📗 The Reef - Project Management Wiki

Content

1. Introduction

2. Work plan

3. Budget

4. Team plan

5. Time plan


1. Introduction

This is a big picture document on the work from June 2019 - December 2019, with some activities going into January - March 2020. Below is the project summary as copied from our application document.

Project summary

Behavioral change can be a powerful force in helping to decarbonize the economy. But most people see it as buying small environmental benefits with large personal sacrifices. This is a hard sell, and has failed to happen at scale. We believe we have found an achievable route to a sharp reduction of the carbon emission of urban living, via behavioral change.

First, we do not aim for incremental change. Instead, we rewire urban life into an entirely different configuration. Helped by an enabling space, people’s interactions result in a low carbon footprint in a logical way.

Second, we see behavioral change as something communities, not individuals, do. To humans, any change is much easier when done as a group. We harness our species’ evolved ability for working in groups, and put it to the service of radical behavioral
change.

Third, we focus on people who aspire to behavioral change. Modern life has driven them from their communities of origin. Now, they long to build new ones, in reasonable balance with the planet. In Europe, these people are a sizeable minority. We, the
proponents, are part of it.

Our proposed solution is to reinvent the home as the main platform of urban living. We build a living community of trailblazers in Brussels, Belgium, called The Reef. It reconditions a single building, and offers it to 20 people aspiring to green, social living.

This community works as a testing ground for energy/waste reduction and circular economy solutions to make urban living greener. It strikes partnerships with local authorities, green innovators, real estate developers, financial operators. In so doing, it takes the lead in developing a new market for green-and-social urban living.
As solutions prove their value in The Reef, they become part of a “social and green” array of building techniques, space organization formulae, social arrangements and environmental technologies, all open source. The Reef itself acts as demonstration site and steward of this knowledge.

2. Work plan

The following sections are copied from our project application document. See there for full details.

2.1. WP1: Partnerships, finance and business models

Background

A successful deployment of The Reef requires a wide array of resources and competences. In WP1 we build a partnership broad enough and diverse enough to succeed. Partners will only engage if they perceive clear opportunities for themselves and long-run sustainability. Such perception, in turn, requires a well-defined and realistic business model not only of The Reef itself, but of the ecosystem supporting it. It also requires transparent and fair governance to protect resources invested in the project.

Objectives

  • O1.1 – Establish 3-5 high quality partnerships. A high quality partner is a partner who holds re sources and competences that are key for a successful Reef deployment. These include political and institutional legitimacy (public authorities), building expertise (real estate developers), a portfolio of real estate
    assets (public authorities/real estate developers/philanthropists), finance (banks or other financial institutions), green technologies (universities and private firms).

    Partnerships are encoded in memoranda of understanding (MOUs). MOUs are pledges to engage in the deployment of The Reef, conditional to certain conditions being met. For example, a bank could commit to providing access to credit to individuals wishing to
    buy a (tradeable) right to live in The Reef.

  • O1.2 – Found an organization as a vehicle for the partners to run The Reef. Create an organization under Belgian law, to be the investable vehicle for The Reef. Edgeryders itself is to be one of its partners.

Activities

  • A1.1 – Intelligence. Interview at least 10 key witnesses to return a list of the key players in Brussels, and a map of their strategic goals. Results in D1.1: A strategic map of green-and-communal living in Brussels (text document as wiki). Feeds into O1.1.

  • A1.2 – Clarity. Produce a minimum viable set of documents to illustrate The Reef’s concept. This might include a one-pager pitch, a talk-cum-deckof-slides, visuals. Feeds into O1.1.

  • A1.3 – Business model and sustainability. Carry out a triple-bottom line cost-benefit analysis of The Reef as a spreadsheet exercise. Do this in close contact with the community of WP3 and other stakeholders as co-designers of The Reef. The goal is to work out minimum efficient dimensions and key drivers of impacts, costs and revenues via sensitivity analysis. By implication, the CBA contains The Reef’s business model, where financial revenues and costs balance.

    Results in KO3: A triple-bottom line CBA of The Reef (spreadsheet). Feeds into O1.1.

  • A1.4 – Partner engagement. Run 6-10 meetings with potential partners, sounding them out for engagement in The Reef. Results in D1.2: 3-5 signed MOUs with quality partners. Feeds into O1.1.

