[hackerspaces] member checkin

idnc_sk idnc_sk at vpslab.org
Wed Apr 12 09:14:33 CEST 2017

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On 04/11/2017 10:56 PM, Willow Brugh wrote:
> Hey all. Long time no post. Hope everyone is well. I've been deep in 
> the humanitarian/disaster technology mines. Finally, an overlap 
> between the work I've been up to, and my heydays with y'all has come 
> to pass. A group called Communitere [communitere.org 
> <http://communitere.org>], which I really like (more community-based 
> hackerspace than dropped-in fablab) is setting up a space in Greece. I 
> come to you with a request for help in setting up access which also 
> tracks metrics associated with humanitarian work.
> Our desired flow for gathering those metrics are based on what sorts 
> of actions we can take after the data is gathered, how much 
> information can be asked for in one setting without being burdensome, 
> and how to increase the autonomy of the individuals and organizations 
> answering the questions (we expect to be working with refugees and 
> politically active Greeks).
> We anticipate the flow to be this:
> * First visit generates a unique identifier (required, can be 
> pseudonymous) and a way to get the person updates (opt-in but encouraged).
> * Nth visit requests demographic information and thoughts on how they 
> would change the space (both opt-in, with indicators of why it’s 
> important for us to know and how the information will be used).
> * N+X visit has more of a survey on how they use the space, if their 
> capacity has changed over time, etc (same as above).
> We think we’re basically looking for a clock-/check-in tool which 
> auto-loads questions after a predetermined number of someone entering 
> the space. We’re working in a resource-limited (but not -low) 
> environment (we anticipate intermittent power and internet). Our field 
> team is also not super technically savvy - asking someone to “spin up 
> a local instance” is unlikely to work, although we could possibly 
> throw some dollars at an open source project being supported or 
> adapted to these needs.
> We can see implementation happening a few different ways:
> * Bar/QR codes on laminated cards or stored locally to a smartphone, 
> scanned on an iPad or Android tablet at a front desk kiosk.
> * A security person at the front desk to inputs the person’s UID to a 
> laptop or desktop computer.
> * An RFID reader which auto-sends a form to people via their preferred 
> method of contact after a certain number of checkins, gives a 
> different tone while the questionnaire needs to be filled out.
> * Et cetera.
> If you know of anything which meets (or could meet within 2 weeks) 
> these needs, please do let me know! We’re also looking at tool library 
> software to link to this.
> And of course, there are other spaces in Greece. We'd love to support 
> what is already happening - be in touch!
> Thanks!
> Willow Brugh // willowbl00 <http://blog.bl00cyb.org/>
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