This is a soft launch – pushing a series of interesting ideas forward to a circle of thinking acquaintances.
First, IWIT has opened a dialogue with CyberlynxOregon — and has volunteered to present some high-level thoughts (abstract below) at a small meeting in late 2Q.
But it’s what’s happening in parallel that’s really interesting and a pleasure to report — CyberLynx’s receptiveness to an idea I’d been incubating. I was engaged in those thoughts owing to some recent exposure to community issues and news channels: How to take the “community training” idea to a new level? A more comprehensive, participative one. As contrasted with the usual orientation of training folks on “how to” use various tools and then leaving it up to individuals to connect all the dots. Let’s train the whole group! And make “IT” … well, “go.”
The nutshell version:
We solicit the network of NPO’s and Volunteer organizations we have contact with — find a group with needs (little to none, or perhaps an antiquated Web Presence) and begin work with them. Then — that we schedule an evening, meet and actually PRODUCE a “state of the art” Presence for them, including building it all up from the Domain level — email, website, social media. Posting, categories, tags and connecting all the appliances from desktops and notebooks to tablets and smartphones. Do this all on stage, with computer(s) connected to projectors — pull back the covers on how all of this stuff gets done and build followers for the charity.
The objective: use low cost to no cost / free services available on the Internet to accomplish “IT”.
Further — What if we PROMOTE the event? “Sell tickets” (I have more ideas here) to the “working lecture” — so others can “observe” and learn from the process — all proceeds going to that charity of course. And have the “audience” use their mobile appliances to connect to the new “Web Presence” to follow and share about the Charity in whichever channel they prefer.
What do you think?
“How hard can IT be?”R
|dggerhart posted: “Giving a talk in Bandon at the public Library June 25th.Schedule and venue details at Cyberlynxoregon.com “Anatomy of a Web Presence. ”
Abstract: A high-level discussion of how services like Email, Websites, Social Media, “Cloud Computing” and ”