date: May 7-9
location: London Action Resource Centre (LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES)
Friday: 7pm – meet + greet, finalising timetables
Saturday: 10am – open end – full working day!
Sunday: 11am – 3pm – wrap up, feedback, how do we go on…
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming, to plan this we need to following info:
- how many people
- what do you eat? (meat/vegetarian/vegan)
- do you need a place to sleep? Do let us know.
LARC is easy to reach with the tube, go to either Aldgate East or Whitechapel on District and Hammersmith and City lines.
As for food, the idea is to get food from the Indian place down the street, and avoid cooking time.
- 1 Logistics
- 2 Friday Evening – Meet and Greet
- 3 Saturday Morning – Discussions
- 3.1 Working together
- 3.2 Coding the future:
- 4 Saturday Afternoon – Getting Shit Done
- 4.1 coding up heavy shit – geeks united
- 4.2 introduction to becoming involved in hyperactive (non geeks)
- 5 Saturday Night – Get Drunk and Have A Great Time
- 6 Sunday Late Morning
Friday Evening – Meet and Greet¶
Saturday Morning – Discussions¶
the sessions will run one after the other.
from being a very local project, with a lot of the development happening in physical meetings the project has evolved. London can no longer make decisions for all of hyperactive. So how do we organise things? Communication? Prioritising? Making decisions on new features?
Coding the future:¶
not necessarily based on hyperactive, what kind of website / tools would be useful for making the world a better place? everyone (maybe split into smaller stream along some geek level scheme?)
this will include but not be limited to:
Sustainable installations, sustainable project¶
What is our model for sharing skills and knowledge to make hyperactive installations durable? How does
git facilitate horizontalilty and equality?
People are using mobile phones more and more, and while we have tumbles, they’re not really taking off. In order to not fall behind, we need to figure out how the interaction Indymedia – mobile can work more effectively. People do use their mobile phones to publish stuff on the internet, but we need to make it accessible.
Saturday Afternoon – Getting Shit Done¶
sessions will run in parallel with crossover
coding up heavy shit – geeks united¶
“share this” functionality¶
(see recent discussion, private archive needs authentication) – everyone
How can we make hyperactive easier and more pleasant to use? check out the new wireframes, can we take steps towards implementing those? There are a lot of features that are not easy to find and use, interaction design needs some work… – everyone
syndication on hyperactive:¶
in order to become more of a hub for social justice related news again, Indymedia needs to reprent all grassroots content that is published. Nowadays it is easy to set up a blog or website and a lot of content goes there, which previously would have gone to Indymedia. We need to find a place for this and include it in the coverage. Not only to be a one stop spot for radical news, but also to document the media production of a movement. Blogs and websites can disappear easily, replicating as much as we can, and making sure it won’t disappear in the nether regions of the internet is an important contribution to writing our on history.
introduction to becoming involved in hyperactive (non geeks)¶
What can I do to help with hyperactive if the only rubies I know are the ones in the Queen’s necklace? What non geeky stuff needs to be done? How can we educate each other? How else can I contribute?
creating better documentation:¶
explaining what hyperactive is all about and how to get involved in the project, documentation for developers, admins and users. – everyone For existing documents see:
- for developers: hyperactive wiki
- for admins: Intro to Admin Interface
- for users: Imc Northern England and Imc London help pages, and the London publishing tutorial and started Glossary
- while it there is space for documentation for developers on the project page, and admins use wikis and mostly crabgrass to do the same, all we have for user documentation are static pages, that do not have images or tables of content. Having a wiki or some easily editable place for a more organic creation of help pages for users would be great. Also it might be good to avoid duplication of work by having that for hyperactive rather than have each collective create their own. (Though there obviously are different features on different sites and there needs to be a place for specific things as well.)
Saturday Night – Get Drunk and Have A Great Time¶
Sunday Late Morning¶
Coding the Future – revisited¶
pick up the discussion from the previous day, see if there were any bright ideas during the drunken debates…
what are the next steps in hyperactive devolpment? Prioritising tasks, concrete action plan…