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Mon 2 Oct 2017

Invited guests (non-CoTech members) for Wortley Hall

HR Harry "Outlandish" Robbins Public Seen by 70

A thread for people to suggest non-CoTech members for invites to Wortley Hall. At 8 September planning meeting it was agreed that anyone who does not work for a tech worker co-op could only be invited by agreement on Loomio. If no-one gets agreed here then everyone at the event will work for a uk-based tech worker co-op.

Unless otherwise stated, the agreement is to invite the specified person/organisation but not to subsidise their ticket - they pay the same price as other attendees.

HR

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins Mon 2 Oct 2017

We already agreed that members of CoTech would get priority but we should have enough space for a few guests if we decide we want them.

HR

Poll Created Mon 2 Oct 2017

Michael from Enspiral Closed Mon 9 Oct 2017

One of the Enspiral/Loomio people (Michael) is in the process of moving to London. Enspiral have enquired via @mixmix whether he can attend the event.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 90.9% 10 AHC FL G HR CCC IP SF SG KWO AC
Abstain 9.1% 1 FLC
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 89 JA JD V SWS RS ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB SBH DS MJS DU SB AM DU EO AV BS JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

11 of 100 people have voted (11%)

HR

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins
Agree
Mon 2 Oct 2017

Enspiral are, to a large degree, the inspiration for CoTech and there's potentially a lot of scope for collaboration and learning

AHC

I think someone from Enspiral/Loomio would be a valuable contributor to our conversations. I really enjoyed Kate's input last year so would be very happy for Michael to come.

CCC

@aaronhirtenstein has said what I was thinking of saying quicker and more eloquently than I was about to :-)

FLC

Finn Lewis (Agile Collective)
Abstain
Tue 3 Oct 2017

Sorry, just realised that Aaron from Agile Collective has already voted on this.

SG

Simon Grant
Agree
Tue 3 Oct 2017

Enspiral are special and should be great to have there.

HR

Poll Created Tue 3 Oct 2017

Ed Maw from Green Net Closed Tue 10 Oct 2017

There were concerns about Green Net joining CoTech as they are (currently) owned by a charity. I think Wortley Hall would be a good place to bottom out the issues.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 9 AHC FL G HR CCC SF SG J AC
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 91 JA JD V SWS RS ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS DU SB AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

9 of 100 people have voted (9%)

HR

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins
Agree
Tue 3 Oct 2017

Green Net operate as a tech worker co-op and need help transitioning to a formal co-op structure

CCC

Good plan

SG

Simon Grant
Agree
Tue 3 Oct 2017

makes tons of sense to talk to him at Wortley Hall

AHC

If the main purpose of the event is "to make CoTech better" then bring in more members would seem like one way to do that. If, by Ed coming, we can get clarity on Green Net's application, then that sounds like a good thing.

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Graham
Agree
Tue 3 Oct 2017

As I recall GreenNet were whisker-close to being eligible for membership, so should definitely be at the event. At least one of the them and ideally more IMHO.

PB

Poll Created Tue 3 Oct 2017

Dave Boyle of Community Shares Closed Tue 10 Oct 2017

At some point, either Co-Tech or some of the coops involved might need to raise some money. I think Dave would be a good person to start exploring that with.

http://communityshares.co.uk/about-us-dave-boyle/

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 80.0% 4 AHC HR CCC AC
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 20.0% 1 SF
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 95 JA JD V SWS RS FL G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

5 of 100 people have voted (5%)

CCC

Makes sense to me.

HR

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins
Agree
Mon 9 Oct 2017

Seems to be a complementary skill set, and I trust Pete's judgement

SF

Shaun Fensom
Disagree
Mon 9 Oct 2017

I think investment models comes later

CCC

Would it be worth inviting The News Co-op, even if just for a day trip (they are based in Manchester), to see if they would like to write an article about CoTech?

(I haven't spoken to them about this but Webarchitects is a member of their co-op and they are a member of our co-op and we host their servers.)

CCC

Would Co-operatives UK be interested in anyone attending? I'd support John Atherton attending on their behalf, if he were able, with a view to keeping them in the loop and ensuring we co-operative with them where possible.

CCC

Poll Created Wed 4 Oct 2017

Invite new worker’s co-operative Autonomic Closed Sat 7 Oct 2017

Autonomic are not yet legally established but are in the process or sorting this out.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 5 G HR CCC FLC AC
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 95 JA JD V SWS RS AHC FL ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS SF DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

5 of 100 people have voted (5%)

CCC

kawaiipunk represents one of our member co-ops in another capacity and it would be good to meet!

