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Latest comment: 14 years ago by Serenity.id in topic Chapter in Developing Countries

Committee meetings[edit]

Should was have slots for committee meetings like we did last year? The main question is whether or not we think they were a success last year. They seem to have involved lots of interesting discussion, by all accounts, but I don't recall much coming out of them. --Tango 17:55, 22 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

The cultural partnerships mailing list came out of this, and is doing pretty well. However, my feeling is that this sort of 'committee' should develop naturally rather than being stimulated/driven... Mike Peel 23:23, 23 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Agreed with Mike. If committees there must be, let them originate from the meeting itself, not be formed from out of the blue interested people who won't be able to bring any of their findings further than the meeting itself. Moreover, "committees" seems to be way too much of an "official" term for those. They had no real mandate. I would go for "topical workgroups", or "topical think tanks" or something funky like that :) notafish }<';> 21:47, 25 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Chapter overviews[edit]

At the start of the last chapters meeting, we had a 5 minutes overview of each chapter. That was good in that we got to know what's going on with each of the chapters, but bad in that it horribly overran. Do we want to do this again this year, and if so how can we make it more snappy and to timetable? Mike Peel 10:57, 28 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

According to this, we have 28 chapters - even if 20 came and spoke for 5-10 mins each that's two and a half hours, which is way too long. Personally I think things like this are very interesting and valuable to have - could we do it as "shorts" between the sessions? Not sure how that could work. AndrewRT 22:19, 28 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
5-10 minutes is unnecessary. How about 2 minutes? If someone is very strict on stopping people when their time is up, 28*2 mins=56 mins. An hour devoted to overviews could work (perhaps split into 2 30 minute slots). --Tango 17:58, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
I would definitely be in favor of splitting the intros up and having them dispersed troughout the meeting. It's a nice way to add some variety to the event. sebmol ? 19:27, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
I think every chapter could make a simple poster (approx. 40 × 60 cm). What about 2-3 min-presentations and than 30 minutes break for visiting our posters mutually? --Pavel Hrdlička 22:29, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Chapter in Developing Countries[edit]

Personal view, not my chapter's. Apology for being too straight forward, but if I may say, reading last year report from ID attendee (they like it very much), I think last year chapter's meeting is completely useless. A lot of European/ U.S / Australian are so into museum and stuff, I don't see how it gonna work here in Indonesia or demand for it. at lest to me (personally), however I feel Indonesian most likely to be more supportive for more quality article, more quality active contributor, and more direct impact result. Something like SOS Wikipedia for School in Bahasa Indonesia. Might want to put into consideration that chapter in developing countries had a totally different need and interest? Based on their political/ economical/ cultural/ $$/ educational/ social situation. Just two cents. Serenity.id 15:28, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi, could you please make suggestions for topics on the schedule that would cover this different need and interest? What kind of sessions would be helpful? Would you imagine some kind of 'learning experience' or rather a moment to be able to discuss the topic and brainstorm, or maybe a discussion about how to make this kind of activities possible in cooperations? Effeietsanders 16:21, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

I'm not really sure how many of us out there, i.e. I don't think Hong Kong or Taiwan is actually falls to developing countries. So I would suggest the new chapters (I just assume they're gonna be new) gathered, get to know each other, share their problems - without having additional noise from the European ones. Why? Easy, no body gonna share failure experience with the successful ones, why waste time. So hopefully if there's only "us" in the room, perhaps there will be more honest story than trying to impress others. Serenity.id 16:59, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply