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Willow Brugh-2
Hey all. Long time no post. Hope everyone is well. I've been deep in the humanitarian/disaster technology mines. Finally, an overlap between the work I've been up to, and my heydays with y'all has come to pass. A group called Communitere [communitere.org], which I really like (more community-based hackerspace than dropped-in fablab) is setting up a space in Greece. I come to you with a request for help in setting up access which also tracks metrics associated with humanitarian work.

Our desired flow for gathering those metrics are based on what sorts of actions we can take after the data is gathered, how much information can be asked for in one setting without being burdensome, and how to increase the autonomy of the individuals and organizations answering the questions (we expect to be working with refugees and politically active Greeks).

We anticipate the flow to be this:
* First visit generates a unique identifier (required, can be pseudonymous) and a way to get the person updates (opt-in but encouraged).
* Nth visit requests demographic information and thoughts on how they would change the space (both opt-in, with indicators of why it’s important for us to know and how the information will be used).
* N+X visit has more of a survey on how they use the space, if their capacity has changed over time, etc (same as above).

We think we’re basically looking for a clock-/check-in tool which auto-loads questions after a predetermined number of someone entering the space. We’re working in a resource-limited (but not -low) environment (we anticipate intermittent power and internet). Our field team is also not super technically savvy - asking someone to “spin up a local instance” is unlikely to work, although we could possibly throw some dollars at an open source project being supported or adapted to these needs.

We can see implementation happening a few different ways:
* Bar/QR codes on laminated cards or stored locally to a smartphone, scanned on an iPad or Android tablet at a front desk kiosk.
* A security person at the front desk to inputs the person’s UID to a laptop or desktop computer.
* An RFID reader which auto-sends a form to people via their preferred method of contact after a certain number of checkins, gives a different tone while the questionnaire needs to be filled out.
* Et cetera.

If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) these needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library software to link to this.

And of course, there are other spaces in Greece. We'd love to support what is already happening - be in touch!

Thanks!

Willow Brugh // willowbl00
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riot-2
Hey Willow.

On 11.04.2017 22:56, Willow Brugh wrote:
> [..]
> If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) these
> needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library
> software to link to this.

Maybe check out the Hackerfleet project:
https://hackerfleet.github.io

It is _not_ there yet, but could probably be used for something like
that. The point is: one of the key features allows easy creation and
recording of form-managed data - i.e. a questionnaire.

It has tons of other features (because it is modular) and maybe
this'n'that feature might even be welcome for a new space, like the
etherpad+wiki, mapping utils (soon-to-be-"geopad") or the
shareable-reservation/library stuff.

Most of its modules are far from done and "completely useable" but, what
really is..? ;) I'm also looking for folks interested in helping
build/complete the system.

There is a limited demo online, anyone wanting to have a look ping me
for access coordinates.

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justin corwin
I hesitate to recommend it, but you can just buy an RFID entry system. You can just hand out cards, and most systems record data nicely in a database you can hook rules and contact info to.

On Apr 11, 2017 4:56 PM, "riot" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hey Willow.

On 11.04.2017 22:56, Willow Brugh wrote:
> [..]
> If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) these
> needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library
> software to link to this.

Maybe check out the Hackerfleet project:
https://hackerfleet.github.io

It is _not_ there yet, but could probably be used for something like
that. The point is: one of the key features allows easy creation and
recording of form-managed data - i.e. a questionnaire.

It has tons of other features (because it is modular) and maybe
this'n'that feature might even be welcome for a new space, like the
etherpad+wiki, mapping utils (soon-to-be-"geopad") or the
shareable-reservation/library stuff.

Most of its modules are far from done and "completely useable" but, what
really is..? ;) I'm also looking for folks interested in helping
build/complete the system.

There is a limited demo online, anyone wanting to have a look ping me
for access coordinates.

--
Gru:Cce,
riot
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On 04/11/2017 10:56 PM, Willow Brugh wrote:
Hey all. Long time no post. Hope everyone is well. I've been deep in the humanitarian/disaster technology mines. Finally, an overlap between the work I've been up to, and my heydays with y'all has come to pass. A group called Communitere [communitere.org], which I really like (more community-based hackerspace than dropped-in fablab) is setting up a space in Greece. I come to you with a request for help in setting up access which also tracks metrics associated with humanitarian work.

Our desired flow for gathering those metrics are based on what sorts of actions we can take after the data is gathered, how much information can be asked for in one setting without being burdensome, and how to increase the autonomy of the individuals and organizations answering the questions (we expect to be working with refugees and politically active Greeks).

