Builders Workshop #13: Building Better Software

This year’s Builders Workshops will be more focused on the work session piece.

Our first workshop was geared toward helping us to develop software teams. While we had a fairly small group of participants, they represented a wide variety of skills and interests, so we made some good progress!

We’re viewing the work as four quadrants: Local or Global, Tweaks and Improvements or Long-term tool and systems strategy.

We’re developing better ways to manage and document the work we do on our local Dane County TimeBank software (we use Community Forge and adapt it to our needs), and training some local folks in Drupal in order to expand our capacity.

This evening we continue the bi-weekly software meetings we’ve begun, where we tweak our timebank’s site and develop our processes for moving forward in a more concerted fashion.

Notes from our workshop are here.

Thanks for reading,

Stephanie

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