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What Happened

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This blog was co-authored by the IOPS chapters of Dublin, Melbourne, Missoula, New York City, Salem and Vienna. It is not enough to make a plan; we must evaluate the results of that plan. Marta Harnecker   A few months ago, we wrote of the need for all of us to engage in a reevaluation process.  We have, since then, taken our own advice.  The question we asked ourselves was, as our title indicates, “What happened?”  Yes, we failed to meet the organizing goals we set…

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C'È NESSUNO ?

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Ciao a tutti, dopo molti dubbi dovuti all'assenza di "attività" in lingua italiana sul sito, ho deciso lo stesso di entrare a far parte di IOPS. Giustamente (ma non per me) un bel "e chissenefrega" sarebbe quasi una risposta adeguata al quesito, non fosse altro che ho fermamente intenzione di capire bene con chi devo aspettarmi di aver a che fare, ovvero se il gruppo italiano sia una specie di setta, ristretta cerchia di pochi eletti o, più coerentemente, un gruppo di persone, sebbene…

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A New Website

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I've been involved in IOPS since early 2011 and participated in testing our website before it went online. One of the first concerns I voiced, and perhaps the most important one in my view, was that our website is based on a highly specialized framework. This turned out to be a successful business model for the web developers who made our website but had significant downsides for us. For every bug we found we had to go back to the initial web developers so they could fix it. For every improvement…

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What is IOPS London and what do YOU want it to be?

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IOPS London members at the September 2014 meeting (which I didn't attend) asked the question "What is IOPS London and what do YOU want it to be?". It was decided that we'd discuss this question at today's meeting.   So, I started scribbling down my thoughts to organise my ideas for discussion at today's meeting. I started linking it to the IOPS Mission and Vision statements. And, I thought I'd share my scribbles in case they're helpful/useful to others:   A pre-figurative space (IOPS Mission…

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Proposal to proivde space for IOPS allies

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This proposal was put forth by Tasner Curran and Howard Goldson in one of the last talks. They were nice enough to let me take the lead on putting it up, my apologies for the delay. Proposal to provide space on IOPS for allies, parallel movements and organizations, that members would like to nominate as candidates. A platform to talk about their work, their efforts, projects, ideas as they might apply to what we are after, in line with what IOPS stands for. We would like to provide a space within…

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Member 2 Member Video with IOPS-NYC chapter

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  This is part of the Participate!IOPS member2member interview campaign to encourage personal testimonials. There are thousands of IOPS members around the world, we want everyone to know the wonderful people who make NYC-IOPS tick. We hope this inspires other members to do interviews with chapters or individuals and in that way we can get to know everyone better and build a new world together!      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f13yHeoG3aM&feature=youtu.be

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LIVE TALK OCTOBER 12TH, Our Collective Creativity

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LIVE TALK (October 12th) Another examination of using our Collective Creativity, You are invited to  "use our collective creativity to address this issue of the use of collective creativity"      We, an organization of wonderful members, have brought many good ideas to the floor. As an organization it seems we should come together and begin to creatively discuss, collectively consider this issue of the use of our collective creativity,…

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A Path?

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  I have been absent from IOPS for awhile due to work and health issues. On the other hand, I am not sure what beyond an article or two I would have been doing, even if I had had more time to give.   IOPS began. It inaugurated an excellent web site. It grew. Members continued recruiting. Growth was supposed to in time warrant holding a founding convention that would adopt a self managing structure, program, etc.   Waiting on a convention, IOPS enlisted a group of supportive and broadly…

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