Leslie Hawthorn

Leslie Hawthorn
Director of Developer Relations, Red Hat

Website | @lhawthorn

An internationally known Developer Relations strategist and Community Management expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She’s best known for creating the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launching Google’s #2 Developer Blog and receiving an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010. Her career has provided her with the opportunity to develop, hone and share open source expertise spanning the Enterprise to NGOs, including senior roles at Google, Red Hat, the Open Source Initiaitve, the OSU Open Source Lab and Elastic. She lives with her partner in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Location: F151
Donnie Berkholz (RedMonk), Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
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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