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Week ahead: Laura James

Laura James - July 30, 2012 in Updates

Availability: 65% or so, not good on Thursday. Quite a lot of scheduled calls so expect less flexible time.

Last week:

  • Finished and sent Omidyar financial and annual reports
  • Enhancing new guidance for project leads on process around planning, bidding, budgeting and producing templates for same
  • Discussions with Rufus, Marcus, Jonathan
  • Pay run and usual financial bits
  • Significant enhancement of financial model for coming period
  • Prep and finalising of VAT return
  • Discussions around, interviews and review of applications for FOundation Administrator role
  • HR issues
  • contracts for new contractors
  • World Bank proposal preparation and subcontracting considerations; now waiting on info from WB

This week:

  • DM2E finances for upcoming report
  • SPending stories finances from recent changes, and budget for OKFest attendance
  • OKFest attendance / budget
  • meet Derek McAuley (Horizon digital economy project)
  • OpenBib wrap up / finances questions
  • Usual finance, HR, management work
  • Review and write up of summit survey (about the summit, and also rerun of some staff survey questions post-summit)
  • Scheduling of upcoming board meeting
  • Discussions about admin/management work divisions

Subsequent weeks (noted here because some of this work is Important and cannot be postponed much more, making it also Urgent, but not managing to fit it in quite yet. But it will prevent other things from happening in coming weeks!)

  • Finish financial model & use it to flesh out possibilities (overdue)
  • GCloud set up ( we are lucky that the deadlines were extended)
  • Strategy!
  • Audit preparation
  • New contracts for all following new contract form; role descriptions etc
  • Cookies (pending new foundation admin)

Week Ahead: Tom Rees

Tom Rees - July 30, 2012 in People, Updates

Availability: All Week

This week:

  • Activity API
    • Complete dev deployment on Heroku
    • Database design (resolving actors)
    • API design
    • Scraper authoring (using Twitter API etc)
  • services.okfn.org
  • Services PM
    • Meeting with GlobalWitness in London
    • IBP meeting follow-up
    • Round off RevWatch iteration with Marian

Last week:

  • services.okfn.org redesign & redeployment
  • Revenuewatch data wrangling & viz work (w/ Marian)
  • IBP Meeting
  • Dashboard API design & deployment

Week Ahead: Sam Smith

Sam Smith - July 30, 2012 in Design, Updates

Availability: Mon – Fri

This week:

  • Design CKAN Geospatial extension
  • New WordPress colour scheme for School of Data
  • Video for EC Data Portal
  • Design for CKAN instances page

Week Ahead: Daniel Dietrich

Daniel Dietrich - July 30, 2012 in People, Updates

A V A I L A B I L I T Y

Calendar Week 31: conclave

L A S T W E E K

  • OKFest: organizing OGD stream and Transport data stream
  • ePSI: organizing PSI sectorial workshop
  • OGD Toolkit: drafting

T H I S W E E K

  • conclave
  • OGD Toolkit: drafting

 

Week Ahead: Tom Rees

Tom Rees - July 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Availability: All Week

This week:

  • services.okfn.org redesign & redeployment
  • Revenuewatch data wrangling & viz work (w/ Marian)
  • Services PM: Triage incoming requests, follow-up existing clients
  • [ Dashboard API development ? ]

Last week:

  • Thursday & Friday only
  • Follow-up contact with clients
  • Writing & scheduling invoices
  • PHP dev work on blogfarm
  • services.okfn.org content re-drafted

Week Ahead: Kat Braybrooke

Kat Braybrooke - July 23, 2012 in People, Updates

A V A I L A B I L I T Y |

  • Mon – Wed in London. Off (and away from Internet) Thurs – Fri.

L A S T W E E K | July 16 – 20, 2012

OKFest

  • My big focus was OKFest this week as the Finns all go on vacation in Finland for the month; transfer of leadership + tasks from Juha to myself + Jussi; many meetings to finalise these transfers
  • Finalisation of next round of Travel Bursaries with the groups involved, public promo about this and other updates and sharing with our colleagues/networks
  • Finalisation of week schedule, conversations figuring out how to put it online w SamS and others
  • Finalisation of session/event pages for each Topic Stream and creation of online links for each
  • Published blog post / wrote several summary emails to public lists etc re: Travel Bursaries & early bird ticket sales
  • Take over responsibilities for keynotes & guest speakers from Juha; start finalising things with Jussi
  • Meetings re funding/speakers for Gender&Diversity Topic Stream
  • Finish monthly Board Report for OKFestival

Local Chapters / Regional Groups

  • Trying to start on other OKFN:LOCAL work for newer groups – getting them set up with tools and websites needed, further community introductions, etc – esp Japan and Spain!
  • Finished monthly report re: Regional Groups and Chapters

