Web Hive

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Purpose of online presence

  • What is MakeICT?
  • Do I want to join? How?
  • What are some upcoming events?
    • I'd like to register for event X
  • What are members working on?
  • I'd like to join/participate in special interest group X
  • Where could I learn more?
  • How do we take people from interest to member?
    • Add email and questions to Meetup

Current State

Tools

  • WP
  • on ITS server. Only Dom and John have accounts. Only John has sudo access.
    • ITS is cooperative. The general outline is that they deal with low level (mysql, etc.) and we deal with high level (WP, etc.)
    • There's some overlap. For example, we've played with Apache configs etc.
  • Custom code by Obiedom (Makerspace gears, WA API, what do you want to learn/teach)
  • Wild Apricot
  • FB, Twitter, G+, Meetup, Google Calendar, Google Groups

Usage

Events

  • create FB page
    • RSVP and tix are separated on FB.
    • Figuring out how many people are coming and getting them to buy tix is tricky
  • put on Google calendar
  • put in WA

Special Interest Groups

  • Some are maintaining their own google group lists

Web Page

  • front page needs work. See Dallas Makerspace website for comparison
  • perhaps a list of events coming up as a widget in WP?

Possibilities

  • integrate FB, WA, etc.
  • tickle reminders about events
  • WA should be transparent to the user, ideally
  • members host about themselves, their projects

Organization

  • Slack channel?
  • Trello?
  • Bitbucket or other issue tracker?
  • Who posts on our various social media? (not stepping on each other's toes while at the same time not being bureaucratic)

Short Term

Medium Term

Long Term

Roles/Responsibilities

Random

stuff we don't need to talk about in the Live Hive Jive

WA

integration of WA such that WA is transparent

  • already working: proxy makes WA appear as part of the makeict.org domain
  • issues: