The 2017 Dgroups Annual Partners Meeting was held on 30 November 2017. This year’s meeting was held online using Adobe Connect. A total of 15 participants joined the meeting, representing 6 of the 16 Full Dgroups Partners and 5 of the 8 Associate Partners. Damir Simunic and Joe Canda from WA-Research also joined the meeting.

The agenda of the meeting was organized in three main parts:

  • Dgroups business meeting – Presentation by the Dgroups Board on progress in 2017 across the 9 work areas of the Dgroups work plan and proposed objectives for 2018, followed by questions and discussion.

  • Technical development – Presentation from WA-Research on features recently released and currently in the pipeline, followed by questions and discussion;

  • Dgroups case study – A presentation by Sean Furey and Saskia Harmsen on how the Rural Water Supply Network has been using Dgroups to support communication and knowledge exchange.

The full report of the meeting is available for current partners on the Dgroups wiki [login required].

You can also view the presentation, prepared with inputs from the different Board members, on priorities and progress in the 9 work areas of the Dgroups work plan; and the presentation from Damir Simunic and Joe Canda (WA-Research) on recent technical developments and priorities for future work on the CommunityCloud platform, the software that enables Dgroups.