Edgeryders is among the community organisations that have won a small bid to test some of the tools developed in a bigger European funded project called CATALYST. These tools are a welcome aid to help communities better make sense of the conversations, and steer them in new, interesting directions that are not visible when looking at individual users and their contributions. Check out the project group we set up with more info about the gig and the tools we are testing: Edgesense and Assembl.
We’re looking for individuals with an interest in community management, data harvesting, summarizing and reporting, with a bit of time on their hands to help do a testing that involves:
- familiarize ourselves with the tools and deploy them on edgeryders.eu content: for example Lote4 preparations last year, Aug - Nov 2014
- co-host an online workshop introducing the tools and their practical applicability on community conversations
- write a "working out loud" post per tool with observations based on the testing process and especially results
- compile a short report to the client with key insights (I will do this)
As always, members of the Edgeryders community and other people “on the edge” are especially encouraged to apply.
Fee for running points 1-3 of the above: 800 EUR for Edgesense tester and 1000 EUR for Assembl tester, taxes included and paid upon delivery.
Matthias has begun installing Edgesense a while ago, we’ll be in touch with someone in the Assembl development team to get hold of the web application, and I will be involved in channeling all useful info your way, helping us familiarize with the project and expectations, and editing the final report. We’ll keep this short and sweet, and ideally we’ll be doing all of it over the next month altogether.
Let me know if you’re interested in a comment below, and why you are interested. Any impressions you have so far from checking the tools? The more extensive your input, the better I think to figure out if it suits you.
UPDATE February 25th: Hazem and Ruxandra (see below) will be coordinating the testing process. Get in touch with them if you want to be involved anyway and learn new tools!