Category Archives: How-To

Community Mapping – Connecting Projects sharing Future Visions

At Personal Cloud Community Gathering  in August I designed a community mapping exercise to support different projects learning about what each other was 1) working 2) needed as a complement and 3) held as a long term vision. Number of … Continue reading

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Community Mapping – Organizational Affiliation and Involvement

Number of People: 30-500 Time:  Depends on Size of Group Small groups 30-40 min Medium Groups 1 hour Large Groups 1.5 hours Formats: Small group conversation self managed with Instructions in parallel over 1 hour and groups posting on to map … Continue reading

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Slides: BayCHI Human Interaction Design and Unconferences

I gave this talk several years ago at BayCHI. Human Interaction Design and Unconferneces It gives an overview of what an unconference with photos of many of the key aspects. Human Interaction Unconference View more presentations from Kaliya Hamlin.

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Create a Welcoming Inviting Space

I am a bit stunned at the aggressive nature of ‘the rules of bar camp‘ that have been put forward. I guess I am not surprised because they are parodied from ‘the rules of fight club.’ Going back up to … Continue reading

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The Unconference Session: What to do?

Scott Berkun has a great blog post about how to run a good unconference session. If you are thinking about doing ‘something’ at a forthcoming unconference this is the post for you. It is really comprehensive and goes into both … Continue reading

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Traditional + Open Space – ways to make it work

Chris Corrigan, and Open Space Facilitator wrote me a comment to my last posts The dual Conference Model. Dual Track at Voice 2.0 Lesons learned with these thoughts. I just did a conference last week in denver which was a … Continue reading

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Dual Track at Voice 2.0 “lesson learned”

I blogged about Voice 2.0 a few weeks ago. I wondered if their choice to do dual track model would work. Now the event has happened they basically found what I thought they would. The one downside was the “unconference” … Continue reading

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Unconference Principles: Holding Space

This is the root practice for bringing people together in a group. As the convener(s) of a meeting you are the holders of space. It is a subtle practice that takes time to even realize that it is going on. … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Speed Geeking

Speed Geeking is a great way to share projects in a community it is a method innovated at Penguin Days lead by Allen Gunn director of Aspiration. This process comes from Penguin Day. This process is great because it 1) … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology created originally by Harrison Owen, is a great process to support agenda formation amongst technical communities meeting to accomplish work together. Before the day of the meeting participants can put forward ideas they have about sessions they … Continue reading

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