Robin Murray wrote the report ‘Co-operation in the Age of Google’.
It identified tech as both a challenge and an opportunity for co-ops and proposed some far-sighted ways of addressing them. I believe CoTech has a leading role to play (responsibility?) in implementing some of these. True, it’s hard for small co-ops to offer much pro bono effort, but multiple small efforts, pooled and co-ordinated, can make an impact - and potentially lead on to future paid work.
This session would initiate some of the many ways in which CoTech as a group, or in groups, can support the wider co-op community to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities.
It would start by people saying what they would like to offer and then forming commonality clusters to discuss and plan what to do together, at the end posting a statement commitment, intent and plans.
(Re)reading ‘Co-operation in the Age of Google’ first is strongly recommended (everyone should anyway), even if only the Synopsis at the beginning.
Personally I’m interested in an co-op exchange and mutual credit platform as a foundation on which to integrate and extend the co-op economy.
(Note: At year three, CoTech still seems to have a strong inward focus on its processes and organisation, but I believe having an equally strong outward focus would, of necessity, help fine tune, finalise and implement these)