Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Community Management in Meat Space

Techniques for Discussion & Achieving Consensus in Person

Headed to your annual developer conference and there’s a contentious topic on everyone’s mind? Wondering how to get past the airing of grievances into a useful discussion? In this talk, Lydia Pintscher and Leslie Hawthorn will explore facilitation techniques to use during community wide discussions. Drawing on the principles of open space technology, they will explore several methods for achieving consensus while still having fun, including: Spectragrams, Dot-o-cracy, Post-It Mind mapping. The talk will be accompanied by live demos of each technique. Participants who wish to learn more about the topics to be discussed in advance of the presentation may wish to visit the Aspiration Technology wiki for more details:


Lydia Pintscher
Leslie Hawthorn