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BEAM - Build, Enable, Activate and Model the Use of IT Skills to Serve the Community

BEAM (aka openBeam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community:
  • We adopt the BEAM action model: (1) Build human resources with a passion to learn about technologies (2) Enable pro-active individuals to strengthen their habits to collaborate and to continue to grow skills. (3) Activate the connection of IT resources to help philanthropic organizations to increase their reach and effectiveness (4) Model the use of project management disciplines coupled with Agile software development process to deliver the right solutions to our clients as rapidly as possible.
  • If you have interests in IT (particularly cloud computing) and project management, either as a student or an experienced professional wanting to grow and network, we welcome you to join our group by contacting us.
  • And if you have a potential BEAM project that you would like us to consider helping you on, please contact us. We would be happy to consider adding your requests to our list of projects.

 

 

 

BEAM

Build, Enable

Activate, Model

Commitment to IT equity,

openness and service

Community Status/News

Rochester Clinic and Lotus Health Foundation Community Health Events (February 19, 2018)

Two national well known lifestyle medicine physician and pioneers, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Hans Diehl along with other physicians will present several topics in Rochester.

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Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulleting Report (February 18, 2018)

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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2018 Discipline Data Update - Information (February 17, 2018)

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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2018 County Board Goals (January 30, 2018)

At the Jan. CNG Meeting, Heidi Welsh presented the following 2018 Goals

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openBEAM.net Projects Status (January 28, 2018)

We are forming and expanding a team to help area non-profits to better utilize their IT infrastructure.

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Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting (January 17, 2018)

Cradle to Career Planning Team looks forward to sharing this work with you on February 22. They invite you to join us to see the research and recommendations that have been developed during 2017. Coffee will be served.

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Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education (January 12, 2018)

Winona State University – Rochester (WSU-R) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business, Leadership, and Education Open House Jan. 18, 2018

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Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal (January 10, 2018)

A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam's distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevancies with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements.

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
Links
Links to Beam and beam subsites:
Social Media
openBEAM Feeds