Subject: RE: [NYCGA Internet] Re: A Wiki for ALL working groups? Forthcoming?
From: "Charles Lenchner" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:10:42 -0400
To: <>


This is a great start.

I’d like to hear more about the wiki vs. the new website, as the optimal repository for this kind of info.

Please…. Can someone say something about the relationship between the two?




From: [] On Behalf Of felipe ribeiro
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: A Wiki for ALL working groups? Forthcoming?


I posted this on the "discussion" page at the wiki, but I'd like to air it out here, because it's important we start addressing the structure of the wiki ASAP. Feel free to tweak at:

I'm thinking this wiki would be most useful by structuring it so that EACH working group had a page(s) to list their current projects, etc. The reason I think it would be helpful is if we tag each project (ie transparency, skillshare, messaging, etc) then people can find projects of interest to them more easily. If each WG page is then further organized into things like: (this is not meant to be definitive, just an example)

Working Group Assets

--description of group purpose, links to subgroup wiki pages & missions

--links to public forums/list serves

--separate websites, used to archive past group input

--specific hashtags used online


WG Member Voices

--links to twitter, tumblr, etc presences of indivudual group members


Group Minutes

--links to past minutes

Current WG & SubGroups PROJECTS

-- Projects/Initiatives explained in detail --links/descriptions to current projects (ideas already approved and being worked on) 

--Current Obstacles/Open Questions (Need help with!)

--Project Tags, and explicit links to other subgroups of other WG, working on similar items.


Future Ideas/Suggestions for next meetings --proposals, arguments/discussions for a given topic

Tools & Resource Showcase
--platforms, technologies, communities, or any other media that can help advance the purposes of the group. If

If each Working Group has a similar set of sections, laid out in a template, then we can create a set of links on the left, for EACH one of those sections, across ALL GROUPS, which will take the visitor to a landing page of content from all working groups, organized by things like:

Current Projects
Need Help With
Tools & Resources
Group Minutes
WG Member Voices

I think this would help with giving people a birds eye view of what people are doing, and can better help them jump in to the thick of what is happening.


On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris <> wrote:


Thanks for this; I just added a link to our current wiki (one small step). 

I'm the person trying to figure out the CRM needs of outreach, and the one trying to pull together a communications cluster meeting.  I talked to John the other night about CiviCRM and he said you were going to come but got mixed up with the location; Jullian also told me she had a conversation with you in this regard but was out of her depth technically. 

So I'm hoping to connect with you to discuss the situation re standing up a CRM or if outreach should just get a sas solution, because we're hurting without basic tools like a mass mail client.  Please let me know if your free to meet soon.


On 10/20/2011 04:30 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:

Wiki is live here:

The url will turn into in the next day or so.

We're putting together a wiki team.  We've got 4 people in it now and would love more.  Let me know if you'd like to join the team.

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Jake <> wrote:

I think we're all aware of the major group dynamics/workflow/
collaboration/outreach problems right now. Trying to organize a big
meeting about this tonight. Drew is leading the charge to make this
happen. Stay tuned for more.

On Oct 20, 11:24 am, "Charles Lenchner" <>

> There is a wiki. Devin showed it to me. I can't remember clearly if this was
> meant to expand to include all GA/OWS activities or not, but it definitely
> included the development efforts led by the FLO WG.
> It doesn't make sense to me that this would be somehow separate from an IWG
> wiki.
> That said, and I'm writing with love, there are issues around making it
> clear, in writing, at a clear address, what is happening, who is doing it,
> and what the contact points are for newcomers to join in.
> The priority has been rushing forward with development, which makes perfect
> sense. There is room for configuring other priorities, like accessibility
> for newcomers, transparency/documentation for other WG's at other occupy
> sites, and identifying individuals as 'accountable' for particular pieces in
> a public, easy to find location.
> Charles
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Jake
> Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:21 AM
> To: internet working group
> Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: A Wiki for ALL working groups? Forthcoming?
> afaik, IWG is not working on a wiki right now
> On Oct 20, 6:20 am, felipe ribeiro <> wrote:
> > Hey All
> > I'm wondering what the plans are for building a wiki for all of the
> > working groups to list resources, assets, projects, etc. I know there
> > are tons of disparate wikis, and that's kind of the point. What are
> > the plans for building this functionality into the main site? Would it
> > be a massively duplicate effort to get one underway, even if it means
> > copying/migrating content later into whatever "official" wiki ends up
> > being built? If anyone else is working on this, I'd like to work with
> > you. Otherwise, let's get this going! (I'm aware FLO has something in
> > the pipe, wondering if there are other instances/intentions besides that).
> > thanks!
> > felipe

Devin Balkind