Let me introduce to you our new platform, the new home for our Edgeryders community. As you noticed, we are now using this clean Discourse platform, migrating from the old Drupal one. I believe old members will agree with me that it is a bit more organized In case you face any problems dealing with it, you can ask for help in the “Support & Development” category. (Or in case you are a developer, offer help there.)
The OpenVillage category is the space where we collaborate together in building this network of houses, as a step to build “a better life” for ourselves. The first house is up and running in Brussels and the second one is being built in the North African region.
Underneath openvillage you will find these four spaces (sub-categories):
This is the space where we get to know each other, where people introduce themselves, share with the rest of the community their stories, projects, and ideas.
There you can get to know @hadeerghareeb who is working with children in turning trash into toys, @chahy a Tunisian mother and entrepreneur working on empowering local farmers, @bodee who is raising awareness and cleaning the environment, @murielaboulrouss and her Zyara webseries. You can get to know other projects in the region like the Megawara community center, Readymade, and many more.
So if you are new here, people and projects is the place to be. Post a new topic there introducing yourself, project, and ideas.
Our workspace for building the whole OpenVillage. Where all the houses come together and work on their challenges!
The workspace for the house in the North African region. Check out our space search there, we are very close to securing a space in Morocco. If you are or know people there who can help or if you have suggestions for spaces in the Region where we can have our very first house, this is the space for you.
This space is dedicated for the house in Brussels. So if you want to know how is it like to live at such a place, check it out. in case you didn’t notice the Reef is the name for the house
The OpenVillage fellowship is open for applications. Check it out, deadline 20th September, but don’t wait till the last minute because we will select fellows as soon as the right people show up, first come first served!
We are starting our weekly community calls in Arabic this Saturday at 11:00am.
Check out the new website for the OpenVillage MENA – it will give you a compact overview of the project.