viv003 Digital Toolkit: voting

We will meet for the second in a series of regular and highly sociable workshops. We will test a variety of open source software with the aim of putting together a digital toolkit that small, independent, mobile groups can use to power themselves. Once we have done this we will produce documentation and a set of video tutorials.

In this workshop we will examine three related issues.

In the first workshop we looked at Mattermost and liked it. However, one of the problems with both Slack and Mattermost lies in the fact that the channels and messages can get confused and overwhelming. Avoiding this involved creating social conventions for communication. Mattermost has a very useful post about establishing conventions that everyone could read before attending. We will look at what sort of conventions we might usefully establish at Pixelache.

Secondly, we will look at two voting tools that members have suggested. We will look at Loomio and at OpenAgora and ask ourselves how and why we might find these useful.

Thirdly, Oliver will demonstrate the first iteration of a home-brewed Pixelache voting tool that he has built using Livecode the crowd-sourced resurrection of Hypercard. We may want to widen this to look at the possibilities that Livecode offers us in other areas too. We might find uses for it in our growing digital toolbox.

Please bring a mobile phone, tablet, and/or laptop. You will get an account on our Mattermost server and the exploration will continue.

No tickets needed. Everyone welcome!