There is a lot of great talk about the art and science of community management and getting things done in open source, but surprisingly little about the emotional aspect and impact on participants lives. No matter how good or bad a piece of software is, in the end, a community is only as strong and long lasting as the people within it. Plone knows its people are its strength and the community has become structured around keeping them happy to keep things shipping. This talk will cover 10 major points:
Elizabeth is an independent Plone consultant working out of Berkley, CA. She has done python web application development and deployment in a variety of frameworks for over 9 years in industries such as upper education, intelligence research and development, healthcare IT, and knowledge management. She is deeply involved in the Plone community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Plone Foundation, the Plone 4.X Framework Team and hosted the 2011 Plone Conference in San Francisco. She can also be seen locally teaching Python web development and open source participation at the Noisebridge hacker space in San Francisco.
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