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BB Club is on hold, pending a re-designed format. Stay Tuned for updates!

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A group that meets Weekly
:: 8am Mountain Time :: On Hold ::
To share and encourage our and eachother's work on BB's for PEP


:: What are BB's? What is PEP? :: How to Get your First Badge Bit (BB) ::

In a semi-structured format, we'll work on one BB each week.
Currently working through: :: BB20 ::

Need Ideas? "Which BB's are Easiest?" Survey
Need Structure? How about a BB-A-Day PEP Planner?
Come One, Come All!
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I'd join a BB club just to have support and accountability by working with other people! It would be a great way to troubleshoot problems you might be having with your BBs.
I don't think I'd personally need any extra incentives to do it: it seems like it has its own intrinsic value
 
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Would a weekly 1hr zoom call be a good format for you, Carolyne?

Is 1 BB per week the right speed for you?
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:Would a weekly 1hr zoom call be a good format for you, Carolyne?

Is 1 BB per week the right speed for you?



I think that should work! I’m furloughed right now so I have a lot of free time on my hands!
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May i raise a question about timezones? Not personally but other people round the world might want to join. Will the video be posted later with the ability for others to comment or will this be a regional or american bb club for now?
 
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Great point! I'd love for other folks to join in and host these, such that there's more coverage through the day and through the week.

- On the one hand, I see some value in recording, so folks can attend the 'rerun.' and still participate.
- On the other hand, I know of some people who would likely not participate in a video if they knew it was being recorded and posted online afterwards.

What do y'all think?
 
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To me the topic (thread) of a BB, with everyone posting their photos there, asking questions, giving reactions ... That feels like a BB-club.
I do not feel the need to have a different kind of club, for which I have to be present at a certain time to meet with Zoom.
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:Great point! I'd love for other folks to join in and host these, such that there's more coverage through the day and through the week.

- On the one hand, I see some value in recording, so folks can attend the 'rerun.' and still participate.
- On the other hand, I know of some people who would likely not participate in a video if they knew it was being recorded and posted online afterwards.

What do y'all think?



What about a thread with a link for a zoom meeting for a certain time then having minutes/notes/helpful tips discovered/or something similar written as a comment and other people can have more discussion underneath? This way people who can make it can and those who cant or would like to review the information can still participate or something.
There would still need variants of a bb club for different timezones for those who would prefer face to face discussion but it'll be better maybe?
 
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Honestly, many things are possible for a BB club.

The practical question becomes the time and effort available from the people willing to _volunteer_ to do this, not just the first and second times, but also the hundredth time.

Any takers? Both on the leading and the following side.
 
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Cristina Bikanga Ada wrote:

Ash Jackson wrote:Great point! I'd love for other folks to join in and host these, such that there's more coverage through the day and through the week.

- On the one hand, I see some value in recording, so folks can attend the 'rerun.' and still participate.
- On the other hand, I know of some people who would likely not participate in a video if they knew it was being recorded and posted online afterwards.

What do y'all think?



What about a thread with a link for a zoom meeting for a certain time then having minutes/notes/helpful tips discovered/or something similar written as a comment and other people can have more discussion underneath? This way people who can make it can and those who cant or would like to review the information can still participate or something.
There would still need variants of a bb club for different timezones for those who would prefer face to face discussion but it'll be better maybe?



I believe that with Zoom there is also a function that allows you to attend in Audio-only format (no video) so folks who don't want to be recorded on camera could still take part in the discussions
 
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A friend suggested these could be called a "BB Bootcamp."

Perhaps that's the name for the 3-BB's-a-week group?
 
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Ok, I'm going to try the first BB Club zoom call Wednesday, July 22nd at 8am Mountain Time.

The Plan:
On Wednesday the 22nd, we'll meet over zoom to discuss the BB of the week, review the requirements, and cover any questions anyone has.
On Wednesday the 29th, we'll meet over zoom to review the past week's BB, (everyone's maps and Certified BB's), and to discuss the next BB of the week.


This first week, we'll be working on the Community Sand BB: Make a Map: https://permies.com/wiki/101705/pep-community/PEP-BB-community-sand-map
The next week, we'll be working on the Community Sand BB: Brand a Location: https://permies.com/wiki/101686/pep-community/PEP-BB-community-sand-brand

Time zone converter here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200722T140000&p1=3358&p2=tz_gmt&p3=51&p4=133&p5=3138&p6=246&p7=236&p8=22

Tell your friends! Join the fun; it's collective map-making time.




The details will be posted to this thread, so reply or watch this thread so you're in the loop!
 
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Sorry I missed it! I will do my best to make the next one!
 
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I think we're off to a great start! I look forward to seeing everyone and your maps next week.

Let me know if you have any questions come up.
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It's a map! It's PEP! Perhaps it's a map _for_ PEP. And about how to make community.
It's a map! It's PEP! Perhaps it's a map _for_ PEP. And about how to make community.
 
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Thanks everybody for a great meeting!

Be sure to post your BB's when you've completed them.

I look forward to seeing everyone else's Wood Burned Signs next week!
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Wood Burned Sign, Yum!
Wood Burned Sign, Yum!
 
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Ahhhh, that was a little early for me out here on the left coast, I was still sleeping 😌
 
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We had another good meeting this morning.

It seems people are trending towards pursuing those BB's that interest them, instead of a structured format. So things will stay unstructured until the time comes when we need more structure.

See y'all next week!
 
