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Hi, I'm Stuart, and I'm thrilled to join!

After spending the first part of my life pursing a traditional career and family life, I was gently, then rudely, awakened by two encounters with ..

Now, I'm trying to use my energy to model a kinder, healthier, more inclusive world for my family, friends, and community.

I enjoy and engaging with ideas of all kinds. I'm also interested in the of and

Show and Tell will be on Thursday at 3PM ET.
This week we will be giving a demo of Drutopia, a distribution that Agaric has helped to configure to allow organizations to benefit from the power and flexibility of Drupal. is built with Drutopia. If this interests you, this talk will be a great opportunity to see what Drutopia looks like to a content editor and to resolve any unanswered questions.

Visit for info on how to join.

Hello social coop friends! The Ops Team is hoping to plan a community cafe session about using mastodon for social movements. Does anyone have experience with this topic that they'd like to share? It is a very informal setting, like grabbing a coffee with friends more than a presentation :) governance 

Hey members. A vote is live on Loomio to renew the charter of the Community Working Group Operations Team for the coming year!

Please cast your vote, and consider if you might be interested in throwing your hat in the ring for membership on the team that moderates our instances in the upcoming election!

We have a few office hours coming up over the next two weeks- hope to see many more faces :)

3/24 @ 22:00 UTC: CO-OPOLY game session

3/31 @ 16:00 UTC: Intro to XMPP (non-tech)

Check the announcements for links to the rooms!

Social.Coop "office hours" (we need a better name) are a space for members of to host discussion about anything of interest to them. If you are interested in sharing something you are doing, thinking, enjoying, dreaming, playing... check out this thread:

Social.Coop members -- tired of using surveillance capitalist platforms for video conferencing? Sign up for your account on our new BigBlueButton instance. Open source and cooperative.

A reminder that today March 3rd at 9pm ET/March 4th at 02:00 UTC we will be hosting a discussion of "Cecosesola: Towards a Collective Mind"

You can find the document here:

or a pdf version here:

Join us in our meeting room:

This Thursday at 10am EST/15:00 GMT, we'll be kicking off a weekly(-ish) series of "Member Office Hours" with @mattcropp hosting a conversation on real estate co-ops in this room:

The idea for this series is to create space for members to host conversations on topics of interest to them and the community, so if you have an idea you'd like to host a chat about, please pick a week and add it to the scheduing spreadsheet linked in the announcements!

Want to know more about what is going on with

Did you know that the Community Working Group Ops team and the Tech Working Group Ops team post their regular meeting minutes on loomio?

Check them out here:
CWG Ops team:

Tech team:

Minutes from the monthly CWG (Community Working Group) Ops call:

You can scroll back from minutes from previous meetings as well :) meta, time poll 

Hey folks, heads up that there's a time poll active for the next few days to nail down a date for a follow-up call to explore a few of the themes that emerged from the recent strategy sessions. If you'd like to have your availability inform the scheduling process, please respond in the next few days!

We have a check poll going about Loomio Membership:

We will start removing members at the end of the check poll, so please let us know if you have any qualms about this process

CWG Ops Team Minutes are up:

Have forgotten to do this for the past few months, but will try to back post in the coming weeks before our next Ops meeting in November! meta, strategy summit 

Reminder: The second of our "Strategy Summits" will take place Saturday, 9/25 from 12pm-1:30pm US Eastern Time via this link:

Looking forward to the conversation! meta, strategy summits 

Hey folks - if you'd like to attend one of our instance's "strategy summits" later this month, please RSVP to this Loomio Poll:

Is anyone else at @SocialCoop having difficulty uploading media to a post? I seem to be getting a 500 error at the moment.

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