Loomio as a Learning Project

Several programmers working on Loomio are new to Ruby on Rails, and with the guidance of some experienced developers at Enspiral, they are using Loomio as a chance to practice and improve their skills. With Loomio as the inspiration, regular ā€œlearn railsā€ meetups were held at the Enspiral offices throughout late 2011.

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A Short History and Introduction

The Loomio project began in late 2011 when some members of the Occupy Wellington movement met up with some people at EnspiralĀ and we realized we had a common need for a better decision making tool. As non-hierarchicalĀ groups that aim to give all members a voice in the process, traditional top-down decision making wasn’t an option, but traditional consensus decision making requiring everyone to sit in a circle and talk each point through was too slow and inefficient.

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