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Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by fernando, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Minotaur

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    Quick Update. We have so far received a very nice response from the community. It seems like a good number of our community members have been itching to do more and take the DRK message to the world. We firmly believe organizing as a group and providing some structure and support is key, so that each member has the confidence to go out and present DRK or help coordinate in their cities so that others can present our message.

    I am right now compiling everyone's input so we understand who we are and where we are located. After that we will define work-flow and means for collaboration. Once we have a way to communicate and collaborate with each other we can discuss strategy and activities.

    I am on GMT-5 so I should be more active between 9 a.m. and 6p.m. (GMT-5/ EST). I am working on this while at the same time tending to my real life business so the amount of hours I can put in each day will vary. The reception of this initiative has been better than expected, we all have a responsibility to step away from our keyboards and share our vision with others.
     
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    Same here Minotaur, I spent the entire day today on my husband's books, and only now finished and am checking out quickly what went on today. But I'll keep my eyes open here for when things start happening. Please at least post here a link to any new threads or communication channels :D Thanks!
     
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  3. TaoOfSatoshi

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    A woman's touch would be quite welcome in this endeavor...we need more women to get into the Dark with us!:cool:
     
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    Love your new chameleon avatar! I ended up spending all day today working out formatting kinks anyway, LOL. I got so mad at Microsoft word, I had to put ear plugs into my children's ears so they wouldn't learn any new curse words, LOL.
     
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    I think this is a great initiative! I'd like to hear more about the details, what would be involved, etc. Thanks!
     
  6. Minotaur

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    I will keep this thread updated, so people know what we are up to. Everybody that expressed interest should have received either a PM or an email from me or Fernando. If you didn't please PM me here. We are right now gathering some location and background info from everyone, as we need to understand where we are located and what is our background and skills as a group. For example, if someone is a university student in Vienna, they can be great to organize presentations at different universities in that city, etc. If someone is a business person they may be comfortable presenting to their peers. So we are right now in a discovery process to understand who we are.

    Some of the members that expressed interest didn't share their location so we are asking for a little bit more info right now. I am estimating the discovery stage will continue for a few more days.

    Next Steps

    After that, we will go into defining a working methodology. I use and like ASANA for teamwork and collaboration, the free version has a 15 members limit and we are already more than 15 ;). So I am considering purchasing a license, besides this we will need something for live discussion, I have tried Slack with Fernando and Tungfa and enjoyed it quite a bit, I am thinking that and Google Hangouts when we need to speak live might be our choice to start and see how it goes.

    When this is defined we will have an opening meeting, to meet each other and share initial ideas. Second step, is preparing materials, presentations and user guides so that when we actually convince someone to get into DRK, we can offer them immediate guidance. There should be a step by step guide as to how to buy DRK, keep your wallet safe, etc. In summary, we should have all the answers before we get the questions.

    Some of our members already had some good ideas of meet-ups they are organizing, there will be a digital currency meet-up in the Philippines late February , one of our members is organizing the meet-up and would like to present DRK. We are thinking about using that as a test case and focus the group resources into supporting this event by helping prepare everything so that we can use all the resulting materials for any events going forward. There is also a calendar of Bitcoin conferences this year, we already have a member that would like to go represent us in the Texas Bitcoin conference, late March, so another thing we can look forward to, but the idea is to do something in each of the cities we have presence.

    As each member has invaluable knowledge about their local scene, in our first meetings we will be brainstorming ideas about potential venues and initiatives. That may include
    a range of different things, from presenting to the soccer mom's club, your local bar or a formal business trade show.

    I will keep everybody updated as we make progress.
     
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  7. TaoOfSatoshi

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    I have used Slack and I recommend it as well. Thanks for the update!
     
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    Not sure of netiquette here but I am just going to dive in. I am hoping to act as DA for the Philippines. I have just started organizing the Makati-Digital-Currency-Meetup . We have held our first meeting. The second meetup is scheduled for Feb 28. I would like to give presentation then.

    More about Philippines meetup here. Makati-Digital-Currency-Meetup

    I have been emphasizing Darkcoin from the very beginning. I am a newby who just dl a Darkcoin wallet and now have 4.0 DRK balance. Like many of you I am very busy but I do hope to devote quite a lot of time to DRK during the next few months and years.

    Regards,

    Robert La Quey

    PS. Once I meet minimum requirements I will post working links, OK?






     
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    Just posting to get over minimum requirements number.
     
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    Just posting to get over minimum requirements number so I can add links. Are there any other Darkcoin enthusiasts in Philippines?
     
