I decided to write about it while still in quite raw state. Next days I want to focus on working with @mstn on delivering Public Transport Map of Matera and I don’t want this opportunity to slip away!
Above you can see one of the slides from presentation we prepared together with @alexwhitcroft during OuiShare Labs Camp #2 in Paris (co-organized by @Auli, @Dorotea and @dahacouk)
I would like to discuss possibility of follow up event in June here in unMonastery:Matera! @Nadia had chance to speak with few people involved in Labs camp during OuiShare Fest 2014. Also @Ben met @James Lewis in London during his last trip there. To my understanding James, @Samsemilio and one more person in Banana Budapest gang feel interested in coming to Matera for some time and work from here. On BB hackpad you can also find @Helene Finidori, @Ruxandra, @maxlath and me
For focus of this event I would propose continuation of our work on Linked Portable Profiles, which would make it easier for people to participate in various online spaces without experiencing Network Fatigue. It also IMO fits perfectly in current developments around Network of Networks!
In such linked portable profiles, one could start publishing relevant information including:
- Online Accounts - so our dear edgeryders.eu platform and hundreds of others don't ask us to retype it but can fetch it from where we choose to publish it!
- Relationships - for those who want to publicly (for now, access control would come later!) state who who they know and which organizations, networks, projects, events etc. they participate(d) in.
- Skills - like languages but also more specific skills, once again one can get really fed up if services like OpenTechSchool, Peer2Peer University, and 1000s other ones interested in your skills ask you to enter it yet another time. @fortyfoxes I guess also super relevant to Viral Academy you work on!
- Assets - one can consider skills as assets but i wanted to give them special significance! here I mostly think in terms Products & Services, by enabling people to publish on their independent profiles what they Offer / Request we would avoid pulling the rope in opposite directions and trying to do IMO nonsense like User Acquisition which many Sharing Economy services ended up pursuing... I believe Makerfox could greatly benefit from it just as any other service which helps people to share more! @Matthias
Of course we wont get all that stuff of the ground in just few weeks! Still we can focus even further on creating a blueprint with simple toolkit for people who want to organize further DevSprints. I hope backed by various communities which we can interconnect through endeavors like Network of Networks. Also events like Living on the Edge, SenseCamps, OuiShare Summits etc. could greatly benefit from such toolkit and once again support its further development!
In context of Matera we have our challenge #6: “Lack of philanthropy and general inability on the part of many to raise funds”, once we generalize it from raise funds to secure assets, we could contribute to unMonastery sustainability as well as prosperity of various other organizations/projects we collaborate with. Not to mention creating stronger foundation to continue Hacking Grant Competitions to Award Communities :)
Last but not least we could create possibly major buzz on social media around this event. With participation of various people engaging in Network of Networks development, Decentralized Web groups and initiatives, Sharing Economy circles etc. I would happily take initiative in helping with arranging twitterstorm around such event!