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Week Ahead: Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman - August 12, 2013 in People, Updates

Availability this week: Monday – Wednesday from Berlin, 9-6 CEST. Thurs- Friday = holiday. 

Last Week

  • Finished writing MoUs and Code of Conduct for Local Groups network and got feedback from the community
  • Chaired August’s International Council call - see link for agenda/minutes
  • Follow up on International Council – lots of great suggestions from the community, now to turn it into action!
  • Sent Round 6 of Ambassador applicants to the Review Committee to begin review
  • Working with OKF Australia to launch City/State Ambassador scheme- began preparing Welcome Pack for them
  • Catch ups with Christian, Neal – organised an approximate geographical split between us for community

This Week

  • Sending out Code of Conduct to current and new Ambassadors  
  • Preparation for Local Group profiles to be hosted on okfn.org – allowing for clearer picture from okfn.org/local of what the groups are doing and who is behind the groups
  • Continuing with review of Ambassador applicants Round 6
  • Organising Google Drive folders for Community/International Council
  • Preparing a workplan template and examples for Ambassadors / new Local Initiatives
  • Gathering Community Resources – general – in preparation to put them online in one place
  • Actions from International Council call – setting up email aliases for each Local Groups info@ to provide clear communication channel to Local Groups
  • Preparing Welcome Pack for City/State Ambassadors – adapted from Country Ambassadors Welcome Pack
  • Catch ups with Neal, Christian, Naomi, Elaine

Week Ahead: Christian Villum

Christian Villum - August 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Last week

Availability: Monday-Wednesday (from Denmark), Thursday-Friday OFF.

  • Global Community Stories #5 blog post
  • Catch up after holidays
  • Open Data Census project planning

LTP-work: Follow up on LOD2 plan action items, populating datacatalogs.org, installing analytics tools on GODI site.

This week

Availability: Monday-Friday (from Denmark).

  • Update okfn.org/local w/ new pages International Council and Prospect Community
  • Heavy Open Data Census project planning
  • Global Community Stories #5 blog post

LTP-work: Follow up on LOD2 plan action items, populating datacatalogs.org, installing analytics tools on GODI site.

Week Ahead: Sam Smith

Sam Smith - August 12, 2013 in Design, People, Updates

Availability: Mon -  Fri

This week:

  • OKCon poster
  • Linkedup printed materials
  • Linkedup website
  • Open Trials website

 

Week ahead: Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman - August 6, 2013 in People, Updates

Last Week

  • Lots of Local Groups strategising with Neal, especially with regards to ‘big countries’ 
  • Prepared first drafts of new Codes of Conduct for incoming Ambassadors and Local Initiatives
  • Preparing documents for this week’s International Council call
  • Coordinated the addition of a new section to our monthly newsletter – Upcoming events in our Community
  • Continued brainstorming over Ambassador scheme restructuring
  • Admin to add Local Chapter representatives to the OKF Central Advisory Board 

This Week

  • Continuing to prepare a new set of MoU’s for the community (will be opened to comments from the International council before being finalised) 
  • International Council call this Wednesday
  • Catching up with Christian and Neal following Christian’s holiday
  • Working on review of new Ambassadors (this has been held up while restructuring of the scheme was happening)
  • Planning OKF marketing leaflet with Elaine
  • Planning with community: (examples only, not exhaustive list!)
    • OKF Ecuador to partner with DAL Ecuador 2013 – how best to support
    • OKF Morocco launching later this month
    • OKF Argentina organising hack day in September

Week Ahead: Beatrice Martini

Beatrice Martini - August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Last Week

Network Unit & Events Coordination

  • New upcoming events in 2013 – 2014: research and review
  • Social Media support
  • Daily stand-ups with the CommunityTeam
  • Calls: Network Team, CommunityTeam

OKCon 2013

  • Website update: updated Partners page and launched Main Speakers page
  • Refined programme
  • OKCon Bloglaunched series of guest posts from OKCon speakers
  • OKCon TwitterFacebook Event Page: announcing new speakers and event updates
  • Calls:
    • Bi-weekly Programme (with Hannes Gassert, Opendata.ch)
    • Editorial – with programme advisors, Rufus Pollock
    • Weekly Organization, with LIFT
    • Weekly Marketing & Communications, with LIFT, Jan Zuppinger and Elaine Shaughnessy
    • OKCon weekly stand-up with Naomi Lillie and Elaine Shaughnessy

