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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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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

Managing Consultant, GrokOpen
Colin Charles is the Managing Consultant at GrokOpen. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, worked at MySQL and Percona, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000. He’s well known within open source communities, enjoys building business and market entry in APAC and has spoken at many conferences... Read More →


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

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