Arjan Tupan is our current volunteer Challenge Community Champion. You'll see him popping up across the Atrocity Prevention Challenge with handy tips and words of encouragement – and posting community updates here like a true champion!
When I saw the
call for applications
as the Atrocity Prevention Challenge Community Champion on OpenIDEO, I did not waste time with applying for it. Okay, part of the reason was that I saw it only a day before the deadline for applying – but it was mainly because I think it’s an amazing opportunity to get a bit of inside knowledge about our OpenIDEO platform that I have grown so fond about since joining in August 2010, not long after it started. So, I filled in the questionnaire and hoped for the best. You can probably imagine how happy I was to get the message that I was selected. And of course with this role comes a feeling of responsibility.
As the Atrocities Prevention Challenge Community Champion (okay, I’m going to shorten that title – it’s way too long. OI_CCC it will be – for OpenIDEO Challenge Community Champion) I will become even more active in the challenge than I have been until now. Not only will I participate across discussions, I will also try to keep giving tips on how to use OpenIDEO or connect ideas to each other. On top of that, the friendly folks at OpenIDEO HQ have asked me to focus on some specific things. One thing is engagement of people outside the OpenIDEO platform. I’ve started an experimental video series with challenge updates already.
Check out my clip from this week
and stay tuned for more. I’m also going to use Twitter a lot more and try to add to the conversation there. Feel free to follow me (
) or the hashtag I will be using on my tweets related to this challenge:
But there will be more. I will also try to focus on off-line collaboration. That means exploring tools and experimenting with face-to-face OpenIDEATION. Watch out for OpenSTORMS near you! And if you have any ideas, please feel free to chime in. A community champion can only be that, if the community is actively involved. I know some of you already have experience with organising meetups, so please share your experiences – via Twitter, below in the comments section or over on the
Well, I think that’s it for now. I’m super excited and honoured to be your new OI_CCC, and I look forward to conversations and collaboration with all of you over on the
Atrocity Prevention Challenge!