About

The best way to contact Dawn Foster is by emailing dawn@fastwonder.com

Bio: Dawn Foster

Geek, Community Manager, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast.

Dawn Foster is the Director of Community at Puppet Labs. Dawn has almost 20 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in strategic planning, management, community building, community management, open source software, market research, social media, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities, and managing existing communities with a particular emphasis on developer and open source communities. Most recently, Dawn was leading the Community Office within Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. In addition to working at Intel, Dawn was an online community consultant, and she has worked at Jive Software, Compiere, and a Midwestern manufacturing company in positions ranging from Unix system administrator to market researcher to community manager to open source strategist.

While at Jive Software, she was responsible for building a developer community for Jive’s new Clearspace product line and managing the existing Ignite Realtime open source community. She was a co-founder and board member of Legion of Tech, a non-profit chartered with organizing free events for the Portland, Oregon technology community. As part of her work with Legion of Tech, Dawn was an organizer for Portland BarCamp, Ignite Portland and other events. She was also a co-founder and community evangelist for the location-based startup, Shizzow. Dawn holds an MBA from Ashland University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kent State University. Dawn blogs about online communities as the author of the Fast Wonder Blog, and she blogged for GigaOM’s WebWorkerDaily for a few years. She is the author of the books, What Dawn Eats: Vegan Food That Isn’t Weird and Companies and Communities: Participating without being sleazy.

You can read Dawn’s Fast Wonder Blog to learn more about her ideas, and you can find links to Dawn’s many projects and accomplishments below.

Projects and Accomplishments

Author of 2 Books: Paperback, PDF, and Kindle formats.

Places Dawn has Blogged

Past Project Highlights

More About Dawn

Upcoming and Past Speaking engagements

Interviews, Quotes and Mentions in the Press

Past Projects and Older Blogs

The History of Fast Wonder

The Fast Wonder blog is an evolution of Dawn’s Open Culture blog originally started in November 2005. A number of other “Open Culture” blogs gradually appeared over the years, and the time came to come up with a more original name and a real logo for this blog. If you think about it long enough, you will understand why Dawn Foster chose the name “Fast Wonder” for her company and blog. A big thank you to Stephen Way for designing the Fast Wonder logo.

Contact Information

The best way to contact Fast Wonder:
dawn@fastwonder.com

Fast Wonder LLC
4110 SE Hawthorne #131
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 308-8096