Fear, Uncertainty, and Dopamine

Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Location: Portland Ballroom Level: Novice
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 23 ratings)

A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more.

Photo of Paul Fenwick

Paul Fenwick

Perl Training Australia

Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.

In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

*Photograph by Joshua Button.

Comments on this page are now closed.


Christopher Turvey
07/27/2013 8:39am PDT

I eagerly await the video to be posted. It was top notch… I can’t wait to share this with my friends that couldn’t be in attendance.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts