Leslie Hawthorn

Leslie Hawthorn
Director of Developer Relations, Elastic

Website | @lhawthorn

An internationally known community manager, speaker, and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010, and gave a few great talks on many things open source.

In August 2013, Leslie joined Elastic as director of developer relations. She works from Elastic’s EU HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – when not out and about gathering user praise and pain points.


Location: F151
Donnie Berkholz (RedMonk), Leslie Hawthorn (Elastic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 13 ratings)
The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when that community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it. Read more.


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