We are all working together, but sometimes it feels strange, because we discuss online, we build together, we share thoughts on this forum, but I have never seen you, and I don’t know who you are!
That’s the hard part about working with people in Australia, UK, South Africa, Norway, USA…
So please, take 3 minutes to write a few words about yourself, where you are based, what is the area you are contributing in for OFN, and why you are so passionate about Open Food Network
I start then!
My name is Myriam, I am french but I leave in Norway, Oslo. I wanted to do something meaningful when I moved to Norway, so I started working on a buying club project in Oslo. But we needed a platform to operate… that’s how we discovered Open Food Network, and found in love with it with @CynthiaReynolds. It was not only answering our needs for our projects, but also enabling more projects like us to start and operate, so that we can all together have a greater impact. So we decided to create a non-profit in Norway, Altfirem (http://altifrem.org) to support the implementation of OFN in Scandinavia So we are basically initiating the project in Scandinavia, building the community locally, the organization, etc. I don’t know anything about coding unfortunately.
Personnaly I’m also highly involved in OuiShare (www.ouishare.net). I’m passionate about collaborative economy, and how we can reinvent the paradigms of our society. I’m building the community in Oslo, and I’m part of the OuiCare project, which is about the “personal transition” that goes hand in hand with reinventing organizations
Before all that… I studied business administration, and I graduated in social entrepreneurship in 2007. I’ve been working for 6 years in a University in France, Normandy, as project developer & communication manager. I built transversal projects on sustainable development, and on the promotion of the entrepreneurship spirit, because I’m fed up with people complaining and waiting for other people/politicians to solve their problems. Stop “We should…” and start “Let’s”, let’s be the change you want to see in the world!
I’m not sure about how to tag everyone in Discourse… so I’ll start with some people, and please invite more people to introduce themselves at the end of your answer @openfoodnetwork @serenity @summerscope @RohanM @pmackay @CynthiaReynolds @NickWeir @lawrence