This Meetup is for NEWCOMERS as an introduction to Urban Array.
In this meetup, we will have a formal presentation on Urban Array and what impact we can have on our communities. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion about our priorities and the next steps moving forward.
If you haven’t already please watch the Urban Array Blockchain Intro Video here:
This meetup group/ organization is not for the passive activist or participant. We will set goals at this meeting and begin developing working groups in the following areas.
1. Community Development Group
-These are the soldiers in the field. There’s a tremendous need for volunteer support all over Chicago. We have a few community projects and local non-profits that need help with projects; like working on a small community center or rehab of senior housing. While we are working on our technology piece to really be able to leverage our efforts, it is important to immediately engage the communities we wish to serve to build understanding and trust.
2. Community Outreach and Membership Growth
This working group will focus on developing partnerships with local business and community groups to strengthen the service community as a whole and to recruit new members to Urban Arrays efforts. This includes membership recruitment, marketing, social media, proposal writing, PR and fundraising.
3. Technology Development
This group is the backbone and nervous system of UA. Web Designers and Engineers from all over will work on our open source web applications and frameworks. There has been a lot of discussion on what direction to head to achieve our goals of an autonomous distributed enterprise and as this group continues to grow it will strengthen the platform and make our on the ground efforts more effective and efficient. We will discuss in detail the tech components and vision, including the development of cryptocurrency to support the organization and build a sharing economy. This is an exciting project.
This is an ACTION organization. Come prepared to participate, share your talents and put in real work.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that we all share this group with as many people as possible. This doesn’t happen unless we all put in the effort to build the UA community. Our goal is to put 2 Million volunteer hours into not just Chicago, but our global community over the next 18 months.
The Math breaks down into 7,000 people putting in just 4 hours a week. With most people putting more than that into Facebook every couple days, there is no reason that we should not be able to accomplish this goal if we dedicate ourselves to building the infrastructure to making it happen and spreading the word.
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Hope to see you soon.