Research note on this topic: http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/shannon/4-26-2012/list-plots-organizers
The plots-organizers list is an email list for people that are both key organizers in their communities and key contributors to the Public Lab community through work on things such as the website and communications. The new list is based on the previous "team" list, where typical emails are about upcoming events (sometimes there are speaking/travel opportunities),organizing local chapters, and other topics related to the Public Lab community rather than simply research.
We're basically hoping to expand the list a bit to help connect organizers to one another and also to have a more transparent way to join the list.
We have a weekly call on Thursdays at 9:20PST/11:20CST/12:20EST until around 9:45/11:45/12:45
If you are an organizer, to join, please add Public.Lab on Skype and add your Skype name to the Google Doc.
Criteria (open to revision):
- a nomination (person nominating provides statement about why they are nominating) and 2 supporting nominations (i.e. an existing member nominates someone and 2 others would say “i second that” and “i third that”)
- self-nomination (a short statement about your work and the mission statement) + 2 supporting nominations
- other ideas?
Please list your name if you are nominating and if you are providing a supporting nomination, list your name as well:
Example nominee name (second,third here)
- Nomination text here
- Nominated by Chris Fastie
Jessi Breen second
Don Blair is close to completing his dissertation in physics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research involves problems in soft matter, condensed matter, and biophysics, as well as bits of computational complexity theory and information theory, as if that helps us understand what he does. He has demonstrated a commitment to open science by organizing and running a successful workshop on open science hardware, and shepherding a group of technologists interested in solving scientific and environmental problems using open source tools. Don has attended the PLOTS/Farmhack balloon mapping meetup in New Hampshire, LEAFFEST in Vermont (which he helped organize), helped staff the PLOTS booth at Maker Faire in NY, and plans to attend the PLOTS Barn Raising in Cocodrie. Don has contributed at least one research note and some comments at publcilaboratory.org, and many posts at the PLOTS Google Groups.
(To view old nominations, see http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/organizers-nominations)