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Diamond Sponsors

  • Fotango
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

Silver Sponsors

  • ActiveState
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • Greenplum
  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • Rearden Commerce
  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

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Art of Community

Dawn Foster, Director of Developer Relations, Jive Software
Danese Cooper, Open Source Diva, Intel and Open Source Initiative
Karl Fogel,
Sulamita Garcia, Intel
Jimmy Wales, Chairman of the Board, Wikia, Inc

Track: People
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: E143-144

Online communities have been a fundamental element of open source culture for years. As community experts, what have we learned about dealing with difficult people, trolls, and other disruptive influences in our communities? What qualities and practices make an open source community run successfully?

How can our open source community expertise be applied to improve Web 2.0 communities? What can we learn from Web 2.0 communities about ease of use and community building? How can technologies like Ajax, wikis, blogging, and more be used to improve open source communities?

If you are interested in taking your community to the next level or are interested in building a unique community, you can attend our session and discuss these questions and more with our panel of community experts.