  • A1.5 – Governance. The Reef is, at least in part, a common good: its services are rivalrous and non-excludable. This situation calls for sophisticated governance arrangements. Produce a governance arrangement, rigid enough to protect all parties, but flexible enough to accommodate emergent patterns of cooperation. To do this, review the existing arrangements that have proved to work best, and improve upon them. Many of these spring from the neo-cooperativist movement and the experience of post-capitalist enterprises. Results in D1.3: A statute of incorporation for The Reef organization. Feeds into O1.2.

  • A1.6 – Incorporation. Raise the initial minimum capital and incorporate the new organization. Feeds into O1.2.

2.2. WP2: Community, lifestyle change and demand-side

Background

The Reef is part technological hardware, part social software. It cannot succeed unless technological innovation is adopted and adapted to a real need and demand by the very people who would live in it, and tell the story forward. In WP2 we focus on discovering potential Reefers: residents and/or technical contributors to the making of The Reef. In the process, we will build a community of innovators who generously share and reflect on a vision for communal living and well-being in the city. In our use of the term “community”, we do not discriminate between high stakeholders (i.e. investors in WP1), future residents, or one-off event participants. Everyone who contributes to the project is considered to be a community member.

Objectives

  • O2.1 – Build a directory of future residents and design “wish lists”. We will map aspirations, expectations and skill sets available among potential Reefers in Brussels, and design a flow that connects these with the technological and architectural design: for example, what is an inside temperature range that ensures communal and individual comfort, needed to be factored in for a green energy grid, yet still meet our targets? What are the “no go”’s when it comes to ensuring enough individual privacy, or enough separation between social and working spaces in the building? Which types of entrepreneurial, livelihood making projects are people interested in?

  • O2.2 – Create a mini-strategy for social cohesion in the neighborhood. This is a preliminary effort to connect The Reef with its surroundings an d maximize its impact in the urban ecosystem. It results from mapping the co-design and green reconversion plan for the candidate buildings onto pre-existing conditions and public policy priorities.

Activities

  • A2.1 – User Cases for rental and ownership in The Reef. We will engage in research and conversations to clarify t he demand side of the market, by meeting relevant “profiles”: young expatriates and families, freelancers and precarious workers or unemployed with less reliable financial prospects, cultural groups pushed out of living and working studios due to rising costs. We will talk to cooperative organisations already working on fractional ownership. This task results in a public narrative report (D2.1).

  • A2.2 – Participation and co-design. We will host up to three community events inviting potential owners, residents (i.e. digital nomads, young people in precarity, migrants), and contributors (i.e. circular economy experts, urban gardeners, biodesigners, artists) to view and begin designing candidate spaces. The events focus on practical information sharing and place-making in the context created on the building scouting. Tentative formats are:

    • “Walkshops”, or walking workshops, are scouting tours of proposed site(s) for the Reef, gathering a group of people who will engage in imagining green living situations, while walking and reflecting together on what is being seen i.e. opportunities offered by the neighborhood. The tours are a good opportunity to recruit participants in subsequent community building and green reconversion activities.

    • Narrative Prototyping is where we present The Reef as a common inspiration point, and ask participants to connect their personal experiences to the narrative. The workshop results in a list of collective priorities which need to be answered by the Reef design and a map of collective skills and resources available to move forward (for an example of tools used, see here).

    All events will be:

    • small-sized (circa 15 participants), to allow for constructive and processable conversations
    • inclusive: advertised through open calls on social media and Brussels online portals, in English, French, and Dutch
    • highly interactive, before, during and after they take place. We use the Edgeryders online platform to reflect on the ideas
    • discussed, produce a record of ideas kept and discarded, and build continuity between the events
    • distilled into a list of key requirements to inform and support WP3: Green reconversion.

    Overall, this activity is synced with A3.1 (Identify underused buildings) in WP3. Also, most active contributors will be invited to the Green Transformation Idea Sprints (A3.3) or meetings for Governance (A1.5), depending on their skills and interest. It results in
    D2.3, D2.4, D2.5.

  • A2.3 – Storytelling and shared documentation. All the activities in A2.1 and A2.2 will be announced and documented extensively on the Edgeryders online platform. All the outputs and deliverables will be shared online and publicly with participants, local or other audiences, in order to ramp up enthusiasm and build local capacity for the project as a whole. The whole of the documentation constitutes research data for meeting O2.2. and develop a neighborhood strategy for at least one of The Reef variants (see O3.1).

