We are building a community directory for the Open Knowledge Network.
The directory’s purpose is to make it easier for people to discover and connect with others — whether that’s to collaborate on projects, share experiences or simply meet in person or online.
In addition, we will be launching badging features for local and working groups, ambassadors, and fellows. This will give more visibility and recognition to our network groups and their members.
Key features of the directory will include:
- Rich public profiles — we want to know what information people want to share and see.
- Private and public messaging — so community members can connect with each other
- Group management features — which can be used for Local and Working Groups
- Badging — to aid discovery and recognize group membership and community contribution
We will build the directory using this Discourse instance and work to further consolidate some of our disparate community services on this platform going forward.
We’ll be working on this over the next few weeks and you can follow updates in this thread. We welcome suggestions and help as we implement and iterate.
If you have an idea or question please either comment here in this thread or open a new topic in the Meta category.