SI-SIG Recap + Call for Agenda Items

Karen Ottoni


Hi Everyone,

Thank you for those that were able to join the call last week it was great to see lots of you on the call. You can find the notes summarizing our discussion, next steps, and relevant links below. 

We have our next meeting coming up this Tuesday at 10am EST and would like to hear from you what you'd like to discuss. This is your community, so please use this avenue to share, bring up topics, tell us about events, announcements, etc. I'll share the agenda later this week.

If you would like to present your project at a future meeting, please let me know or add yourself to the up and coming list on our wiki.


    1. Introductions: Who's new to the group or call? Let's get to know each other and what we're working on in the 'blockchain for impact' world
    2. Presentation: Charity Management project by Pradeep Pentakota from goodchar. Track every penny/asset at the last mile digitally and record the donated asset transactions immutably by using Hyperledger functionalities.
    3. Proposal: SIG Survey to learn more about what everyone wants to get from the working group.
    4. Admin: Wiki walk through
    5. Miscellaneous: Share any comments, ideas, announcements, upcoming events
    • Goodchar presentation 
      • Description: GoodChar is on a mission to solve the lack of trust, transparency which we have on Charity Organisations by tracking every donated asset digitally and recording the transactions by using HyperLedger Fabric. Our Vision is to see every penny being efficiently utilised.  
      • Charity fraud is common goodchar aims to help with this
      • They have a mobile app with a dashboard proof of concept
      • Use Hyperledger Fabric, couchDB and mongoDB for off chain data
      • A voice announces in the local language the donation someone is to receive and then biometric data is gathered on the recipient
      • Test project with India Literacy Project
      • need for research in leakage in charity
      • Next step is establishing a donation tracking ecosystem
      • You can find the Goodchar presentation here
    • Community Survey proposal
      • Idea is to send a survey out for quick feedback from the community on interests, motivations, goals, work products
      • Want to understand our community as it exists today better, will include opportunity matrix topics and opportunity to suggest others
      • →Volunteers: Caine Smith, Bobbi Muscara, Marc Liberati, Brad Mulley
      • → NEXT STEPS: start a draft list of questions on a wiki page and share with community for input
    • Admin
      • Here is how you can get the calendar invite added to your personal calendar:
        2. Find the next Social Impact SIG meeting on April 16th, click on it and you'll see a link "copy to my calendar", click on that link and it will open a separate window or download the invite. If you have any questions, let me know.

    We had a question from @brian.iselin@... on our mailing list on how to edit our wiki page. You can always view without logging in, but to edit you will need to set up a Linux ID, it's same as setting up any login for a website, quick and easy! See steps and video:

    How to create an LFID (watch quick 1.5 min video
    2. Select "I need to create a Linux Foundation ID"
    3. Choose username, add email and password. Do not use any of the social login links.
    4. Input your first and last name
    5. Click "create new account"
    6. Check your email and validate the account
    7. Save your username and password so you don't have to login again! Remember that your email address is not the same as your username.

    Why do I need an LFID? This allows you to:
    -Browse through our mailing list history on groups.io
    -Edit and add content to our Social Impact SIG Wiki, while you can always view the wiki without logging in, if you want to make changes you'll need to login with your LFID username and password. Save them for both sites and you'll only log in once!

    SI-SIG Key Info
    Mailing List: social-impact-sig@... (this is where online discussions can take place, send an email to this list to reach everyone in the group)
    Wiki: (where all key info is kept such as the meeting details, charter, communication tools, work products, previous meeting agendas and notes, etc.)

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    Best regards,

    Karen L. Ottoni

    Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
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