Do you want to join our Covid19 Community Response? A breakdown of Edgeryders activities, roles, tasks and workflows

Sure, good luck with the meeting!

It would also be useful for you and @jasen_lakic to pick from the weekly calls


@HadeerGhareeb thank you! You know I’m a fan of DidiAsks! I’m wondering if you would be able to join one of the calls I linked above? If you can walk the participants through your method then we can all agree on a process for the next weeks, and launch a call!


I will be joining

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ooh @noemi , yes I will :slight_smile:

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FYI, @johncoate and I have sourced the first story:

"Is the communitarian Internet back in the wake of COVID-19?" A conversation with Howard Rheingold

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GREAT! Do you have a nice picture for it?

Picture added


Hello, I am Yassine Metoui member of the young science association of Tunisia in the IT sector. Because of the circumstances that our country is experiencing, the association young sciences is developing a website which brings together several volunteers on an international scale so that we can help people in their quarantine, help perhaps in the form of donations or simply to answer questions proposed by visitors to the site. In other way the visitors of the site are people who seek answers to their questions or who need logistical help, as being volunteers we can even give food for those who cannot afford to buy or who cannot transport themselves. For this we need several volunteers in all the countries, we have already contacted the Red Crescent and several Tunisian associations and clubs and several communities from Germany, France, Mexico ect … if you are interested in this project please contact me contact as soon as possible and thank you in advance.


First story in from my end too:


@ichraf mentioned some groups that are already active in Tunisia. Maybe she has some contacts to see what they need help with?

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Activity 3: Mental healthcare

Since peopIe around the world are experiencing isolation. I would like to share some interesting content about How to create a good habit:

The 1st Law : Make it obvious
1.1 Fill out the habits Scorecard. Write down your current habits to become aware of them.
1.2 Use implementation intentions:“I will [behavior] at [time] in [location]”
1.3 Use habit stacking:"After [current habit], I will [new Habit]
1.4 Design your environment. Make the cues of good habits obvious and visible.

The 2nd Law : Make it attractive
2.1 Use temptation bundling. Pair an action you want to do with an action you need to do
2.2 Join a culture where your desired behaviour is the normal behaviour.
2.3 Create a motivation ritual. Do something you enjoy immediatly before a difficult habit.

The 3rd Law : Make it easy
3.1 Reduce friction. Decrease the number of steps between you and your good habits.
3.2 Prime the environment. Prepare your environment to make future action easier.
3.3 Master the decisive moment. Optimize the small choices that deliver outsized impact.
3.4 Use the Two-Minute Rule. Downscale your habits until they can be done in two minutes or less.
3.5 Automate your habits. Invest in technology and onetime purchases that locj in future behavior.

The 4th Law : Make it satisfying
4.1 Use reinforcement. Give yourself an immediate reward when you complete your habit.
4.2 Make “doing nothing” enjoyable. When avoiding a bad habit, design a way to see benefits.
4.3 Use a habit tracker. Keep track of your habit streak and “don’t break the chain.”
4.4 Never miss twice. When you forget to do a habit, make sure you get back on track immediately.

Shared with love from the great book “Atomic Habits” Hope you will enjoy that steps :slight_smile:


@ayari.taha Taha thank you for this :slight_smile:

hey @noemi - seen this?

hey John, just seeing this now - not sure I understand what your question was referring to?

Hugi is this something you guys still need help with and if so with what? Plus - do people need to be Swedish speakers?

hi @matthias and you every manage to get together with @kristofer over this?Could the OCI Lab be a good category to set it up for? The first cycle is coming to an end anyway so it’s the time to set it up now for the covid19 special call…

Ok guys, follow up from this conversation I suggest that we organise a follow up call bringing together those of us who are interested in the theme of work.

To look at what conversations we ought to be having on the topic, with an aim to understand what actions we could take to support people currently struggling to cope with work-related challenges.

Those of us who expressed interest in this topic are:

Who can take the lead on defining the content of the call and preparing the invitation for it together with e.g @noemi ?

If you need something as a point of departure, check out this thing @owen and I put together with help from James and @hugi (ignore the broken links, layout issues etc - they should be fixed by the weekend!):

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hey @daveed I saw in another thread that you guys are doing something Covid19 related, thought yu might be interested in this…

Hi guys, it seems we now have a group that is interested in looking at how we can organise people to help boost the impact of different projects responding to the crisis. One of the ways we have been experimenting is by running a kind of peer to peer incubator online. We start by reaching out to people who have done some work already on a promising solution (e.g have a well thought through concept, have done the science or technology development or already have an initiative up and running). And then we mobile people who can support their work either in person (put in their knowledge, time, skills, connections) or provide resources (materials, equipment, money etc). The first iteration began last year and is now coming to an end with 14 initiatives having “graduated” form the program. So it makes sense to put what we have collectively learned from the experience into helping people respond to the ongoing crisis.

it was coordinated by @OCILab @zmorda @Wajdibr @amiraGbs and myself were heavily involved in driving it.

have either in some way been involved, or expressed some interest in the work at some point.
@jasen_lakic and @hires I think this might be relevant to you also?

Would any of you be interested in a call to get to know a bit more about what was done and see how it meshes with what you are currently doing or might be interested to do in response to the crisis?


@ayari.taha well spotted, I’ve seen many testimonials online with people saying they are using this downtime to make study plans - so new routines would probably help. Did you test it yourself ?