International IDEA and HDS How-to-guide the development of electoral codes of conduct Book Sprint finished

The Book Sprint for International IDEA and HDS finished up on Friday afternoon. During five days, six participants from IDEA, HSD, NIMD and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue pooled their expertise to build a practical tool for the development of codes of conduct aiming at celebrating elections in the best conditions. The Book intends to guide domestic ‘honest brokers’ working in transitional contexts (facilitators such as party leaders, EMBs, peacebuilding experts, democracy assistance practitioners, etc.) and provides lessons learned, essential steps and considerations drawn from successful dialogues between political parties for the development of codes of conduct that contribute to the holding of peaceful elections. The guide will illustrate each step with comparative examples allowing its users to make informed strategic decisions both in relation to process and content. It will now go through a final review by IDEA’s publication team and we look forward to seeing its release! To see pictures from this Book Sprint click here Like and help us promote this...

IDEA and HDS Book Sprint on dialogue for peaceful elections

Today it’s our second day of a new Book Sprint in the charming city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The book is an initiative led by the Human Security Department of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (HDS) and International IDEA.   Taking as a starting point that political dialogue is a major conflict-prevention mechanism, the group is writing a practical guide on how to facilitate dialogue initiatives in the context of electoral processes in transition or conflict countries (codes of conduct). Participants will bring their hands-on facilitation experiences to illustrate with practical examples the different steps and essential considerations.   You can check the photos of the first day here. Like and help us promote this...

Cisco Book Sprint completed!

“A Modern, Open and Scalable Fabric: VXLAN EVPN”, the new Cisco Guide produced with the Book Sprint method, has been finalised today after 5 days of intense collaborative writing. The Guide intends to give a solid foundation of VXLAN EVPN and provides real-world use cases to achieve a successful transition to next generation data centre Fabric. The intended audience for this book is both network professionals and network administrators. The Book is the result of the collaborative effort of 13 participants (Cisco Technical Marketing and Sales Engineers). Some of their impressions of the week can be found in the videos below.       You can check the pics of the Book Sprint here Like and help us promote this...

New Book Sprint with Cisco in California

Yesterday, a new Book Sprint started in San José (California) with a group of Cisco engineers from all over the US and Europe. Within 5 days, the group is bookspinting to write a guide on ‘Standalone’ Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) as the routing protocol, along with Ethernet virtual Private network (EVPN). Taking into account that we are moving towards the age of cloud, the guide intends to show the benefits of this technology which offers to operators of multi-tenant clouds the possibility to scale their networks and make them more flexible for the demands of cloud networking. The guide is targeting Technical decision-makers (TDM) and Businesses decision-makers (BDM). Following a debate on the structure and the book scope, participants are now drafting the main sections of the Guide. You can check the pics of the Book Sprint here Like and help us promote this...

F5 AFM Operations Guide concluded

A great 5-day Book Sprint at the F5 premises in San José, California, concluded this Friday. The group of participants came out with the “F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager Operations Guide”. This guide includes recommended maintenance, tuning, and monitoring procedures. It will be extremely helpful to assist customers with keeping their BIG-IP optimized, and performing as designed.   The guide will be published soon after an internal review process. You can find more pics here. Like and help us promote this...