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Making Ubuntu Happen: Community Under The Microscope

Desktop Applications
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)

In this brand new presentation, Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, talks about the history of the Ubuntu community, the challenges it has faced, and where it is moving forward in his dream to build the “reference implementation of Free Software community, done right.”

The presentation takes a rollercoaster ride through community, looking at the social, technical, and cultural issues involved in running a worldwide community, how to make community more efficient, resolving conflict, growing developers and users, getting the freedom vs. community balance, managing business expectations from business people and other issues. The entire presentation is wrapped up in the amusing, anecdotal style that Bacon is known for.

If you have an interest in Ubuntu, community, how it works, and are interested in growing your own community, you won’t want to miss this interesting, amusing presentation.

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Jono Bacon

Canonical Ltd

Jono Bacon works at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and works to grow, scale and lead the world-wide Ubuntu community. Bacon previously had a background in journalism (writing for over 12 publications and three books) and also worked as a professional Open Source advocate at the UK government funded OpenAdvantage. He is a prominent member of the Open Source community, co-founder and presenter of LugRadio, contributor to projects such as Jokosher, KDE and GNOME, and an active musician, playing in a metal band and recording his own solo material. He lives in the England.

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