I'm reporting here on the blog with questions and ideas each week from the global side of the Camps pilot. We are already learning a lot and iterating as we go. If you haven't been following these weekly notes, you can catch them all with the Camps-Notes tag. It's only week 3 but taking notes publicly has already helped me put thoughts into words and begin forming larger lessons and understanding about our work. I'm curious what you think!
We are now a couple weeks into the NetSquared Camp pilot. More and more details are falling into place for Local organizers in Chicago, Douala, Portland, and Vancouver. Each week, I'm reporting here on the blog with questions and ideas from the global side of the pilot. The Camp pilot is a chance for us to learn and experiment together as a community and we know that the more we can share, in real time, the more we can learn. So, here's another week's report - looking forward to your notes and ideas, too!
Last week, Billy announced the launch of the NetSquared Camp pilot. Local organizers are already off and running, gearing up for the local events taking place in Chicago, Douala, Portland, and Vancouver. (Plus Campfire events in North Carolina and Paris!) Each week, I'll be reporting here on the blog - a public view of the field notes in a way. This pilot is a chance for us to learn and experiment together as a community and we know that the more we can share, in real time, the more we can learn! I hope you'll join me, share you
Firstly: Huge apologies to those that follow the NetSquared Community Blog—whether you read it on the site, via RSS or through Twitter—for all the off-topic, offensive, and otherwise unwanted spam that's unfortunately made it through onto the site lately. Secondly: We aren't just apologizing, though. We have been trying to find the best way to improve!
This week, the NetSquared team will be at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. We'll be presenting and facilitating, listening and connecting. One thing we are really excited about is the opportunity to hold an open spaces session on Thursday, forcused on open data and APIs. Participants can learn how their organization could use open data and APIs to show impact, coordinate volunteers, or inspire supporters to take action.
NetSquared Local is growing with groups getting started all over the world. But groups aren't just coming together once a month, they are finding even more ways to connect the local community and make positive social impact. The first NetSquared local group in Spain, NetSquared Madrid, is a new group that's already going above and beyond to spread opportunities and informaiton about social entrepreneurism in Madrid.
NetSquared Madird is organized by five Spanish Engineers with a passion for innovation and social change:
NetSquared works on and offline to connect the global community at the intersection of technology and social change. The website and Community Blog are your online spaces to connect, share ideas, and collaborate. Offline we take things local!
Starting this Friday, the NetSquared team will be at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. The SXSWi conference is an opportunity for online media experts to get together for in-person networking and learning. If you're going to be there, we'd love for you to get in touch. Here's what we'll be up to:
"Last week, we put together Sunlight.Live, a site that helped thousands of people follow the White House's health care summit, alongside real-time data on the members of Congress who were in the crowd," explains Gabriela Schneider, Communications Director at Sunlight Foundation. "I think there may be a lot of translatable material - even for issues far outside politics, or events that aren't live - as implementation process and necessary technology would (or could) be the same for a large number of other uses."