Tuesday 17/04/2007 between 15:00 and 16:00 UK time. Note the UK is currently [one hour ahead] of UTC/GMT - it being summer time an' all.
We have set up a Skypecast. It's available from 13:00 on Tuesday. We'll have time to try it out before 15:00. For the Skypecast follow [this link].
Please make sure you use a headset or headphones (and not speakers) - otherwise mad swirling echoes can build up destroying vast trains of thought. Many thanks.
The Skypecast service is in beta so if it fails to work look for [Skype] user 'dahacouk' and we'll do a good old fashioned Skype conference call.
Kendra weekly heartbeat conference call 10th April 2007 1500 hours London time
Ed Bates Daniel Harris Farook Hussain Brendan Kenny Gordon Rae(chair) Andreas Sallam Deborah Sass Mark Stuart
1 Timing: the weekly heartbeat conference call will be on Tuesday every week.
2 Pledges: the section on the site can stay for the time being. It is noted that in the future, we need to talk about finance and commercial arrangements.
3 June Summit (Venue): Deborah Sass offered to take on the responsibility of finding an venue to host the June summit. Deborah already knows of a venue which could host 40 to 50 people. There was some discussion whether 50 was a big enough number. Also, who should we be prioritising - people with money? people with influence? people with time and energy to commit. Farook pointed out that June is already a very short notice date for getting people with financial power and influence in the US to agree to come over to London.
4 June Summit (Format): it was agreed that we should progress the agenda which came out of the April summit and present it to a wider audience, to demonstrate the tangible benefits of Kendra and get their buy-in. The meeting decided that the best effective use of the June summit would be to create a buzz in which we publicise what we have agreed, progress we have made, and actively seeking more participants to join in.
There was some discussion as to the relevant relative importance of people who are high profile in the industry, have money, have talents or have time to contribute but we did not come to a definitive conclusion as to which people we should be targeting at this stage.
5 June Summit (Use Cases): it was agreed that use cases are a priority for both defining the work of Kendra and communicating it to get buy-in. Mark Stuart agreed to produce a draft template of a use case and Gordon agreed to enhance it and develop it into something that could be adopted by Kendra.
We need to prepare use cases for all stakeholders: creators, intermediaries, and domestic and business consumers. We should focus our efforts on the use cases which are not trivial and have not been addressed by other industry initiatives.
We propose to develop an number of exemplary use cases to be presented at the June summit. Our aim after the June summit onwards is to focus the minds of the membership by writing, discussing and prioritising use cases. Once we have a standard and some good examples, this will be done on the Wiki.
It was suggested that invite presentations, 5-10 minutes long, in which a member of Kendra describes a use case that directly impacts their organisation. and from which their organisation could derive strategic benefit, if a standards based solution to that problem could be found.
6 Wiki Training : Daniel is offering to do 1 to 1 Wiki training sessions to get more people using the Wiki.
7 Association Structure: this is an open question. Please will everybody think about this topic and bring ideas to the next conference call on Tuesday 17th.
8 Skype: next week we will try and use a Skype conference. Daniel and Farook will do tests on Thursday or Friday. Will everybody please get headsets, as very unpleasant feedback occurs when people attempt to join Skype without a headset.
9 Minutes: a space will be created on the wiki for the minutes to be posted, and for people to append their comments.
General purpose of the Weekly Heartbeat Conference Call is to:
Topics for discussion (please add topics in the following format):