Martin Chase


After 4 years spent herding volunteers as Free Geek’s head programmer, builder and sysadmin (from PHP to RoR, Woody to Ubuntu, shelves of Pentium2 servers to racks of virtualization), Martin was replaced by a 15 year old who could do all the same work better and cheaper. Accepting the change as inevitable, Martin then took a year off paid work to make sure everything was where it was supposed to be (and it was right there, just like I had hoped). Now he seeks to apply advanced rationality practices to human behavior, government, curry sauce, table tennis – whatever doesn’t run away screaming, really.

Proposals for this user

* Managing the Passionate

How consensus and consent, coops and sociocracies, user groups and open source development, come to bear on the mismatch between autocracy and open source.
Culture 2009-04-11 00:48:55 +0000
Martin Chase, Jeff Schwaber

* Trusting Our Leaders

We will explore how to evaluate the validity of experts' statements and introduce some tools to avoid mistaken beliefs based on innate human biases.
Business 2009-04-11 01:04:45 +0000
Martin Chase, Jeff Schwaber