More progress on #Convene's payment form furniture.
Our focus has been on supporting low-fee transaction methods; so that #EBPREC can take electronic payments without paying a significant percentage of the check-amount in transaction fees.
The MVP uses Plaid to select a bank account, confirm the person is an account holder, and retrieve the account and routing numbers.
From there, their bank allows them to schedule inbound ACH transfers via a webform.
They've been worker-stewarded / managed for the last year; with the CEO having stepped down 366 days ago today. The revenues are solid; the customers are lovely; the team is kind.
An organization I am stewarding towards worker-ownership is looking to hire a full-stack developer to help steward their customer experience to a more accessible, usable, reliable, and mobile forward user experience.
If you'd like to learn more, please check out the job post they've written: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1udNDZyNOebnQuCQj4HnNoLtCsWqPlsjBfgd3x4GmVxA/edit
I'm available to answer any and all questions!
Perhaps this could also be an alternative to the privately owned, publicly funded school systems being funded by capitalists...
Do you work for an organization that prioritized the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of their team over growth or productivity during the pandemic?
Let me know! I'm publishing the Zinc 500; a list of 500 companies where business executives said "Oh, shit... maybe we should take care of each other while the world's on fire regardless of the impact on our growth or margin."
I kinda wanna hack a piece of #Convene furniture for managing PagerDuty on call schedules by calendar invites…
Basically you tell it when you do the switchover, then it sets the schedule in PD based upon the people invited to the event; and you invite the escalation tier for the event…
Ugh someone do for me I r too burnt out
Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (https://coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `#coopcloud:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
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Federated social media is viable, but only if it plays well with centralized social media. Asking people to give up their existing social media use cases for an (arguably healthier) alternative is a hard sell.
Unfortunately, most of the cross-network social media tooling is focused on enterprise use cases, not personal ones.
But a personal cross-poster/reader that keeps long term storage and distribution in the hands of the original author could tip the scales towards federation.
For a while now, #ZincCoop has had a #MomentPark open collective, and when people email about bugs or feature requests, I catalog the request by adding it to our issue tracker and respond with a link to the issue and an explanation that we're all basically volunteers; and link to the Open Collective.
We're now at ~$100/yr in recurring revenue from folks who are simply happy to support our continued maintenance efforts!
Would anyone be interested in reading and critiquing a draft of a hypothetical consumer ownership model for #ZincCoop?
The web would be so much better if we treated websites like a space we cared about making cozy or interesting or useful; instead of like random places to dump information.
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