Wiki Meeting Notes

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Wiki Meeting

Attendees Felipe, Ted, Devin, Ravi, Maneswar, Frank, Anya, Echo, Ivy, Dana, Lippi, Carol

– Discovery: Gather needs from your groups
– Pick an initial CONTENT area and work on a table of contents and needs with your fellows
– Occupy Narrative: Anya
– Wkg Grp Resources: Christian, Echo, Anya
– Inter-Occ projects: Devin, Frank, Anya
– Documentation handbook: Ted, Ravi, Echo, Carol
– Compile list of tech resources (Felipe, Ted, Carol)
– Devin- a thing on the front page

(+) = item for further discussion


– What are we doing: purpose, mission, scope

Organizing Values
– all useful information should be public; open source (Devin); eliminate redundancies (Felipe)
– importance of organizing focus- semantic layer, search tools
– careful inclusion of features so they can be supported; beware of over-complex features
– minimum requirements to get the project going;

(+) Scope of project
– documentation of how to set up an occupation
– documentation of how to join into an existing occupation
– history of each occupation

– What do we have, what do we need
– we need more information on what our working groups need and what they’re able to participate in

– Relationships with other groups and projects (in NYC, outside)
– federation with other sites
* Invite other groups to contribute

STRUCTURE of wiki (home page, etc.)
– domain location

CONTENT – Use cases
– Occupy Narratives
– Working Group Resources  (among themselves and across groups)
– Inter-occupation projects (e.g.
– Occupiers Handbook
– provide map of movement for new people getting into existing Occupy
– starting your own Occupy movement

– section for each working group, project- what they’re doing, what worked, what didn’t
– section on how to participate in wiki

– job descriptions for admins, moderators, delegation
– (+) moderation duties and assignments

– give users prompts to guide their entry into tags and categories (controlled vocab)
– software tools (semantic tools, plug-ins, MIKE 2.0, SEO
– security concerns; tools for people with surveillance concerns

– getting the word out there

Potentially related projects

Occupiers Handbook
– lessons learnt from existing occupations
– toolkit:

Honest Inventory

UN Earth Summit

Collective writing project on the movement

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