2.3. WP3: Green Transformation of Buildings

Background

Household and office space decarbonization does not yet progress fast enough or on a large enough scale. Especially the conversion of existing housing stock is difficult due to cost barriers and apparent lack of profitable investment opportunities in that area.
We will demonstrate a realistic plan of how old housing stock can be economically converted to very low carbon footprint with decisive, unconventional interventions (and, of course, a community eager to understand and use these new technologies). Initial
plans will be developed for the exemplary real estate objects we are interested in for The Reef, and expanded on for global dissemination and uptake.

Objectives

  • O3.1 Green Transformation Plans for 2 or 3 exemplary buildings. Informed by the financial boundary conditions (resulting from WP 1) and the co-design process (resulting from WP2), we will produce plans for the green conversion of 2-3 specific buildings that we identified in Brussels as suitable candidates to house The Reef. The buildings will be selected from different building types and different local environments, so the plans will also differ. The level of detail in these plans will be chosen so that professionals can execute the work on that basis, while lay users would have to research the more basic skills and techniques first in other sources. Likewise, cost details will be included as needed to make the investment decision and work plans and can be refined once one of the buildings has been secured as The Reef.

  • O3.2 Green Transformation Manual for Buildings. A manual for emergent green home technologies that can speed up and scale up the ecological transformation of individuals. It will be published under an open source licence and consist of (1) a technical documentation framework and (2) initial content that focuses on the green transformation of existing real estate. While this manual will draw from the green conversion plans to show techniques by example, it will expand on that content considerably by also including:

    • short presentations of green building transformation techniques in use worldwide
    • technological hacks and step-by-step do-it-yourself instructions
    • ideas, literature references, links and inspirations that can assist inhabitants and builders in solving future challenges and in further developments towards carbon negative and eco-restorative buildings

    The goal with this manual is explicitly to make the current “bleeding edge” knowledge about deep green living accessible to the owners and inhabitants of real estate and to the architects and builders assisting them. Carbon negative buildings must no longer be the realm of design prizes, but become the default. Like with the transformation plans, the level of detail will be chosen for professionals but the content will be understandable by interested laypeople.

    The proposed manual will become an enabler of grassroots-driven radical green transformation of buildings because, to our knowledge, no similar resource currently exists. Everything available is either (1) incomplete and not practical enough or (2) concerns “appropriate technology”, which is applicable for developing countries only or (3) not freely available and not open source, which limits the accessibility and usage rights of the material so much that no movement can form around it.

    For reference, the closest match of existing content is Low-Tech Magazine. It treats questions of low-impact living with in-depth articles that are often at least somewhat relevant for urban living, for example: “If We Insulate Our Houses, Why Not Our Cooking Pots?”. However, it does not specifically cover building transformation, and is more research oriented than directly practically useful for enabling lifestyle changes. The manual is a community effort in both its creation in this project and its later maintenance and expansion. For that, content authoring and maintenance will be integrated with our modern online forum system on edgeryders.eu, its global community, and an emerging community of practice for green building transformation that the manual can attract to online forum. With this approach, content maintenance stays organic and low-cost.
    Technically, new manual versions in PDF and EPUB e-book formats will be generated regularly and automatically from selected online content of the forum. That content can be edited collaboratively by all users, with Markdown providing consistent formating.

    Another advantage of integrating this content with our online forum is that we can comfortably integrate multimedia content: images and videos can already be embedded there, and for this project we will add options to embed 360° photos (via Kuula or Pannelum) and 3D objects (via Sketchfab). Both of these can also be viewed with VR headsets, including those made from a smartphone and “Google Cardboard”.

Activities

  • A3.1 Identify suitable underused buildings in Brussels. We will organize a collaborative mapping and investigation effort to find buildings in Brussels that are most suitable for The Reef. They may be publicly or privately owned, have to be unused or severely underused, large enough, available for negotiating longterm access, and both the owner and zoning regulations must allow considerable intervention in the building. During this activity, we will take care to develop a preliminary set of best practices, such as using an open source collaborative mapping tool like uMap or FacilMap. Results in KO6: a map with the geolocations of 100 or more vacant buildings we encounter, and detailed profiles of 2-3 of these buildings which (after talking to the owners) meet all of the above criteria.

