Just thought I would post this here as well. It is also posted in the sedsic follow up thread. If you would like to know more about seds canada, visit canada.seds.org!
First of all, thank's Kirk for that last reminder
Second of all, I am now the president of SEDS Canada (yay!).
With both of those things said, it is really great that I can look to kirk and all the rest of you for inspiration and leadership (as well as contributing it), as apparently I am now expected to be the one who provides it in my own organization :S
So, some news: We just had our annual summit (and I attended the american one as well, thought you might be interested), and we seem to be going strong as an organization. At least we have many people on our exec board, and at least three of us seem to be quite motivated Time will tell. Also, we seem to be doing a good job (so far) of working with the other canadian space organizations, and that feels quite empowering
Right now, what I am working on is the way we present ourselves through the medium of our website. Specifically, I am working on a banner to put at the top of our home page that states in a dramatic and powerful way who we are, what we want, what we do, and what motivates us, yada yada
My inspiration for this is the banner at the top of the seds usa site, which I think is quite brilliant Good job seds usa!
I asked the other execs at the last meeting how they would feel if I just stole the seds usa banner to use on our site, and they all agreed with me that this would not be appropriate So I am making our own
With all that said, as I said in a previous post, I am making a website whose functionality and possibly style as well, I would be very interested in contributing to seds earth to support the devellopment of that site.
An interesting question to ask is would we be interested in establishing a common "look" for all seds national sites, that being the "look" of the seds earth site? This might involve taking the "modules" of the existing sites, getting them to work together, and changing around all the styles so everything looks good...
I am saying this because obviously (at least I think obviously), the seds forums are pretty sophisticated, and I don't really see the point of re-creating them for the seds canada site just for the purpose of unifying their style with the style of the site I am building. That, and I really hate the present style of the forums to formal. I'd like to seem more sparkle! Pictures of nebulas or star fields or something...
Understood, the project I am proposing might pe pretty horrendous. I supose it all depends on how important you feel our image and presence on the web is...
Anyway, I seem to have run out of things to say
I hope you have found all this enlightning! I have certainly found typing it to be enjoyable
Let me know what yall think will you?