No Onion In My Salad: How To Manage Emerging Communities

A session at Write The Docs EU: BERLIN Unconference 2014

Saturday 19th July, 2014

11:00am to 11:30am (CET)

*Session recording at VoiceRepublic*

The concept of community management is nothing new; Free Software communities have been doing it (in)formally for over a decade now. It's a very important aspect of community life, of course. Ultimately, for the same reason that management in the corporate environment is important: your community is your peers, /your/ people and you should all take collective responsibility for getting the most form each other, for reaching your full potential in the wider society.

Managing an emerging community poses some particular challenges... Who's in charge here? Heck, what does "in charge" even mean? Am I allowed to do this? Actually, now I think about it... What /are/ the rules? What are my roles and responsibilities? Can I push that button?

In this talk, Paul Adams draws upon his experience to present a combination of anecdote and hard fact on how Free Software communities are managed including the challenges that have been overcome, and reflects on the particular issues related to growth and community emergence.

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Paul Adams

Free Software advocate and businessman. Holds a PhD in the subject of Free Software (engineering). Likes most cheeses. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:00am11:30am CET

Date Sat 19th July 2014

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