Jono Bacon is a community strategy consultant, author, advisor, and speaker.

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Global Learning XPRIZE Entries Open Sourced: Get Involved

Back in 2014 I worked at the XPRIZE Foundation. One of the major reasons I joined was to help launch the Global Learning XPRIZE. This was a $15 million competition, largely funded by Elon Musk, that challenged teams to build an Android app that teaches kids basic...

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It Ain’t All About Sign-Ups, Strangers Are People Too

When I am working with clients with community management, one of the first things I want to understand is how they, not me, define success. What metrics are they tracking? One of the common metrics for success in communities is people who register, sign up, or...

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An Example Of Open Source Community Engagement Done Well

Open source community can be a tricky business, but today I want to share a quick example of the kind of open source community engagement I try to encourage more generally, and with clients. This one comes from a client of mine, Zeppelin, who builds tools for...

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Open Source Won’t Save A Subpar Product

Bonus points for those of you who can guess where the main image for this post is from. One of the interesting elements of working with a range of different companies is being able to better understand the dynamics that influence how well a community will succeed or...

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Career Guidance For Young People: A Retrospective

Last month I was invited to go and speak at a school careers event. My audience was a collection of young people stuck at that tough intersection between being at school and starting to think about what they want to do for a career. I don't envy them. While I was...

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How to Track Community Growth in Forums

When I work with clients, one of the key things they want to understand is how they track community growth and react to the data they are seeing. This can be a complex business: community platforms provide bazillions of metrics. Which ones should you track? Or, should...

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