#### An agent-based model of community joining

Jeremy Foote
Northwestern University

Benjamin Mako Hill
University of Washington

Nate TeBlunthuis
University of Washington
* People don't make decisions this way * Difficult to explain newcomer success --- ### Adding communities * Adding communities every month is a start --- ### But it's not enough --- --- ## Results --- ### Adding popularity * The choices that people consider are weighted by popularity --- ## Limitations and challenges * Better for disproving than proving * All assumptions need to be defined * Important to tie to theory and empirics * Hard to find the right level of complexity -->