Weekly Productivity Jam Session in Real-Virtual Space
The idea comes out of my last conversation with @care_save and @Douggins, in response to the felt need for a dedicated (ritual) time when we could work out technical and systematic details relating to Cosmos.
We discussed a mapping project to describe our relational ecosystem, spaces, and actors, and the need for database design, if we are going to display the data dynamically using Kumu.io. Hence the need for a dedicated time when we could hash out our logics and actually do the implementation work.
Similar work could be designed and accomplished on technology systems, forum organization, web design, Litcoin development, praxis documentation…fun! In general, methinks we should work on items from our #co-op:priorities-proposals channel. However, since we’re just getting started and this is another iterative experiment, I think we can begin by establishing some simple patterns of interaction.
Let us imagine Cosmos Coworking like a DIO (Do It Ourselves) Maker space, where anyone can come to learn and help us work on the future of Cosmos. In general, resources and attention will flow to our priorities, but one can also use the time to try new things out—there is an imaginary sandbox space for tinkering activities.
The session will last for 3 hours, beginning and ending with short meetings for announcements, questions, feedback, and coordinating what wants to be done, amongst whom. These should not be long, exploratory, or visionary meetings (we can save for those for another time) but practical and problem-solving, related to tasks at hand.
Of course, anyone can come late, leave early, or stay late. Let’s just have some discreet check-in and check-out procedures via the forum, text, or video. Let’s create pattern templates for doing these sessions which can be replicated.
We will have a forum topic for session-specific notes; a chat channel for quick exchanges; an open video channel or breakout rooms. We should keep a paper trail for what gets done, and who’s done what, and how things are progressing—that way it’s easy to pick up where we left off in the next session, and newcomers can more easily get up to speed.
I can commit to be present most weeks on Monday from 2- 5pm Mountain time. It’s likely @kayla can also often be there. (We can alternate attending to the kids, depending on what needs to get done.) Would this be a good time for others? I think Caroline said she could do a Monday afternoon time. Anyone else interested and available during this window? Doug? @KPr2204? @DurwinFoster?
KPr2204: What is the EDT? I work 8 hour shifts (online) the next few Mondays, but I could pop in during my breaks. Specifically with a process template for “Starting a Readers Underground Interactive Book Club” using the Zoom resource (with assistance).
Doug states: “2-5 (4-7 EDT) will work on a very rare occasion. This is prime family time. Some chance of listening in or making appearances for specific goal/b-storming sessions bits. I don’t mind working on projects that spin out of the convos.