One of the most important parts of our design is the reputation model that will underpin the system. A reputation model is a way for a user community to collectively regulate and calibrate the contributions of its members. This is a well-established field of study, encompassing many years of academic research and with numerous examples of working systems deployed in the real world.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation we hosted a Workshop on February 22-24, 2012 in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center, in order to share with and learn from key members of the academic, nonprofit, and commercial sectors who research and use reputation systems. View the attendee list.

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