Hi folks – I lead the Open Referral Initiative.
I’ve met several of you over the past few years, and I’m very excited to see all of this activity in the UK network
Among other topics, I am eager to find ways to support localization of Open Referral’s common data model, and evolve polycentric governance processes, while preserving some core interoperability and leveraging common assets across our efforts. For example, we’ve long had a Google Group that includes members of many different sub-networks, and we have a Slack team – and I encourage y’all to join both – though I’m also wondering how we might federate these communications channels, so that they don’t evolve as siloed networks. A lot of the work I’ve already seen in the UK seems like it might be worth replicating in the US, and perhaps vice versa.
So I’d welcome opportunities to consider how these networks can best align moving forward. Feel free to reach out to discuss! In the meantime, I’ll make sure to share key updates and resources here.