NASA CoLab Overview June 2008
What is NASA CoLab <ul><li>NASA CoLab uses technology and processes to enable </li></ul>public participation ,...
What is “Public Participation” at NASA? <ul><li>It’s “Participatory Exploration”. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA CoLab brings toge...
Participatory Exploration --Participatory Exploration Summit, June 2007 “‘ Participatory Exploration’ provides a mechanism...
<ul><li> t r a n s p a r e n c y </li></ul><ul><ul><li>engage empower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> creative ideas ...
NASA CoLab Elements On-line : Web-based tools to foster open innovation and collaboration Physical : Coworking environme...
Public Perception of NASA CoLab <ul><li>NASA CoLab has generated a lot of press, because it provides tangible , exciting...
NASA CoLab Accomplishments to Date <ul><li>Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Online: NASACoLab.org, Twitter, Facebook. </li>...
Connections and Collaborations from First Year <ul><li>Contacted by innovators within other government agencies </li></ul>...
Lessons from First Year <ul><li>Our workforce is extremely creative, resourceful, and dedicated </li></ul><ul><li>There is...
NASA CoLab Elements Focus on Internal Facilitation for the Next Year On-line : Web-based tools to foster open innovation...
Internal Facilitation <ul><li>Agency-Wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate the NASA CoLab Ambassadors Program </li></ul></ul...
NASA CoLab Ambassadors Program <ul><li>Twice monthly meetings at each NASA Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown-bag lunches ...
NASA CoLab Council <ul><li>Monthly telecons between NASA Centers via the NASA CoLab Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coal...
Internal Consulting <ul><li>Demonstrate NASA CoLab environments and methodologies to internal NASA constituents </li></ul>...
Internal Consulting
Coworking at NASA <ul><li>Coworking definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging trend for a new pattern for working </li></u...
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Nasa CoLab Overview June 2008 V2

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  • 1. NASA CoLab Overview June 2008
  • 2. What is NASA CoLab <ul><li>NASA CoLab uses technology and processes to enable </li></ul>public participation , collaboration & innovation at NASA
  • 3. What is “Public Participation” at NASA? <ul><li>It’s “Participatory Exploration”. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA CoLab brings together NASA innovators to create possibilities for the public to contribute and easier for NASA employees to innovate. </li></ul><ul><li> Be there, virtually. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control equipment remotely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Collect and contribute data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help the mission. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code. Analyze. Contribute. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DISCOVER . </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Participatory Exploration --Participatory Exploration Summit, June 2007 “‘ Participatory Exploration’ provides a mechanism for the public to collaborate with NASA.  Two-way communication enables the public to engage with NASA in a productive way, resulting in creative ideas and potential innovation.”
  • 5. <ul><li> t r a n s p a r e n c y </li></ul><ul><ul><li>engage empower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> creative ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>productive ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> openness </li></ul></ul>Value to NASA <ul><li>New, fresh methodologies and content </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings - not limited to traditional resources </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural shift - greater transparency enables trust and innovation internally </li></ul>
  • 6. NASA CoLab Elements On-line : Web-based tools to foster open innovation and collaboration Physical : Coworking environments at NASA Centers and at cultural capitals close to NASA Centers Virtual : Utilize Second Life and other platforms for virtual collaboration Events : Host/present innovative gatherings to bring NASA staff together with external Centers of innovation Partnerships : Foster new partnerships with individuals and non- traditional communities Community : An engaged public workforce for NASA Agency-wide : Establish internal NASA CoLab groups at NASA Centers Facilitation : Assist NASA programs in implementing collaborative processes Community : Facilitate an internal culture and community of open innovation and collaboration ENVIRONMENTS PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS INTERNAL FACILITATION
  • 7. Public Perception of NASA CoLab <ul><li>NASA CoLab has generated a lot of press, because it provides tangible , exciting opportunities for public participation </li></ul>
  • 8. NASA CoLab Accomplishments to Date <ul><li>Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Online: NASACoLab.org, Twitter, Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical: Citizenspace, Yahoo! Brickhouse, ARC Building 17. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual: Avg. 700 visitors / week, Avg. > 1 hour per visitor per week, 1st public Federal virtual space. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Events hosted : hosted Participatory Exploration Summit, Next Generation Exploration Conference-2. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships: Etsy.com, Yahoo! Brickhouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Community: Second Life, Hack Days. </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Agency-wide: CoLab Camp, Bi-weekly CoLab calls, Monthly NASA Virtual Worlds Working Group Telecons. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation: SMD WebFed talks, Technology Demos (Second Life, Open-Source Tools/ Drupal, Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing NASA Management to Public Thought Leaders : Web 2.0 C-Level Executives at Twitter, Linden Lab, Yahoo!; Chamber of Commerce, Technology Press </li></ul>
  • 9. Connections and Collaborations from First Year <ul><li>Contacted by innovators within other government agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIA, USAF, State Department, Department of Education, Library of Congress, NIST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contacted by non-traditional space sector partners to collaborate with NASA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City of San Francisco, Clean Technology companies, Yahoo! Brickhouse, Flickr, Etsy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Began collaborating across all centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Terms of Service, Open Source activities, ways of employing new technologies </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Lessons from First Year <ul><li>Our workforce is extremely creative, resourceful, and dedicated </li></ul><ul><li>There is a lot of duplication of efforts and infrequent collaboration internally </li></ul><ul><li>Little innovative projects and ideas find their way into main-stream projects and programs </li></ul>… we need to collaborate and reward innovation within NASA (to help us better collaborate external to NASA)
