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Project Drop-in Sessions


Details will be posted here of the next drop-in session for beta projects. Stay tuned!


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Zoe Wake Hyde


Dave Braunschweig


Allison Brown


Deborah Amory


Jessica Kirschner


Michelle Reed



  1. Hi all! I’ve proposed 12pm ET on Wednesday July 18 for our next call. Please let me know asap if you can't make this time.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Updates & any questions from all projects

    • Writing a call for contributors

    • Examples: Author guide / review guide / editor job description

    • Spreading the word

    • Tracking sheets

  2. Hi again everyone - after having to cancel last week, we’re trying again for 12pm ET, Wednesday July 25 (tomorrow, as of writing this). We will pick up the same agenda as above. If anyone needs the link again, send me a quick email :)

  3. Hi team! As I mentioned on our last call, I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about what we should talk about next time we meet, and have decided on leadership & admin teams. Some of you are already set up in this regard, so it could also be chance for you to share how the experience is going for you, and offer suggestions to those earlier on in the process.

    We’ll also share a couple of new resources - building a leadership team and a contributor MOU - and allow some time to loop back on the other topics we’ve covered so far (project scoping, setting up activities & discussion, calls for contributors) and give you all a chance to ask any questions or comment on how those pieces are working for you so far.

    Agenda as follows:
    - Project updates & any questions
    - Leadership/admin teams
    - Contributor MOU
    - Loop back on past topics
    - Final questions & suggestions for future topics

    In terms of timing, we’ll go back to a Friday this time, and I think we should alternate Wednesdays and Fridays going forward. So our call will be 12pm ET / 9am PT on Friday, August 10th. Same link as usual, shoot me an email if you need a reminder.

    Hope to see you there :)

  4. I just posted an idea I had for bringing people in … and … I’m on target for being sort of kinda like maybe almost ready to start “calling out” to people THurs/Fri. with a little infographic (mostly info, not much graphics!) and update of the description.

    So, hopefully by the 10 I will have had some responses! Getting ready to sail the flag up the flagpole to see who salutes…

  5. Hi all - I've now sorted out my travel plans and should be fine for our regular time of 12pm ET / 11am CT / 9am PT next Friday, September 7th. I'll be joining you from the offices of Creative Commons USA for a change!

    As I mentioned in my last email, we'll change pace for this one and focus back on the platform for a bit, rather than a new part of the process. We released a new version of the software this week, so I'll go through the new changes & features with you - a lot in there has come in response to your experiences, so thank you again!

    Here's the agenda:

    - Project checkin/updates & questions

    - Run-through of latest release

    - Questions & comments about your experience of the platform so far

    - Building a Team overview (mentioned this briefly on the last call but think it's worth spending sometime with)

    See you there!

  6. Hi Zoe, looking forward to the call next week! Are we using the same link as usual, or a different one this time? Could you share the link either way, since I don’t seem to have that handy? Thanks!

  7. Same link :) Should be in a past email (we avoid to posting it publicly to keep it to just this group) but if anyone needs it, just ask!

  8. Hi all! Next call will be Weds, Sept 19 at 12pm ET / 11am CT / 9am PT on the usual link. Agenda as follows:

    • Updates

    • Building a team

    • Managing volunteers

    • Roles & Responsibilities

    • Questions & feedback on latest sotfware release

    See you then!

  9. Hi y’all! Next call this Friday, Oct 5 at 12pm ET / 11am CT / 9am PT on the usual link (shoot me an email if you need a reminder). On the agenda this time:

    • Intro a couple of new faces (hopefully)

    • Project updates

    • Managing Volunteers

    • Editing overview

    Looking forward to it :)

  10. I can’t attend tomorrow, but we’ve made progress on both Andre & Deb’s projects. I’ve gotten 5 peer reviewers set up for Andre’s text: 3 to review the full text and 2 to concentrate on specific elements (the peer review guide is here if you’d like to see it). Deb and I finished an author guide and have shared it with the other authors we have on board, and will then be recruiting chapter proposals.

  11. Thanks for the update, Allison! Glad things are moving along on both Andre & Deb’s projects, and the guides look fantastic (exciting to see the templates in use, too!). Hope to catch you on the next call :)

  12. Hi all,

    Due to some travel on both Zoe's end and mine next week, we've had to push our next call. It will now take place on Wed, Oct. 24 at 12pm ET / 11am CT / 9am PT on the usual link. Hopefully this time suits for most of you, but if you can't attend, please let us know and we'll see if we can rearrange. We plan to discuss promotion & marketing this time around, but if you had suggestions for anything specific you'd like us to discuss, just say the word.

    For those of you at OpenEd this week – keep an eye out in your inbox for details of a Rebus Meet-up! Hopefully Zoe will see some of you then, and if not, we’ll both catch you on Oct. 24 at our next call!

  13. Sorry, I could only attend for half an hour, but will try to do that. And unfortunately I’m going to miss OpenEd too! Can’t wait to hear all about it though. best Deb

  14. No worries, Deb. We know that these times aren’t the most suitable for all, but always appreciate when folks come on, even if for a short while! I suspect we’ll do a bit of an update from those who were at the meet-up, which should be nice!

  15. Hi everyone,

    Hope you’re all doing well! Thanks for being so understanding about the unexpected change last week.

    We’re back on track for the last few calls of the year: the next one will be on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 12pm EST, and our last one for the year will be on Friday, Dec. 7 at 12pm EST. Both will take place on our usual link.

    Agenda for the call on Nov. 21 is mainly focused on marketing and project updates, so if you had anything else you wanted to discuss, please let us know. We’ll see how we go on the 21st before finalizing our agenda for the next call.

    Hoping to see you all there!

  16. Hi team,

    It’s come to our attention that our next call is right during the US Thanksgiving holiday, so we’ve decided to rearrange dates to make it easier for folks to attend.

    Calls will take now place:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 12pm EST

    • Friday, Dec. 14 at 12pm EST

    Agendas remain unchanged, and hopefully these dates and times work better for most of you! Apologies for all this rescheduling – it shouldn’t happen again!