Over the last few years there has been an incredible proliferation of
Local Groups meeting face to face around the world. Currently we have
over 80 groups with new groups starting up monthly. The groups are
started by members who have raised their hand and are willing to
volunteer their time because they feel it’s important to manifest the
online discussion into a face to face meet-up in their area. They do
this with nominal support from IxDA using a disparate range of tools
to help organize their groups and events.
It's time we change this. A major goal of the Conan project is to
provide a centralized platform for Local Groups that will make it
easier for local groups to disseminate information about their events
and to manage their groups. Some of the functionality the Conan
project will include is:
- A comprehensive Local Group Directory, including search functionality.
- Dedicated mini-site for each Local Group that will be maintainable
by the Local Leader for that group and includes: event listing and
rsvp, member listing, photo and video libraries, local jobs and
discussion both pulled from the main discussion list.
- Member profile integration.
- Language localization.
The Conan team has more planned, but first we need to get the platform
in place. Please help support Local Groups and the Conan Project by
donating today! .