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

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Conversations With Bacon: Todd Lewis, Founder of All Things Open

Todd Lewis, founder of All Things Open comes on to discuss what goes into great events, how to get the right balance of content and taking care of sponsors, building an open marketplace of (often contrasting) ideas, and what Todd has learned over the years as he has refined his craft.

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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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