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    Welcome to Darkcoin and thanks for doing this. You're in a good strategic location on the map! :)
     
  13. tungfa

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    hey
    great to have you on board !
    thank you for your emails , I belive there is big interest in the Philippines and a huge potential market .
    as of bitspark (HK exchange) there are interesting developments in that region and it is great to have you !
    see you in HK soon
    ;)
     
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    It looks like I'm in at this point:D:D:D
    However, I would STRONGLY recommend against using Google Hangouts (or Google anything) or Skype for meetings--to the extent that I don't think I could bring myself to attend if those were the only venue available.:oops:

    FWIW--this group might be a good place to experiment with Bitmessage chans. I have used the chans with several groups and they work very nicely for staying in contact in a secure manner. They would not serve for meetups but rather as a secure/private mailing list.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas, you do realize that the group is about presenting DRK to people outside of the crypto forums, so in a way we need to be prepared to represent DRK in the real world. I think we are going to be using Slack with a Google Hangouts integration for voice, still looking into it though. The advantage with Slack is that you can search the chat history, attach files, and trigger a hangout with everyone in a channel, it is looking very good right now and I don't know another tool that does this as easily, it integrates with Asana too should we decide to use it.
     
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    Just found out about slack and I must say its a very neat team platform. Looks like the DAG is coming together, should be pretty exciting.
     
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    Yes, thank you Minotaur, I do realize that we will be contacting non-crypto types, and I am excited about the prospect. However, I was addressing the issue of intergroup communication, not the actual work the group will be doing in getting the word out.

    I certainly don't want to put a damper on the group, but the fact is that I have been part of several efforts that while absolutely legal and above board, subsequently were retroactively declared illegal activities.:eek: Had I not taken proactive (and some would say paranoid) precautions, I would likely be sharing small rooms and bad meals with former associates. I once made the mistake of thinking the "system" was just ignorant and in need of education, and was invited to speak as an expert witness in a certain State's closed-door hearings. Two months later I found myself being featured on an "America's Most Wanted" Special edition, with John Walsh calling me the "Worst example of the scummy underbelly of society," while rolling tape of my testimony, but dubbing over my voice and putting lies in my mouth. If we ever get a chance to meet, I will show you the video, and tell you the rest of the story.

    All that is to say that I would be very hesitant to be involved in venues which have a high probability of being recorded for posterity.
     
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    Minotaur, I really appreciate your post on BCT: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg10313737#msg10313737
    It's good to remind us to keep our focus on what is more important... Just in case if BCT is gone.. I'm going to save it here:

     
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    In too!
    Looking forward to rock this world!
     
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    Thank you for your interest. More information is coming soon.
     
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    Can't wait to get started! Looking forward to hitting up more Bitcoin meetups in my area and repping DRK.
     
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    Darkcoin Ambassador Group Update

    Hello, Guys, just wanted to give a quick update. We are incredibly happy with how the Darkcoin Ambassador Group is going, we are already over 30 volunteers from all over the world, looking forward to representing Darkcoin in our cities. As you know we have been contacting all of you to get some information about location and background to understand better who we are as a group and also tungfa has been contacting all of you to get your email accounts ready so that we can invite you all into Slack and the Hangouts.

    Thank you for your patience, this part of the process takes some time as we are all in different places and time zones but we are almost done. Our expectation is to start our first meetings next week, we will probably give a couple of options for time and date so that everyone can attend. Our first meetings have the purpose of defining a work methodology and defining some initial goals, we will be using Slack for communication and live interaction so that is where the group will reside. Slack will be our virtual headquarters to give the group a sense of structure. Whenever you log into Slack the idea is you will find members working on their assigned tasks, sharing ideas and collaborating. We will use Asana to keep track of tasks and assign due dates and to have some level of accountability on the projects.

    All members will soon start receiving their invitations to the Slack group, you can start downloading the app to your phones and computers if you wish to. We firmly believe this is another form of innovation from Darkcoin. It is a social innovation more than a technical one, but it is very much needed.

    Darkcoin is going on tour, this is going to be fun.
     
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    Tweeted. Can't wait to start!
     
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    This is getting more and more awesome!!
     
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    Is it too late to say i'm in? :)
    In fact, i just follow Tao's twitter to get here and know i really lost so many things during my absent. I'm still synchronizing the "darkcoin history block chain" at the moment: 5 days ago

    I think i could do some contribute to the community and spread the Darkcoin in China.
     
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    I think you are in just in time, not late at all. Minotaur would love to have you. Vertoe would also love to have you join the team to translate for Darkcoin Core:

    https://darkcointalk.org/threads/help-translating-the-darkcoin-core.3810/

    :)
     
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    it is never too late raico
    I put you on the list and email you later
     
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    What took you so long? :D
     
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