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Leader in Community Management/Strategy

Leader in community strategy, management, and execution. Previously Director of Community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, and elsewhere, author of The Art of Community, and founder of the Community Leadership summit.

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Consultant

Leading consultant in community strategy/execution, developer workflow, internal community development (inner-source), and more. Clients include Deutsche Bank, Sony Mobile, HackerOne, Open Networking Foundation, and many more.

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Author

Author of the critically acclaimed The Art of The Community, 5 other books, and hundreds of articles across a range of publications. Columnist for Forbes, opensource.com, and maintainer of a popular blog.

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Speaker

Keynote speaker on topics including community leadership, open source, technology, behavioral economics, and others. Keynotes include OSCON, Interop, LinuxCon, .se Internet Days, MySQL Conference, linux.conf.au and many more.

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Video: Measuring Community Health

Video: Measuring Community Health

One of the most challenging components of building a community is how to (a) determine what to measure, (b) measure it effectively, and (c) interpret those measurements in a way that drives improvements. Of course, what complicates this is that communities are a...

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Clarification: Snappy and Flatpak

Recently, I posted a piece about distributions consolidating around a consistent app store. In it I mentioned Flatpak as a potential component and some people wondered why I didn't recommend Snappy, particularly due to my Canonical heritage. To be clear (and to clear...

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Consolidating the Linux Desktop App Story: An Idea

Consolidating the Linux Desktop App Story: An Idea

When I joined Canonical in 2006, the Linux desktop world operated in a very upstream way. All distributions used the Linux kernel, all used X, and the majority shipped either GNOME, KDE, or both. The following years mixed things up a little. As various companies...

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Open Community Conference: Updates, CFP, Webinar, and Prizes

Open Community Conference: Updates, CFP, Webinar, and Prizes

A little while back I announced that I am starting a new conference called the Open Community Conference in conjunction with my friends at the Linux Foundation. Put simply: the Open Community Conference provides a raft of presentations, panels, and BoFs with pragmatic...

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Optimizing On-Ramps, Community Strategy, and On-Boarding

Optimizing On-Ramps, Community Strategy, and On-Boarding

As part of my work, I tend to write a lot of articles, participate in interviews, and various other things. Previously I have not done a very good job at sharing these things on my blog, but as the number of people who subscribe to my posts seems to be growing, I am...

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