy and how we might more effectively grow it.

BH

Bob Haugen
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

I could talk about https://write.as/economic-networks/ if anybody else is interested, and I would attend sessions on any of the other topics that have been mentioned.

SJK

Stephanie Jo Kent
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

This might help someone like me, who wants to be part of social change in the direction of fairness and economic transformation, learn about how I could integrate using Social Coop proactively with the pre-established other activities that pretty much fill my energetic timespace.

MC

Matthew Cropp
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

I'd be happy to do one on real estate co-ops.

NS

Nathan Schneider
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

Wonderful! I love this idea. I wonder if we could do something like a DiscoTech where we could share and teach each other tools that we might use together in our commons.

RH

Richard Hull
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

YK

Yasuaki Kudo
Yes
Mon 7 Dec 2020

Software Contractor Worker Coop, with focus on being best-in-class, highly competitive, treating this as some kind of sport. Willing to work for any customer/industry. The initial focus area is conversion of legacy software to anything that customer specifies. Will need project managers, computer programmers, who are passionate about the job itself and democratic workplace movement

CW

I love this idea. If I hear about the events, I will attend them. I would attend real estate coops, government support for coops, media coops. I would co-host any of those topics too. I might could host one on participatory public budgeting or packaging re-use coops - neither of which I know much about.

MF

Mica Fisher started a check Sun 6 Dec 2020

Call for Office Hours topics Closed Sun 13 Dec 2020

Hi social.coop! One of the ideas generated in our Strategy Sessions was holding regular "Office Hours" for folks in social.coop to connect more deeply. 

The Community WG Ops Team is working to bring this idea to life, and we're thinking that the Office Hours could be held by the social.coop membership at large. 

Anyone who has a topic they'd like to discuss can write it below. The idea/topic would be discussed in an informal hour-long chat. Eventually, the person who submits the topic will be responsible for claiming a date/time and lightly facilitating the conversation. 

After collecting ideas, I will support scheduling with another poll in this thread. 

Here are some examples to get you thinking: Matt C talks about real estate coops, Mica talks about government/municipal support for coops, Emi talks about starting a media coop 

What are your ideas? 

12 - Yes
0 - No