FLC

Finn Lewis (Agile Collective)
Agree
Thu 5 Oct 2017

They sound groovy!

HR

Poll Created Fri 6 Oct 2017

Mills and/or Sinx (Fouders of Ustwo) Closed Fri 13 Oct 2017

The Founders of Ustwo are committed to never selling their agency and are very supportive of what we're trying to do. Maybe we can convince them to join us :)

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 50.0% 3 CCC DS AC
Abstain 33.3% 2 AHC HR
Disagree 16.7% 1 SF
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 94 JA JD V SWS RS FL G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

6 of 100 people have voted (6%)

AHC

I don't know enough about them to be able to make a decision so abstaining for now

SF

Shaun Fensom
Disagree
Thu 12 Oct 2017

Maybe they are interested. I'm highly sceptical given my brief experience of doing business with Mills. Either way, inviting them is not the way to get them in

HR

Poll Created Fri 6 Oct 2017

Ellie Hale from CAST Closed Fri 13 Oct 2017

The Centre for Accellertated Social Technology is a charity (rather than a co-op) but is doing a great job of developing the sector and is very supportive of CoTech.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 66.7% 4 HR CCC DS AC
Abstain 16.7% 1 AHC
Disagree 16.7% 1 SF
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 94 JA JD V SWS RS FL G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

6 of 100 people have voted (6%)

SF

Shaun Fensom
Disagree
Thu 12 Oct 2017

If space is short - which is what seems to be the case - priority should go to member co-ops rather than people doing related good stuff

AHC

I'm not clear on how they will be of benefit to the event and the discussions we will be having

HR

Poll Created Fri 6 Oct 2017

Matt Haworth or Jo Wolfe from Reason Digital Closed Fri 13 Oct 2017

Reason Digital is interested in potentially becoming a co-op and are probably the leading example of a social enterprise that we'd like to win over to a co-operative model.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 5 FL HR CCC SF J
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 95 JA JD V SWS RS AHC G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB AC NS NS LMH JN A DU EM DU ALP CAD AC DU

5 of 100 people have voted (5%)

SF

Shaun Fensom
Agree
Fri 6 Oct 2017

Yes, I know the Reason people

CCC

Are we in danger of agreeing to so many non-CoTech people attending that there might not being enough places at Wortley Hall for everybody? I don't know how the figures stack up and would be happy to vote yes on all the suggestions if there wasn't an issue of space...

AHC

I think we have some room, based on the interest form, if most people are happy to share. We are aiming to send out the booking form today, I think, so get your fingers on buzzers!

HR

Harry "Outlandish" Robbins Mon 9 Oct 2017

Indeed. There are also hotels nearby so we could put the guests up in one of them and get them taxis. The voting is just "are we, in principle, happy for them to come". We've already agreed members get priority, at least some Outlandish people are happy to bunk up, and we'll get some firmed up numbers before inviting the guests.

HR

Poll Created Sat 11 Nov 2017

Ed Saperia from Newspeak House Closed Thu 16 Nov 2017

Newspeak House (https://www.nwspk.com/) is a great place that brings together progressive political technology projects and movements. Ed has been a great supporter of CoTech and our projects, and I feel he would be a great asset. We're also sure there are enough rooms now.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 4 SWS HR SH ALP
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 105 JA JD V RS AHC FL G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK CCC KB PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS SF DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB SW ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB AC NS NS LMH JN PE AT A DU EM J DU CAD AC LD DU CBF DU

4 of 109 people have voted (3%)

SH

Stephen Hawkes
Agree
Wed 15 Nov 2017

(Voting for DEV) - we've crossed paths and they have some great concepts in the pipeline

HR

Poll Created Sat 11 Nov 2017

John Atherton - Co-ops UK - day ticket Closed Tue 14 Nov 2017

John has been a great supporter and promoter of CoTech and would like to come for the day. I think it would be great for him to have more of an insight into what we're doing.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 1 HR
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 107 JA JD V SWS RS AHC FL G ER MP SG AM RW M M KB MK CCC PB JT AW CL JC SF BW TD CB IP SBH DS MJS SF DU SB SG AM DU EO AV BS KWO JBA O AW JD THA TC RB OW LH DB SW ES MS RRD FLC AC GO CR JMF RP LL J KD LS INM N VN DS SP DU TD DU JTW MG AP OS BP TM JS BR EM CLF GM MS N"A EB AC NS NS LMH JN SH PE AT A DU EM J DU ALP CAD AC LD DU CBF DU

1 of 108 people have voted (0%)