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CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators

Connective DX Community Room
2030 NW Pettygrove St
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

CHIFOO Meeting Details

5:00 - 6:30: CHIFOOd: Please join us before the meeting to enjoy a no-host dinner at Lucky Lab, 1945 Northwest Quimby Street.

6:30 - 7:00: Registration and networking at the Connective DX Community Room, 2030 NW Pettygrove, in the Pearl District.

7:00 - 8:30: Meeting followed by vigorous Q & A. And a raffle!

Free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at chifoo.org. Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).


CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!

Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."