Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of ussf_book_chapter


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Sep 22, 2008, 10:37:49 AM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    3939Once the commitment was made, the challenge was clearly defined: how do you organize the technology of a Social Forum?
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    41 ==Organizing the Tech Team==
     41== Organizing the Tech Team ==
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    4343        "It was an amazing experience, actually. It was totally collaborative, I learned a lot, and helped others learn. It was a bit high pressure at times, but that was actually a good thing - it really fostered and fueled that collaboration."
     
    9191But the real challenges were to come and no one could have predicted how powerful they were.
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    93 ==Wiring the Forum==
     93== Wiring the Forum ==
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    9595As much as the Internet played a critical role in organizing the Forum, its major role was during the Forum itself. All the organizing falls flat if the event doesn't run smoothly.
     
    129129If I'm an indicator, we thought our problems were over, although we were conscious that nightmares could arise. We had no idea that our worst one was about to occur.
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    131 ==Protecting the Forum==
     131== Protecting the Forum ==
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    133133On the morning of the Social Forum, about a half hour before registration was to commence, the website went off-line. Clearly, that kind of problem would not only have crippled registration at the Social Forum but it would have cast the kind of pall no event of this size needs.
     
    153153The system never had a problem after that.
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    155 ==Making Technology Disappear==
     155== Making Technology Disappear ==
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    157157Techies look at success in a peculiar way: a successful technology is one people don't notice.
     
    175175"I felt that by the start of the forum itself, the tech team got good respect from leadership and other forum participants, in spite of the tension and stress inherent in the process."
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    177 ==What It All Means==
     177== What It All Means ==
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    179179The USSF was a phenomenal success in many ways. Its use of technology is certainly among those.