Session

The Art of Community

Dawn Foster, Director of Developer Relations, Jive Software
Mitchell Baker, CEO, Mozilla Corporation
Josh Bancroft, Intel
Zaheda Bhorat, Manager, Open Source Programs, Google
Danese Cooper, Open Source Diva, Intel and Open Source Initiative
Karl Fogel, QuestionCopyright.org
Zak Greant, Director, Free Software and Open Source, eZ systems
Geir Magnusson

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: Portland 251

Online communities have been a fundamental element of open source culture for years, and they are now becoming an integral part of the daily lives of more people every day. New people are joining and participating in online communities in everything from open source projects like Firefox to social networking sites like MySpace and LinkedIn. This session will offer guidance on how to create a successful community in the form of 5 minute lightning talks from a group of experts on the following topics:

  • Introductory remarks (Danese Cooper)
  • Benefits of having a community (Zaheda Bhorat)
  • Corporate communities (Josh Bancroft)
  • Using Collaboration tools (Karl Fogel)
  • Leading a community and creating a community culture (Geir Magnusson)
  • Concerns and challenges (Zak Greant)
  • The Character of Intentional Communities (Mitchell Baker)
  • Impact of web 2.0 on communities (Dawn Foster)