  • 11. NASA CoLab Elements Focus on Internal Facilitation for the Next Year On-line : Web-based tools to foster open innovation and collaboration Physical : Coworking environments at NASA Centers and at cultural capitals close to NASA Centers Virtual : Utilize Second Life and other platforms for virtual collaboration Events : Host/present innovative gatherings to bring NASA staff together with external Centers of innovation Partnerships : Foster new partnerships with individuals and non- traditional communities Community : An engaged public workforce for NASA Agency-wide : Establish internal NASA CoLab groups at NASA Centers Facilitation : Assist NASA programs in implementing collaborative processes Community : Facilitate an internal culture and community of open innovation and collaboration ENVIRONMENTS PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS INTERNAL FACILITATION
  • 12. Internal Facilitation <ul><li>Agency-Wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate the NASA CoLab Ambassadors Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate the NASA CoLab Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretariat for the NASA CoLab Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate NPR/NPDs, as appropriate, and coordinate cross-directorate and support service organization coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish an agency-wide network of innovators within NASA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward contribution and participation agency-wide and between non-traditional partners </li></ul></ul>Agency-wide : Establish internal NASA CoLab groups at NASA Centers Facilitation : Assist NASA programs in implementing collaborative processes Community : Facilitate an internal culture and community of open innovation and collaboration INTERNAL FACILITATION
  • 13. NASA CoLab Ambassadors Program <ul><li>Twice monthly meetings at each NASA Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown-bag lunches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together innovators within the Center and bring external innovators to NASA Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities of the NASA CoLab Ambassador </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda and minutes; posting all data online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in the NASA CoLab Council and report back to the Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compile information on existing collaborative projects and help initiate future collaborative projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2008 – Identify Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 2008 – Initiate twice monthly brown-bag lunches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Wednesday each Month – Participate in NASA CoLab Council telecon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2008, November 2008, February 2009, May 2009 – Contribute to quarterly on NASA Centers with NASA CoLab Ambassadors </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. NASA CoLab Council <ul><li>Monthly telecons between NASA Centers via the NASA CoLab Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coalesce NASA CoLab Program updates across Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report new policies and initiatives on NASA CoLab Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical meeting bi-annually at IPP Quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>NASA CoLab staff is the secretariat for the NASA CoLab Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize online presence for NASA CoLab Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2008 – Formally begin NASA CoLab Council and outline participation guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Wednesday each Month – Conduct NASA CoLab Council telecon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2008, November 2008, February 2009, May 2009 – Report on NASA Centers with NASA CoLab Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 2008, May 2009 – Present NASA CoLab Council status update at IPP Quarterly </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Internal Consulting <ul><li>Demonstrate NASA CoLab environments and methodologies to internal NASA constituents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce projects into Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train participants on conference facilitation tool, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consult NASA projects on how to make their projects more collaborative, open, and participatory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with CIO’s office on public participation web technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November 2008 – Generate and document 2-4 formal consultations within NASA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 – Generate and document total of 6-8 formal consultations within NASA, both for NASA Centers and Headquarters level programs </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Internal Consulting
  • 17. Coworking at NASA <ul><li>Coworking definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging trend for a new pattern for working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social gathering of group of people working independently w/ shared values & interest in synergy from working with talented people in the same space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coworking Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Social Networks (NASACoLab.org, Facebook, IRC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Offline (ARC Bldg. 17, JSC, in San Francisco w/ Yahoo!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Space (NASA CoLab in Second Life) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2008 – Sign MOU between Yahoo! (Brickhouse) and NASA ARC for coworking and open innovation partnership pilot project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2008 – Hack Day with Yahoo! Brickhouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2008 – Initial report to IPP at HQ on coworking with Yahoo! Brickhouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 2009 – Six month report to IPP at HQ on coworking with Yahoo! Brickhouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2009 – Coworking at NASA publication </li></ul></ul>

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