Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

Hybrid Communities

Hybrid Communities

Presented online at Community Thrive 2021

We're heading deeper into a hybrid future - usually envisioned as in-person events with an online component included. While this is certainly a great way to allow for events to accommodate people who cannot attend in person, what if we could do more? What if we could build an entire community that brings people together in multi-faceted and impactful ways, regardless of where they are in the world? These hybrid communities can go far beyond simple events and can bring together people in ways they never thought possible. Let's explore what this future will look like and how you can start building a hybrid community today.

Hugh Lashbrooke

August 26, 2021
Tweet

More Decks by Hugh Lashbrooke

Other Decks in Business

Transcript

  1. Hybrid Communities
    Integrating online & o ine experiences

    View full-size slide

  2. What is a hybrid community?

    View full-size slide

  3. A hybrid community...
    ...facilitates valuable online connections…
    ...strengthened by in-person interactions

    View full-size slide

  4. How can we connect online &
    o ine spaces?

    View full-size slide

  5. Three focus areas
    Training
    Create practical content to teach your
    community new skills
    Teamwork
    Collaborate with your community to
    facilitate interactions
    Provide accessible platforms for
    collaboration and connection
    Tools

    View full-size slide

  6. What do you look for in platforms
    and tools?

    View full-size slide

  7. Platform
    considerations
    Live interactions
    Asynchronous conversations
    Accessibility
    Localisation
    Moderation tools
    Multimedia
    Documentation
    Open-source

    View full-size slide

  8. What do in-person events look like
    for a hybrid community?

    View full-size slide

  9. In-person events...
    ...involve collaborative discussions…
    ...that flow from online interactions

    View full-size slide

  10. What about existing communities?

    View full-size slide

  11. What about existing communities?
    Create
    Create content that caters to your
    community’s needs
    Recruit
    Onboard community members to
    facilitate creating content & interactions
    Initiate
    Provide space, structure and seeds for
    community interactions

    View full-size slide

  12. Hugh Lashbrooke
    @hlashbrooke hugh.blog
    automattic.com learn.wordpress.org

    View full-size slide