We've had a surge of young people coming by the space who're learning to
program (including interest in collaboration from the Oakland Public
Library TeenZones, below), and it would be awesome to start a youth
programming meetup. Anyone interested in working with teens and teaching
programming? Most likely they would self-organize and help each other
learn, so it would really be more a matter of holding the space, setting up
some communication channels and showing up on a regular basis :)
Alt ideas for collaboration welcome and encouraged!
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Wed Aug 07 2013 09:23:17 AM PDT from "Austin, Jeanie" <
JAustin(a)oaklandlibrary.org> Subject: Possible collaboration with Oakland
Public Library Teen Zones?
I am a teen librarian with the Oakland Public library. We've recently had
some discussions around makerspaces and teen programming. Would anyone
associated with sudoroom be interested in providing some programs or
meeting to discuss ways that there can be a collaboration between the
TeenZones and sudoroom?
Thank you for your time,
Oakland Public Library
I know that some of you are currently looking for new places to live.
I'm currently searching as well, and I love the idea of forming a sudo
house starting next month. Shoot me a message if that interests you and
we can go from there.
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From: Steve Berl <steveberl(a)gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [FixitClinic] Fixit Clinic this Saturday (Aug 24), Downtown
To: Peter Mui <petermui(a)gmail.com>
Just a heads up that the entrance to Sudo Room is actually around the
corner on 22nd street. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor.
On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Peter Mui <petermui(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Fixit Fans:
> We having a Fixit Clinic this Saturday in Downtown Oakland: see the
> text-based announcement below, feel free to forward them along to others.
> Hope to see you there!
> Cheers, -Peter
> Fixit Clinic at Sudo Room
> Fix your broken stuff -- Or at least learn more about it disassembling it.
> Bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances,
> computers, toys, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair.
> We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you
> disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you'll
> learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked. This is a
> family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!
> WHAT: Fixit Clinic LVIII (#58) at Sudo Room
> WHEN: Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 2-5PM
> WHERE: Sudo Room 2141 Broadway St, Oakland https://sudoroom.org/
> HOW: Bring: 1) your broken or non-working thing (carry-in only: no
> oversize items)
> 2) accessories and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g.
> phillips head screwdriver)
> 3) any knowledge or advance research you've done on the issue
> 4) boxes, bags and/or small containers to organize (and carry away)
> COST: Free!
> WHY: To make friends, learn how things work, and have fun!
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Dear Sudo Folks :
My name is David Brazil -- I work with the Bay Area Public School -- & I am psyched to announce that the School will be putting on SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 from August 26 through September 1 at the 2141 Broadway space. (Save the dates!)
SUMMER SCHOOL is the second installment of a project that began in 2012 -- it's a week-long extravaganza of events, talks, performances, and free food. Each day is convened around "Studying" a certain subject or theme -- to wit :
mon.: studying food.
tue. : studying bodies.
wed. : studying language.
thu. studying crisis.
fri. studying race.
sat. studying information.
sun. studying studying (a daylong session on education).
We're particularly excited to make SUMMER SCHOOL an occasion for Public School / Sudo Room crossover, & we had the idea to invite folks from Sudo to propose short talks or presentations for the day on 'information' (considered very broadly). We envision the program running from 12noon to 6pm, and breaking down into three 2-hour segments, loosely organized around topics. Subjects could include anything from classes on math, science & computing to the politics of cryptography, projects for an alternative internet, -- really, anything you'd like a lot of people to hear about !
The Public School is so glad to be neighbors with Sudo Room & we really want the SUMMER SCHOOL to be an occasion for us all to work together on an exciting project. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please write me direct at dzbrazil(a)yahoo.com.
Lastly, we will be having weekly planning meetings at 2141, every Thursday at 6pm, from now until August 26 -- so if you are interested in helping plan and organize the school, please come by !
Hope this finds everyone very well --
Love -- David
it's august 21st (how did the end of august already happen... @_@) and it's
time to pay your dues.
our current balance is $1,143.78. we are also now making $41 a week on
please make sure that you pay your august dues before the end of the month!
you have a number of ways to contribute:
1) online (via wepay): https://sudoroom.org/
2) online (via gittip): https://www.gittip.com/sudoroom/
3) in person (anytime): please drop cash or checks into the clear plastic
box by the door that goes to the elevator
4) in person (at meetings): bring cash or checks to wed. meetings.
don't forget, we still exist in a *precarious month to month financial
situation* so pay your dues :D
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We're going to host a small NymRights gathering next Tuesday (the
27th), probably around 7pm, at sudo room.
