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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.
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.
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.
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.
· From The Blog ·
Recently I gave a keynote at DevXCon in San Francisco. So, what better place to deliver a presentation that is entirely non-technical and non-specific to developer relations? "You are bonkers, Bacon", I hear you say. Well, hold your horses. Effective leadership, how...read more
One thing I see clients reach for the Pepto about over and over again is how to manage work effectively. They often struggle to (a) gather and communicate requirements (and not a Christmas list), (b) understand these needs and set expectations, and (c) manage how this...read more
Recently the news broke that Microsoft are acquiring GitHub. Effusive opinions flowed from all directions: some saw the acquisition as a sensible fit for Microsoft to better support developers, and some saw it as a tyrant getting their grubby fingers on open source's...read more
I realized I haven't been putting many videos online recently. As such, I have started recording some instructional and coaching videos that I am putting online that I hope are useful to you folks. To get started, I wanted to touch on the topic of handling failure and...read more
Back in February I announced the Call For Papers for the Open Collaboration Conference was open. For those of you in the dark, last year I ran the Open Community Conference as part of the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit events in North America and Europe. The...read more