Hack the MIX Hackathon

Empower people to self organize

What are your ideas for increasing the ability of community members to self organize and drive activity on their own? Read through, comment on, and rate the ideas below. Then add yours.


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david-rajesh-sundardas's picture

The ideas and frameworks shared in MIX are excellent and at the same time difficult to learn and adopt through reading/discussing the material made available in MIX. Experiential learning though working conferences that create tempoary learning institutions is a great way to help practitioners gain very deep insights into the ideas, frameworks...

jeff-mowatt's picture

The psychologist Carl R Rogers, in his person centered counselling, advocated that given access to resources, the individual might resolve their own problems, flourish and grow.  People-centered economics suggests that the same approach can be applied to business and economics.

It was Rogers and other humanists who would influence...

By Jeff Mowatt on March 26, 2013
david-kirkpatrick's picture

While the MIX spills over into the Facebook and  LinkedIn spaces, I would love to see more social media features, better collaboration and communcaition tools, and the ability to form communities right here within the MIX.  We're seeing some of that here with the way we're voting on the grassroots...

dan-bean's picture

To stimulate creativity and innovation, there is tremendous power in collective imagination, intelligence, effort and intrinsic motivation. To hack the MIX, these concepts need to be facilitated within the MIX Community to mix and mashup ideas and enable more people to contribute where they have the most intrinsic motivation and...

By Dan Bean on February 24, 2013
john-roth's picture

Community Outreach - I am somehow reminded of the efforts of Pastor Drew Williams, as discussed during the MIX Mashup in San Francisco last summer. There are any number of related, external communities of interest, both on the web and apart from the web. Create participatory FIELD TRIPS to connect...

By John Roth on February 24, 2013
jon-ingham's picture

'The MIX as a community': for me this is the key hacking area by far. I'm interested that Alberto Blanco suggests that we are already a community. For me, it doesn't feel like it. Certainly not a 'community of passion' that we hacked about before. Perhaps that's just because I've...

By Jon Ingham on February 24, 2013
alberto-blanco's picture

A couple of years ago, the MIX was born as a project. Today, after all the contributions we have made together and all the interactions as fellow Mixers, I think it is safe for us to say that we have become something bigger: a community.

Then, my suggestion is to...

By Alberto Blanco on February 23, 2013
ross-smith's picture

There are a few great ideas to bring MiX members together in some of the other hacks - Skype chats, online meetings, local get togethers - all these are great - There are a ton of amazing people contributing to the MiX - and it would be great to get...

By Ross Smith on February 23, 2013
ellen-weber's picture

Let's show a greater balance among those in MIX admin and participants who offer original ideas that work well. On that note, I'd like to see more arts+science opportunities among members, more gender balance evidenced, more applied outcomes between MIX leaders and MIX contributors, more diverse icons displayed that show...

By Ellen Weber on February 22, 2013
rawn-shah's picture

How about starting with something as simple as setting up regular times each month to meet via webconference, e.g. Google+ Hangout, or Skype meeting. I do emphasize visual and not just audio conferences. Having worked from the middle of nowhere (Arizona) for almost two decades, I do value virtual encounters...

By Rawn Shah on February 22, 2013