StateoftheMap Organizing Committee/Minutes/2019/2019-06-06 Meeting

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Time and location: 2019-06-06 21:00 CEST, HOT Mumble Server


  • Early bird phase
  • Setup Engelsystem
  • Volunteers
  • Vouchers for volunteers
  • Catering
  • T-Shirts
  • Telegram group


Adam, Christine, Gregory, Marco, Melanie, Michael, Martin, Yair

Minutes by Michael


Publish Early Bird End

  • suggested by Marco
  • general agreement that we publish it
  • to be published on the booking site, i.e. less prominent
  • Early bird will end on 7 July.

Vouchers for Volunteers

  • Everybody has to be registered in CiviCRM. Therefore, volunteers need a voucher.
  • Vouchers required for:
    • Manfred and his pupils
    • Prof. Zipf?
  • Send list of recipients to Christine, she will return a voucher.
  • The vouchers can be used as a replacement for payment during the booking process.
  • 83 tickets sold already, sales runs quite well.
  • Vouchers in the past:
    • board
    • keynote speaker
    • Dorothea
    • sponsors
  • Christine asked Dorothea how many vouchers were required in the past. Dorothea responded about 100 or more.
  • Do WG members pay?
    • In the past working group members sometimes paid themselves and sometimes not.
    • Creating a voucher reserves a place.
    • It is a voucher code per person.
    • Gregory suggests to create a GitHub ticket where volunteers can ask for a code.
    • Christine suggests to use ticket #81. The local team is asked to come up with a full list to allow creating vouchers in one single batch. It would be good to get this list until 23 June (our next meeting)


  • Christine asks whether catering contract was signed already.


  • Christine asks whether they looked for suitable providers.
  • Found provider of fair-trade shirts, will look for store in Heidelberg.
    • About the fair-trade shirts: German company producing in Tanzania, cotton can be traced back.

Telegram Group

  • Should we reuse the old public group?
  • The group is currently more or less inactive.
  • The group is useful during the conference but maintaining it then is a lot of work (it depends how much you want to post there).
  • discussion whether to use it as an additional communication channel now
  • Christine suggests to ask the community if someone volunteers to maintain the group.
  • Marco will recover the group credentials from Wikimedia Italia


  • Our treasurer forgot that VAT has to be paid.
  • We will loose 19 % of our ticket income but we have enough sponsors.

The meeting ended at 21:28 CEST.