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Aspiration recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new employee, Misty Avila! This is awesome, we love her and everyone is holding hands in the unicorn and rainbow fields. Flash to the next day when Matt has to ramp her up to Aspiration’s technology practices. As you may have gathered, we here at Aspiration love our tech solutions and the measures we take to be technologically sustainable. ktqkc7v3431dv1yn670xvkbl9k02ba2lI thought I would give you a peak into our world as I set Misty up with some of our essential technological infrastructure:xisdc0a07c6awtc1w6edg4cnp9niphbc

Organizational Email Forwardersijxb8rx1eau1p7pcho74otbylf8cabaj

After setting up an organizational email address, the next step that we take with a new hire is creating any relevant forwarders for organizational accounts. Rather than have employees sign up for organizational accounts with their individual emails, we have them sign up for the account with a forwarder that pushes email automatically to their individual account. mcbqomm6dfn25by44d75x83h8sqx5keiSo, for example, if I were signing up for an Aspiration account on Twitter, I would first set up a forwarder called twitter@aspirationtech.org that forwarded all mail to matt@aspirationtech.org. This way we can create multiple forwarders for a single account so I can have twitter@aspirationtech.org go to matt@aspirationtech.org AND misty@aspirationtech.org AND whoever else wants those updates. l6v81m52i1vm738loh178u6rhahbzxbaIt also gives ownership of the account to the org rather than the person so if something happens to me, new forwarders can be created, changed or deleted without affecting the user account.trpuhoxaww1p4xlykp4swqfp5guxgx60

Mailing Listspz95zzc7h56mm7husoi7zsg93nhdu5wa

In addition to adding Misty to the mailing lists that Aspiration itself maintains, we also want to get her up to speed with NPtech mailing lists from other orgs like NTEN, NOSI, Riders Talk and Riders Tech. The idea is that this will help her get a feel for the whackos (said lovingly and self-referentially) in the Nptech world.q54vl4xeefv1kaa04ql4io82x7ezb8vr


Desktop clientsrl7ksuk8lwpp33hkggtr0bt0yypbi7w0

Setting up her organizational laptop means setting up Thunderbird (with Enigmail) for encrypted email, Pidgin for instant messaging and conference call back-channeling, OpenOffice for day-to-day docs and spreadsheets and, of course, Firefox for the rare, almost nonexistent times that she’ll need to get on the web.sa2tez5xiow3j6tqsiwokq3uaj5fzbvi

Organizational Hubs Onlinewapqa8sxpm2cuk62v0oxaej577p9knu6

Aspiration also uses a few hosted tools to do work online. Basecamp is our hub where we have a shared calendar, post our weekly to-dos, upload organizational templates and useful files, and, in general, just all stay on the same page. I also introduce her to our Online Real Estate:uqni37srp5q9k01cn9ouldocbthsqtfa

Org Tech Policies1jzqxdfcq7cn81cep0ta6vfh3c078bj0

Then, working with what was once Misty’s functional brain, now reduced to a blob of jelly from information overload, we get into the meaty stuff:sbj9x88uas7acl2lj6k5mrlpwspb9das

  • Organizational password policyeu6pshddzqv25zxe46ueuxjiax9mc79g
  • Backup procedurer1qitsss300horasv5ruyi33rnxkqx08
  • Our four communications processes:2hvu0xmbq04fhvoa1akra500hvfetndm

What technological standards do youne18wweh4gsrli3z8a3lvy7ikxmlbnip indoctrinateyv63m281sywpen0ixzf29logc7nggxx4 *cough* welcome your new employees into?m8m99ffdrkjt4behsff5oktabfd05ixh


(original) View Afrikaans translation
Borg

New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructure

Aspiration recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new employee, Misty Avila! This is awesome, we love her and everyone is holding hands in the unicorn and rainbow fields. Flash to the next day when Matt has to ramp her up to Aspiration’s technology practices. As you may have gathered, we here at Aspiration love our tech solutions and the measures we take to be technologically sustainable. I thought I would give you a peak into our world as I set Misty up with some of our essential technological infrastructure:

Organizational Email Forwarders

After setting up an organizational email address, the next step that we take with a new hire is creating any relevant forwarders for organizational accounts. Rather than have employees sign up for organizational accounts with their individual emails, we have them sign up for the account with a forwarder that pushes email automatically to their individual account. So, for example, if I were signing up for an Aspiration account on Twitter, I would first set up a forwarder called twitter@aspirationtech.org that forwarded all mail to matt@aspirationtech.org. This way we can create multiple forwarders for a single account so I can have twitter@aspirationtech.org go to matt@aspirationtech.org AND misty@aspirationtech.org AND whoever else wants those updates. It also gives ownership of the account to the org rather than the person so if something happens to me, new forwarders can be created, changed or deleted without affecting the user account.

Mailing Lists

In addition to adding Misty to the mailing lists that Aspiration itself maintains, we also want to get her up to speed with NPtech mailing lists from other orgs like NTEN, NOSI, Riders Talk and Riders Tech. The idea is that this will help her get a feel for the whackos (said lovingly and self-referentially) in the Nptech world.


Desktop clients

Setting up her organizational laptop means setting up Thunderbird (with Enigmail) for encrypted email, Pidgin for instant messaging and conference call back-channeling, OpenOffice for day-to-day docs and spreadsheets and, of course, Firefox for the rare, almost nonexistent times that she’ll need to get on the web.

Organizational Hubs Online

Aspiration also uses a few hosted tools to do work online. Basecamp is our hub where we have a shared calendar, post our weekly to-dos, upload organizational templates and useful files, and, in general, just all stay on the same page. I also introduce her to our Online Real Estate:

Org Tech Policies

Then, working with what was once Misty’s functional brain, now reduced to a blob of jelly from information overload, we get into the meaty stuff:

What technological standards do you indoctrinate *cough* welcome your new employees into?




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