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New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructure9h9xs0rs1vud5crnb0i26yqjlwh0ongn

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. s28dfpd2394edbjiexx37hwfjtdiax7sI thought I would give you a peak into our world as I set Misty up with some of our essential technological infrastructure:3fzyow8nevtzisdrcy3o3rrzwfu8jwfd

Organizational Email Forwardersu0b3mxidtpy2fm8m9679r50fl3pd1fal

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. qeq49wiit9swdzgob753v3bsvvawdrhuSo, 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. ry73wkm9v52xmg71wlkme4i7bboeh1rzIt 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.idppqb2qhdmefk1lvtfam7z4ah781hva

Mailing Listskmjjthsnlzj0hwqy6hd04dq9p49dbc7l

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.dp47uwz3ybijcg18esmqwczsb8rbjlrn


Desktop clientsmnlns7krv2ykg6sdozpvvrecdrcqf80r

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.rlge3t5ski3ngqyeebnoj1ifvhdxgyax

Organizational Hubs Onlinejt5t4pr3rg5gonky76x206r5lov12ymb

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:cowevwmojkcibmw6n7lmvg4pyad9twuw

Org Tech Policiesv0122cwnf06rm6o55h3wr9hvozuzhj23

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:1wyqpp3ze4tdudk40xm0ppmpoqk0pnlg

  • Organizational password policyuu32wuxj24et5hgmo3xxkdj5xykvawhv
  • Backup procedurezpj82q4djqjfv5c410yj0tpzfpbfiz08
  • Our four communications processes:sonk9vywp95d7s9m879zvhmfoyc9n9w5

What technological standards do you0ojn74vrs3ajdc5trfl5cym0iia8ivd8 indoctrinatetmozx97aglfhpy2uxlflqmkzasb34oao *cough* welcome your new employees into?him5kmemxp13xnytsjx7okpb9i15u8s1


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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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