  • A3.2 Study visits to green building transformation projects across Europe. Once the major challenges of each selected piece of real estate have been identified, we will select complementary successful green transformation projects across Europe and send team members for a visit to learn about and document the solutions they found. These existing transformation projects might be found in both urban and rural areas, and we would document the insights with interviews and open storytelling across the Edgeryders network. Aside, we will also be scouting in the projects’ networks for green transformation experts that can contribute to our Green Transformation Manual. Results in D3.2: 4-5 high quality blog posts containing the interviews’ highlights and the main insights from the visits.

  • A3.3 Hold 2-3 Green Transformation Idea Sprints. To collect relevant input and feedback from professionals and enthusiasts of ecological construction, we will hold a one-day idea sprint event in each of the 2-3 selected candidate buildings. The input of the attendees is documented on video and feeds into our Green Transformation Plans for these buildings (see O3.1) and the Green Transformation Manual (see O3.2). We plan to invite a mixed group of (mostly) Brussels-based sustainable architecture experts, interior designers, ecological innovators and builders / craftspeople. In exchange for their creative input and feedback, we provide them with a valuable experience of socializing with likeminded people, interesting short-format idea presentations (including about our draft concepts for the buildings at that point of time) and, of course, ecologically sustainable food. By holding these events in the actual buildings or very close to them, participants can demonstrate their ideas on the actual object. In addition, these events also contribute to growing the community around The Reef in Brussels.

  • A3.4 Write the Green Transformation Plans and Manual. With all the input collected in A3.1 to A3.3 together with sources from literature, around the web and our own expertise, we will use our collaborative platform edgeryders.eu to create the 2-3 Green Transformation Plans for the candidate buildings (implements O3.1) and on that basis, the Green Transformation Manual for Buildings (implements O3.2).

3. Budget

Project costs - overview:

  • A Personnel € 35,500.00
  • D1 Travel and subsistence € 4,500.00
  • D3 Cost of other goods and service € 20,000.00
  • E Indirect Costs € 15,000.00
  • Inkind contribution free of charge € 20,000.00
  • Total Costs € 95,000.00

Project funding: 100% EIT funding

More details in the full project application document.

4. Team plan

In alphabetic order:

  • @alberto: network scientist, economist. Leads WP1 with the vision writing, strategic communication and partnership building, as well as setting up The Reef as a legal entity.
  • @BaobabUrbain: urban planner, networker. Supports WP2 with community outreach, PR & communication, workshops design and documentation.
  • @chantal_vanoeteren: town planner and civic urbanist. Supports WP1 with input on vision and connections to Brussels stakeholders scene.
  • @ilaria: geographer, sustainability and circular economy expert. Coordinator of EarthOS, Edgeryders team unit which includes The Reef, and other consulting. Client relationship, project management and administration.
  • @manuelpueyo: content and service designer. Supports community workshops promo and outreach.
  • @matthias: programmer, technical expert. Leads WP3, plans the technical idea sprints and ensures documentation and reporting in the followup.
  • @noemi: social scientist and community manager. Leads WP2, designs and facilitates community workshops, storytelling of early Reefers. Supports WP3 events with directing community members to Matthias.

5. Time plan

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-07-01: Recruitment calls published.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-08-30: Recruitment final. Meetings in Brussels and interviews for Partnership building and community outreach roles.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: ≤2019-09-01: Team contracts signed. Team kick-off early September.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: ≤2019-09-15: The Reef Pitch finalised. Alberto leads this.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-09-20: Calendar for community workshops. Team to agree internally and ensure they are aligned with the Edgeryders Events calendar.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-09-20: Calendar for technical idea sprints. Team to agree internally and ensure they are aligned with the Edgeryders Events calendar.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-09-20 - 2019-10-30: Storytelling - Collect team stories as inspiration for The Reef community. Ideally short videos accompanied by short texts. The format will be standard for all community stories captured during Workshops 1, 2, 3. They can be posted as a ‘Meet the Reefers?’ series; or depending on the angle, they can be more non-comittal - ‘Stories from the future: What could it mean to live in The Reef?’; or more pop-culture styled: ‘Is community housing something to aspire to?’ TBC.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: ≤2019-09-30: Events set up on public channels: Invitations and registration pages for Community Workshops (Missing: Technical Idea Sprints!).