We anticipate the flow to be this:
* First visit generates a unique identifier (required, can be pseudonymous) and a way to get the person updates (opt-in but encouraged).
* Nth visit requests demographic information and thoughts on how they would change the space (both opt-in, with indicators of why it’s important for us to know and how the information will be used).
* N+X visit has more of a survey on how they use the space, if their capacity has changed over time, etc (same as above).

We think we’re basically looking for a clock-/check-in tool which auto-loads questions after a predetermined number of someone entering the space. We’re working in a resource-limited (but not -low) environment (we anticipate intermittent power and internet). Our field team is also not super technically savvy - asking someone to “spin up a local instance” is unlikely to work, although we could possibly throw some dollars at an open source project being supported or adapted to these needs.

We can see implementation happening a few different ways:
* Bar/QR codes on laminated cards or stored locally to a smartphone, scanned on an iPad or Android tablet at a front desk kiosk.
* A security person at the front desk to inputs the person’s UID to a laptop or desktop computer.
* An RFID reader which auto-sends a form to people via their preferred method of contact after a certain number of checkins, gives a different tone while the questionnaire needs to be filled out.
* Et cetera.

If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) these needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library software to link to this.

And of course, there are other spaces in Greece. We'd love to support what is already happening - be in touch!

Thanks!

Willow Brugh // willowbl00
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Bilal Ghalib
Hey Willow! Cool you're doing that work! I'm very interested in doing something that has an impact aligned with a clear intent (and hopefully heartfelt personal connection). Here is a tool that might work as for the tracking:

And secondly to identify what metrics one may track I suggest using this model and going to the data at the heart of the problem statement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRcox743Dfg - in relation to the tool and forms you will probably be identifying micro indicators (not macro, those take years). 

Hope you enjoy it! I liked talking with Rizwan (the author of the above video) he's been very clear and incisive and helpful for me, let me know if you might want an introduction. 

It's a short video and I really like the coherent approach, I've found my work over the years to be lacking impact assessments because I've been unclear as to what is motivating me. 

Hope these things help you! Say hi to Sam and Mike and whomever else is working on this! Hugs! 
PS, Athens is often a layover to Lebanon, you're so close, come say hi! The Beirut hackerspace just opened up again!

+BG

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:14 AM, idnc_sk <[hidden email]> wrote:

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On 04/11/2017 10:56 PM, Willow Brugh wrote:
Hey all. Long time no post. Hope everyone is well. I've been deep in the humanitarian/disaster technology mines. Finally, an overlap between the work I've been up to, and my heydays with y'all has come to pass. A group called Communitere [communitere.org], which I really like (more community-based hackerspace than dropped-in fablab) is setting up a space in Greece. I come to you with a request for help in setting up access which also tracks metrics associated with humanitarian work.

Our desired flow for gathering those metrics are based on what sorts of actions we can take after the data is gathered, how much information can be asked for in one setting without being burdensome, and how to increase the autonomy of the individuals and organizations answering the questions (we expect to be working with refugees and politically active Greeks).

We anticipate the flow to be this:
* First visit generates a unique identifier (required, can be pseudonymous) and a way to get the person updates (opt-in but encouraged).
* Nth visit requests demographic information and thoughts on how they would change the space (both opt-in, with indicators of why it’s important for us to know and how the information will be used).
* N+X visit has more of a survey on how they use the space, if their capacity has changed over time, etc (same as above).

We think we’re basically looking for a clock-/check-in tool which auto-loads questions after a predetermined number of someone entering the space. We’re working in a resource-limited (but not -low) environment (we anticipate intermittent power and internet). Our field team is also not super technically savvy - asking someone to “spin up a local instance” is unlikely to work, although we could possibly throw some dollars at an open source project being supported or adapted to these needs.

We can see implementation happening a few different ways:
* Bar/QR codes on laminated cards or stored locally to a smartphone, scanned on an iPad or Android tablet at a front desk kiosk.
* A security person at the front desk to inputs the person’s UID to a laptop or desktop computer.
* An RFID reader which auto-sends a form to people via their preferred method of contact after a certain number of checkins, gives a different tone while the questionnaire needs to be filled out.
* Et cetera.

If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) these needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library software to link to this.

And of course, there are other spaces in Greece. We'd love to support what is already happening - be in touch!

Thanks!

Willow Brugh // willowbl00
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Sotirios Vrachas
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Hi Willow

Willow Brugh:
> A group called Communitere [communitere.org], which I really like (more
> community-based hackerspace than dropped-in fablab) is setting up a space
> in Greece.

> (we expect to be working with refugees and politically active Greeks).

Could you please tell me more about this?

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