The Rundown


Leader in Community Management/Strategy

Previously Director of Community at Canonical, GitHub, XPRIZE, and OpenAdvantage. Advisor to organizations including AlienVault, Open Networking Foundation, Open Cloud Consortium, Mycroft, and others.

Wrote the critically acclaimed The Art of Community, founder of the Community Leadership Summit and global CLSx events, and prominent leader in community leadership, strategy, and execution featured on CNN, .NET, Forbes, Linux Format, and elsewhere.



Founder of Jono Bacon Consulting that provides community strategy, management, and workflow consultancy for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and government across the globe.

Clients include Deutsche Bank, Intel, Sony Mobile, AlienVault, Mozilla, Open Networking Foundation, ON.LAB, GENIVI, and others.



Author of five books including The Art of Community, Official Ubuntu Book, Linux Desktop Hacks. Columnist for Forbes, opensource.com, and previously at The O’Reilly Network, Linux Format, PC Plus, Linux User and Developer and others.

Active writer with a popular blog and having written for over 12 publications including Ubuntu User, Mac Format, Linux Pro, Linux Format, and others.



Keynote speaker and panelist speaking on topics that relate to community strategy, management, and execution, internal communities, developer workflow and relations, behavioral economics, and other topics.

Keynotes include OSCON, LinuxCon, MySQL Conference, Interop, Open Networking Summit, .SE Internet Days, linux.conf.au, SCALE, Ohio Linux Fest, and others.

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