[wsfii-discuss] wsfii reminder / registration nag
jo at frot.org
Wed Sep 21 12:55:00 CDT 2005
On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 03:37:40PM +0100, Saul Albert wrote:
> - A heartfelt appeal for assistance with housing people (you'll get in
> for free!) The sofa network is a bit too point-to-point at the moment
nod, most of it is informally sorted out but it would be good to have
more reserve space, we'll probably need it. the 'add your personal
details to the wiki page' approach doesn't seem to be working out,
though, really for buyers or sellers of free sofa space.
in addition to focusing on interest groups - e.g. getting locals with
particular interests to host those sharing their interest - we
probably do need one contact person who can broker this and who can be
'call person X' if anyone gets stuck. i would rather not be that
person, if necessary, nor should you be saul. i suppose we could
manage a token remuneration to do this. so we *do* need a volunteer
housing coordinator. ideally before we ask for more help housing, to
have someone to point to.
> - we need volunteers! We're not sure what for yet. Usually stuff like
> watching the door, setting up network / equipment, problem solving,
> rigging, streaming etc.. It would be great to set up a 'volunteers'
> page - and make sure that everyone who volunteers can be allocated tasks
> by next week..
jo at frot:~/wsfii$ grep '|on|' registered.txt|wc -l
is how many people have said they will help while filling in the
registration form. it's always nice to solve social problems with
software, i wonder how far carried away we can get allocating things
to people, i already want scanned copies of the building plan ;P
> - finally, we need to clarify the payment situation. Payment is not for
> entry, but for membership of WSFII (limehouse town hall requires this
> as a condition - we can't charge for entry to the building). So we need
> to tell people to bring a tenner membership fee... OR let us know if
> they can't afford it so we can let them pay whatever they can afford,
> and of course, if they join the sofa network or volunteer, or are
> actually persenting, we dont' want them to pay anyway.
> - finally, I think it would be great if we could cross-publicise a bit,
> and link to NODE.London (http://nodel.org) and broadcast that
> there are other relevant events going on that people might want to go
okay all this information and excitingness must clearly be included
more explicitly in any nagmail that we send to thousands of people.
i have to jump offline now, sorry, anyone is free to change the
reminder ;) otherwise i will help fix it tomorrow.
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