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In time management, timeboxing allocates a fixed time period, called a time box, to each planned activity. Several project management approaches use timeboxing. It is also used for individual use to address personal tasks in a smaller time frame. It often involves having deliverables and deadlines, which will improve the . . . Read more


A collaborative format for efficient online meeting inspired by the Pomodoro technique. Format: invite everyone by announcing the meeting format (45 minutes interaction, 10 min break, 45 minutes interaction) and set up a pad for collaborative writing where people can co-create the list of topics for the meeting you can . . . Read more


Mutirão: This is originally a Tupi term used in Brazil to describe collective mobilizations based on non-remunerated mutual help. Wikipedia’s Brazilian Portuguese definition for mutirão is very telling: “An expression originally used in field work for the civil construction of community houses where everyone is a beneficiary and offers mutual help through a rotating, non-hierarchical . . . Read more


Ayni is a term with a meaning that’s closely related to minga. It describes a system of work and family reciprocity among members of the ayllu (a community working on collective land). It is commonly exemplified in the sharing of tasks such as agriculture, shepherding, cooking or house construction. The tradition is still . . . Read more


Hackfit is a fitness-infused startup competition for innovative thinkers passionate about healthy living. Following the traditional three-day hackathon formula, Hackfit ups the ante with camaraderie-building fitness challenges, rockstar mentorship, and superfoods – challenging teams to create the future of health, fitness, and sport technology. Hackfit is built on the ethos . . . Read more

Agile Business Meeting

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


Sprint means “a short race at top speed”, and in open source universe it refers to a collective programming methodology that occurs during a short period of time. This methodology is frequently used in the Python community (an open source programming language) and has been adapted to collective book writing, . . . Read more


WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.


people getting together in the same place to translate collaboratively documents (usually from english to native language) in relatively short but intense time


Talkoot is a Finnish expression for a gathering of friends and neighbors to accomplish a task. The task of the talkoot may be something that is a common concern, for the good of the group, or it may be to help someone with a task that exceeds his or her . . . Read more