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The following section provides a comprehensive list of Teams and their descriptions.
A full taxonomy of TIOF Teams can be found in the Organization's Taxonomy.
A full list of TIOF Members can be found in the Organizational Chart.
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Teams are used to structure communications across their members, for applications such as
  • Calendars
  • Group messaging
Teams are sometimes referred as Groups in certain platforms.
For more information. refer to each platform's documentation.

General Skills

The following skills are expected and/or hoped from any TIOF Member:
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Administration Teams [ADM]

Ensuring that the initiative remains law-abiding at all times.
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Team Human Resources

Human resources are key to recruitment, onboarding, and internal communications. The human resources team allocates company policies and procedures, provides assistance in the form of coaching and mentoring, and facilitates the workforce.
Helping us find the best team members and assist them in their tasks.
Human Resources facilitates and manages the workforce, sets policies and procedures in place, and provides coaching/mentoring as and when needed. HR also includes 3 functions Recruitment, Onboarding and Community management. The Recruitment function includes advertising for open positions, interviewing and selecting appropriate candidates. The Onboarding process ensures that each new joinee gets an orientation to the Project and the general tools used for communication and task management. The Community management function ensures the engagement and involvement of all Project members through internal communications. The HR team is involved at every step with each team member and is always available to answer any queries or concerns.
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Team Partners

Helping grow our network of collaborators worldwide.
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Team Infrastructure

The team that provides the architecture for the IT infrastructure based on the Project requirements, and is responsible for implementing and maintaining it.
Keeping the project tech gears properly greased.
"In charge of architecting, implementing and maintaining the necessary IT infrastructure for The IO Foundation and its projects. "
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Team Finance

Helping the project stay financially sound and transparent.
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Team Resource Allocation

The Resource Allocations Team supports the sustainability of Project Lockdown by developing revenue models and identifying funding opportunities. The team creatively sources and pursues leads that are aligned with the project's values and objectives.
Making it possible for this initiative to keep creating impact.
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Production Teams [PROD]

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Team UXUI

The User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) team is crucial to maintaining user experience across all project related platforms. The team ensures that the UX perspective is taken into consideration in different parts of the system planning and design.
Making eyesores a thing of the past & creating the best experience.
UX/UI Team's aim is to ensure a high user experience throughout the user journey and across platforms related to the project.
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Team Comms

The Communications team is in charge of promoting Project Lockdown's goals across various platforms. The Comm team must work to maintain user interaction, advocate PLDโ€™s mission both externally and internally, and serve as a source of contact for the public and the media.
Bringing the project to various audiences for further outreach.
Team Comms aims to promote Project Lockdown and its mission across different platforms, interact with its users and serve as a point of contact with the public and the media.
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Team Devs

The Developers team is responsible for developing and maintaining code-related solutions to the project. The team must work to implement features that will successfully work as requested by other teams.
Making the application more awesome in both back-end and front-end.
The aim of the team is to develop and maintain solutions that relate to code, making sure that the features and ideas desired by the other teams get implemented and work in a stable and fruitful manner.
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Team Docs

The Documentation teamโ€™s duties consist of preparing any written materials that are necessary to PLD. Working across all teams, the documentation team must collaborate with a variety of PLD volunteers in order to develop internal guidance documents, operation manuals, etc.
Helping make our project accessible and easy to understand for all.
The Project Lockdown Documentation team develops standard operating procedures, internal guidance documents, operational manuals, and many other types of written materials. We work with the TIOF director, the project manager, and all PLD teams to create, or assist in creating, written materials that are needed for our project.
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Team Research

The research team is comprised of two separate divisions; Editors and Data Science.
The Data Science teamโ€™s main focus is on data-related projects at PLD. The team is responsible for researching new interventions against COVID-19, defining dataset layers, and establishing standards for codifying human-rights violations.
The Editors team is at the front-end of researching, verifying, and encoding data related to the NPIs that are being tracked. Using official government documents as sources (that are thoroughly verified), the team will research how government measures and legislation has affected the legal status of a territory.
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๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: Shaping our data points to create positive impact. Team Data Science is comprised of dedicated and qualified volunteers in the fields of data science, human rights, and statistics. The focus of our work is on data-related projects at Project Lockdown. Currently, the Data Science Team is responsible for a host of work, ranging from researching new interventions against COVID-19 and to defining dataset layers, to establishing standards for codifying human-rights violations and reaching out to other researchers and COVID data users. The Data Science Team is constantly taking on new projects and establishing novel additions to Project Lockdown, as we work together to present the world with clear and transparently-sourced lockdown data.
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