People Hacking

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Excerpt

Open Source developers are their own best, or worst, advocates. How do you influence people to use your software? How do you get folks interested in your work? How do you get folks interested in running open source apps? Simple, you hack them.

Description

We probably have the common language of what it takes to hack a computer. We will be looking at what it takes to hack a person, and when it is a good idea to do it.

Here are the tools we will be looking at:

  • Using emotions to your mutual advantage
  • How to diffuse difficult scenarios
  • Getting folks interested in your work
  • A bit about ethics – is it really ethical to muck about with people?

By the end, you should be able to hack your way through this conference and the larger community with a bit more ease than when we started.

Open Source developers are their own best, or worst, advocates. How do you influence people to use your software? How do you get folks interested in your work? How do you get folks interested in running open source apps? Simple, you hack them.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Stacy Watts

    OpenSourcery

    Biography

    I translate regularly between what the technical world says and what the rest of the world wants to understand about open source software and technology. I also love to break software in useful, informative ways.

    I have too many interests to name. My current passions include mycology, hand-spinning yarn, matching people, and performing in Aurora Chorus, voices for change, a 120-voice Portland Women’s chorus.

    I was raised composting, so any vegetarian food scraps in my vicinity go home to well-fed worms. In my free time (!), I teach (and continue to learn) archery, read, hike, bike to work, and generally do everything I can to encourage others in their pursuits.