  • :ballot_box_with_check:2019-09-30: Invitations for community participation in events. Open calls to co-design The Reef published on and disseminated through edgeryders.eu and the Brussels team networks.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-09-30: The Reef minisite published.

  • 2019-09-30 (according to the proposal, needs to be extended): 3-5 high quality partnerships. Status: Fondazione per l’Innovazione Civica is a formal partner (on 2019-10-25 we submitted a common proposal to continue The Reef project in 2020). Talks in progress with Community Land Trust Bruxelles and Commune de Forest. Noemi to contact the Gent cooperative.

  • 2019-09-30: Identify 2-3 unused buildings in Brussels which could serve as examples. This is used as communication ahead of the remaining events.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-10-10 (according to the proposal; now moved to end of 2019-10): Storytelling. User micro-narratives - Detailed accounts of how different individuals relate to their current and future housing situation, consumption habits and living in a tight urban community. Blog posts disseminated ahead of events.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-10-24: Community Workshop 1.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-10-31 (according to the proposal): 4-5 High quality blog posts and open knowledge resulting from the study visits abroad. Collecting detailed information to be re-used by the The Reef Brussels and the Climate KIC community. Publicly released and reshared through social media

  • 2019-10-31 (according to the proposal): Statute of incorporation for The Reef organisation. Text document, compliant with European and Belgian law. Reached out to @patrick_andrews for this. A possibility is to provide a full statute, but also a “reduced” version for a provisional vehicle, possibly a Belgian ASBL.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-11-14: Community Workshop 2.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-11-23: Technical Idea Sprint. With @matthias in Brussels, at The Reef. There will only be one Technical Idea Sprint – at least that’s the plan for now.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: 2019-11-28: Community Workshop 3. Will also include a presentation of results from the preceding Technical Idea Sprint.

  • 2019-11-30 (according to the proposal): An organization as a vehicle for the partners to run The Reef - Create an organization under Belgian law, to be the investable vehicle for The Reef. Edgeryders itself is to be one of its partners. From completion of O1.2.

  • 2019-11-30 (according to the proposal): Signed MOUs with quality partners.

  • :ballot_box_with_check: ≤2019-12-08: Community workshops and technical sprint delivered. Followed by summaries, wikis, and public wrapups, workshop documentation, online directory of future residents, and a “design wishlist” with descriptions and greening requirements.

  • 2019-12-10 (according to the proposal): Strategy for social cohesion at neighborhood level. Public documents, shared on open access repositories like zenodo.org.

  • ≤2019-12-20: Team invoices collected. Reporting for Climate KIC can continue after. What are considered eligible costs and what is a good format for the invoices? What additional documentation, if any, is needed? @ilaria to find out.

  • 2019-12-31 Green Transformation Manual for Buildings: An open source, community-generated, multimedia-enriched, book-length e-book document that makes the bleeding edge of green building transformation techniques and ideas available to the general public, for their fast and cost-efficient global replication. Contains 2-3 green-and-social conversion plans for candidate buildings.

  • :paperclip: 2019-06-21 to 2019-12-31: All-time tasks.

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A thought that just occured to me: @matthias we should plan the last community workshop and technical sprint around the Edgeryders Festival dates - 19-29 November. Would you be available for a number of days during that period?

@matthias can you insert some other things you might have in mind. Perhaps some dates for the study visits?

Wherever we signaled ‘according to the proposal’ it means we need to be mindful that the timeline has changed. Anyone in charge of those tasks can go ahead and add new dates.

Thanks @ilaria for the help!

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For finalizing the Pitch - as we are looking for a graphic designer let’s not forget we already have a visual ID for The Reef since 2017. They can be remixed if needed - especially the color code - we are missing a (coral:-)) green.

Reef_black Reef_black_red Reef_blue_black


structure_black structure_blue structure_purple structure_red

I uploaded the whole pack and original design files in the Reef drive.

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Hello team! @matthias @alberto @BaobabUrbain @ilaria. I’m being mindful of the others’ time allocation in the project, so I’m only pinging you.

Please look at the timeline - note that we are now mid September and seem to be on track.

What are your priorities for the remaining of the month?

Community Building priorities are:

  • identify the candidate buildings
  • announce the workshops
  • start collecting stories and do outreach.

Please insert your own!

@Ilaria - there are no dates in the proposal regarding the visits abroad?

