For me, it kinds of sums up the disconnect that can exist between the very well-intentioned people who a) develop software, b) deploy software to support community-building goals, and c) use that software in their communities. I'm convinced that hosting more conversations that include all three kinds of people could lead to improvements in the #UX of ethical tech, to the point where it's much better than any of the #DataFarms. That's my vision for the CTA and/or #OAE:
@strypey I was in Strypey's session, enjoyed it, recognise his difficulty when an unexpected assembly of folks showed. I'm a 'critical user' of 20 years, including 90s in Computer Supported Cooperative Work. So yes
"hosting more conversations that include all three kinds of people"
seems vital. I was a bit rattled by the tech sensibility of a couple of participants, them seeming so nerdy close to code and so far from lives (¿use cases?!) of none-code hackers.A culture hacker myself ;-)