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Testers needed for the new website

written by shevek - 2018/12/02 13:07

BeWelcome has an exciting redesign currently in development. We now need more testers to make sure we aren't missing anything due to the large range of browsers used by members.

If you would like to try the new site before anyone else, or to contribute to the development of technical aspects of BeWelcome (also for future developments), please join the [[https://www.bewelcome.org/groups/62 testing group]], and introduce yourself. Make sure to follow best practice when identifying & communicating bugs by reading the wiki after you join.

Also, any questions you might have about testing and parts of the new website (also how to access it), might already be answered in the testers group (browse the discussions and wiki), or you simply post them there. Do not reply here, because the tech/redesign team will not be reading or answering here, and they are the people you want to talk to :)

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A warm welcome to the new Board of Directors!

written by duesseldorf - 2018/11/22 11:47

BeVolunteer - the registered non-profit association behind BeWelcome - has (like every year) elected a new Board of Directors (BoD).

One member will guarantee the continuity of the former and the new Board:

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/thorgal67

Two members of former BoDs are in the new board again:

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/sammiekong

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/amnesiac84

And these four active volunteers are first-time members of the Board: 

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/leoalone

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/lososs

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/mountx

https://www.bewelcome.org/members/subaculture

I wish you all as much joy in working together as the BoD team as I had in my four years on the board!
Keep BeWelcome strong!

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio Report about Hospitality Exchange (in German)

written by duesseldorf - 2018/08/06 19:37

This post is going to be in German - as it is about a wonderful hospitality exchange radio report made by a journalist in North Germany - which is also in German.

Auf NDR Info hat die Journalistin Christiane Zwick eine schöne Sendung gemacht: "Mein Sofa, Dein Bett - Couchsurfing in Norddeutschland" heißt ihre knapp 25minütige Reportage. Sie wurde gestern ausgestrahlt und ist in der Mediathek zu finden:

https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/forum_am_sonntag/Mein-Sofa-dein-Bett,sendung791246.html

Zwar ist immer wieder von Couchsurfing die Rede, aber auch ich als BeWelcome-Vorsitzende wurde interviewt - und auch die BeWelcomerin hinschendorf aus Reinbek kommt zu Wort.

Die Reportage gibt einen schönen Überblick über "unsere" Art zu reisen - unbedingt anhören!

 

 

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News from development - editing on mobile devices

written by shevek - 2018/07/06 20:17

Unfortunately the last code update aimed at enhancing the mobile editing experience broke editing of messages and forum posts instead. Thanks to everybody reporting this the situation is now resolved and this is most likely the first post in the community news ever written on a mobile device :)

The formating option are a bit limited in comparison to a desktop but you can still use bold, italic, underline and numbered lists. Of course you can add links as well.

Please note that you need to tap the blue book icon and than into the grey area below the icons before you can "type". When you finished editing click the white on blue arrow to the left.

Cheers,

shevek

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Save the Date: GA 2018 will take place November 17+18 in London

written by duesseldorf - 2018/06/20 21:21

The preparations for the next General Assembly (GA) of BeVolunteer are under way.

Please save the date: November 17th/18th, 2018
This year we will leave the European continent for the first time - and go to England … just in time before the Brexit happens ;)

We have been offered a free room for our meeting by Space4 @ Outlandish - this cooperative web agency will sponsor our two days meeting in London! HOORAYYYY! 
(and many thanks to the cool and super friendly Outlandish team for making this possible!)

The Location of their offices is in Finsbury Park.

 

All BeWelcome members are invited to join, to meet the old and maybe also the new Board of Directors and the volunteers who run BeWelcome!

And if you are not too much into adminstrative stuff that any association has to cope with: We will try to organise evening events and meet-ups on Friday 16.11. and Saturday 17.11.
Anybody is welcome to help us organise the social program around the official part: dinner, a city (walking) tour, whatever comes to your mind: Please make suggestions!

We hope to see many BeWelcome members in London!!!

 

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