Proposal for Training Day on Dec. 18 and Request for Funding from NYCGA

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Below is the text of a decision passed by Tech Ops, for submission to the NYCGA. We are reaching out to other groups to involve them and make this a success. This is posted here for transparency and to encourage folks to comment below with ideas and questions.

Tech Ops is supporting a training day for OWS to be held at Pace University, and held in cooperation with Organizing 2.0, an independent organization that runs tech trainings in New York City. The date is December 18th. We are requesting $5000 to help pay for the space and associated costs (security, A/V, logistics). This space can hold well over 500 people in ten rooms of varying sizes, for the entire day.

It is our hope that other OWS groups with training needs will join us in planning the event. It will be organized partly through the ‘unconference’ methodology that allows attendees to decide on their priorities, and partly by allowing recognized parts of OWS to reserve training space that meets their needs.

This is a significant amount of money. However, the quality of the space, its proximity to Zuccotti Park, and the flexibility make this an excellent value.

“We hope that other groups and clusters will support this request, and join us in planning the training day, tentatively called ‘Training Day @ OWS’. The planning for this day will be open and transparent.”

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