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Create a "Cost of Being Epic" poster for the space (and online) #24

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amcewen opened this Issue Sep 27, 2014 · 17 comments

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amcewen commented Sep 27, 2014

It would be useful to help people understand how DoES is funded, what its costs are, and how they can help with that.

Other hackspaces, etc. often have a "Cost of Hacking" poster, that shows income/outgoings, and what people can do to help - for example (although it's an online version) see https://london.hackspace.org.uk/cost-of-hacking/

The (current) figures for DoES are in http://doesliverpool.com/business/building-a-self-sustaining-community-space/ which also gives some thoughts on how to help.

If someone designs the posters, there's budget to get them properly printed somewhere, so we can do something ~A2 size (bigger than A4 definitely), and then put them up in each of the rooms at the space.

Ideally the design would be one that's easy to update, as we'll need to reprint them when the numbers change significantly (as the income is going to be the most volatile, I wonder if there's any easy way to make that particular number simple to change?)

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johnmckerrell commented Oct 4, 2014

I was wondering if this could be posted on the website or even on the doorbot screen. We could still perhaps do a poster but have the figures updatable, either using whiteboard pens or plugging in some digital displays.

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amcewen commented Nov 25, 2014

The guys in room 13 (the photography studio just through the double-doors towards the toilets) popped in earlier this afternoon. They've just got an A0 (IIRC, maybe A1) photo printer, so can do nice big glossy poster prints... and would charge £10/print. I don't know how that compares to other prints we could get done (or if glossy photo paper is the right finish we'd want)

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johnmckerrell commented Nov 26, 2014

The guy on the corner by the toilets has an A3 printer which might be more what we're looking for.

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amcewen commented Dec 9, 2014

@jdcormack How are things going with this? Anything we can do to help?

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ghost commented Dec 9, 2014

Static graphic done... may be worth updating the figures?
Otherwise, I will go an speak to room 13 and get some coppies printed.

balance-sheet-infographic-without-costs

Going to look at implementing a digital version using d3js...
http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4063582

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ghost commented Dec 9, 2014

ermagawd the colours

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amcewen commented Feb 24, 2015

Change the "Make a Donation" to "Become a Friend", add something about the workshop, update the numbers (talk to @johnmckerrell for that, probably), and add a URL for a call to action - doesliverpool.com/help

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aubergine10 commented May 2, 2017

There's been no direct activity on this issue for over 2 years - I've labelled it as "stale?" and will close it in a month if no further updates.

Tip: You can remove "stale?" label to prevent this ticket being closed.

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amcewen commented May 3, 2017

I'd still like us to have this as I think it would be good for us to be more up-front(/visible) about the costs of running DoES. I had been wondering about asking Steve H if he'd be up for having a crack at it, but he left just around then :-/

Maybe we need to more actively look for a dataviz person?

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aubergine10 commented May 3, 2017

I agree that there needs to be transparency/realism over the costs - is this something that could be automated? If we can get the data from accounts package (does FreeAgent have suitable API?) then we could potentially pump that in to a web page - it doesn't need to be super-pretty to start with; future iterations can deal with that. I'd very much like to see a dashboard on a wall somewhere that shows the health metrics of DoES.

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amcewen commented Jun 29, 2017

Organisers' meeting notes: @huffeec to chase up with Kate to see if she can run at this.

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johnmckerrell commented Jun 29, 2017

I also pointed @Red-Violet at this recently

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DoESsean commented Dec 14, 2017

With the move, our costs are going to go up, which means that this is more important than ever.

@huffeec, did you have any luck with Kate?

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amcewen commented Dec 14, 2017

Kate has produced one, and it's stalled with me getting back to her on it. I'll dig out the email and chase things up.

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huffeec commented Dec 14, 2017

I've spoken to her again and she's happy to do more on this. Trying to convince her to come on Saturday too.

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DoESsean commented Feb 15, 2018

Did you get in touch with Kate, @amcewen?

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DoESsean commented Jul 31, 2018

Just came to say that this is now SUPER important, and noticed that there is currently an action outstanding.

@amcewen is there any movement on this?

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