Collaboratory website - rapid prototyping workshop

Technical and Communications

We are running a rapid prototype workshop to get a basic website up and going for the  Collaboratory  next Friday 19 October / 9:00am - 4:30pm.

The website will go live on this day. We can then crit what has been done and plan for better ways of doing things.

The aim is to get communications flowing and also to get some tech going that will allow us to start running projects.



Please come along to help if:

  1. you have either of the following:
    1. experience setting up Wordpress or Buddypress
    2. front-end development skills
  2. you want to help make decisions on how the communications (web, social media, email) of projects/people/events etc will work.

Please post any ideas or requests for how we implement the communication of projects/people/event to the Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup page by Thursday 18 October.

As we are rapid prototyping we will only be implementing functionality or features that will be quick to deploy. Anything complex from a wordpress point of view will be skipped for later.

We are planning on setting up Buddypress and this theme:

Suggestions for Buddypress themes? Please send through on the Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup page

On top of Buddypress we will build the technical specification that was developed for the Gathering website with consideration of any ideas or requests that come in before the 19th.




Please come along if :

  1. you have any writing, graphic, image editing or content management skills.
  2. you want to help with how the Collaboratory communicates to the world (web, blogging, video, photo, social media, email...)

Please send through any work (or links to work) you have done or are doing that will contribute to the  Collaboratory communications.

I will be focusing on Tech, so I need someone to volunteer to manage the comms for the site. This would involve working with other collaborators including David Hood to produce/collate and publish the content. Please let me know via return email to "gt at dvize dot com" if you can take this on. Hopefully we have multiple people helping with this.



I would really be stoked if someone volunteers to mange this event. This will allow me to spend more time on Tech. This will involve co-ordinating people and collating suggestions and content that I have requested above. Please let me know if you can help on "gt at dvize dot com"



Still to be confirmed. We have four options: Chantilly Studio, Hivestudio, Collab Forge, Hub Melbourne.

We just need to decide which one is best, depending on numbers.



please RSVP so we can confirm numbers and work out the best venue

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  • Chris W.

    I should be able to come for 90 minutes or so.

    October 15, 2012

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