[AgaricShowandTell] Show and Tell w/Agaric 1/7/2021 at 3pm ET

Patrick Connolly patrick.c.connolly at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 15:04:11 EST 2021

Oh hey, if there's a recording, I'd love to catch up on it later! No
pressure though.
Q: Why is this email [hopefully] five sentences or less? | A:

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 2:59 PM Patrick Connolly <
patrick.c.connolly at gmail.com> wrote:

> I unfortunately won't be able to make it, but I'm really excited for this
> conversation for all of y'all in USA.
> Respectfully, I'd be curious to hear a temperature check from the founding
> members of FACTTIC about USFWC playing this coordinator role. My impression
> was that FACTTIC grew out of an informal meeting of tech worker co-operator
> members, and only later grew into something more official, and so I feel
> unclear why USFWC support or coordination would be required to start such
> an initiative.
> Of course, even if FACTTIC did originate differently, that's not to say it
> couldn't be tried another way...! :)
> -patcon
> --------------------------------------------
> Q: Why is this email [hopefully] five sentences or less? | A:
> http://five.sentenc.es
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 5:44 PM Micky Metts <micky at agaric.com> wrote:
>> Hello Friends -
>> Happy New Year!
>> This week we will discuss the topic of how we work together as coops and
>> cooperators.
>> I have been engaged in a long and slow dialog with the USFWC
>> (http://usworker.coop) to address the idea of them working in a capacity
>> like FACTTIC does for the Argentinian coops - to help tech coops
>> coordinate working together on projects. This is taking a long time and
>> we need to step up the pace.
>> We saw a real crisis arise as some tech workers in coops were hurt badly
>> by the COVID-19 effects on society and many had contracts cancelled, but
>> some saw more work come in. How can we effectively  as a group help
>> those tech coops without work partner on projects with those coops that
>> do have work?
>> Show-and-Tell had folks from FACT[TIC] as guests back in March of 2019,
>> please review the first 20 mins. of this video before we meet on Thursday:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRErW6jEjSM&feature=emb_logo
>> The first 20 minutes are a wonderfully concise and cogent presentation of
>> how they work.
>> Micky of Agaric blogged about the idea right after:
>> https://agaric.coop/blog/show-and-tell-agaric-sharing-work-other-coops
>> Where are we now?
>> YAY!!! Recently Jeff Elkner of NovaWebDevelopment has stepped up to join
>> the conversation with Ajoke and Esteban of USFWC. We got some responses,
>> but no definitive plan to take it further. The last response was to take
>> this to a Tech Workers meeting that will happen next week. At that
>> meeting Jeff and I will find a way to invite all interested in joining
>> the specific meetings to address this need and move forward.
>> We need your voice so that we can go to the USFWC as a group, with a
>> clear proposal on what they can do to support this idea. Please come and
>> think of ways you are already including other smaller coops with their
>> plan to grow and have work available to them, not just in these
>> difficult time but always!
>> We will be using BigBlueButton video chat for Show and Tell on Thursday.
>> Chat link: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/
>> To enter, use any name and the room password/code: elephant9
>> Notes from past Show and Tell meetings:
>> https://pad.drutopia.org/p/show-tell
>> https://hackmd.io/lRgXbI-rTJebqjBYAYwyVg
>> Send this link to friends that would like an invitation to our weekly
>> Show and Tell, so they will receive the chat link via our email
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>> https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/showandtell
>> In Solidarity,
>> Micky Metts
>> Agaric ~ FreeScholar
>> https://agaric.coop - We are your Cooperative Tech Ally.
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