Faster Than 20

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Virtual Office Hours

March 23, 2020 – March 27, 2020

How might we...

  • How might we learn more effectively from each other?
    • How might we develop the habit of sharing our learnings with each other more frequently?

Hypothesis

Practitioners in my community want unstructured connection time.

Design

Invite people to virtual office hours. No agenda, no need to show up at a particular time, and no need to stay on for the whole time. It’s just an opportunity to say hello, reconnect, and talk for as long or as little as you’d like about whatever you’d like to talk about with whomever shows up.

Send invitation to Colearning, my newsletter, and Bay Area practitioners list.

Metrics

How many people show up?

Where are they located?

Where did they hear about this?

Learnings

People came! Metrics from where listed below in the comments.

The dynamic was definitely a little bit awkward, but people were great about it and went with it. Ideas on how to adjust below.

There are a few opportunities that might emerge from this conversation (also see below in the comments). One is for more intentional network weaving, which wasn’t one of the original goals of this, but might be a fun outcome.

Decisions

Repeat this experiment one more time. This time, try advertising on social media as well to see if that pulls in folks.

Use a shared display to help moderate, get people caught up.

Sign-in sheet (perhaps via Google Presentation):

  • Name?
  • Photo? I could do a screen capture.
  • Where you’re calling from?
  • How do you know Eugene (and from when)?
  • Whom else here do you know?

Maybe do it video off?

See if folks are interested in a tech buddy matchmaking system.

Questions

How best to advertise?

How to prevent trolls?

How to reconcile with all the other office hours offerings in these crazy times of COVID-19?

Working agreements?

Accountable Eugene
Team Eugene
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Modified April 2, 2020
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