There are four ways that you can get involved with Dublin City Beta Projects and Give Dublin 1%…
- (Beta Project macro) Support the Dublin City Beta Projects initiative itself.
- (Beta Project macro) Get involved with a Beta Project macro.
- (Beta Project micro) Become a Neighbourhood Champion
- (Beta Project micro) Become a Neighbourhood Agent
These are further explained below!
Your Dublin 1%!
For all of these roles, we’re asking people to give 1% of their time to Dublin. 1% of your time equates to about 10 minutes per day, or 1 hour per week, or 2.5 days per year.
We’ve registered for The 1% Difference – see here.
We’re suggesting that you give that time either to Dublin (Beta Projects macro) or to a local area in Dublin (Beta Projects micro)…for example the neighbourhood where you live or work, or perhaps an area of Dublin that you just love…”Your Dublin 1%!”
(Lucan as an example of a One Percent Difference Town.)
We would hope (Beta is a trial…so let’s see how it works out!) to be able to support your time with the 1% Innovation Fund.
1. (Beta Project macro) Support the Dublin City Beta Projects initiative itself.
@DCCBeta 5th offer 😉 should use the website to operationalise how people get involved, make it easy for people to sign up to some tasks
— Flora Fleischer (@Daydreamer2105) August 3, 2013
2. (Beta Project macro)
People in Dublin (and indeed many outside of Dublin and even Ireland) regularly contribute to various Beta Projects…whether it’s suggesting issues or opportunities, or giving feedback or support (‘sharing’, ‘retweeting’, etc) on social media, or commenting on the blog.
Example: Antoin is the highest contributor to this blog (with 10 comments as of date of writing), and his comments are always very thorough with useful links to information and so on. We’d consider that him doing his ‘1% for Dublin’!
Other people might create something which allows a Beta Project to be tested. For example Dave creating this parklet for this Parklet Beta Project (macro).
3. (Beta Project micro) Become a Neighbourhood Champion
There are certain neighbourhood roles which we’re (provisionally) calling ‘Project Champions‘.
Example: Based on the 2 people who had ‘administrator’ roles in the Traffic Light Box Artworks Beta Project and the Walls Walls Walls Beta Project, it would appear that perhaps such a role might take a maximum of 1% of someone’s year.
4. (Beta Project micro) Become a Neighbourhood Agent
There are certain neighbourhood roles which we’re (provisionally) calling ‘Project Agents’ – and we’ll shortly be specifically blogging on these.
So, would all roles be unpaid?
No. For roles which are greater (within reason) than someone’s One Percent, we think that it’s only right that people should be fairly paid for their time.
Some roles might simply be ‘big jobs’ in themselves, and wouldn’t work well if divided into lots of mini – less than 1% – tasks. For example, imagine a role in which someone (a non-Council person) has the role of administering all of the Project Champions in their area, or organising local meetings, or collecting measurements on some or all of the 14 metrics in the Beta Projects Report Card that would be produced at the end of a Beta Project micro which was carried out in their neighbourhood…such a role would likely take a large chunk of their time (way more than 1%) and so should be a paid role.
Like all aspects of Dublin City Beta Projects this is simply a trial…and feedback and suggestions are ALWAYS sought…simply comment below or get in touch!