Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join our Mastodon server and have some fun! As always, should you or any member misbehave, the Server will disavow any knowledge of your actions (and ban you). Good luck.
ALT and Reclaim EdTech are a group of rogue nerds who have stolen a Mastodon server and are opening it up to other interested folks. They will be running live online sessions which you are tasked to intercept. The sessions are open to all and free to attend so you will have no issues accessing them. The sessions will offer others interested in Mastodon with an introduction to joining a Mastodon server, help them find their way around and also take a peek behind the scenes of the moderating and hosting process. We need you to intercept the sessions, participate and report back.
- Session 1: Mission briefing: 19 January 2023 at 16:00 GMT
- Session 2: Verifying your progress: 23 February 2023 at 16:00 GMT
- Session 3: 30 days until self-destruct: 23 March 2023 at 16:00 GMT
The server may self-destruct once the mission is over but that will depend on its success.
Mission briefing - 19 January 2023 at 16:00 GMT
In this session we will show you:
- How to sign up to the server
- How to find other people (talk about federation)
- How to post (who sees it?)
- How to manage your profile
- How to report content
- How to become a moderator
Why are we doing this?
ALT and Reclaim EdTech are partnering to offer our communities the opportunity to explore Mastodon starting in January 2023. The server we set up will act as a platform for our communities to explore and get to know Mastodon. The server will be temporary, but depending on what we learn along the way, we will decide how to proceed. So, whether you are completely new to the fediverse, or looking for other edtech folk to connect with, join us to explore and learn together.
ALT and Reclaim EdTech are already active on Mastodon, and many in our communities are, too. We are looking to learn more about how we can support folk in this space, how community servers might function, how they could be moderated and what the costs involved might be, too.
This is an opportunity to learn more about being active on Mastodon as well as learning about setting up, hosting and moderating servers for communities like ours and complement what we can learn from already established communities and servers with hands-on experience.