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D135
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Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
This full day of community management training is delivered by Jono Bacon, author of The Art of Community, and covers a wide range of topics for community managers and leaders to build fun, productive, and rewarding communities. Read more.
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Community | Tools & Techniques
Portland 255
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Emma Jane Westby (Freelance)
Average rating: ***..
(3.72, 18 ratings)
You've dabbled a little in version control using Git. You can follow along with the various tutorials you've found online. But now you've been asked to implement a work flow strategy and you're not really sure how (or where) to start. You have a lot of choices, we'll help you pick the right one for your project. Read more.
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Business | Community
D136
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap), Bill Cernansky (ComedySportz)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond, generate quality ideas and make quick decisions. Learn the secrets of applied improv from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet startups and corporate training. Read more.
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E144
Elaine Marino (LadyCoder Productions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
The United States needs more tech talent. Period. And yet there is a solution — Grow Developers. My talk will cover all the many ways this community can actively solve the lack of talent problem, and at the same time give solutions for also growing the female and minority tech populations. People will walk away with a 3-tiered approach for growing developers and growing diversity. Read more.
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E144
Ken Walker (IBM Canada)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Working in open source is living the dream, right? What happens when that dream clashes with the real world deliveries associated with those paying you to work in the open. Speaking from 3 years of experience working on a new tools project and through interviews with others in the industry, this talk should help show you through the ups and downs. Read more.
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E144
Thomas Smith (Project Gado)
This talk shares the success story of how a small open hardware project used an Arduino/Python archival digitization robot to spark an international collaboration spanning cultures and continents. The talk focuses on how the collaboration came to be, how the teams used tools like 3D printing and video to work together across 5000+ miles, and how other OS projects can create similar partnerships. Read more.
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Business | Community
D137/138
Jason Hibbets (Red Hat), Gail Roper (City of Raleigh)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Open source, open data, and open access, that's what the City of Raleigh is all about. But how did Raleigh go from open government resolution to an open data portal and a preference for open source software for IT procurement? Come to this session to learn how city government and citizens are working together to create an open source city. Read more.
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E144
Kara Sowles (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Events are an attractive way to grow a community, but how do you choose which types of events work best for your users? We'll cover a variety of community event types, as well as building and scaling user groups remotely, simultaneous in-person and online participation, and getting other departments at your company invested in what you're planning. Read more.
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Colin Charles (SkySQL Ab/MariaDB Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Asia is a huge untapped market for open source expansion, but it is very unlike North America or Europe. Learn differences within Asia, see open source proliferation in all markets, and most importantly get into thinking Asia expansion is prime. Read more.
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Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
In this talk we will look at some of the basic dynamics playing out in open source communities and introduce some mental models explaining them. We will look at the Open Source Flywheel (inspired by Walton's Productivity Loop and the Bezos Flywheel) and the Open Source Community Funnel (inspired by Sales Funnels) to explain them. Read more.
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E144
Mark Ferree (Chapter Three)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
What happens to an open source community full of hobbyists when the project cleans up its pile of spaghetti and chooses to adopt widely held programming paradigms and systems? Read more.
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Catherine Farman (Happy Cog), Corinne Warnshuis (Girl Develop It)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Women make up only 11% of open source developers. As Girl Develop It leaders in Philadelphia, we’ve learned about what works to get women involved in open source projects at the grassroots level. We’ll share our experience encouraging women to make open source contributions, using concrete methods that can be replicated in your own communities. Read more.
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Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
In this session we'll look at how design effects an open source project and how to encourage designers to contribute. We'll also cover the fundamentals of design, in case a developer finds themselves in the role of designer. Read more.
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Business | Community
D137/138
Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
There's been a lot of talk about patent trolls, but how can the free and open source software community address the more complicated (and potentially more damaging) problem of anti-competitive litigation? Read more.
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E144
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Roberto Galoppini (Slashdotmedia), Adam Benayoun (Binpress)
Not all projects benefit from a deep-pocketed corporate sponsor to fund their community activities. There are bills that need paying for server hosting, download bandwidth and the like, and maybe for trademark registration and other legal costs for larger projects. What's the best way to fund your project? These speakers know! Read more.
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Business | Community
Portland 255
VM Brasseur (shoeless consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 18 ratings)
'Programmer' and 'Manager' are two different titles for a reason: they're two different jobs and skill sets. If you have managerial aspirations (or have had them foisted upon you), come to this session to learn some of the tricks of the managerial trade. Read more.
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E144
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, author of The Art of Community, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, and Ubuntu Community Manager, he discusses how to process, interpret, and manage rude, disrespectful, and non-constructive feedback in communities so the constructive criticism gets through but the hate doesn't. Read more.
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E144
Samantha Simpson (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Culture shift is a huge challenge in the public sector. I will walk through how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is able to successfully open source data, platforms, and standards. Read more.
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D137/138
Moderated by:
Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project)
Panelists:
Johnny Hughes (CentOS Project), Jim Perrin (CentOS Project)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
What is the future of CentOS Linux? Hear the true story from the project leaders behind the surprise announcement that the CentOS Project and Red Hat are joining forces. Read more.
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E144
Pernilla Lind (Neo4j)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
I am going to expand on the experiences of setting up a worldwide community around our product, the Neo4j graph database. I will be presenting through the prism of being a woman in the technology world and how that has affected the way i had to work. Read more.
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Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, will discuss the peculiar tension in the intersection of free and open source software and corporate interest. Read more.
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E144
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
How can you encourage involvement and participation in Open Source? They key is through empowerment. We'll discuss how to empower and encourage more people to participate in your open source project by enabling Heroism. This talk will also discuss issues of diversity and inclusion. Read more.
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E144
Kiyoto Tamura (Treasure Data)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Japan has a thriving open source technology community. It’s also the third largest IT market in the world, with more engineers per capita than the US, and a history of game-changing open source projects like Ruby and Jenkins. Hear a first hand account of managing and cultivating open source communities in Japan, the US and other countries and discuss international community building. Read more.
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Community | Education
D137/138
Elaine Marino (LadyCoder Productions), Jessica Goulding (Self-Employed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
This talk is going to provide insight into what’s it’s like to view Software Development as an outsider, who happens to be an experienced successful professional. I will also tackle the issues that are implicit with imposter syndrome, such as how to grow developers, how to grow diversity, fixing broken hiring practices, and what it’s like to be afraid of open source. Read more.