The first thing is: is the pitch good enough, at least for now? If it is not, then I have to keep working on it. If it is, then @chantal_vanoeteren and I are going to be working on two fronts.

Chantal herself should move straight into stakeholder mapping. The deliverable is a document outlining who the most promising actors for possible partnerships are. For each of them, we should have an idea of what they want, and therefore how we can approach them (if we do).

Me: spreadsheet time. But I am going to do it very bluntly, because all numbers in it depend dramatically on the building, so no point investing too much time on it.

Also me: start a platform discussion about governance models. Maybe ping Chris Cook and Patrick. Eventually, allocate a bit of money to contracting a lawyer in Belgium that can put the governance model we choose into articles of association for a company.

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The proposal says only that by the end of October we should produce a (series of) high quality blog post(s) reporting on the visits.

My priorities:

  • Onboarding the visual designer (Lorenzo)

  • Understanding with C-KIC the financial / reporting limits we have

  • Contact video maker in Bxl

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Makes sense, but please keep in mind to project manage that part as well, Mrs. Project Manager :slight_smile: I just collected promising places to visit and will join the journeys on request of Alberto, but not organize when we go where.

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Agreed :slight_smile: So, let me know where and when and especially how much and I’ll tell you what we can do. Btw, I’m waiting for C-KIC answer about a certain webinar on financial reporting and admin stuff, so I keep you updated with what I’ll learn!

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Working towards the Reef website currently:

A placeholder site will be ready by today, and they y’all can tell me what content, visuals etc. I should include.

A post was merged into an existing topic: The Reef pitch: first version

Hi @matthias : I’m curious if you’ve done some thinking about the technical sprint and can confirm a date. This event also needs to be organised, or have a call for community experts.
One option is to have it around our 3rd workshop on the 27-28th of November, at The Reef as we discussed. I could also include it in the sign up form to collect interest. I’m not sure how you want to organise it, so let me know if i can help?

We could launch a placeholder event when we launch the workshops, and over time you can post more detailed calls for participation on the platform to surface more people. Works?

Ok so I can see that on the site visit’s end no one is making the first step in deciding. I would like to visit Calafou, at least see one space this year. @Matthias: can you help by sending an email to them and asking if we can go? Ideally in October, if you guys have some time (I can do 1-7 or 23-27), or November before the festival (8-20 nov).

If any of the dates work for you and @Alberto, we’re good. But we need to agree and make contact, and only then Ilaria can help with planning the logistics.

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23-27 October. November I could do after SF-Econ, so maybe 13-20.

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Actually, counting in some events and Reef workshops, November 15-20 is the best for me.

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Updated the calendar with finished tasks: calendar and calls for community workshops set up on channels

Call for Participation (EN) | Appel a participation (FR)

Individual facebook events:

Please share them!
I will follow with individual topics for each event on the platform

This is funny, how did I get myself into organizing a workshop that I planned to be absent from? :smile: But since my plans on being absent in Nepal did not work either, I will be there and can also do some preparations work. But things really can’t go on like that … which is a topic for a different occasion.

So, for the date. A combination with that third community workshop sounds really good to me. I see that the third community workshop will be 2019-11-28 16:00 - 21:00 in Metrolab. That seems to imply it’s not inside a candidate building.

In that case, it seems better to hold the technical sprint 1-2 days before that third workshop, because then we can showcase some of the work we did there during the community workshop. Which helps with motivation in the technical sprint, and hopefully contributes something interesting to the community workshop.

Does that make sense? If so, I’d propose (Mon) 2019-11-25 for the workshop, in the evening, at the Reef. So in case we hit on something really interesting and need more time to finish it, there are a few more evenings before the community workshop where we could meet again.

Is anything else planned for that day at The Reef?

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Completely hear you and distinctly remember the conversation between me, you and Alberto where you held your ground, so to speak. But because this falls under WP3 which you lead, I was wondering if you can guide it, even if only saying: guys, we need to start prepare it because we’re two months ahead. or guys, we need to hire someone. or, at least the date?
Otherwise, I will help with this. There is no other way but me filling in these gaps to the best I can, while supporting Ilaria in her PM role :thinking: I know, gruelling, and yes, we’ll need to talk about it at length once these months are over. I have some thoughts myself.

It’s perfect! Let’s talk more about it in our next team meeting,