Here are some notes from a workshop I participated in at Webstock about managing and sustaining communities online. It was led by Heather Champ, community manager for Flickr, and Derek Powazek, founder of Fray and more recently MagCloud, a web-to-print publishing site I’ve been meaning to link to for a while (but that’s for another post).
I’m at Webstock and I’m sitting across the table from a guy who built the BBC’s iPlayer and customisable homepage, next to the manager of NZ On Screen and listening to US journalist and blogger Annalee Newitz talk about how science fiction gives us vocabulary and a frame of reference for emerging technologies.
I got back last night from a really productive week in Wellington meeting people and attending Webstock, a conference for web designers but universally relevant. A big thank-you to the organisers: the event was well-run, aside from highly patchy wi-fi, and turned out to be an engaging, useful and enjoyable couple of days.