Thank you, Pamela, for organizing these chats. Andrius
On 05/05/2010 03:26 AM, Pamela McLean wrote:
> Another First Thursday coming up - so time for our "open house"
> meeting at the worknets chat room
> This is our plan for May 6th First Thursday.
> *Informal chat before and after the main session*
> We can chat informally before and after our main session, but in the
> main session we will focus on two set topics. If people arrive during
> the main session then our "usher" will greet them on behalf of all of us.
> *Set topics for discussion*.
> The plan is to select one topic at the start, and then reconsider our
> topic choice half way through. The first topic will reflect the
> interests of people who arrive first - and if they have already told
> me what they hope to discuss then so much the better.
> Nothing is set in stone yet, but interesting probable topics are
> emerging. So far this week I have had discussions with two people who
> definitely plan to attend (Graham Knight of DIYsolar and BioDesign and
> Shubham Nagar - http://www.infoaxon.com/web/guest/team ). Their
> interests range from Appropriate power and biochar (Graham) to Open
> Source Applications, HIV/AIDS programmes, and comparisons between
> rural India and rural Africa (Shubham).
> I will know who to expect from the Dadamac Nigeria team after our
> regular Wednesday Dadamac UK-Nigeria team meeting. *
> *Joining in the discussion*
> * Anyone can join in the discussion
> * People can type in at the same time - you do not have to wait to
> "take your turn"
> * It is okay to have some conversations in parallel, but please
> stick to the topic under discussion.
> *Follow up and looking forward *
> * Towards the end of the session we will try to collect up Any
> Other Interests (topics we haven't had time to discuss)
> * We can carry these other interests forward for the next First
> Thursday meeting (June 3rd)
> * Alternatively we have additional Thursday meetings in May -
> "Topic Thursdays" - for people who want to continue discussing a
> particular topic and can agree on a date.
> *Time:* I have put the local start times below for the places that
> "First Thursday people" are most likely to log in from.
> 08.00 EDT Eastern Daylight Time
> 12.00 UTC Coordinated Universal Time
> 13.00 WAT West African Time
> 13.00 BST British Summer Time
> 14.00 CEST – Central European Summer Time
> 15.00 EAT East African Time
> 15.00 EEST East European Summer Time
> 17.30 IST - does that stand for Indian Standard Time I wonder - it is
> Delhi - for Vijay and Shubham
> 20.00 MYT (Kuala Lumpur for Dary)
> *My usual thanks to Andrius for making the chatroom available for us.*