Community Building - Science of it

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by Pranay Gupta on Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Session type
BoF Meet

Technical level


Understand the science behind community building and running good communities. Debate & learn from experienced people in the group.


A lot of times, it feels like a “good community” just happens. These could be a physical community or a virtual community. There seems to be a huge luck factor in getting a good community going.
That said, seems like there is quite some scientific studies and material around this. The idea of this session is to discuss the key summary of that material and to argue on its effectiveness. The group is expected to share their experience in community building and to some extent, add to the science of community building.

Speaker bio

Varun is the founder of 91springboard, the biggest coworking community in India. Prior to this, he has done multiple startups, a few of which were successful and most of which failed. With 91springboard, community building is something that they have focused on exclusively.

If are still reading, feel free to read more here:

Swapnil is the founder of Almaconnect, the biggest online alumni community probably in the whole world. It is amazing to see the kind of experiments and study he has done in building online community and networks.


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    [-] Zainab Bawa 2 years ago

    Interesting, Pranay. Have you delivered this talk earlier? Do you have a slide deck so that we can understand details better?

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