[swb-public] Meeting in person?

Edward Bowles edward.bowles at riseup.net
Wed Jan 4 13:29:57 UTC 2017


On this topic, if anyone happens to be in Dublin for the next few days, please feel free to email me off list. I suspect I have some colleagues amongst the list members :)

> On 4 Jan 2017, at 13:07, Daniel <dmv2109 at posteo.net> wrote:
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> Hey,
> 
> 
> I'd like to add a more "old school" proposal; Let's meet in person to discuss all the questions that have come up over the last few days. What I have in mind is something like a day-long workshop somewhere in Europe, and mabye a second one in the US. I know that this will be difficult to organize but I think it would be beneficial in at least four ways:
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> (1) Trust: it's a lot easier to begin to build relationships of trust if you meet people in person.
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> (2) Motivation: from my experience with similar projects, people will be much more motivated to contribute to a look project like this for an extended period of time if they have met the people they have worked with.
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> (3) Exchange with other organizations: if we organized such a workshop, we could invite people from other organizations to tell us about their experiences and what kind of assistance they would expect from an organization like swb. btw, a friend just told me about the "Tactical Technology Collectice" (https://tacticaltech.org/), which seems to pursue a very similar agenda.
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> (4) Visibility: swb can only help people if they know that the organization exists. To this end, we could combine internal discussions with some kind of public event.
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> What do you think?
> 
> Best,
> Daniel
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