Account

Tag Archives | Speaker Series Event

Empowering Community Moderators

Vector Image of Jasen BalmatEMPOWERING COMMUNITY MODERATORS TO MAKE VALUES-BASED DECISIONS
June 8, 2016
Jasen Balmat, OkCupid

Often community moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social network making thousands of judgment calls on behalf of the members they serve. Learn how community moderators provide care and attention to enrich experiences at an individual level.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Learn More
Continue Reading

Be Here When

Vector Image of John David SmithBE HERE WHEN: FAITH BASED COMMUNITIES CONTEMPLATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THEMSELVES
May 4, 2016
John D. Smith, Co-Author of Digital Habitats

Faith-based communities live with many contradictions that challenge thinking about design, technology, and human interaction. The community’s tech steward must strike a balance between the needs of the community and outside influences.

About the Speaker

John co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White. He is a buddhist meditation teacher with a master’s degree in planning and architecture from the University of New Mexico.

Learn More
Continue Reading

Marketing Isn’t Storytelling.

Vector Image of Ian LurieMARKETING ISN’T STORYTELLING. IT’S WORLD BUILDING.
April 6, 2016
Ian Lurie, Portent

For years, we’ve referred to ‘marketing as storytelling.’ This creates a problem: Storytelling involves a single narrative arc, and our customers don’t want to be dragged into a single arc. They want a space in which they can move about and create their own stories.

Come to this session to hear how playing Dungeons and Dragons teaches great marketing, the basic principles of marketing worldbuilding, and why this may have broader application.

About the Speaker

Ian Lurie is CEO and Founder of Portent, a full-service digital agency he started in 1995.

Learn More
Continue Reading

A Media For a Chorus of Voices

Vector Image of Ward CunninghamA MEDIA FOR A CHORUS OF VOICES
March 2, 2016
Ward Cunningham

Ward talk about the reinventing Wiki and how distributed internet’s idealistic founding with technological innovation has brewed since its inception. While venture money chases unicorns were happy to build trilobites because we’d be happy to inform the future even if we don’t own it.

About the Speaker

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principal Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki.

Learn More

 

Continue Reading