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Public BoD meeting tonight 21.30 CET

written by Railslide - 2014/04/13 21:21

As previously announced, tonight there will be the first BoD formal meeting. It will be a public one, so you are interested, you are welcome to follow the discussion in real time. Keep in mind, however, that in order to ensure an efficient workflow, you will be able to read the discussion in real time, but not actively participate to it (unless you are asked to).

 

Link to the chat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic

Agenda: http://www.bewelcome.org/wiki/BoD_Meeting_13.04.2014

 

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Advance your search

written by shevek - 2014/04/02 22:31

Hi all,

it's been a while but finally a new release for the web site. Main addition are the advanced options for the new text based search which can now be found in the 'Find members' menu.

As the provider of the map tiles changed his policy for serving free tiles we had to switch to a different provider which now is Mapquest. The maps show a bit more terrain due to this switch.

Additionally some bugs were fixed and some suggestions (/suggestions/dev) were implemented. This includes the removal of the 'World' visibility and the renaming of 'Other restrictions' to 'House rules'.

All of which wouldn't have been possible without the help of Toub, crumbking, thorgal67 and leoalone.

I hope you enjoy the updated site and find someone speaking your language from one of your groups where ever you travel.

Cheers,
shevek

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We have a new Board of Directors (BoD)

written by claudiaab - 2014/04/02 22:30
Dear BW members,
 
As you may know, BoD elections have recently taken place. 
 
During the usual post-election informal meeting, we newly elected BoD members discussed how to divide the roles, handled part of the bureaucratic steps that every new board needs to take care of (paperwork with French authorities),  and laid out some general principles for the future work to be done. There is still a bit of paperwork to do, but in general we are pretty much ready and eager to start working.
 
The first formal BoD meeting will take place on Sunday 13th April at 21:30 CET. It will be a public one, so if you are interested, feel free to join. Keep in mind, however, that in order to ensure an efficient workflow, you will be able to read the discussion in real time, but not actively participate to it (unless you are asked to). That doesn't mean that we are not interested in your opinion! If there's something you'd like to discuss with us, or that you think it should be added to the agenda of one of the next meetings, don't hesitate to get in touch!
 
The link to the IRC channel will be posted just before the meeting in this blog post. In the meanwhile, you can take a sneak-peak to the agenda.

 

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Lyon UnConference: 4-6 April 2014

written by thorgal67 - 2014/03/26 22:07

The wonderful city of Lyon will be the location of the next BeWelcome UnConference on April 4 - 6.

Already 21 BW members confirmed their presence and others have shown an interest in joining this BeActive meeting. If you are in Lyon around that time, or want to take a trip to the centre of Europe, then please sign up for either the Lyon UnConference or the International Pillow Fight (or both).

There are already several UnConference Topics on the provisional agenda and we are expecting local volunteers from Greece, Belgium, Germany and of course France.

Hope to see you around!

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Sorry for the 5 hours downtime!

written by claudiaab - 2014/03/20 10:51

You might have noticed that BeWelcome was down for a couple of hours. I'm not a tech person myself, so excuse the non-expert explanation: The company hosting our server had some maintenance work between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. CET. After this the DNS Server hosted by a different provider did not reboot on its own.

The problem has been solved now thanks to planetcruiser :)

We are working on finding a more stable solution for the future.

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