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Monday Training

Monday Training
12pm – 6pm
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I’m going to try something new for the training this week. If you’ve come to previous training sessions at the occupied office you’ll know how much of a pain it is to get in there. I’ve decided to hold this weeks training all day (12pm – 6pm) at Charlotte’s place.
Here’s how it works. There are five sessions, one each hour with some time left over for breaks and overflow.
noon – 1pm : Learn General computer security – Learn about common security issues and how to protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious things.
1pm – 2pm : Learn to be an nycga.net power user! – Get some tips and tricks on using the nycga.net
2pm – 3pm : Learn how to set up and use nycga.net blog – Setup and use your nycga.net group blog! We’ll review some group blogs already in use and go over some general wordpress blogging instructions
4pm – 5pm : Learn how to wiki – Learn how to use MediaWiki, the super powerful system behind sites like Wikipedia. Learn how to use basic wiki markup. By the end of the hour you should know enough to edit and add to wiki.occupy.net (as well as Wikipedia)
We will also go over the use of 1-855-NYCGA 411 phone service!
Each session should be very open and flexible. This is only a general outline of the day and is subject to change. Continue reading

Creating a group blog on NYCGA.net – part 1

Screen capture of a blog pageWorking Groups deal with many levels of engagement. From the die hard leaders who have committed their lives to this movement to the leaders who can only spare 1% of their time (that’s about 7 hours a month fyi). Keeping everyone in the loop is a challenge. Forums need lots of attention, in person meetings don’t work from some, e-mail lists can get overwhelming, and reading through meeting minutes is tedious. Some of our supporters and allies just want to get an idea of the pules or direction of the group.

That’s why blogs are so important. Every group on nycga.net has the power to create their very own blog. This post will go over creating a group blog on nycga.net while part 2 will cover making your blog look good and part 3 will cover ideas about what that blog can be used for.  Continue reading