Some time ago we agreed to schedule our kickoff meeting at the same time as the Living On The Edge 5 Edgeryders event, to take advantage of that particular effort. That means 25-28 February 2016.
What’s missing is a schedule of our activities, and time is getting tight if we are to engage with other people out there (and we are). I propose we do two things.
One day of talking. This would be a closed-door meeting for the consortium only. Closed-doors means we all are welcome to invite external people (for example with a view to future partnerships), but other than that we will just have a regular meeting. We will cover collaboration procedure and tools; admin; and detailed planning on the first six months of so of the project. We will also schedule the second consortium meeting.
One day of doing. This would be an open-door event scheduled within LOTE5, which anybody can attend – the more the merrier. Call it the first of the OpenCare onboarding workshops. Here we have several possibilities. I see at least three very attractive things we could do:
- Masters of Networks. A hackathon based on network methodology and data. @melancon and myself have some experience in delivering those – of course we would need care-related network data. See this short video to get an idea of what happens at Masters of Networks events.
- A workshop on designing community-driven care services. This could be led by Ezio Manzini.
- One or more talks to present the project by conveying the urgency of the issue. I would love a talk by @markomanka on healthonomics, for example – how incentives are very seriously warped in this field. @Lakomaa might also have something to say in this respect: additionally, in Italy we found a health economist (works as a comptroller in the Italian public health system) called Simona Ferlini who has a lot of insider knowledge to contribute.
My preference would be for doing all of the above, and perhaps even more. Maybe @Costantino and @zoescope can think of some maker-related stuff to do? But of course these things eat up time. There is no point in doing a hackathon in less than a full day’s work, for example. So, if we do everything, the program could look like this:
- Closed door meeting: 24th February.
- Masters of Networks: 25th of February, within LOTE5
- Design workshop and talks: 26th of February, within LOTE5.
What does everyone think?