The tradition of EC funded projects is that partners take turns in hosting consortium meetings. In OpenCare, we have agreed on the “one day to talk, one day to do” rule: each consortium meeting sits back to back with a public event for the OpenCare community.
I would like to volunteer Edgeryders as the host of the first consortium meeting. The reason is: we have the opportunity of piggybacking on Living On The Edge 5, the main event of the Edgeryders community in 2016. This will happen in Brussels in February, and is being developed here. I can see a fantastic event shaping up, with @markomanka’s Deep Games and some nerding out on networks by @melancon and myself which would be aimed at the consortium (under task 1.1, “Sharing knowledge for consortium interoperability”) but open to the public. In fact, you all would be asked to hold some session to share knowledge.
- Early onboarding of a big chunk of the ER community.
- LOTE5 will reach out to a number of people, organisations and communities outside ER (see this discussion) . We could bake into the event a special attention to OpenCare-ish ones
- Proximity to the EC headquarters – higher likelihood that our project officer shows up.
- Moules et frites and great, affordable Belgian beer.
What do you guys think? Also ping @ireinga.