STP Network Organizing

Dashboard for STP's network organizing efforts

YouTube Celebrities

March 8, 2016 – March 11, 2016

How might we...

  • How might we stay engaged with each other on an ongoing basis?
    • How might we capture and share the spirit and content of meetings with those who didn’t participate?

    Hypothesis

    If we record 2-4 minute video summaries of different parts of the meeting, then at least two Wye participants not present at the meeting (25%) will watch and appreciate these.

    Design

    At the March 8-10, 2016 Wye River meeting in San Jose, CA, after every high-level module (morning + afternoon), Eugene will ask for 1-3 volunteers to synthesize the module on video. We will share the video on the Wye River list that day.

    Metrics

    Count and analyze responses on the mailing list + one-on-one feedback.

    Learnings

    • People seemed to have enjoyed both watching and making the videos. Felt surprising and different. Some content in a short video, but especially good at conveying a feeling.
    • Need a better way to track whether or not people watched. Could have used a bit.ly link in the email. Could also have just sent a quick email to the list asking if people watched, also including a list of the videos to watch in case they hadn’t. (The ultimate goal is to get people to watch, not to get a scientific count.)
    • Making and sharing the videos was straightforward, but we also had two people (Alison and Eugene) in the room relatively experienced with both cameras and YouTube. It might be a higher bar for others.

    Decisions

    Experiment with incorporating videos into Wye design process

    Questions

    Accountable Eugene
    Team Eugene
    Documents Design + Log
    Modified March 20, 2017
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