January 26, 2014: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Good News/Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Weekly Events Logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Kindred
  • Finances
    • Greenhouse funding proposal
  • Website report and next steps
  • Evaluation

Good News

  • Brandon: I have a potential cofounder for the startup I've been working on
  • Eric: Just had a lovely lunch with the UU people, chatting about what we'd like to do with the church ... the president said it would be interesting to have a SolSeed presentation/discussion at the church
  • Ben: not feeling as nauseous and sleepy as yesterday, though still not 100%

WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... schedule conversation with Tony ... by next call
  • Brandon ... get shakers and food costs for viventibus galaxia, methanol, boric acid ... by next call
  • Brandon ... set up personal SolSeed accounting ... by next week
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... contact Gus and Hank about possible locations for Kindred (and domes) ... by next call
  • Ben ... take another small step on my music video ... by next call
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... prepare funding proposal for LED grow light panels (and possibly more for the greenhouse prototype) ... by next week
  • Eric ... watch Gaia's Heartbeat video (new version) and comment on it ... by next week

WWWs

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... get together and check supplies for Conflatorium ... by next week
  • Brandon ... verify and update the maturity of World Pantheism Network ... by next week
  • Brandon ... follow up with Keith this week ... by next week
  • Brandon ... add eric to the MailChimp account ... by next week
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... get together and check supplies for Conflatorium ... by next week
  • Ben ... Take a look at sites at http://solseed.org/Websites ... optionally comment on them and add aditional ones if any come to mind ... by next call
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... get together and check supplies for Conflatorium ... by next week
  • Eric ... add tribes to http://solseed.org/Kindred_2015_Potential_Tribes
  • Eric ... create a mailchimp account and send the account name to Brandon ... by tonight
  • Eric ... Write a drip email or two ... by next week
  • Eric ... Take a look at sites at http://solseed.org/Websites ... optionally comment on them and add aditional ones if any come to mind ... by next call

Weekly Events Logistics

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben

  • February 1 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Eric) (sanders out on ski vacation)
  • February 8 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Shelley) (First Week of Conflatorium)
  • February 2 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT (16:30 EDT) (sanders out on ski vacation)
  • February 9 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT (16:30 EDT)

Kindred

Brandon revised the invitation to reflect the change to 2015 and started Kindred 2015 Potential Tribes

After discussion the maturity scale was improved.

Greenhouse Project

Proposal

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiqQhGSFudAzdDY5ek1wWG1sMVdpdlJwOWZLaVFxdEE#gid=0

  • Basement greenhouse with totally artificial lighting
    • Natural light in Canada in winter isn't sufficient anyway
    • Varying the lighting will be one of the first tests
    • Brandon: This could point toward a design goal of making it easy for apartment-dwellers to grow indoor gardens
    • Ben: I propose calling it a "Greenbox"

Funding proposal for $100 unanimously approved by the quorum present (Brandon, Ben, Eric)

Q&A

Cooler? No, custom frabricated to fill the available space out of pink styrofoam

Oxygen/CO2? Vent for now ... measurement and control further down the road.

Sensors? I have a thermometer I can use to start with

Website report and next steps

Look at optimization report

  • 3 confirmed signups
  • One of them appears to have opened the first orientation email
  • Currently we're spending about $35 per email address
    • Way more valuable than Facebook likes ... they trust us enough to type in their email, and we can send them messages that don't get put in a spam folder
    • At least as valuable as Meetup signups

Potential Next Optimizations:

  • (Brandon) Fix Google Analytics (get more usable experimental data)
  • Improve the appearance of the landing page (increase conversion of those who visit)
  • Revise the text of the landing page (increase conversion of those who visit)
  • Try a different AdWord campaign (achieve better fit for prospects, increase clicks/$)
  • Add a link from the wiki back to the join us page
  • Improve the appearance of http://join.solseed.org/subscriptions/new
  • Add the join us widget to the wiki sidebar
  • Create a schedule of Orientation Emails

Newsletter report

  • 23 opens, somewhat higher than last quarter but equal to last Autumn
  • Only one person clicked links in the email

Look at inspirations (on the Website page)

Orientation Emails

Once a week for 12 weeks send a picture and very short email with a few links if people want to go deeper

  • Week 1: Definiton of SolSeed (What does SolSeed mean?)
  • Week 2: The Upward Spiral
  • Week 3: The Divided Mind (Elephant and Rider)
  • Week 4: Passion ... Happy in the Sun (Elephant + Rider)
  • Week 5: Life has invested in us
  • Week 6: Empathy is transcendant (from righteous mind)
  • Week 7: TheDestiny
  • Week 8: Perspective (skinbag, life itself)
  • Week 9: Precious and Worthy
  • Week 10: Wisdom ... Habit and Instinct ... Regular Practice
  • Week 11: The Critical Role of Religion
  • Week 12: More or Less Alive ... Bring Life

Evaluation

  • Brandon ... Thanks, guys, it was good
  • Ben ... I am feeling guilty because it feels like I was being lazy.
  • Eric ... I'm feeling pretty good about this call because we made progress on a lot of topics, often by assigning homework, and I feel good about doing homework this week
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