Well, I never expected the VTK and You video series to extend to five videos. I thought at the most there would be three. If you’re just joining us for the VTK (aka Volunteer Toolkit) party, let’s catch you up. Our council was one of the last ones to roll out VTK, so that’s why I’m just now writing about it even though it’s already been out for three years.
As someone who is both a Brownie and Cadette leader and a former IT professional who rolled out and tested applications in a previous life, I wanted to provide a summary of what I concluded from my recent experience with VTK. This was not done as an exercise in bashing (although I admit that I become a little sarcastic near the end). In fact, I originally created the videos to hopefully provide somebody (anybody!) a snapshot of what it’s like to use VTK from a volunteer point of view. In other words, I was just trying to help. I have more to say about VTK from a non-technical standpoint and how meetings are written and presented, but I’ll hold off for now because I want to stick to the technical issues and possible solutions. Read more »