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CHIFOO Event: Be Here When

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 "Be Here When: Faith Based Communities Contemplate Technologies for Themselves" with John D. Smith, Co-Author of Digital Habitats!

Churches and faith-based communities live with many contradictions that are completely irrational depending on where you stand or what hat you wear. Their irrationality challenges our normal thinking about design, technology, and human interaction. To understand what’s going on as a community’s technology steward you need to stand inside and outside, be local and nonlocal, be in the organization and outside, be a newbie and an old-timer, have a short-timer’s view and play the long game, be both geek and technophobe, and observe it all as an actor and as a barefoot ethnographer. Every day.

About the Speaker

John co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White. He is a buddhist meditation teacher with a master’s degree in planning and architecture from the University of New Mexico.

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