This is the fourth month of the Kabissa based experiment on a new approach to the Dadamac First Thursday Group, and I'm beginning to see how I think it will work. I'm trying to continue to offer the opportunity for people who connect with me to also connect with each other, to discover shared interests, and take them forward. However time zones have presented problems. I'm not trying to emphasise a "real time meeting for just one hour" any more, but I will be here on the day, at various points, and we may bump into each other.
Ideally I'd now be giving you an overview of past, present, and future, and full "joining instructions" - but we don't live in an ideal world. The best I can do just now is invite you to jump in and add your updates. The closer you can do this to the First Thursday of the month the better. You can also check the archives for First Thursday Group 1,2 and 3 for some of the back story. Regarding how we move forward with making ongoing connections and harvesting the key points of what happens during the month etc i have yet to write up, but the ideas are getting clearer.
This is one of my typical learning-by-doing and learning-together things. I'm starting off with a tiny group, and growing very gradually. I'm inviting people here who have a history in First Thursday and who I think will be interested both in the idea of "What" I'm trying to do (and "How "we make it work out in practice) as well as having a genuine interest in the actual sharing of information and connecting with other people.
Once we've worked out the What and How then we can grow the group. If we invite too many people before we've experimented with the What and How there will be confusion and the group won't thrive.
Welcome to First Thursday Group Kabissa style -let's see what we can make of it during 2015.
@meredithkabisa @tobiaseigen @AndriusKulikauskas @Mark_Roest @johndada I'm sharing this some people who may contribute and some who are unlikely to be able to contribute but may like to call in later to check what was written.
Update - just after 10.00 am UK time on Thursday. So I'm dropping in to read contributions and "like" the ones I've read.
Filo has just contacted me on skype to say she will be trying to join us.
Thanks to people who have already been here. Hope you will come back again to add to your pages.
Welcome to anyone who comes later. I will be back to read new contributions. Bye for now
Update - 13.12 UK time. Ken Owino has just contacted me on Skype to ask where First Thursday is happening, so I've given him the link.
Update - Wednesday April 1st
@tobias - I'm going to read through all the posts from March and then reflect and set up for April