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Next steps for OTS

From: Roman M.
Sent on: Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:10 PM

Hello all,
First of all, thanks to all that came yesterday. It was really heart 
warming to see so many people at this first meetup, I had hard time 
believing it!

1) I put a page to organise a bit the notes taken at the meet up (Thanks 
Hugo!). I didn't put everything. I summed up on the workshops and cut 
short people's description (better put that on each people's page. Tell 
me if you feel I should add other questions to the profile's page). If 
you want the raw data, you can check it out at 

2) For now everything is open to edit (pages, meetup, mailing list, 
discussion boards, pictures...) or at least is meant to be, tell me if 
it's not the case. Any member can more or less do what they want except 
ban-hammering people around or closing the meetup... We'll see how it 
goes and how messy it becomes. In the best of the worlds it'd stay this way.

3) There is already a thread about a possible workshop, perfect. There 
were quite few ideas around already, Python, Processing, Web dev, 
Java... Don't hesitate to send a message on the mailing list, and if it 
fails, don't hesitate to repeat in a few months. The community is 
expected to grow a lot in the upcoming months as we go present OTS to 
the open world.

4) It's not super clear how a workshop goes and what it needs. I'll try 
to updated the "about" page or create a specific page to precise how it 

5) You should see in the upcoming days two new pages : "How to start a 
workshop", and another one on the explanation of the different roles 
"Organiser, Coaches and Students".

6) Still not sure how we can share "Needs and Offers" about skills. 
Still not sure it's necessary. Let's do without for now and see how it 
goes. (ie: if you need or want to offer, send a mail on the mailing list 
to check interest and create a group of enough people before creating an 

7) There is a presentation at La Fabrique (Mons, around 5 October). I 
can't do it, if anybody is interested, please tell me. (no need to know 
a lot about OTS, see that as speech practising...)

8) There should be a way for coaches of one workshop to mail among 
themselves (same for organisers). Not sure yet how to make it work in 
the best way. Any ideas are welcomed (even better if through Meetup 
website or OTS official website).

9) Not sure exactly how to use and differentiate between the mailing 
list and the discussion page on Meetup. Not sure if we'll keep both. Any 

10) Such long mail are expected to not happen anymore after organisation 
is settled...

Thank you again for being part of OTS Bxl, and thanks to the hsbxl to 
have welcomed us!

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