Exciting news: dev.coops.tech is ready for your input!
The amazing work that Outlandish and Glowbox Designs have been doing developing a promotional web site for Co-operative Technologists, complete with a fantastic video from Blake House, is now at a stage where it is ready to have co-ops edit / upload their details, add clients and technologies and generally give it a spin :-)
Editor accounts have been created using the contact list addresses, if you need access to the site see the process for getting an account and there is the start of some user help documentation, but the site is powered by WordPress and it easy to use so help documentation might not even be needed.
Please Note: It is going to take each co-op some time to get all their data into the site, it is a bigger job than putting your co-op details and categories on the wiki and there are a lot of gaps there...
I'm very excited by the site have have been busy helping sorting out the hosting and deployment process for it over the last few days, in Slack, so haven't had hardly any time to post to the recent discussion threads on Loomio but I have read all the posts via email and might post some thoughts when I have some spare time (just to make the point again that getting stuff done is often more interesting than chatting about getting stuff done... ;-) ).
At the moment the site is hosted on a very low spec development machine, if it is too slow let me know and more RAM can be added to it, the current plan is to host it on one of the Webarchitects WordPress shared hosting servers but if it proves too big or popular for this it can be moved to it's own virtual server (that would be nice!).
Alex is hopefully going to make the code available as a GitLab project soon so at that point we will have a bug tracker / ticketing system to go with it and it'll also be possible to open up to allow wider contributions to the code, in the mean time there is a small wishlist on the wiki.
There has been some discussion of the draft manifesto in the #onlineplatform Slack group and we have created a manifesto wiki page where edits can be made and alternatives can be suggested. People might also want to do the same for the about us page.
Chris Croome (Webarchitects Co-operative) started a proposal February 1st, 2017 15:33
Do we agree the CoTech Manifesto, Join and About pages? Closed 3:02pm - Wednesday 15 Feb 2017
If you think anything needs changing please edit the copies on the wiki and post here to say what you have changed and why:
I have set this proposal to run for two weeks so we have time to get the site ready for the proposed launch party on the Thursday night of Open 2017: Platform Cooperatives.
|Agree - 14|
|Abstain - 14|
|Disagree - 14|
|Block - 14|
James Mead (Go Free Range)
February 14th, 2017 14:02
I think the Manifesto, About & Join pages are all great. Thanks to everyone who's contributed. I'm happy to agree to them all on the assumption that they will continue to be open to change after the "launch" of the site.