With the emergence of a rich ecosystem of tools and services in Transformap, and the first pilot experiences (SuSy, Kassel), I see a need to further disseminate the efforts of populating the databases, while at the same time refining the tools and facilitating their use.
This project has been maturing for a while, but only last week I had time to sit down and type in a synopsis for a project on a pad. The idea is to submit an Erasmus+ application for a strategic partnership on adult education (submission deadline March 29th), to support:
a) interoperability, usability and polishing of the existing tools to make them user-friendly
b) development of documentation and materials for site builders and end users
c) development of methodologies and concepts for organising workshops (e.g. mapping events, VoCamps, …)
d) training and mapping workshops
e) mobility (to meetings, events)
The project can provide a valuable contribution to the Transformap community and ecosystem, by improving, coupling and extending the existing services, while enlarging it through the funding to a series of events to be organised in a time frame of up to 3 years (starting on September 1st 2017 - feel welcome to brainstorm on events within the Transformap community, which could benefit from funding).
What you can do to support this effort:
- Read and contribute to the pad, where the application content can be collaboratively developed
- Suggest partners that could fit and join this application
- Add a second pair of experienced hands to help on with the overall application development and edition
The main communication channel is the #ecobytes-networks matrix channel (voice calls also possible).