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FLCreatives Steering Committee Podcast

The Florida Creatives Steering Committee is made up of several members of Florida Creatives chapters who have an interest in making our group into something more substantial. This open committee has met several times in person and over the phone - we always try to record our proceedings, as a way of opening up the ideas and information presented at these meetings.
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FLCreatives 33: Tech 3-ring Circus with Tim Howe

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Tim Howe and Ryan Price briefly discuss the idea of holding multiple user group meetings in the same building at the same time, much like a mini-barcamp.

Happy Hour is Feb 20th, 6pm at Urban ReThink

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FLCreatives 24: CoLab Orlando

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Length: 55:22

There have been some great things happening down at Orlando's coworking space, CoLab. We have a show recorded by Robert Dempsey and Greg Pederson live on Ustream, and a roundtable from the Florida Creatives Steering Committee at the end of February 2009, with Tim Rosenblatt, David and Rachael Rogers, and George Drage. Hosted by Ryan Price.

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FLCreatives Steering Committee Jan 2009: Project X

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Length: 38:44

Project X Meeting - Jan 12th, 9PM

Gregg Pollack
Greg Pederson
George Drage
Eric Marden
Ryan Price
David Rogers
Rachael Page
Joshua Blount

After discussing plans for BarCamp in 2009, we also discussed a program similar to Google's "Summer of Code" where we solicit projects, mentors and interns from the local talent pool.

Listen to part one of this meeting at FLCreatives Steering Committee Jan 2009

David/PHP - Workshops - certification - mentoring

Eric Marden - mentoring? people get involved with selfish intent
-- good for the mentee and mentors
-- interns

Ryan - FLCreatives Jobs group - http://floridacreatives.com/group/jobs
- reach out to schools (college), hold an event
- I have contacts at the three major schools - UCF, Valencia, FullSail

Rachael - would this look like a user group on campus?

Eric - expand beyond web developers
- an application - a form for the potential mentees to volunteer for something
- a la Summer of Code
- find non-profits or worthy causes, assign a mentor, get them involved

David - Les, from the Knowledge Shop - older folks interested in learning

Eric - what questions do we ask? what info can we collect?
- creative internship this summer

Ryan - create a wiki page with potential projects, mentors, mentees
- also, give them a venue to show off what they've done, get some validation

Eric - or do a special event, "awards" ceremony

George - agrees that students are looking to learn

David - there is plenty of thirst for knowledge
- it's a worthwhile practice to tutor someone

Josh - specific tasks, and specific time frame - a la Summer of Code
- it's measurable, kids and projects benefit

Ryan - United Arts of Central Florida - professional development grants
- 3-to-1 matching, also a specific time and task

Josh - also, some of our knowledge is worth it, whether or not money is involved

Eric - looks like we need two types of data collection, one for mentorees and one for projects
- have the event in the fall / winter

Ryan - use the Steering Committe group for discussion http://floridacreatives.com/group/steering-committee/

Other Events

  • Perl Oasis - Jan 17th - Kissimmee
  • Ruby User Group
  • Otronicon
  • Drupal User Group
  • DrupalCamp - Feb 7th
  • Coworking Tuesdays - CoLab
  • Orlando SCRUM

You can edit the Orlando WiFi page or the wiki page for other cities at http://floridacreatives.com/wiki/florida

FLCreatives Steering Committee Jan 2009

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Length: 19:49

Here is a summary of what we discussed on the call:

BarCamp Meeting - Jan 12th, 9PM

Gregg Pollack
Greg Pederson
George Drage
Eric Marden
Ryan Price
David Rogers
Rachael Page
Joshua Blount

Gregg

  • has been talking to Wall St. about Ignite and BarCamp
  • One day event instead of 2 days

More venues - CityArts? CoLab?
Evening event - CityArts? other downtown venues that don't open until later, but it would be nice to give the business to Wall St since they were so nice with the space

Monetary

  • $2000 food from Wall St - per day
  • $2000 t-shirts
  • $ 600 promotional materials - signs, posters, flyers
  • $ 150 chars - 200 chairs - kirby rental
  • $ 25 nametags
  • $FREE A/V, projectors, sound, (donations, or available by venue)

Dates

  • FOWA - last week of Sunday, Feb 22nd - 24th
  • massive coworking at Brik-o-lodge on Monday
  • Avoid April 12th - Easter
  • -- email the list to ask about dates - Eric Marden
  • -- if you want to get more involved, Florida Creatives Monday the 19th
  • Eric will also make an official BarCamp wiki page

Coordinators

You can listen to the other half of this call at the Project X half of the conference call

You can edit the Orlando WiFi page or the wiki page for other cities at http://floridacreatives.com/wiki/florida

FL Creatives 21c: Rachael Page

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Rachael Page and Ryan Price discuss a bit about Rachael's history and voice some ideas and possibilites for Florida Creatives as a community.

The discussion doesn't end here. You are encouraged to call in with your feedback by leaving a voicemail at 321-441-3964.

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To view the meeting notes, please check out previous parts of this Steering Committee recording on FloridaCreatives.com

FL Creatives 21b: First Steering Committee Meeting Part 2

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Length: 42:26

On December 8th, 2008 the first Florida Creatives Steering Committee meeting and conference call was held in my kitchen downtown. In attendance were people with an invested interest in the continuation and growth of Florida Creatives. Among the contributors are:
Ryan Price, Eric Marden, Gregg Pollack, Darren McDaniel, Rachael Page, David Rogers, James Tryon, James Caruso

The discussion doesn't end here. You are encouraged to call in with your feedback by leaving a voicemail at 321-441-3964.

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To view the meeting notes, please check out Part 1 of this Steering Committee recording on FloridaCreatives.com

FL Creatives 21a: First Steering Committee Meeting

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Length: 32:43

On December 8th, 2008 the first Florida Creatives Steering Committee meeting and conference call was held in my kitchen downtown. In attendance were people with an invested interest in the continuation and growth of Florida Creatives. Among the contributors are:
Ryan Price, Eric Marden, Gregg Pollack, Darren McDaniel, Rachael Page, David Rogers, James Tryon, James Caruso

The discussion doesn't end here. You are encouraged to call in with your feedback by leaving a voicemail at 321-441-3964.

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