Open space session on the OAE from Open 2018 in London
Here's a video of the Open App Ecosystem open space session I tried to facilitate at Open2018 in London a few months ago.
I finally got around to watching a bit of this video. The session was scheduled at the end of a a long, hot day of conferencing. But what made this session really tricky, was that I'd envisioned it as a F2F for folks already active in (or at least aware of) this OAE group on Loomio, but got a much more diverse bunch of people, wanting to discuss all sorts of things. It ended up requiring much more active facilitation than I was prepared for, and the result was a bit all over the place ;-P
For me, it kinds of sums up the disconnect that can exist between the very well-intentioned people who a) develop software, b) deploy software to support community-building goals, and c) use that software in their communities. I'm convinced that hosting more conversations that include all three kinds of people could lead to improvements in the UX of ethical tech, to the point where it's much better than any of the datafarms. That's been my vision for the CTA (Collaborative Technology Alliance) and/or the OAE for some time, but I'm keen to know how that fits with what others are here for.
Apologies for the patchy sound quality. We had some really professional camera people covering the conference, who did a great job. But it was a hot day, and there is a lot of background noise from fans running and street noise outside the open door ;-)
BTW Does anyone happen to know if the Open 2018 videos were published on any non-corporate hosting sites? A PeerTube site, for example?