As @daspitzberg says on Twitter, this is a labor of love. 💗 🛠️
Here is a bit more about who we are, and how we see this newsletter: https://news.techworkerscoalition.org/about/
Some observations from @daspitzberg on the current state of #platformcoop: https://medium.com/@daspitzberg/where-next-for-platformcoop-70987b68a5a6
Hey #SocialCoop brain trust: what is the best #coop membershiop management system that you're aware of. Was talking to my local food co-op's membership manager, and she feels there's a lack of good options in the space, so they have a nightmarishly customized CiviCRM. but she'd prefer something else.
This has me thinking again about the #CoApp idea I tooted out a little while back, but wanting to figure out what's already out there before nudging towards reinventing any wheels...
Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:
When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.
When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.
Fellow #DwebSummit dwebs, come see my former colleague Antonio do a lightning talk about P2Pmodels.eu and its two pilot projects with Guifi and Amara
Today, #ArtMcGee passed away. He became my moral compass on media. I'm going off of Mastadon for a few days of reflection and mourning. Read this commemoration and bio over on birdsite: https://twitter.com/NewBlackMan/status/1017398218336997383
Together with the Governance Working Group, I've just posted a proposal to clarify the language in the #SocialCoop Bylaws: https://www.loomio.org/p/1PSop0v2/bylaws-revision-clarify-proposal-process Please participate. The proposal is open for 10 days.
RSVP to join us in-person at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/user-worker-owner-bringing-democracy-to-work-tickets-45365886588
Sign up for the ≈livestream≈ at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/user-worker-owner-livestream-tickets-45664400451
Speakers and schedule finalized for User, Worker, Owner!
5-8pm @ VSCO, 1500 Broadway, Oakland:
4:30- Doors open
5:00- Welcome, opening remarks
5:15- Talks on cooperative alternatives by @niloufar @ntnsndr, and Camille Kerr
6:00- Pizza from Arizmendi and Kombucha
6:15- Pitches for workshops/group discussions
6:30- Featured workshop, on how democratic governance works, by Harmonize and Reflex Design Collective
7:30- Reflections and connections from workshops
7:50- Ice cream, closing remarks
Today’s the last day to get early bird tickets for User, Worker, Owner! And, we just confirmed a talk by Camille Kerr from ICA Group about a booking platform for home care workers. If you’re in the Bay Area, come discuss workplace challenges, meet peers, get tools, and eat ice cream next Wednesday, 5-8pm.
Get tickets on ~boo hisss~ Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/user-worker-owner-bringing-democracy-to-work-tickets-45365886588
Have experience working in the bar and restaurant industry, live in the Boston area, and would like to be a worker-owner in a cooperative starting at at least $15 an hour?
Democracy Brewing is hiring.
Hey, #BayArea #platformcoop friends. Let's challenge our assumptions about equity and tech. Come a gathering in Oakland on May 2, "Users, Workers, Onwers!" @ntnsndr and @niloufar will be speaking, too!
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/users-workers-owners-bringing-democracy-to-work-tickets-45365886588
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