Three weeks ago, we organized the first Show&Tell together with three other Cotech co-ops. The intention was to show how to develop a web-app in Python/Django, which through an API, communicates the back-end with the front-end made in ReactJS.
The application developed for that S&T shows the tour of our cooperative travel in the UK, and it was released for reuse in this public repository: https://github.com/fiqus/timeline
The main goal of this kind of S&Ts is to build relationships between our tech co-ops by sharing a new technology, a developed app, a tech issue or any other matter that can be discussed with another tech co-op. Its duration is half an hour and in case there is a technical discussion it could be stretched to a maximum of 45 minutes - 1 hour.
We propose to do the next S&T on Friday July 26th at 3 PM (UTC) and we want to invite all tech co-ops to join.
It would be interesting if any other co-operative proposes a topic for discussion.
I will be coming along to the Show & Tell this week. I won’t have time to share anything this week, but I would be interested in sharing some work that we’ve done as part of a EU funded Research Project called COLA which is about orchestrating containers and VMs based on application level scaling policies (in stead of resource based scaling policies).
I’ve offered we can do a little demo on AR Foundation if you find this relevant… Can do end of August but not in a hurry if @stephen and @matt are up for demoing the work. We could also all try squeezing into one S&T?
That’s great! We are very happy that you can join the S&T.
Regarding the project you’d like to show, I think it’s a good example to present in this kind of talk.
We have the idea of doing a talk during the last week of each month. The next talk would be at the end of August and @SzczepanOfAnimorph had applied to talk about AR.
I can imagine two options: 1) Maybe we could put the two talks together and make a S&T a little longer, since it’s only one per month I wouldn’t mind it being a little bit longer.
2) We could have a talk at the end of August and another one at the end of September.
In any case, I think it’ s very positive that we have so many candidates to give talks!
If you like, I can send both of you a private message to arrange the next S&T, so we can put together a proposal and then we can communicate it in another post. Or maybe better … we could also create a new post asking for ideas for S&T and make a plan together for the next ones.
I’d be happy to do a future S&T – the tool is actually a bit hacky, and mostly the result of repurposing a fork, but the underlying philosophy is quite comprehensive, and informed by my research and fellowship studying a civic tech community in Taiwan for the past few years. Relates to https://info.vtaiwan.tw, http://g0v.tw, and https://pol.is as technologies and approaches. Would be more about philosophy of applying technologies to processes, rather than the tech in the app itself. It represents my attempt to port a workshop format that I did with some people at RightsCon, but reproducing it’s benefits in a digital space.
(I hacked it together awhile ago, but haven’t actually had the opportunity to test it within our nacent co-op – We’re a little too busy getting started, and so not looking to play with experimental things atm!)
I’d love to be on the list, but also 100% happy to be bumped if someone from an equity-seeking group expresses interest. As a community organizer myself, I recognize the challenge of facilitating spaces when [white, western] men seem to disproportionately offer themselves into the collective attention <3
@matt from Outlandish co-op finally confirmed his talk:
“I will be sharing some work that we’ve done as part of a EU funded Research Project called COLA which is about orchestrating containers and VMs based on application level scaling policies (instead of resource based scaling policies).”
We will be using the following zoom id: 8056484832
As you all know, on the last Friday of each month we organize the International Show&Tell. A space where technology cooperatives can share time, talking about technology while building relationships based on trust.
This month we will make an exception, since technically today is the last Friday of the month, but if we do it today it would be very close to the previous S&T and there is still almost a week left until the end of the month. So please don’t get confused, the change is only for this month!
Then, next Friday, November 1st at 3 PM UTC, we’ll do the next Show&Tell. This time Mariano Lambir from Fiqus, will present a project in which he was working together with three other developers of the cooperative. The project was developed to be presented at SpawnFest 2019, an international contest in which for two days you have to work to build an application in Elixir.
The Fiqus team developed an app to create HTML presentations from markdown. Something remarkable is that you can run live code while the presentation is going on (elixir by default, but you can run python too!). It also comes with a presenter’s view with comments and some more things that Mariano will tell us during the presentation. It’s quite simple to use, you have to have erlang and elixir installed. If you want to read something else, this is the repo: https://github.com/spawnfest/prexent
I also share you a tweet where we communicate its launch: