• Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Heroku
  • InfiniteGraph
  • JBoss
  • LeaseWeb
  • Liferay
  • Media Temple, Inc.
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • Percona
  • Puppet Labs
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
  • SourceGear
  • Urban Airship
  • Vertica
  • VMware
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

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The most valuable assets to an open source project are the people. How do you attract, motivate, retain and encourage your community: both online and in person?

Location: D136
Wade Minter (Custom Communications), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 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 as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
Location: E145
Jono Bacon (Jono Bacon Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 14 ratings)
In this new talk from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, author of The Art Of Community, and founder of the Community Leadership Summit, he discusses the changing state of community management, and what opportunities and challenges lay ahead for this young science. Read more.
Location: E145
Andy Lester (petdance.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
github.com has taken open source by storm, but it's more than just a code repository with the latest hot source control system. It's a new way of working with open source projects. This can create new human and technical challenges for existing projects. Learn how to take advantage of these new tools without getting overwhelmed. Read more.
Location: D139/140
Avni Khatri (Kids on Computers)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Ever dreamed of traveling to remote places and foreign countries and using your technology skills to improve the world? Come learn how you can join us (or perhaps learn to avoid some of our more dangerous exploits) and make the world a better place by teaching kids about technology and free and open source software. Read more.
Location: E145
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Dawn Foster (The Scale Factory)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Every community manager knows that community metrics are important. But they all have their own set of hacky scripts for extracting data from various tools. Building on the work of Pentaho, Talend, MLStats, gitdm and a host of others, we built a generic community dashboard for the MeeGo project. This presentation will cover the data we extracted, how we did it, and how you can do it too. Read more.
Location: E145
Arthur Richards (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
A reflection on how the Wikimedia Foundation raised $16 million using all open-source software for the annual fundraiser in 2010. Nearly all of the money raised came from small, online donations from users of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. This talk will explore the components of the system, development methodology, challenges faced and challenges we face for next year. Read more.
Location: E145
Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This session talk about strategies for building community around open source software through a case study of the MongoDB project. Read more.
Location: E145
Audrey Eschright (Recompiler Media), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland), Christie Koehler (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
A fun, comprehensive overview of how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
Location: E145
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will discuss how to get started podcasting. Tips and tricks to make your podcast run smoothly will be revealed, as well as how to get the word out there that your podcast exists. There will also be technical information on using audio software and hardware. Read more.
Location: E145
Ilen Zazueta-Hall (Enphase Energy Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Two years ago, the SFRuby Meetup routinely drew just one or two women to an event of 50 people or more. Twelve Railsbridge Open Workshops and six hundred students later, meetups now routinely draw 15-20% women. Applying open source thinking to workshop planning, organization and teaching made this change possible. Learn how you can use this approach to start a workshop of your own! Read more.
Location: E145
Sonya Barry (Oracle)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
People hate change, and Java.net, a java-centric open source forge and community, needed a lot of change. Not just a facelift, but a whole new infrastructure with new development tools and a modern content management system. With 5600 projects and 600,000 registered members, and a handful of engineers dedicated to the task, how do you move a community this big without destroying it? Read more.
Location: E145
Average rating: *....
(1.33, 3 ratings)
This talk explores the similarities and differences between Volunteers and Contributors and the various ways to keep "motivational paychecks" from bouncing. Developers can always point to their code as "proof" of contribution, but what can we give our non-developer volunteers as their "proof" of contribution. Read more.
Location: E145
Henrique Bastos (Dekode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Building a strong community is hard. People are diverse and have different interests. So how to gather them and make things happen in a sustainable and constant way? For the past years, Rio's community kept growing strong. Dozens of different initiatives started to emerge resulting on a "community overflow" spread all over the country. We've learned from it, and now we can share our recipe. Read more.