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Tuesday, September 12 • 1:55pm - 2:35pm
Bootstrapping Community - Colin Charles, Percona

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Communities need seeding, they just don't get created if you opensource some code. Communities, despite having "managers"/developer advocates can never really be managed as you have diverse participation. However, the hardest part is starting and sustaining a community.

The key to starting a good community is having a community action plan that works alongside the Architecture of Participation. Today this involves:

* social media including blogging
* outreach
* metrics
* travel far & wide to evangelise about your code

Code alone doesn't cut it. Communities make the difference. Adoption not invention is how you make a difference. Successful community managers today are a mixture of advertising agency, public relations agency, marketing team, sales team & human resources team. It is a multi-skilled job.

Overall, learn the art of bootstrapping community with takeaway tips & tricks.

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Colin Charles

Consultant, codership (galera cluster)
Colin Charles is a Consultant at Codership, the makers of Galera Cluster. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, and has been around the MySQL ecosystem including being an early employee at MySQL, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9