In this session we tried to make the case for Edgeryders – both in the sense of the community and the company – to be a way to augment the ability of individual community members to make a living while doing things that they are interested in doing (see the session abstract).
The session consisted of:
- [Alberto] making a presentation of what the community and the company can contribute to each individual's projects;
- [Nadia] on the fine art of deal closing;
- an experiment of taking a project [CommonFutures] is currently involved in and wrapping it into the Edgeryders community and skillset.
Here are the slides from Alberto’s talk:
Here are the slides from Nadia’s talk:
Here are the slides from Annemarie’s talk:
Finaly, here is the experiment:
Problem: how to build UK datacoops. A datacoop is a way to share and process business data. Datacoops are useful to charities, cooperatives and other socially oriented orgs to do business intelligence in a way that allows them to compete on an equal footing with private business. It is an alternative to open data, perceived as bad because they would turn over business intelligence to private sector companies.
Pain point: people in the social sector in the UK don’t get digital. Many even hate digital, perceived as a polar opposite to “helping people” even if it helps them to do their job better and faster.
|Activity||Skillset||Who has it?|
|Getting buy-in from the decision makers in cooperatives||That breaks down into the three subactivities coming next:|
|Demonstrating a case||Following a charity using data awareness to improve what they do. Needs: data analysis skills; communication/storytelling skills. Warning: IT tends to be legacy in these orgs, prepare for messiness!||Data: Rysiek, Smari, the Italians in Spaghetti Open Data. Storytelling: Dougald, Vinay, Chris Brewster|
|Finding 5 early adopters||Needs: Knowledge of the kind of target organization – being plugged into that particular space||Bridget, Anne-Marie|
|Designing a data model for data exchange||With XML or JSON you can go a long way, as long as you design an intelligible data model.||Data: Rysiek, Smari, the Italians in Spaghetti Open Data.|
|Designing a legal framework||You need a customized license for data that is "just open enough". Need data legal skills.||OKFN!|
|Driving adoption||Resharing the content on the Internet, getting more people to sign off to it. Engagement/communication skills on the web.||Many people! See the Twitterstorm.|