We are excited to finally starting the #ASDNextPhase activities! :-) No big deal, but we’re meeting tomorrow during the weekly “Cypherpunks Write Code” hackathon at Noisebridge.
When: Saturday, December 9, 4pm-10pm PST (in meatspace, in San Francisco, and also remotely, online)
(Organizers in other parts of the world: please write lisa-at-lisarein.com with your meatspace location and time, so she can add it here.)
Hey folks! It’s been a month and it’s time to reconnect and regroup and help each others’ projects move on to the next level. (Or help each other start a new project from the beginning!)
It’s also time for the long awaited first round of user testing for the Pursuance Project.
The Pursuance Project, if you remember, is the project originally envisioned by Barrett Brown and brought to life by Steve Phillips.
Here’s an interview with both of them explaining the project in more detail, and also explaining the project’s connection to one of Aaron’s blog posts.
Around 5pm – once we’re pretty sure everyone’s there – we’ll be giving some brief introductions and also some project updates. Anyone interested in sharing an update or giving an introduction about a new project is encouraged to do so.
These are low pressure 5 minute talks in a small room, where you are explaining briefly:
- the goal of your project
- what you’ve accomplished so far
- what you need to do next
- what you need other people to do next
- other information, code, considerations, so people can help determine if the project is right for them
Ways You Can Participate Saturday – Either In Person or Remotely
1) Remote User Testing
a) Basic Remote User Testing
Sign up for Pursuance, create a Mattermost account (to make up for a little functionality that Pursuance doesn’t have yet), and write Steve Phillips at: steve-at-tryingtobeawesome.com to let him know that you are IN on Saturday.
b) Join Some Groups, and Write About What You See
- Were you able to look around and follow the conversations?
- How did the user interface look?
- Did you find yourself thinking “gotta fix the (problem here)” as you were clicking around?
- Could you tell what the hell was even going on?
Talk to us dammit! :-)
Email your feedback to the Pursuance Team at: team-at-pursuanceproject.org and Please include: “User Feedback” in the email’s subject header!
2) Meatspace (IRL) User Testing:
a) Noisebridge San Francisco Hackathon from 4-10pm
Come to this week’s Cypherpunks Write Code hackathon from 4-10pm, at Noisebridge, in San Francisco. RSVP (by emailing Steve Phillips at: steve-at-tryingtobeawesome.com) to let us know that you’ll be there in person. (Or perhaps you’re not sure which yet.)
b) Create a “Pursuance Project” at an existing hackathon or at any hackerspace.
See if the folks at any hackathon you are already attending this weekend are interested in having a Pursuance Party. Then provide both IRL and remote user feedback back to the Pursuance Team at: team-at-pursuanceproject.org.
c) Have your own Pursuance Party at home or at any WIFI-enabled restaurant or cafe.
Have a Pursuance Party at any location and invite all your friends! (Tech and non-tech alike :)
3) Forget about User Testing, and hop over to the Pursuance Project’s GitHub Page, to do some old fashioned hacking on bugs and new features.