Foundation/Local Chapters/United States/Minutes-2013-10-36

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Transitionary meeting of the 2012/2013/2014 board

Present

  • Mele Sax-Barnett (incoming)
  • Kathleen Danielson (incoming)
  • Ian Dees (incoming)
  • John Novak (outgoing)
  • Jim McAndrew (outgoing)
  • Martijn van Exel
  • Alex Barth

Notes

  • Meet and greet
  • Martijn: update of previous procedures
  • Alex: last year overview
  • Kathleen: interested in growing grassroots
  • Mele: How can we open OSM to new comers? Provide better learning materials?
  • Discussion about #editathons
    • Package them better with documentation, starter package
    • Do hangouts with hangout hosts
  • Education: Have Nuala Cowan do a guest blog post about "Teaching OSM"
  • Ian: we should use our 300 people mailing list
    • Wochennotiz is great
    • Do something like a bi weekly news letter?
  • Should there be a help@openstreetmap.us?
    • Discussion: How do we connect people to the right contacts that can provide an answer?

Next meeting

  • Monday Oct 21st 8 PM Eastern

Agenda

  • Roles
  • When should we do AGM?
  • SOTM-US
  • Walk through of GitHub
  • Retrospective on #editathons
  • Miscellaneous