For those new to it, we're about making sure the internet stays safe
for anonymous and pseudonymous activity. We're open to the public,
anyone can join, learn, and teach!
See www.nymrights.org for more info!
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Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well
By Carl Frappaolo (@carlfrappaolo) Aug 4, 2010
Collaboration is not new to business, but the recent advent of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 tools and technologies have changed the collaborative abilities and scale of distributed collaboration for the enterprise. Whether it’s because the “World is Flat” or you want to tap the “Wisdom of Crowds,” collaboration, we are told should be a part of your business strategy.
What Collaboration is Not
But, collaboration is more than a word or even an idea. Many individuals speak of collaboration as if it is a single business process or approach to communication and networking. Much of this attitude stems from the popularized viral adoption of social computing Web 2.0 tools. This is not the case for Enterprise 2.0, the application of collaborative tools within the firewall.
Recently, Democrasoft president, Richard Lang blogged,
“despite best intentions and the best product, an online community will only be successful if there is a motivated person (the Moderator) who is committed to making it successful, on a day-to-day basis”.
Some background: Democrasoft is an “easy to deploy” online collaboration tool. Early history with the product saw hundreds of communities using the platform. But, activity plummeted shortly thereafter, not because the tool didn’t work or meet user demands, but simply because — as Democrasoft found out the hard way, communities need a mission or purpose and a leader. Technology alone is not enough.
Indeed, if web-based collaboration were only about technology, then any organization with even a modest IT budget would be doing it, and doing it well. But this is not the case. Tools to facilitate collaboration are valuable, but they do not obsolesce the need for strategy. Collaboration needs to be deliberately designed and managed in order to maximize effectiveness and the value of the outcome.
If this sounds daunting — you are right. But there are ways to put a framework around your assessment. Begin with your definition of collaboration and community and the specific business goals or objectives desired from collaboration.
The 5 Collaboration Models
As you define the goals and objectives, translate these into a basic collaboration model or platform. There are 5, as illustrated in the pyramid below. These models are inclusive, that is to say that the models higher on the pyramid embrace the needs and characteristics of those below it. Typically this also means that the models higher up on the pyramid occur at a lesser rate than those below it.
Communities of Practice/Interest
Communities of Practice and Interest (COP/I) are social platforms that allow members of a community to share ideas and discussion. They are focused on a particular issue or topic, and provide interpersonal knowledge exchange.
Content collaboration is basically a library. Participants post relevant content, and thus collaboratively build the library over time. This can also include the collaborative authoring of new content.
Process collaboration brings the community together through a business process. Individuals collaborate based on tasks in a coordinated series of orchestrated tasks. The goal is typically process efficiency and control, including identification of the right team member at the right time.
Project collaboration has a defined purpose, a start and end date and clearly defined parameters.
Goal-based collaboration involve projects that have well defined specifically articulated outcomes or questions to be answered. The end date is basically determined by the achievement of the goal.
The collaboration model(s) you identify should be supported by a technology framework that leverages specific features from specific tools including automated work scheduling and groupware, mashups, blogs, wikis and social networking.
Don't Forget Community Dynamics
Finally, pay careful attention to the dynamics of the targeted community or you can jeopardize the success of your effort, in spite of any other planning you have done.
An organization I worked with did not heed this warning. After under going an intensive assessment it was recommended that corporate culture be addressed first and foremost, as it was contradictory to open and transparent collaboration. When this was pointed out, management took it "under advisement". They went ahead and funded an elaborate technology approach to expertise location and collaboration. The project died, and blame was placed on the technology.
This occurred nearly 10 years ago. Will we ever learn? We place new labels on the issue (it's not KM anymore, now its collaboration); new products emerge (SharePoint: "it does everything"), and all too often forget the lessons of the past. We believe that the "new focus" and/or the new technology will deliver on the promise without requiring any strategy.
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