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The Future Of Community

Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 55 ratings)

In recent years collaborative communities have
revolutionized how we consume and create information for each other. In
this new keynote, Jono Bacon, author of The Art of Community,
founder of the Community Leadership Summit and award-winning Community
Manager for the global Ubuntu community, talks about the new
opportunities and challenges we face in understanding the art and
science of community leadership. His keynote will continue in his other
OSCON session A New Era Of

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Jono Bacon


Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. He is Director of Community at GitHub and previously led community at Canonical and XPRIZE.

Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for community managers and leaders, the Community Leadership Summit, founder of the Community Leadership Forum, and is a regular keynote speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice. He also writes columns for Forbes and opensource.com.

Bacon has provided community management consultancy for both internal and external communities for a range of organizations. This includes Deutsche Bank, Intel, SAP, Sony Mobile, Samsung, Open Compute Project, IBM, Dyson, Mozilla, National Finishing Contractors Association, AlienVault, and others. He holds advisory positions at AlienVault, Open Networking Foundation, and Open Cloud Consortium.
In addition to The Art of Community, Bacon is a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, author of Dealing with Disrespect, and co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks (O’Reilly), Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall), and Practical PHP and MySQL (Prentice Hall). Bacon has written over 500 articles across 12 different publications. He writes regularly for a range of magazines.

Bacon was the co-founder of the popular LugRadio podcast, which ran for four years with 2million+ downloads and 15,000 listeners, as well as spawning five live events in both the UK and the USA, and co-founded the Shot Of Jaq podcast. He co-founded the Bad Voltage podcast, a popular show about technology, Open Source, politics, and more. He founded the Creative Commons music projects Severed Fifth and Chimp Foot, and is also the founder of the Ubuntu Accomplishments, Jokosher, Acire, Python Snippets, and Lernid software projects.

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Bryan Smith
08/11/2011 12:43pm PDT

Jono always hits home for me…maybe you should have gone to his other session! He accomplished his mission if that’s what you took away from it; it’s daunting to cover expansive topics in 15 mins. Renaissance in Community Management really was spot on as was seen by the audience and questions in his 40 minute session.

It was great seeing Jono as a keynote!

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Ricardo Signes
08/01/2011 6:22am PDT

Almost all I can remember of this talk is, “Come to see when I give a longer version of this talk.” It didn’t hit home with me.