Open Source Communities Panel

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Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 10:00 – 11:45am in B302/03

Excerpt

Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.

Description

You wrote some code and released it to the world, but what happens after that? Learn about the people side of open source projects, from getting your first contributors involved, to ongoing project management. We’ll talk about how to get started, how to improve your outreach, mentoring, and diversity efforts, and how to stay on track to build software all participants will be proud of.

Speaking experience

Speakers

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    Biography

    Sessions

      • Title: Open Source Communities Panel
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/810">Asheesh Laroia</a>, <a href="/users/771">Noirin Plunkett</a>, <a href="/users/863">Jane Wells</a>, <a href="/users/587">Chris Strahl</a>
  • Asheesh Laroia

    OpenHatch

    Biography

    Asheesh loves growing camaraderie among geeks. He chaired the Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery and taught Python classes at Noisebridge, San Francisco’s hackerspace. He realizes that most of the work that makes projects successful is hidden underneath the surface.

    He has volunteered his technical skills for the UN in Uganda, the EFF, and Students for Free Culture, and is a Developer in Debian. Today, he lives in San Francisco, working on OpenHatch.

    Sessions

      • Title: Learn Open Source Skills Without Embarrassing Yourself
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        New contributors are often intimidated the first time they appear in public to share a tarball, submit a patch, or open an IRC client. What if they could practice within “training levels” for open source contribution? This talk introduces the OpenHatch training missions, an open-source, interactive, entertaining way to learn the tools and culture of our community.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/810">Asheesh Laroia</a>
      • Title: Open Source Communities Panel
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/810">Asheesh Laroia</a>, <a href="/users/771">Noirin Plunkett</a>, <a href="/users/863">Jane Wells</a>, <a href="/users/587">Chris Strahl</a>
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    Noirin Plunkett

    The Apache Software Foundation

    Biography

    Noirin Plunkett is a jack of all trades, and a master of several. A technical writer by day, her open source work epitomizes the saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”.

    Noirin got her open source start at Apache, helping out with the httpd documentation project. Within a year, she had been recruited to the conference planning team, which she now leads. She was involved in setting up the Community Development project at Apache, has previously acted as Org Admin for the Google Summer of Code (with more than 40 students!), and continues to contribute to projects as diverse as Infrastructure and Incubator. She sits on the boards of both the Apache Software Foundation and the Open Cloud Initiative.

    At home in Ireland, Noirin was a volunteer with the St John Ambulance – since moving to Switzerland, she’s had to find new ways to help save the world. Happily, open source has opened more than just technical doors, and when Christchurch suffered a devastating earthquake earlier this year, Noirin’s knowledge of OS disaster management software meant she could quickly step up to co-ordinate the night shift of volunteers working on the Christchurch Recovery Map at http://eq.org.nz/ .

    When she’s not online, Noirin’s natural habitat is the dance floor, although she’s also a keen harpist & singer, and an excellent sous chef!

    Sessions

      • Title: Open Source: Saving the World
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Most of us get involved with open source as a way to solve the problems we face on a day-to-day basis. But technology in general, and open source software in particular, also provides the key to solving the more catastrophic problems that people face around the world today.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/771">Noirin Plunkett</a>
      • Title: Open Source Communities Panel
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/810">Asheesh Laroia</a>, <a href="/users/771">Noirin Plunkett</a>, <a href="/users/863">Jane Wells</a>, <a href="/users/587">Chris Strahl</a>
  • Chris Strahl

    Acquia

    Biography

    I am a Project Manager at Acquia, a commercial open source company working with Drupal. Most of my clients are large corporations or public-sector defense. Acquia hosts and supports Drupal sites, and also maintains a network of partners to develop and build large-scale websites.

    I’m also active in the Drupal community and was one of the project managers for the Drupal.org redesign. I also assisted in the migration of all of the repositories on drupal.org moving from CVS to Git.

    Sessions

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    Jane Wells

    WordPress

    Biography

    Jane is the UX lead for the WordPress open source project, manages the WordCamp community conference program, and oversees projects for the WordPress Foundation to help promote free software and grow the WordPress community.

    Sessions