This Week

Network Unit & Events Coordination

  • New upcoming events in 2013 – 2014: research and review
  • Social Media support
  • Daily stand-ups with the CommunityTeam
  • Calls: Network Team, CommunityTeam

OKCon 2013

  • Calls:
    • Bi-weekly Programme (with Hannes Gassert, Opendata.ch)
    • Editorial – with programme advisors, Rufus Pollock
    • Weekly Organization, with LIFT
    • Weekly Marketing & Communications, with LIFT, Jan Zuppinger and Elaine Shaughnessy
    • OKCon weekly stand-up with Naomi Lillie and Elaine Shaughnessy

Week Ahead: Christian Villum

Christian Villum - August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Last week

Availability: Off on holiday.

This week

Availability: Monday-Wednesday (from Denmark), Thursday-Friday OFF.

  • Global Community Stories #5 blog post
  • Catch up after holidays
  • Open Data Census project planning

LTP-work: Follow up on LOD2 plan action items, populating datacatalogs.org, installing analytics tools on GODI site.

Week Ahead: Sam Smith

Sam Smith - August 5, 2013 in Design, People, Updates

Availability: Mon -  Fri

This week:

  • OKCon website
  • OKF footer
  • data.okfn.org website

 

Week Ahead: Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman - July 29, 2013 in People, Updates

Last Week

  • Dived into Tenderapp and all its tutorials etc – thinking about if it’s useful for the Local Groups team or not 
  • Lots of Ambassador scheme documentation preparation for feedback from the community – a new Code of Conduct, notes on restructuring the Ambassador scheme following the summit.
  • Brainstorming on how best to mobilise our lovely International Council
  • Began to tap into our OKF network as a first review for new Ambassador applicants
  • Talks with Neal, and thinking about Local Group activity in the US

This Week

  • Preparing for next week’s International Council call 
  • Strategising about expansion into bigger countries
  • Next steps on Ambassador restructuring
  • Getting in touch with Ambassadors who have been quiet of late
  • Working on OKF leaflet/marketing material with Elaine, which can be adapted for local contexts around the world
  • Starting to gather translated material from all parts of OKF into language-specific groups

Week ahead: Naomi Lillie

Naomi Lillie - July 29, 2013 in People, Updates

Availability: Monday 09.00-15.00, Tuesday to Thursday 09.00-18.00 approximately.

Last weeks

How time flies…

  • July started with the Summer Summit, where remote workers of the Open Knowledge Foundation from around the world got together for some quality in-person time in Cambridge – see my (very high level) write-up for details of what we got up to, with apologies to the Local Groups and Working Groups whose already-very-distilled lightning talks have been reduced further to one or two sentences. To get a more in-depth idea of what the community is up to around the world, keep an eye on the blog for regular updates on the efforts of our Working Groups and Local Groups
  • We were very sad to say goodbye to Joris Pekel on the Sunday, as he has now left the Open Knowledge Foundation ‘Central’ team; however, we are delighted he will continue to coordinate the OpenGLAM Working Group in his community role!
  • Applications for Community Manager for Working Groups closed and we are in the final stages of recruitment (if you missed this but are interested in working with us, do check in on okfn.org/jobs as we frequently have new positions arising)
  • Applications for Panton Fellowships 2013-14 closed and the Board are short-listing candidates
  • Weekly meetings of the Network Team continued, as well as daily stand-ups for the Community Team, although weekly Coordination Team meetings have been superseded by daily stand-ups
  • Holiday season means that covering for one-another has been a feature of July and will continue into August, and the Network Team’s rota for social media will now include the blog (as Theo is away for a few weeks – blog-at-okfn-dot-org remains the contact point for all things related to the blog)

This week

  • Network Unit monthly report, due next week
  • Network planning for mini-sprints, focussing on shared areas
  • Familiarising with new systems to help communication and reduce e-mail load
  • Regular catch-ups with Beatrice and Elaine as it’s only…
  • 7 weeks until OKConget your tickets now! :-D

Week Ahead: Sam Smith

Sam Smith - July 29, 2013 in Design, People, Updates

Availability: Mon -  Fri

This week:

  • Farmsubsidy site
  • OKCon website
  • data.okfn.org website