The Form storm is a way to boost reciprocal project development and barnraising around initiatives coming out of the community: both individual projects and ones that come out of collaborations between two or more community members. Funding application processes can be a powerful motivator for helping us get many more . . . Read more
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for . . . Read more
A business meeting format inspired by Scrum/Agile methods. Principles: First, start your next meeting by designating three roles: Facilitator, (In real Scrum, this role should be the “Scrum Master,”), “Product Owner,” the person who defines what qualifies as the “deliverable.” Scrum has very few rules, but one is that the Facilitator . . . Read more
interactive training sessions for creating and using learn patterns. Although using the name hackathon, the event is loosely inspired by the hackathon format, with a 90 min online work session using Google Hangout and etherpad to collaborate.
Contact is a working festival of innovate where the net’s leading minds and entrepreneurs can connect with the people who are building the social technologies of tomorrow. The event uses various formats, such as “provocations” short talks intended to spur participants thinking, teach them the latest concepts in net development . . . Read more