Running with Scissors: Open Source Team Dynamics

Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B204


Team dynamics are tricky. They're different when you're volunteering your time, when you're working for someone, or when you're trying to build something and invite someone else to build other good things too.


We can fall into a ton of categories. When asked for your affiliation, it means that you’re being asked for your identity. You’re asked for who you are, who you’re being in the space, and you’re going to have to live up to that. At the same time, other people are bringing who they are into the space. This can be a project space, a collaborative space, or a corporate space.

We’ll talk about how each of those spaces work (without getting super deep into sociology/anthropology — although I’m happy to talk about that too) – ways they interact, ways to be effective and how to play within these particular structures.

Hint: it’s not about you.

Speaking experience

Previous OpenSourceBridge's, Drupalcons, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Computing, storytime whenever you can catch me