Over the phone Chris Lowis, Aaron and I discussed the following:
- Wortley Hall organisation was taken on by Chris and Aaron who spent about 8-9 days in total on the preparation.
- There are mixed feelings about what should happen next. We all agree it’s great to have an opportunity to meet face to face. However some co-ops, including Outlandish, felt there were fewer solid outcomes than hoped. There’s some difference in feeling about how much emphasis should be on socialising/working/talking
- Chris suggested that an easier way to manage money would be to work out the total costs and then sell tickets in advance (rather than invoicing people for different amounts after the event, which was time consuming and a headache)
- An alternative to the 3 day event would be to host a one day AGM somewhere, and have more opportunities to meet and work together through the year (we are already planning some CoTech Hackdays in London, and hoping to host a CoTech party in June, also in London)
I brought this up at the Outlandish Members’ meeting yesterday and the feeling here is that currently we don’t have the resources to play a leading role in organising a Wortley Hall (or similar). However, we would be happy to host people at Space4 in the autumn and can put some time into organising the logistics for that. We haven’t discussed finer details but the rough idea would be to have a couple of days of hacking, discussing and socialising.
…I’ll try to join the community call to discuss this verbally.