In less than a month we are going to meet face to face in Prague. This will be a great opportunity to get to know each other better and hack on stuff together. It will also improve our own shared understanding of what Status is and what our goals are.
As you are all know by now, we have a set of principles (https://our.status.im/our-principles/). We also have a wall of shame (https://our.status.im/our-wall-of-shame/). Together they provide an excellent seed for further ideas and goal setting.
We have already seen many teams use these principles and make them their own, which is great. I’d now like to take these few weeks before Prague as an opportunity to hold a seminar about each of our principles. This will set the ground for a more inspiring and principled discussion in Prague.
This will be the first seminar of this sorts. It’ll likely be lacking in many respects, given the short notice. That’s OK. The goal is to keep our principles top of mind, keep the conversation going, and step it up in terms resolution. If all goes well, it’s likely we’ll have another one sometime next year as well.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week and the one after that. 1200-1400 UTC with a short break between sessions. This ensures we cover all timezones, it doesn’t impact Town Hall or Core Dev calls, and gives Y.T. Friday night off.
Oct 9 (Tue)
- 1200 UTC: Session 1 - Openness
- 1300 UTC: Session 2 - Inclusivity
Oct 10 (Wed)
- 1200 UTC: Session 3 - Security
- 1300 UTC: Session 4 - Censorship-resistance
Oct 11 (Thu)
- 1200 UTC: Session 5 - Decentralization (people)
- 1300 UTC: Session 6 - Decentralization (computers)
Oct 16 (Tue)
- 1200 UTC: Session 7 - Privacy
- 1300 UTC: Session 8 - Transparency
Oct 17 (Wed)
- 1200 UTC: Session 9 - Continuance
- 1300 UTC: Session 10 - Resourcefulness
Oct 18 (Thu)
- 1200 UTC: Session 11 - Liberty
- 1300 UTC: Session 12 - Cypherpunk Anon Chat
I’ve made an attempt to be mindful of both the succession of principles as well as the pairing. You might notice the last item is not a principle. This event will be a completely anonymous chat in Status. Here people can discuss things related to the principles in an anonymous fashion. It’s also an opportunity for community members to chime in.
How each session will work
Each session will last roughly 45m with the following format:
5-15m introductory presentation by Oskar
Extra ~5m presentations from individuals who want to present a specific point of view
At least 20m freeform discussion, moderated by some moderator
Additionally, a desired outcome is a more granular and up to date wall of shame. This can be a live HackMD document that we crowdsource edit during the call and then post to Discuss. Example: someone says “This reminds me, we can be more inclusive by doing X”. That person then adds a short summary to HackMD doc as a form of bug report of our inclusivity efforts.
We can then use this updated wall of shame for voting in Prague, for example voting on severity. This is how we arrived at the wall of shame in Basel.
Collective Status brain consciousness upgrade. (lacking KPI, pending Neuralink integration, see bounty)
Recorded and async-consumable calls on YouTube
Summary of discussion posted to Discuss/Our
Updated wall of shame per principle
Ways to contribute
Show your interest in this thread as well as any suggestions you might have
Join the calls and contribute in the discussion
Bring your own mini-presentation about a principle (please coordinate with Oskar)
Contribute async by posting your perspective to Discuss, either before or after
Volunteer to be a moderator in the call
Volunteer to be a content aggregator and post summary of discussion to Discuss/Our