Location: Atrium, 60 Wall St.
There are now wireframe mockups now on nycga.net.
Here is the link: http://internet.nycga.net/
We encourage more wireframes.
Margaritte, in UX, is implementing the CSS. The mockup is in a post called facelift.
The FGA project needs help with people to do interviewing and/or transcribe interviews. The interviews will be done by next Friday. There will be three interviews per occupation, for 10 occupations.
Infrastructure + general updates
- Development / staging / production environments have been implemented.
- Zimbra, an advanced email system.
- Dan owns occupy.net and its use is being considered in the current domain landscape.
Wiki - wiki.occupyeverywhere.org
There was a meeting on Wednesday for the Wiki project. There are our main use case for Wikis
- Resources for groups
- For Collaborative documents projects
- For projects that span multiple areas
- For Documentation of better practices among different occupation groups
It was noted that the Outreach WG is also putting together a similar guidebook
Wikis are really great for doing research without having to know markup
A News syndication service is in the works to curate and broadcast Feeds from different occupations
New Office Space
There will soon be office space at 50 Wall St; should have access by next week
Support now has 3 people. Trying to build a very condensed backlog of key issues.
17 signups through the sign-up form since last week
Internet Working Group Meeting Times
It was decided that the IWG will add an additional meeting time per week
(info: Meeting will be 6pm Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Atrium, 60 Wall St)
There is a need for teachers to show how to use Skype: 412 Broadway at 9:00 pm.
Network Access at Liberty Plaza
Network access needs some foundational work, to be back online within the park within the week. Freedom Tower 2 will have a server for audio / video / chat. VPN is set up already with LA, Austin, San Antonio.
MikeC presented his view about the need for Mobile and a possible Adobe Flex / AIR implementation. This allows devs to write a single code-base (ActionScript / MXML) that can create native apps for both iOS (iPhone / iPad) and Android (phones / tablets) and HTML5. This also can allow mobile access for both the WordPress (nycga.net) and Drupal (FGA) web projects.
More items were on the agenda than time permitted to cover them all. The group consented to prioritize the Spokes Council discussion, and Project Management question.
Drew: we need to figure out what to do for the Spokes Council meeting: Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30pm
7:00 pm unknown location Murray Bergtraum HS (411 Pearl Street)
- how are we going to represent everything?
- should we have a single spoke for Tech to represent IWG / FLO?
There was a long discussion about whether the IWG should only going to have one voice on the Spokes Council, or more.
Drew: we do need to have
1) A charter – we already have draft charter online (info: http://www.nycga.net/groups/tech/docs/internet-working-group-charter-draft)
2) A spoke
3) Some ideas to discuss
Proposal: have a single “Tech Operations Group” that include both the IWG and Open Source groups.
Decisions: 1) We will attend first Spokes Council meeting as Tech Operations Group; 2) Drew will act as spoke
(info: Drew will be leaving on a bus tour soon, so different spoke will need to be agreed upon and much knowledge will need to be “downloaded”)
Occupation in Liberty Plaza
Evan: we are working to get an internet tent on the site. He was at GA to present an emergency message, and said that only 4 people said they were living on site.
Evan thinks that there is an impending crisis for OWS at Liberty Plaza, and that it is important for the Internet project to directly address the needs of the people in the park, rather than a more general information tool that is now being developed.
RonS: expressed a need for a rotating Project Management on nycga.net
Drew suggested that Ron take on role of PM for nycga.net
(Patricia’s note: not sure if Ron agreed to take this on or if group consented)
Ron expressed concern that Drupal developers were apparently going to take over the nycga.net site from the WordPress developers.
Lippe said that he is a Drupal developer, but has been working to support the WordPress site.
Lippe: we need to have a lot more devs if we are going to have enough people to work with a volunteer system
Time ran out, some people met in Break-out Sessions: UX, Developers, etc.
(Patricia’s note: note sure if all agenda items were covered)