Core Meetings/ Collaborations

  • Meeting with rep from UK Cabinet Office re: open data and OKF

    T H I S W E E K | July 30 – Aug 3, 2012

    OKFest

    • My big focus *again* is OKFest this week as the Finns are on vacation in Finland for the month; transfer of leadership + tasks from Juha to myself + Jussi
    • Finalisation of next round of Travel Bursaries and more promo about this
    • Get week schedule & its elements online w help of SamS + Naomi
    • Finalisation of session/event pages for each Topic Stream and creation of online links for each
    • Deal with final keynotes/featured speakers
    • Meetings re funding/speakers for Gender&Diversity Topic Stream

    Local Chapters / Regional Groups

  • When not doing OKFest stuff, continue on OKFN:LOCAL work for newer groups – getting them set up with tools and websites needed, further community introductions, etc – esp Japan and Spain
  • Update Regional Groups + Chapters page with updates re: our internal changes to this process http://okfn.org/chapters/


  • Week ahead: Marcus Dapp (#29 #30)

    Marcus Dapp - July 23, 2012 in People, Uncategorized, Updates

    Availability: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu.

    Last week:

    Week ahead:

    • re-start debate about direction (in mgmt team), raise issues and explain need
    • FP7 “LinkedUp”: launch of website, HR sourcing,
    • FP7 “LinkedUp”: check provisions in Consortium Agreement prior to signature
    • Read up Summit results
    • Proofs for reported Omidyar metrics
    • Clarify BIG discussion if needed

     

    Weekly Upate: Sam Leon

    Sam Leon - July 23, 2012 in People, Updates

    Availability: Monday – Wednesday, London; Thursday in Edinburgh; Friday in London. NB: on holiday all week next week

    Week Ahead

    DM2E & Open GLAM

    • Hackday meetings with James Harriman-Smith and KCL Digital Humainites team
    • Understanding metadata blog posts
    • Open GLAM pitch in Edinburgh at meeting with Naomi and Jilly
    • OKFest planning call
    • Integration of Open Video sessions
    • Design programme for Open GLAM workshop Finland
    • Update Open GLAM website and about page
    • Project description form
    • Post Wikimedia UK blog post

    TEXTUS

    • Call with Goldsmiths

    Core

    • Post blog post from RP and JG on managing expectations in the open data space
    • Sorting out team@ and staff@ aliases
    • Post on new report on open data and charities
    • Jobs call
    • Making sure that everything is in place for my holiday next week

    Last Week

    TEXTUS

    • GitHub issues up-to-date on TEXTUS GitHub repo
    • Discussions with project officer re: Goldsmiths reading groups

    DM2E & Open GLAM

    • OKFest Open GLAM stream planning
    • Finalised Building Cultural Commons workshop programme
    • SXSW event application
    • Meeting at Hackney Museum re: opening up collections there

    Core

    Week ahead: Naomi Lillie

    Naomi Lillie - July 23, 2012 in Open Bibliography, People, Updates

    Availability: Mon, Thu Foundation Administration; Tue, Wed Community Coordination.

    NB not at work next Monday (30th July).

    Last week

    • Community Coordinator
      • Open Biblio budgeting and BiblioHack expenses
      • Preparation for meeting of Edinburgh-based people interested in Open Data
      • Started looking into an Edinburgh / Scotland community
      • OKFest help with accommodation and communication
    • Foundation Administrator
      • Wolfpack and Management meetings
      • Finance – pay-run, reconciliation, processed invoices, updated donations spreadsheet
      • Jobs – hosted call, acknowledged applications, updated spreadsheet and applicants, updated jobs page
      • Interviewed two candidates for the Foundation Administrator position
      • Induction of Andreea Bonea
      • Monitored speakers@ and info@ as well as admin@ and jobs@

    This week

    • CC
      • Biblio budgeting follow-up
      • Organise next #OpenDataEDB (postponed)
      • OKFest help – volunteers and site, as well as accommodation
      • Meeting on Thursday regarding Open Data in Edinburgh
      • Open Academia call
    • FA
      • Wolfpack and Management meetings
      • Jobs – acknowledge applications, update spreadsheet and applicants, review status of roles via call
      • Finance – invoice processing, donations, VAT re-coding
      • Monitor speakers@ and info@ as well as admin@ and jobs@

    Week Ahead: Daniel Dietrich

    Daniel Dietrich - July 23, 2012 in People, Updates

    A V A I L A B I L I T Y

    Calendar Week 30: Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 18:00.

    L A S T W E E K

    • OKFest: organizing OGD stream and Transport data stream
    • ePSI: organizing PSI sectorial workshop
    • OKF DE: project development
    • OKF DE: chapter development
    • OGD Toolkit: drafting

    T H I S W E E K

    • OKFest: organizing OGD stream and Transport data stream
    • ePSI: organizing PSI sectorial workshop
    • OGD Toolkit: drafting