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Hi - Is this happening? I am on the zoom link but it says host still has to start meeting.

I am the ultimate newbie and wanting to learn more and start my badge collection. I was hoping to listen into the masters and start the journey of discovery.
 
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Hi Ashley,
Welcome to Permies! Welcome to PEP!

We start at 8am mountain time, and we run until everybody's done. This morning we wrapped up around 8:45.

I hope to catch you next week.


In the meantime, these threads might interest you:
- All about SkIP, PEP, Badges, BB's, and More
- Which Badge Bits (BB's) are Easiest?
- How to get your first Badge Bit (BB)
 
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Dammit I just missed you - I am in EST and thought it was 3 hours behind but its 2 hours - so so sad.

Ash Jackson wrote:Hi Ashley,
Welcome to Permies! Welcome to PEP!

We start at 8am mountain time, and we run until everybody's done. This morning we wrapped up around 8:45.

I hope to catch you next week.


In the meantime, these threads might interest you:
- All about SkIP, PEP, Badges, BB's, and More
- Which Badge Bits (BB's) are Easiest?
- How to get your first Badge Bit (BB)

 
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Shucks. Don't be too sad, I'll be here next week!
 
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BB Club had a quick (and productive) meeting this morning! Thanks, guys! It's exciting to see people get jazzed about SkIP.

I'll stick around for a few minutes in case anyone else wants to pop on.
 
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Thanks for joining this morning Ashley! I hope you feel more comfortable with the SkIP language, and can see that BB20 is not as far away as it first seemed. I really look forward to seeing you next week.


Opalyn, I'm so so sorry I didn't see you in the zoom waiting room. I was presenting my screen, and I'm still getting the hang of how zoom (doesn't) notify the meeting host of a person in the waiting room. I hope you can join next week.
 
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A quick reminder, BB Club meets tomorrow morning! See y'all soon.
 
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We'll be starting about 10' (minutes) late this coming Wednesday, Oct 7th.
 
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Here's Your Sign!

I checked in to see what kind of sign we needed and described my Nest: Brand a Place project.  The project morphed into a directional sign so it will qualify for the dimensional wordworking BB but not the community "brand a place" sign.
Looking forward to Wednesday.
 
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I'm so sorry for the late start this morning. I hope it's only a few more minutes delay.
 
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Sad that I only just found this thread today! I will join you next week 🙂
 
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Great! Looking forward to you joining us!
 
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We're starting... now!
 
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Too sick for Zoom?!  Yes.... I am.

Y'all are still welcome to meet anyways! The zoom link will still work. I hope some of y'all can join together and keep the BB Club magic going!
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:Too sick for Zoom?!  Yes.... I am.


I hope you are feeling better and I had hoped to see you this morning.  
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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Hi all! Are you still meeting through the month of December? I’d like to join. Will any of the previously posted links get me there?

Blessings,
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Hi Alana,
Yes! We are still meeting through December. I am feeling up to rejoining the call this week.

And yes; the already posted zoom link still works.

See y'all tomorrow!
 
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I'm going to Pause the BB Club for now. I'm going to try to re-design the format and re-launch it.

If you have ideas or comments, feel free to post them.

Stay tuned for updates!
 
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I'd love to restart it. I can do Wednesdays but I have a commitment until 8:30 Mountain time.  If folks wanted to do it at that time I could host it (on FreeConferenceCall.com, which is basically the same as Zoom but free).

If that works for you, click a thumbs up (+ 1) on this thread.

If not, I could participate for the second half of the gathering.

Meantime I'll just share a tad about where I'm at on this thread.
 
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victories:

--did sand level gardening badge, all 3 bits, last summer
--made 2 bits of green woodworking, even though I had no idea  it was even a thing before Skip.  ALso, I still use my simple mallet for splitting kindling, and occasionally use the compound mallet (wish I'd known you need a wooden hammer for replacing handle on an axe....)
--I get stuck with feeling a bit of overwhelm, not having tools or materials (e.g. a live tree that needs to come down for woodland care...i think there's got to be oppprtunities somewhere, but I have to brainstorm a bit and I'd want to make sure it's truly in everyone's best interest that that tree comes down.  Here in the city we really need every tree we can have.). Or even a dead tree that needs to come down and isn't butt up against a chain link fence, so there's not a direction you can really let it fall in away from somebody's car...wow, this could be incriminating later heehee
--I also just don't know where to begin, I'd love help strategizing which ones are the real priorities for me, vs. just which ones look interesting.
--I almost did a rocket stove one, I cook on a crude rocket cooktop (not sure it qualifies) frequently, but documenting it is where I just haven't gotten it together.  I like some encouragement and attention around that kind of thing.  I'm sometimes not great at following directions.
 
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OK, one thumb's up.  I'm going to go on next week at 11 Eastern/9 Mountain Time, and hopefully at least one other person will show and then it'll grow!

I'm not quite comfortable giving out my personal meeting room info on the internet here, just because I use it for work too, so purple mooseage me if you want to join.  I'll send it to you if you thumbs up here too.

Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:I'd love to restart it. I can do Wednesdays but I have a commitment until 8:30 Mountain time.  If folks wanted to do it at that time I could host it (on FreeConferenceCall.com, which is basically the same as Zoom but free).

If that works for you, click a thumbs up (+ 1) on this thread.

If not, I could participate for the second half of the gathering.

Meantime I'll just share a tad about where I'm at on this thread.

 
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