October 2012 Working Groups Update
As we reported last month, four important new working groups are kicking off this fall at the DIAGRAM Center. See http://diagramcenter.org/about/working-groups.html for a listing of these groups and their co-chairs. This month the co-chairs for Content, Standards, Tools, and Outreach working groups met to discuss the best ways to create a common understanding of goals and involve all key stakeholders for maximum impact. Scheduling is underway now for all four new working groups to hold their kickoff meetings in the month of November. It’s a timely milestone: as of the end of November, we will be half way through our third program year, which began on May 1, 2012. By the end of April 2013, we expect to have made significant and visible progress in each of the groups. Quarterly meetings of the groups are expected to be held in February, May, August, and November 2013, with subgroups working in between each quarterly meeting to make progress on goals. Watch this space for updates as they emerge from each group.