July 15, 2019: Brigade Congress Brainstorming Workshop

Join us on July 15 at 11:00 PM UTC for a Brigade Congress Brainstorming session where you will have a chance to pitch your ideas for Brigade Congress!

You can also fill out this form by July 16 to give us your ideas, and also let us know if you want to be on the 2019 Brigade Congress Advisory Committee.

Registration

Thank you everyone who was on the call last night! We had some great discussions and ideas going. Unfortunately there was a snafu with the Zoom recording feature so we don’t have a video. Below is a link to the live notes Google Doc as well as the chat log from the session.

Both the notes from last night’s call and the form submissions will be presented to the Brigade Congress Content Committee as a starting point for them to gauge what the network is interested in. If you haven’t submitted your ideas/concerns/wants/etc. yet, you have until tonight!

Content Committee members will be chosen by a NAC sub-committee.

  • Submit your ideas and express your interest in being on the Content Committee in this Google Form! (Closing at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, July 16)

  • Notes from the 7/15 Brainstorming Sessions in this Google Doc

  • Brainstorming Session Chat Log:

    16:05:12 From Veronica Young to All panelists : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VugC_7mcAh-Mo1PgStExmGa9-xGQk4HunCAJ91Zcbb4/edit#
    16:09:34 From Isaiah L : Hi All! Zay President/Brigade Leader of Code for Newark… Network member for 5+ years, I’ve been to BC in Philadelphia and Summit a few times. Can’t literally talk; looking to better connect NJ communities to the network/civic tech work*
    16:10:45 From Carley Diaz to All panelists : My name is Carley I’m the Captain of Code for Orlando, I went to summit this year. I’m on a desktop so I don’t have sound or video unfortunately.
    16:15:48 From Isaiah L : Nice! Great location.
    16:16:05 From Mary Joyce to All panelists : This one? Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
    16:17:47 From will skora to All panelists : YES
    16:18:59 From Nina Kin to All panelists : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VugC_7mcAh-Mo1PgStExmGa9-xGQk4HunCAJ91Zcbb4/edit?usp=sharing
    16:20:02 From Isaiah L : yes
    16:22:03 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : free form list is helpful (initial feedback list)
    16:26:20 From Mary Joyce to All panelists : …2nd page
    16:26:33 From BaretNwogbo to All panelists : That was from Baret
    16:27:21 From Isaiah L : Enjoyed them; loved the POC Mixer… Adopted the connected alongside a tech summit upcoming in Newark…
    16:28:00 From Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera : ^^here here.
    16:32:38 From Isaiah L : Sounds like theme based “Shirtsleeves”
    16:34:03 From Isaiah L : Great idea Colleen, like an opt-in Buddy system*
    16:42:29 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : There is a rule for advocacy to improve government, but political party calls outside of the charge of a 501c3 organization.
    16:42:55 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : falls
    16:47:21 From Mary Joyce to All panelists : What is the NAC?
    16:47:29 From will skora to All panelists : (national advisory council :))
    16:47:32 From Mary Joyce to All panelists : advisory council?
    16:47:33 From Mary Joyce to All panelists : ok
    16:48:09 From will skora to All panelists : https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/about/national-advisory-council
    16:48:30 From will skora to All panelists : has a very high overview
    16:49:42 From will skora to All panelists : as well as https://medium.com/code-for-america/announcing-the-2019-national-advisory-council-elections-6702f0a961c2
    16:52:49 From Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera to Veronica Young (Privately) : What time are we adjourning?
    16:53:20 From Veronica Young to Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera (Privately) : We are scheduled to go until 530pm PT, but looks like it may end early
    16:53:41 From Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera to Veronica Young (Privately) : Ok thank you.
    16:56:21 From Veronica Young to Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera (Privately) : Sure thing
    16:58:52 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : great point Michelle!
    16:59:55 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : rural is big and that fits in with tools
    17:04:38 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : new brigade support from other brigades! yes, another great idea from Michelle
    17:05:11 From Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera : Yup
    17:07:52 From Isaiah L : What jumps out to me is “Onboarding” ‘as we are a movement’… So people start with focus and some base of awareness of the network.
    17:08:20 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : some applied learning. conduct the breakout session series like you might do orientation and follow-up to provide a best practices model. and the surviving documentation.
    17:10:21 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : Facilitation! Yes.
    17:10:37 From Isaiah L : Amen, Mary.
    17:11:54 From Melanie Mazanec to All panelists : Maybe a how-to-brigade-congress for everyone about being a good facilitator and/or participant?
    17:12:13 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : Facilitators supporting and following up the presentation. another good idea.
    17:12:50 From Isaiah L : Yeah, submitted that as an idea for Day of Action… across the country we can pool that content needed for running a hub/starting a movement.
    17:13:00 From Isaiah L : To the Brigade.*
    17:13:26 From MB to All panelists : so interested in the onboarding
    17:13:33 From MB to All panelists : in a brigade
    17:13:53 From Isaiah L : exactly.
    17:15:53 From Michael Ubell : I grew up in Hackensack!
    17:17:37 From Isaiah L : Aaye! North Jersey!
    17:19:13 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : making contacts in government. There is the basic skill of calling the government official and making an ask.
    17:20:35 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : That is not a skill that comes natural. So this would be a good area. Not a Congressman. But a local prosecutor, or a city council member. or a judge.
    17:21:24 From Zay : And community.*
    17:22:08 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : and this gets to the core of Code for America, if we work with government, we need to be able to establish and maintain a rapport.
    17:22:24 From Carlos Gonzalez-Rivera : Agreed
    17:25:47 From Scott Stockwell to All panelists : Great session Nina!
    17:26:21 From Zay : Appreciate you all for showing up!