Apologies for this playful but I hope not distasteful title
I see big issue with how we use online/offline tools to communicate/collaborate. This two slides try to visualize and link to online tools we currently use or which someone (mostly me) have proposed. We also use some undocumented online tools and practices…
At this moment I consider our signal to noise ratio rather poor. All of those tools have various advantages and disadvantages and while particular tools fit some purposes better they fail short to serve other ones. I must admit that we never documented our workflows well neither took time for proper upskilling.
To address this issue I would like to create a focused workstream with maximum preferably max 4-5 people and come up with recommendations together. I hope that @Kei, @Ben, @K, @Alberto, @Dorotea and @Marc can join us on that. I would also like that we define clearly interfaces and audiences since I don’t believe that we can find one size fits all solution here. For example to interact with general community in Matera we like it or not but we need to use Facebook, possibly we can also leverage MT2019 platform (especially since 2 more people speaking italian and with good local connections may move in very soon). We can’t also expect everyone to pay attention to ER platform, one person I can think as an example - @piersoft who on the other hand stays very responsive over Twitter and Facebook.
We also need to find clear way for experimenting with new tools and upgrading our setup. Lately @Alberto proposed additional interface for publishing events and I would find it useful to know if he could easily get information about our current setup and requirements we may want/need to address (again Facebook comes in and need to publish events there). I doubt since we currently don’t have it well documented
Myself and possibly other people (@Marc?) feel irritated about misuse/abuse of channels which everyone pays attention to (hopefully still). Things like asking to make sure that someone takes projector cable for some event over main mailing list creates unnecessary noise. Trello for example provides much more granular way of subscribing/unsubscribing to relevant notifications and features like checklists to keep track on stuff like that.
I also find it rather upsetting that while I get tons of information about missing cables etc. Hearing about #LOTE4 happening in unMonastery in October makes me scratch my head and feel sort of confused: unMonastery in Matera? do we speak about Complesso del Casale???..
For front facing communication/feedback channels we also can improve our strategy. I remember discussion when @Nadia visited us about various stakeholders, I must admit that many of them make me think about Yeti and give impression that to get feedback from some of them we use gossip protocol, not sure intentionally or accidentally ;)
I would also like that for various collaboration spaces we create short howtos sharing tips from power users on how to optimize notifications, integrate with other tools and email workflow etc.
meeting #IRL + hangout in next days to create clear roadmap?
In next two weeks I plan to work on connecting to various APIs starting with Vimeo API, Trello API and Google Drive API. I invite those interested in details like JSON-LD Macros and Hydra (Hypermedia API) to join Website Development trello board ping @Kei, @David Bovill, @Matthias