This is what happened at the Dadamac First Thursday online meeting today.
These notes are taken from http://etherpad.openstewardship.net/Jan-2012-First-Thursday
Introducing ourselves -
- fola the teacher in ago are Nigeria, he has interest in web designing and ICT development
- Steve Bosserman, USA, interests include sustainable agriculture and business ecosystems development
Morrison, UK. Main interest at the moment is setting up Mardi, a new
organisation for university alumni and students who want to make the
world a better place.
- I have just updated the Why Join? page a few seconds ago and would welcome feedback (in due course). The link is http://mardinet.org/main/whyjoin.html and I am happy to answer questions.
K - UK - main interest at moment is developing use of TECs to produce small
amounts of electricity for those without light using waste heat of wood
- Need to find practical helpers to assemble units
- Pamela McLean UK, main interest at moment is exploring collaboration - face to face in UK and online elsewhere
- Nikki Fishman UK
- Sasha - Serbia - came to test the link before the start but was not able to return
Main items that were discussed (This is cut and pasted from the chat. I haven't included any of our greetings, social chat, expressions of interest, etc)
B.: One of my distractions is a call with a key person in the seed
tape venture. This has been MUCH slower to develop than I first
thought during December's First Thursday. As a result, I have not been
able to send useful information to John D about it
Graham: I'm hoping to interest people in using TECs to make electricity
I have shown chez moi that it is quite easy to use cheap Chinse
thermoelectruic modules to produce a little power using stove heat
Graham: I've got one or two people interested but know from experience just how difficult it can be to find the right ones
Graham: I need people in Africa who are interested and can use a drill/saw etc to make simple assemblies
Nikki F: I have just finished working alongside Pam and as I was leaving her internet connection seemed to be failing
Nikki F: Message for Fola: Many thanks for your wonderful photos on Dadamac Flickr much appreciated
Pamela: look like I missed all the meeting because of my bad connection
Graham: My EOP connection has broken several times
Pamela: I wonder how we can best progress your project.by Doug
Graham: Any ideas who to approach? It is difficult to find practical people these days - DIY is out of fashion most places
Doug: There is a growing range of expertise available.
Graham: Many university efforts are too expensive to become general. Have you seen SCORE?
15:16 Graham: This is about a conference on this interesting solution
Graham: If this proves of interest you could ring me?
fola: my network was bad
fola: thanks to Nikki for acknowledging my pix
There was also some discussion about connections, and ongoing conversations, and the best way to hold them beyond this meeting.
Because of the problems with connections less was covered than usual.
Previous two meetings