080: Crafting A Community with Kris Howard

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Panelists:

Jessica Kerr | John K. Sawers

Guest Starring:

Kris Howard: @web_goddess | YOW! Conference

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Show Notes:

02:05 – Knitting and Computing

Software Art Thou: Knit One, Compute One with Kris Howard

Ravelry

06:17 – The Knitting Community Vs The Software Community

09:38 – Moderation and Clear Communication of Expectations

12:50 – Welcoming New People

14:45 – Muscle Memory and Workflow; Teaching Others

19:09 – Information Exchange and Spreading Knowledge

knitml

freesewing.org

25:16 – User Focus Vs Creator Focus

27:07 – Kris’ Superpower: Being a Social Extrovert

35:39 – Hard Work Vs Reframing

40:51 – Gender Differences in “Crafting”

25:16 – The “Craftsman” Gender Controversy

Twitter Discussion

Reflections:

Kris: Thinking about your environment.

John: Onboarding community members and the importance of making that ramp as shallow as possible.

Jessica: Choosing a tribe based on inclusivity.

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