The Art of Community at OSCON

Danese Cooper and I are leading a series of lightning talks focused on the Art of Community at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland next week. The session features some great speakers including Mitchell Baker, Karl Fogel, and many more. If you are attending OSCON, please stop by our session!

The Art of Community

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 5:20pm – 6:05pm
Location: Portland 251

Online communities have been a fundamental element of open source culture for years, and they are now becoming an integral part of the daily lives of more people every day. New people are joining and participating in online communities in everything from open source projects like Firefox to social networking sites like MySpace and LinkedIn. This session will offer guidance on how to create a successful community in the form of 5 minute lightning talks from a group of experts on the following topics:

  • Introductory remarks: Danese Cooper, Intel and Open Source Initiative
  • Benefits of having a community: Zaheda Bhorat, Google
  • Corporate communities: Josh Bancroft, Intel
  • Using Collaboration tools: Karl Fogel, CollabNet
  • Leading a community and creating a community culture: Geir Magnusson, Intel and Apache
  • Concerns and challenges: Zak Greant
  • The Character of Intentional Communities: Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Corporation
  • Impact of web 2.0 on communities: Dawn Foster, Intel