Badging and Beyond: Rubrics and Building a Culture of Recognition as Community Building Strategies

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B201

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What are the qualities you need more of in your open source community?

Description

What are the qualities you need more of in your open source community? Specific coding or QA skills, or maybe documentation? Mentoring, conflict resolution, and planing awesome events too? All of these are skills you can specifically encourage in your community by building badges that recognize people for development of specific skill sets and achievement of specific milestones. This is amazing, but also, there is much more to building a real culture of recognition for project contributors than badging. In this session we will discuss open badges, how to implement them as part of a contribution recognition program, how to do personal recognition that “sticks”, and how to “recognize the recognizers” to build appreciation and support within your community.

Speaking experience

Open source bridge, 2011, 2012, 2013
Other technical speaking experience includes North American Network Operators Guild, Internet Engineering Task Force, ICANN, and more, and I have also spoken at many less technical conferences.

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