Become a leader in your organization

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Excerpt

Regardless of whether you work in an open-source project or the corporate world, there are leaders without titles. This talk will teach you how to create a reputation as a leader and become someone who others will look to for advice, inspiration, and direction.

Description

In any organization, there are leaders without titles. This talk will teach you how to create a reputation as a leader and become someone who others will look to for advice, inspiration, and direction.

Over the course of 6 years of involvement with a huge, democratic open-source project, Donnie has made the gradual transition from beginner to experienced developer to leader. He will share how you can do the same in your own organization.

The core concepts are deceptively simple and seem like common sense in retrospect, so it’s surprising how few people enact them in their own lives to become leaders.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Donnie Berkholz

    Gentoo Linux

    Biography

    Donnie has vast experience at all levels of architecture and leadership at Gentoo Linux, where he’s spent 6 years helping to build a Linux distribution of more than 250 dedicated people and maintains nearly 400 packages.

    Sessions

      • Title: Assholes are killing your project
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Hawthorne
      • Time: 3:504:35pm
      • Excerpt:

        The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project’s long-term viability. What happens when your community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it.

      • Speakers: Donnie Berkholz