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BeWelcome Unconference in Florence (4th - 6th October 2013)

written by sitatara - 2013/08/29 14:31

From 4th - 6th October 2013 a BeWelcome Unconference will take place in Florence, Italy. This is a great opportunity for BeWelcome volunteers to get together and to work on improvements for BeWelcome and for not-yet-volunteers to get more involved!

We'll start with some sightseeing on 4th October and are planning to get some work done on the 5th and 6th.

Sign up for the event here: http://www.bewelcome.org/activities/423

Topics for the unconference are collected here: http://piratepad.net/ENgwrlMsB7

What is an unconference? Wikipedia knows it all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference

Looking forward to seeing you in Florence!

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great ...

written by crumbking - 5 years ago (i)
initiative! I would like to join but this time a bit far away for me. Maybe contacting some local volunteers would be a good idea.
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Excellent...

written by thorgal67 - 5 years ago (i)
initiative! My family and I had the opportunity to visit Firenze this summer and we loved the friendly people we met there and in Tuscany.

I am very confident that the UnConference will add a great vibe to this already vibrant city.
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written by indasuhendra - 5 years ago (i)
great!!!
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written by bluedragon - 5 years ago (i)
Obviously this is too soon for me but just out of interest, is there room at these unconferences or useful work for volunteers without technical skills? If its just coding or the kind of discussion that could be easily duplicated on forums I wouldn't bother coming along.
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written by sitatara - 5 years ago (i)
@ bluedragon: Unconferences are mainly non-technical. They are about discussing features and processes, working on suggestions to improve them etc.
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written by bluedragon - 5 years ago (i)
Thanks Sitatara

Do you tend to find that meeting in person allows for substantially more work to be done in this way than online communication? If so I might try and clear space in the old diary for the next one...
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written by sitatara - 5 years ago (i)
Bluedragon, I find them more productive than general discussions in the forum but less productive than online team meetings (because in teams the focus is clearer; probably a real-life team meeting would be most productive). In my opinion, the unconferences so far brought important input like the new decision making process, the new discussion page and a login reminder to all members who hadn't logged in for over 12 months. Of course, the real work was done AFTER the unconferences but the relevant impulses came from those meetings.
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technical vs non technical

written by germont - 5 years ago (i)
I'm non technical...:)
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written by leoalone - 5 years ago (i)
please specify somewhere the time of the conference.
The only place where is written is the activity page, that specify 15-17 only .
Is it 2 hours a day, and will be some hidden sessions or it is an error in the post ?
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written by sitatara - 5 years ago (i)
@leoalone: I think that's an error in the post. Please contact the organizer about this!
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tnx

written by germont - 5 years ago (i)
Thank you Paolo for your work!

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