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Starting the brainstorm...
Posted May 12th, 2009 - 12:10 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hiya!

I added you because you replied to the call on the Nomadic Amb groups.. if you don't have time to organise, just leave the group, no worries, we'll keep you updated. Otherwise, try to post here fairly regularly so we get ready for the deadline...

Ideas:

- Exact dates & time UTC
- Multi platform to allow people with different Internet resources to join.. IRC, SKYPE, MSN, WebChat, youtube, facebook, etc?
- Wiki page
- Workshops
- Post Vienna follow-ups
- Question Catalogue like the Vienna meetup, but focused on nomadicity on CS and in CS volunteering. Maybe the regional meetups could come up with proposals?
- You ideas


Posted May 12th, 2009 - 12:29 am by from La Paz, Bolivia (Permalink)
Hi there

Still in the office, so a small post...

I think july could be a good month, we only have to decide the best dates (an time UTC of course). It would be after Viena Calling, and probably in july we are organizing some "nomadic" meetings in Asia and South America.

One thing about the language, I'm assuming that would be in english, but what about a multi language event? At least would be good for South America's ambassadors (don't know the situation in Asia).

Another question I always think is how to help like nomadic ambassador in the countries I visit/travel/work. Last months I've passed by Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil...and I gonna stay for some months in Bolivia working and living starting from june, and there's not too much CS development, but sometimes don't know how to help or the country or city ambassadors don't like to colaborate with the nomadic ambassadors (not my case, but it happens).

Well, only a few questions, but I hope to discuss and learn more with you :-)

All the best

Katu



Posted May 12th, 2009 - 3:32 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi there,


I have some ideas :

The role and the work of a Nomadic Ambassador. The description is unprecise on the Amb web page. It could be nice if we could talk together, and define what is the exact role of a Nomadic, and what job we have to do?

What to do if we face a problem in a community ( ;) )?

The way to become a Nomadic, and the way to stay it. It was changed last year, and i saw that it was changed again recently. Last year, the purpose of the change was that too much Nomadic didn't travel enough or didn't travel at all (sic!). They wanted to control more... Are they able to do it now???


Verification level 3 for a Nomadic : When your life is traveling, sometimes you want to stay for a while at a place (6 months, 1 year,..). If you want to host, and be found in the couchsearch, you have to change your address (he he).

Each time, you have to wait for the postcard (sometimes, in some places, it never arrive)...
The stuff, is that, maybe it could be smarter for nomadics, to be able to keep their verified address, but be able to change their location... Nope????
At least, for the security, the website knows where is the real address (if we have one) so, they know who we are, but local people or travelers could find us easier :)

Ok that's all for the ideas today, too much for me, my brain is boiling :)

Next time.

Happy surfing!!!

Alex :)

Posted May 12th, 2009 - 11:34 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Lets continue this in the brainstorm form (uncensored - say crazy stuff). I'll organize it in a google doc or wiki page after by sections and my classify it in sections to make it realizable.

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=16169&post=2910079
Podcasts/videocasts?

Evaluating the Amb 2.0 program & training from a nomadic point of view?

Posted May 12th, 2009 - 3:23 pm from Rendsburg, Germany
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Posted May 12th, 2009 - 5:33 pm by from Seattle, United States (Permalink)
I'd be all for opening up some kind of chat server for this - I'm soon buying web hosting for a business I'm starting up, and I'd like to have one with chat capabilities anyway. I'll see if I can find a hosting service that includes a chat server that might accommodate us.

D

Posted May 12th, 2009 - 7:37 pm from Rendsburg, Germany
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Posted May 13th, 2009 - 7:04 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Well we could also use mIRC ( http://freenode.net/policy.shtml#ontopic 3.) and http://www.lingr.com

keep on brainstorming.. we're NOT rejecting any idea yet :)

Posted May 13th, 2009 - 9:55 pm from Sooke, Canada
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Posted May 15th, 2009 - 7:41 am by from Orlando, United States (Permalink)
Same with me, I am going to be incredibly busy in the next two weeks. Besides, I don't have internet in my apartment which doesn't help coming home after long days of work, school and volunteering :/

Nevertheless, I will see what I can do!

Chaito pues :)

-me

Posted May 15th, 2009 - 8:31 am from Rendsburg, Germany
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Posted May 15th, 2009 - 9:38 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Yeah.. well most internet cafés have mIRC, but less and less hosts have them, so unless we make a java chat hosted to access it (if we have two techies and a hosting space) it might be tricky.. The advantage is that we could have multiple rooms and separate by language

Lingr would have been cool but...
http://blog.lingr.com/2009/04/announcing-goodbye-from-lingr.html

:S

that's CRAP ! I used it several times for translation teams, and with a private link it was no problem..

Anybody has other ideas? I'll research a bit tomorrow too..

Posted May 16th, 2009 - 4:52 pm from Rendsburg, Germany
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Posted May 25th, 2009 - 9:31 pm by from Agiez, Switzerland (Permalink)
I'm sorry, I always using skype or msn so I don't know the online tools but I prefer ro use one online because I won't have my computer.

Posted May 25th, 2009 - 11:44 pm by from Culiacan Rosales, Mexico (Permalink)
I REALLY would like to talk about what "work we are supposed to be doing" aka what the heck IS a nomadic amb?? SO emphasizing that!!

And I am sorry for being blonde...but...what is the point of this? I was going over the wiki and we have a who what where when but no why

I know thinking without a point outside of the box gets great ideas...but...we are going to have all these nomadic ambs together...at the same time...

To...

Give ideas to CS about moving forward?

Whine?

Make constructive criticism that we don't do anything with?

Are we going to be coming up with results? Or just bonding to work better?

All of the above?

Sorry again I just work better when I have a "why" (so finding the why)

:)

And if the why is "because we can" AWESOME! Just wondering :P

Posted May 27th, 2009 - 2:07 pm by from Brno, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Yes, we can! ;)

Not good enough? Well speaking for myself, I would like to share my new experience here from Japan, where I am trying to introduce any CS community structure, group moderating and amb drafting. Totaly from my own ideas and have nobody with the same experience to talk to and discuss with. Would be great to hear what and how other Nomads do. Nomads are great resource of information from many local CS communities. Each one different, original and inspiring. Lets share!