Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Internet Working Group - Volunteer Information Form
From: Jakedeg
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:58:29 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group

Mark and everyone,

Thank you for putting this together! While it is a very familiar plan
(http://groups.google.com/group/internet_working_group/browse_thread/
thread/5fe6db1e98d2454d/1b6f3699fc70431f?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=wordpress
+plugin#1b6f3699fc70431f) and we all want to avoid as much redundancy
as possible, the truth of the matter is, we are trying to launch a
site by Thursday night, we need help now, and we don't have time to be
establishing personal contact with everyone who says they want to help
and know some CSS and layout. This solution, while it is obviously
basic and could be easily replaced by a more robust and awesome
solution like the Permabank, is just what we need right now. I have
already been in touch with one of the devs who submitted the form and
i hope more people follow suite. If you have skills (especially
wordpress plugin development) we need you NOW.

Thanks to all for the help and support!

jake

On Oct 12, 1:16 am, Antonio Serna <anto...@muserna.org> wrote:
Since v2.0 of the website is WP + buddypress, I'm was trying out simple
WP plugin solutions for posting wants/need for both resources and
projects (in this case art projects for the A&C Committee)

So, I found two plugins, super simple to incorporate and use

Your Classified Adshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/your-classified-ads/

One Quick Post for front end posting to classifiedshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/one-quick-post/

I've tested them and they seem to do the job. Users can be up and
posting in less than 5 steps. Maybe less if we need.

Best,
Antonio

On 10/11/11 12:27 PM, Chaz wrote:







Can we also use the #owstech room to collaborate?
It would also be swell if someone attending the meetings on the ground
could post minutes to this group so we can all stay apprised of ideas/
decisions.

chaz

On Oct 11, 12:09 pm, Todd Grayson<tgrayso...@gmail.com>  wrote:
If someone could represent the online volunteer tool discussions that is
present in the working group meetings (OWS or IWG) that would be great.
I'm neutral to how the tool is realized, and I'm not sure if this is
something already in progress / being built by either team we could get
this pulled together regardless of choice quickly to enable working
groups to gather volunteers and understand their skillsets for ongoing
project resourcing.

Thanks

Todd

On 10/11/2011 10:04 AM, Chaz wrote:

I love the idea of volunteer/skill sign-ins.
The amount of traffic and interest in this group is growing which is
great.

Can we add a sticky on this list that enumerates the current
technologies/initiatives that are in progress.
Something like:
The ITG is working to create and maintain the information technology
face of OWS. We are looking for volunteers with ideas and experience
in a wide array technologies. We would like to focus on open source
products to further our cause as much as possible. Presently we are
looking for volunteers with experience in these areas:
Examples:
- Web/*nix server administration (LAMP, mail, DNS etc)
- WordPress provisioning/administration
- Group Collaboration software
- Mobile platform accessibility
- ADA Compliance testing / Accessibility
- GIS/Mapping applications (openlayers, mapserver)
etc.

When people join the group they can find out what technologies are
being used and volunteer.
Also, if people have equipment/resources to donate we can try to get
them the information for doing so or the people that can help
coordinate.

chaz

On Oct 11, 10:24 am, Mark Pruce<mpr...@gmail.com>    wrote:
Yeah, it wouldn't be like migrating an entire site off a CMS. Its just a
spreadsheet and if a better solution comes along next week - we can
implement that and copy the information. Maybe we could set up a forwarding
URL atwww.nycga.net/volunteerinfotogivepeople so can switch seamlessly
in the future.

Am fully aware of the hesitations about google, but I figured that we are
using a google groups for now also, they can be our jumping off point.

- M

--
Mark Pruce
Freelance Designer
518.789.4244www.markpruce.com

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Chris Hoffman
<chris.c.hoff...@gmail.com>wrote:

Yeah, this is the idea.  Let us know if this is becomes an approved method,
and I'll plug in my info.
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Todd Grayson<tgrayso...@gmail.com>wrote:
   Wow... this is very handy. Very good idea as a tool IMHO this is very
useful. There is concern about aggregating things on google from various
members as well, however.
We should review with FLO if an open based solution for this was already
in progress or can be provided (php form to mysql back end with report
tool), and where it can be hosted is identified.  But the idea is 1) rock
solid 2) extremely helpful.
Thanks for the working prototype/idea. As FLO is able to respond and IWG
is able to evaluate we should be able to decide quickly (start here move to
open solution, etc).
IMHO the goal will be to leverage technology as available until more open
solutions can be put in place by the flo team as they are able to address
them.  So it might be where we "start out here" and "end up in a FLO based
solution".
Again, thank you very much for this.  IMHO this is something that
can/should be implemented quickly to help marshal what and who we have
online.
Todd
On 10/11/2011 7:59 AM, Mark Pruce wrote:
I created this simple Google Doc Form to gather all volunteers'
information in one place. Please excuse the lame template - it was done in
10 minutes because I think we need something like this.
   Unless anyone has any strong objections - I say anyone with an interest
in volunteering should be sent to fill out this form and the next time
anyone from the working group has a need for a specific skill, they can go
reference the spreadsheet.
   As noted in the form's instructions: all information is open to the
public (and saved in a google doc), so people are urged to keep that in mind
if listing a phone number, for example. Anyone can see it but no one except
me can edit it because I don't think there will be a need for that.
   Speak up if you think this is a terrible idea, otherwise - fill it out
if you have skills to volunteer.
   The results spreadsheet is set to be available to anyone with a link -
which means it should not show up in search results or anything, but all you
need to do it click on the link below or fill out the form itself to see the
results:
   Form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHNIT29vbDRxdm05...
   Results:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgUEm6vTbxh_dHNIT29vbDRx...
   Feedback is welcome, I hope this is helpful.
   - Mark
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Mark Pruce
Freelance Designer
518.789.4244
www.markpruce.com
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